EDUCATION
2002 M.B.A. Management; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
1985 A.A.S. Interior Design; Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
1981 M.A. Jewish Education; Jewish Theological Seminary, New York, NY
1978 B.A. Judaic Studies; University at Albany, Albany, NY
1976-77 Junior Year Abroad Program; Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

INDEPENDENT ART STUDIES

Art Career Intensive, New York City Crit Club, New York, NY, Summer 2020

Art Theory and Writing, New York City Crit Club, New York, NY, Summer 2019

Graduate School Style Art Critique Classes, New York City Crit Club, New York, NY, Spring 2019

Undergraduate Course, Art History, Palm Beach State College, Lake Worth, FL, Spring 2019

Graduate Courses, Film and Computer Art; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
Undergraduate Courses, Painting, Drawing, Performance Art; Westchester Community College Center for the Arts, White Plains, NY
Undergraduate Courses, Drawing, Interior Design; Parsons School of Design, New York, NY
Undergraduate Courses, Painting, Drawing, 3-D Design; The University at Albany, Albany, NY
Painting Classes, Art Students League, New York, NY
Five Day Figure Painting Workshop, Robert Liberace; Southern Atelier, Sarasota, FL

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​AWARDS
2017 Best in Show, Art Encounters National Competition, The von Liebig Art Center, Naples, FL. Jurors: Alejo Benedetti, Curatorial Assistant, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AK; Jade Dellinger, Director of Exhibits & Collections, Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Florida Southwestern State College, Fort Myers, FL, and Mallory O’Connor, Professor of Art History, Emerita, Santa Fe College, FL.

2013 Second Place, Small Art- Big Impact Juried Exhibit, Manhattan Arts International, New York, NY Jurors: James Bacchi, ARtHaus Gallery, Edward Rubin, International Arts Writer, Curator, Artist, and Renée Phillips, Director, Manhattan Arts International.

2013 Best in Show/First Prize, The Art of Playing Juried Exhibit, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Ft Myers, FL. Jurors: Carl Schwartz, Art Professor, Florida Gulf Coast University; Terry Tincher, Tincture Gallery, and Kathy Robinson, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center.

2009 Best in Show/First Prize, 2D 3D All Florida Juried Exhibit, Alliance for the Arts, Ft Myers, FL. Juror: Morgan Lewis, Art Consultant, Florida Division of Cultural Affairs, Tallahassee, FL.

2008 Honorable Mention, 2D 3D All Florida Juried Exhibition, Alliance for the Arts, Ft Myers, FL. Juror: Marc Mitchell, Director, Boston University Art Gallery, Boston, MA.

2008 Award of Merit, Art Focus Exhibit, Center for the Arts, Bonita Springs, FL. Juror: Ronald Bishop, Former Director, Bob Rauschenberg Gallery at Florida Southwestern State College, Fort Myers, FL.

2006 Second Place Award, Brickell Key Art Show, Brickell Key, FL

GRANTS
2020 The Arts Are Vital Grant, Alliance for the Arts in partnership with Meisenberg Family Trust, Fort Myers, FL

2008  Lost in Translation, Public Art Grant, an interactive installation, Lee County Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, FL


RESIDENCIES

2019 Summer Painting Residency, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

2016 Sun Peaks Center for Art and Sustainability Artist Residency, Colorado Springs, CO
1995 Vermont Studio Center Artist Residency, Johnson, VT

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020 Original Spin, Hammond Hall Gallery, Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL

2015 Renée Rey Solo Exhibition, Norris Center Gallery, Norris Center, Naples, FL

2010 In the Spirit, West Wing Gallery, Naples Main Library, Naples, FL
2006 Mythos, Century Hotel Lobby, Miami, FL
2005 Healing to the 5th Power, Roxcy O’Neal Bolton Women’s Park History Gallery Miami,FL
1996 In the Spirit, The Gallery at the Bruised Apple, Peekskill, NY
1996 People and Places, Westchester Reform Temple Art Gallery, Scarsdale, NY
1995 Renée Rey Art, Carroll-Condit Gallery, White Plains, NY
1995 Renée Rey Art, YM-YMHA Wid-Westchester Art Gallery, Scarsdale, NY
1994 Exposed: The Drawn and Painted Figure, The Gallery, Playhouse on Vandam, New York, NY

SELECTED INVITATIONAL AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020 When We See Further, Wasmer Gallery, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL

2020 Gravity of Gratitude, Alliance For The Arts, Fort Myers, FL

2019 Open Studios Exhibition, Summer Residency at School of Visual Arts, New York, NY

2019 Under the Magnifying Glass, curated by Claudia Bitran, Catherine Haggerty, and Hilary Doyle, Gallery Cubed, DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY

2019 All Women, Maison 10, New York, NY

2018 Insatiable—contemporary investigations of hunger, desire, longing, curated by Catherine Bergmann, Curatorial Director, Dunedin Fine Art Center, Dunedin, FL
2018 One Bare Foot Square Group Exhibit, curator Chitima Nok Kerdpirak, Project Space
Brut, Seoul, South Korea
2017 One Bare Foot Square Group Exhibit, curator Chitima Nok Kerdpirak, Faculty of Fine Art Gallery, Ratchapat University, Chiang Rai, Thailand
2016 One Bare Foot Square Group Exhibit, curator Chitima Nok Kerdpirak, Outsider Art
Ateliers, de Hermitage, Amsterdam, Holland
2016 Celebrate Israel, It's Culture, People and Innovation, Mercato, Naples FL
2015 Florida Contemporary 2015 Exhibition, Baker Museum, Artis-Naples, Naples, FL, curator Gisela Carbonell, Director of Curatorial Affairs and Curator of Special Collections, Baker Museum, Artis-Naples, Naples, FL
2015 Shangri-La Art Gallery, Bonita Springs, FL
2014 This is My Life: Artists Reveal Themselves in Their Work, Three Artist Exhibition; von Liebig Art Center, Naples, FL, curator Jack O'Brien, VLAC Curator, Naples, FL
2014 Flor 500, a participatory art project; curator Xavier Cortada, Main Gallery, Florida Gulf Coast University Art Complex, Fort Myers, FL
2014 The Sketchbook 2014 Tour, traveled to following: Syracuse University Art Galleries, Syracuse, NY; Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA; Maine College of Art, Portland, ME; Galerie F, Chicago, IL; Portland Museum of Art, Portland, OR; The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, CA; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA; Santa Fe Institute of Art and Design, Santa Fe, NM; Brooklyn Art Library, Brooklyn, NY; Norman Arts Council, Norman, OK; Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX; The Contemporary Austin at Laguna Gloria, Austin, TX; Amon Carter Museum of American Art, Fort Worth, TX; Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA; Coconino Center for the Arts, Flagstaff, AZ. www.sketchbookproject.com/library/15023
2013 Flor 500, a participatory art project; curator Xavier Cortada, South Regional Library, Naples, FL
2011 Lost in Translation, Art Royale, Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, FL
2010 Two Artists, Atlantic Center for the Arts-Harris House Gallery, New Smyrna Beach, FL
2009 Six Degrees Gallery, Naples, FL
2008 Hardcore Art Contemporary Space, Miami, FL
2006 ArtRouge Gallery, Coral Gables, FL
2003 Artists’ Haven Gallery, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
2002 Gertrude White Gallery, Greenwich, CT
2001 Vertical Gallery, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
2001 Phidias Art Gallery, curator Lawrence L. Elliott, Jr., Troy, NY
1998 Concepts of Art, Lenox, MA
1997 Concepts of Art, Lenox, MA
1996 Cork Gallery, Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, NY
1996 Mamaroneck Artist’s Guild (4 Exhibits), Larchmont, NY
1995 National Association of Women Artists, New York, NY
1995 Allee Gallery, Four Artist Exhibition, Lenox, MA
1995 River Gallery, Irvington, NY
1994 Dariusz Gubala Gallery, New York, NY

SELECTED JURIED EXHIBITIONS

2020 Onward and Upward, Art Center Sarasota, Sarasota, FL

2019 A Generous Kingdom III, Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, OR
2018 Fierce and Frail: of Beings, Beasts, and Seeds, Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, OR
A Generous Kingdom III, Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, OR
2017 Gateway to Imagination, Farmington Museum, Farmington, NM (Juror: Dr. Julie
Sasse, Chief Curator, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, and Curator of Latin American Art at the Tucson Museum of Art, Tucson, AZ)
2017 Annual Contemporary Art Survey, The Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO (Juror: Zoe
Larkins, Associate Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO)
2017 Art Encounters National Competition, von Liebig Art Center, Naples, FL
2017 Saatchi Collection New This Week, www.SaatchiArt.com
2016 It's Nature's Way, von Liebig Art Center, Naples, FL
2016 30th Annual All Florida Juried Exhibit, Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, FL FL (Juror: Harry Mesersmith, Sculptor, Deland, FL)
2015 Valdosta National 2015, VSU Art Gallery, Valdosta, GA (Juror: Susan Welsh, Executive Director, Macon Museum of Arts and Sciences, Macon, GA)
2015 29th Annual All Florida Juried Exhibit, Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, FL
2015 50th Founders Juried Exhibition, von Liebig Art Center, Naples FL (Juror: Erin
Wright, Curator at Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA)
2015 Small Art, Big Impact, Manhattan Arts International, New York, NY
2013 Small Art, Big Impact, Manhattan Arts International, New York, NY
2013 Moments, Center for the Arts, Bonita Springs, FL
2013 Art of Playing, Sidney & Berne Davis Art Center, Fort Myers, FL
2013 Words, Signs, and Symbols, von Liebig Art Center, Naples, FL (Juror: Kristine Meek,
Director, Harmon-Meek Gallery, Naples, FL)
2013 SW Florida Lives, Howl Gallery, Fort Myers, FL
2013 Mask, Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, FL
2012 State of Mind, Politics, Alliance for the Arts at Harborside Event Center, Ft. Myers,FL
2012 The Beat Goes On, Big Arts, Sanibel Island, FL
2010 Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, FL
2010 The von Liebig Art Center, Naples, FL
2010 SW Florida Art League, Estero, FL
2010 Barrier Group for the Arts, Sanibel Island, FL
2009 Hardcore Art Contemporary Space, Miami, FL
2009 The von Liebig Art Center, Naples, FL
2009 Six Degrees Gallery, Naples, FL
2009 Florida West Art Gallery, International Design Center, Estero, FL
2009 Art in Flight, Southwest Florida International Airport, Fort Myers, FL
2009 Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, FL
2008 Southwest Florida International Airport, Fort Myers, FL
2008 Space 39, Fort Myers, FL
2008 Center for the Arts, Bonita Springs, FL
2008 Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, FL

1996 Feed the Body, Feed the Soul, Third Annual International Juried Exhibition, Fitton Center               for Creative Arts, Hamilton, OH


VISITING ARTIST AND LECTURER

2020 "Introduction to Creativity and Entrepreneurship," Video presentation for business students (replacing event cancelled due to COVID-19), School of Entrepreneurship, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL  

2017 “What is the Connection between You, Economics, Art and the Environment? Collaboration with Raymond Blaha, B.A. Economics Candidate 2018; Black Box Theater, New College, Sarasota, FL
2013 “Utilizing Text and Image,” Visual Poetics and Narratives Course, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

TEACHING EXPERIENCE in Painting, Drawing, Creative Thinking
Florida Southwestern State College, Naples, FL
The von Liebig Art Center, Naples, FL
Bonita Art League, Bonita Springs, FL
Alliance for the Arts, Fort Myers, FL
Michael’s, The Arts and Crafts Store, Naples, Estero, Fort Myers, FL

PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS

The Alex and Carol Glassman Chabad Naples Jewish Community Center, Naples, FL

Museum of Contemporary Art, Art Mail Archives, Miami, FL
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., New York, NY
First Albany Corporation, New York, NY

BIBLIOGRAPHY, SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Heather Couch, Marina Font, Renee Rey, and Terre Rybovich exhibit at the Wasmer Gallery, artdaily.com, October 27, 2020

When We See Further, exhibit at FGCU: Heather Couch, Marina Font, Renee Rey, and Terre Rybovich, Happenings Magazine, October 9, 2020

When We See Further, the women's exhibition at the Wasmer Gallery,  Laura Vailati, www.miaminiche.com, October 12, 2020

FGCU presents"When We See Further" art exhibit, Florida Weekly, September 30, 2020

Meet Renée Rey, VoyageMIA.com, August 2019

Democratized Ecosystems, ArtistsandClimateChange.com, July 2019

The Earth World, Renée Rey, Portfolio Magazine, March 2018
Renée Rey Wins Best of Show in Naples Art Encounter 2017, Happenings Magazine, May 2017
Naples Art Association Presents Awards for National Art Encounter Competition, Florida Weekly Naples, March 30-April 5, 2017
Exciting Season for Naples Art Association, Life in Naples, October 2014
The Limitless Renée Rey, Yohanna de la Torre, Gulf Coast Times, September 2014
Defining Moment, Sandra Yeyati, Focus of SWFL, November 2013
Artist’s Work to Benefit Japan, Amy Sowder, News-Press, May 27, 2011
Renée Rey, An Artistic Journey, Chay Baxley, Focus of SWFL, September 2010
Renee Rey wins top honor at Alliance 2D-3D show, Happenings Magazine, July 2009
Rey Art Wins First Place in All Florida Juried Exhibit, Naples News.com, June 19, 2009
Local Artist’s Work Accepted In Juried Exhibition, The River Weekly News, May 29, 2009
von Liebig Art Center, The Banner, Saturday, January 10, 2009
Symphony II, Three Musicians, Naples Daily News, Friday, August 17, 2007
Artist Blends Music, Art, Liane Smith,The Arts Section, The Banner, August 11, 2007
Wearable Art Work, Vanessa Garcia, NY Arts, Vol. 11, No.5/6, May, 2006
Instrumental Fashion Statement, Patricia Elizabeth Grell Yursik, Miami New Times, February 23-March 1, 2006
Renee Rey to give art lecture, Harry Donsky,, Scarsdale Inquirer, September, 1996
Rey art, Harry Donsky, Scarsdale Inquirer, June,1996
City Lights, Georgette Gouveia, Gannett Suburban Newspapers, April, 1996
Art Show Celebrates Jerusalem, Jewish Week, March 1996
Culturally Speaking, Cornelia Seckel, ART TIMES, March 1996
In the Arts, Kathy Daley, Peekskill Herald, March 1996
Sculpture, paintings by local artists on exhibit in Manhattan, Irvington, Harry Donsky, Scarsdale Inquirer, 1996

TELEVISION INTERVIEWS
April 2006 Maria Laria, Reporter, “ArtRouge Gallery Opening,” America Teve, Miami FL Channel 41
October 1995 Heather Dubbs, Reporter, “Breast Cancer, On the Road Through Art,” Westchester County NY Cable 10 News
1995 Barrie Switzen, Producer, “The Woman’s Connection,” New York City NY Cable Channels 69 and 34
Summer 1995 Sandra Gottlieb, Director, “Art Around and Around,” Scarsdale, NY Cable Channel 14

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