SOA’s Dominique Rey

Dominique Rey is a multidisciplinary artist working in photography, video, painting, performance, and installation. The National Gallery of Canada, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Province of Manitoba, Wedge Collection, and international private collections have collected her work. She has exhibited across Canada and in the United States, Germany, and Slovakia, and was recently featured in the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA). Awards and grants include the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council, the Winnipeg Arts Council, the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, and La Fondation Ricard.

Her work has been reviewed in the Globe & Mail, Border Crossings, Frieze, Canadian Art, Flare, and the Winnipeg Free Press, among others. She holds an MFA in Photography from Bard College (NY) and an MFA in New Media from the Transart Institute (Berlin).

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Dominique Rey’s “Erlking”

Dominique Rey’s “Erlking” photographs were acquired by the National Gallery of Canada in 2014 for their permanent collection and are now on display in their contemporary art gallery through 2016.

Dominique Rey’s “Stranger to Ourselves” work was recently exhibited in the touring exhibition “Material Girls” at the Doris McCarthy Gallery at the University of Toronto. The exhibition is curated by Blair Fornwald, Jennifer Matotek, and Wendy Peart.

Material Girls is about women taking up space. This large-scale group exhibition brings together Canadian and international emerging, mid-career and senior female artists from across artistic disciplines and cultural backgrounds. Uniting these works is an exploration of material process and notions of excess as they relate to the feminized body, gendered space and capitalist desire. Sumptuous, decorative and visually overwhelming, the exhibition space becomes a horror vacui, a jubilant and visceral counterpoint to the standard conventions of the austere white cube.

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