Dominique Rey is a multidisciplinary artist based in Winnipeg, Canada whose practice includes video, performance, painting, collage, sculpture, and photography. Using immersive methodologies, Rey’s assemblages, installations and sculptures distil her experiences of working with specific, culturally marginalized subjects and figures. These include groups as disparate as strippers in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (Selling Venus/Vénus au miroir), and a disappearing order of Nuns (Les Filles de la Croix), to performance-based projects where she dives inward to explore the unconscious “other” within. Her recent work focuses on practices of recontextualization and translation, one form this takes is in the creation of photo-based collages using her personal archives that she then re-interprets into large-scale sculptures.

Dominique Rey’s work has been exhibited across Canada, the United States, and Europe, including MOCCA (Toronto), MacLaren Art Centre (Barrie), Plug In ICA (Winnipeg), Gallery TPW (Toronto), Southern Alberta Art Gallery (Lethbridge), Centre Clark (Montreal), Tabacka Art Center (Kosice, Slovakia), and Art Center/South Florida (Miami Beach). Rey is the recipient of numerous awards and honours, including 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. She holds a MFA in Photography from Bard College (NY) and a MFA in New Media from the Transart Institute (Berlin). Her art appears in numerous collections, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Province of Manitoba, and the Wedge Collection. Dominique Rey was awarded the Canada Council for the Arts International Artist Residency in 2016 at La Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris. 

 

 
 

EDUCATION

2009 - 2011        Transart Institute, Donau University Krems, Berlin, DE, MFA in New Media

2004 - 2007        Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, MFA in Photography

1999                        Yale University, Summer School of Music & Art, Norfolk, CT

1994 - 1999         University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, B.F.A. Honors

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017                       Richard Rhodes Dupont Projects, Pieces of Me Pieces of You, Toronto, ON

2015                       MacLaren Art Centre, Under the Rose Arch, Barrie, ON

2013                       Langage Plus, Strangers to Ourselves, Alma, QC

2012                       Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Dominique Rey: Erlking, Lethbridge, AB

2011                       Cultural Capital of Canada Legacy Project, Do Less Slowly Billboards, Winnipeg, MB

2010                       Gallery 1C03, Pilgrims: Dominique Rey, University of Winnipeg, MB

2008                       La Maison des artistes, Projections, Winnipeg, MB

2007                       Truck Gallery, Sisters of the Cross, Calgary, AB

2006                       Gallery TPW, Selling Venus / Vénus au miroir, Toronto, ON

2005                       Alternator Gallery, Selling Venus / Vénus au miroir, Kelowna, BC

2005                       Galerie Sans Nom, Filles de la Croix, Moncton, NB

2005                       Plug In ICA, Selling Venus / Vénus au miroir, Winnipeg, MB

2005                       Michael Gibson Gallery, Selling Venus / Vénus au miroir, London, ON

2005                       Le Centre d’art et de diffusion Clark, Selling Venus / Vénus au miroir, Montreal, QC

2002                       Gallery One One One, The Bathers, University of Manitoba

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018                        Winnipeg Art Gallery, Behind Closed Doors, Winnipeg, MB

2017                        Galleri Box, The Superorganism, Göteborg, Sweden

2017                        Video Pool Media Arts Centre & Platform Centre, Isolated Landscapes: Video by Prairie Women, Winnipeg, MB

2017                        Plug In ICA, Entering the Landscape, Winnipeg, MB

2017                        Rodman Hall Art Centre, Material Girls, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON

2017                        College Art Galleries, Material Girls, University of Saskatchewan, SK

2016                        Plug In ICA, Superimposition: Sculpture and Image, Winnipeg, MB

2016                        National Gallery of Canada acquisition of Dominique Rey’s “Erking” photographs, permanent collection gallery, Ottawa, ON

2016                        Contemporary Calgary, Material Girls, Calgary, AB

2016                        Doris McCarthy Gallery, Material Girls, University of Toronto, Scarborough, ON

2015                        Art Center/South Florida, Attitudes in Latitudes - Northern Wild explores the Tropics, Miami, FL

2015                        Dunlop Art Gallery, Material Girls, Regina, SK

2014                        Platform Gallery, When I told you to shoot the sky I had something else in mind, Winnipeg, MB

2014                        MOCCA/Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Material Self: Performing the Other Within, Toronto,ON

2014                        Winnipeg Art Gallery, MAWA: Celebrating 30 Years of Women’s Art, Winnipeg, MB

2013                        MKG127, Toronto, ON

2013                        Neutral Ground Contemporary Art Forum, Please Stare, Regina, SK

2013                        School of Art Gallery, Perfect Imperfections, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB

2013                        Gallery 1C03, Herstory, University of Winnipeg, MB

2012                        Galéria HIT, Objavenie Pomalosti II, Tabacka Art Center, Kosice, Slovakia

2012                        Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg Now, Winnipeg, MB

2012                        MOCA Calgary, Street Life, Calgary, AB

2012                        Winnipeg Art Gallery, Migrating Landscapes/Canada at the 2012 Venice Biennale in Architecture, Wpg, MB

2011                        Red Roots Gallery, Macabre & Mysticism, New York, NY

2011                        Galéria HIT, Objavenie Pomalosti, Tabacka Art Center, Kosice, Slovakia

2011                        MMX Open Art Venue, Unterwegs, Berlin, DE

2011                        MKG127, Go Figure, Toronto, ON

2011                        AXENÉO7, Quelle dérive: Le possible et le réel de Winnipeg, Prairie Scene Festival, Gatineau, QC

2011                        University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Bestial Encounters/Winnipeg Alphabestiary, Lethbridge, AB

2009                       Winnipeg Art Gallery, She Works Hard, Winnipeg, MB

2006                       Esther M. Klein Gallery, Whisper Down The Lane, Philadelphia, PA

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

2018                       Canada Council for the Arts Research and Creation Grant

2017                        Manitoba Arts Council Visual Arts A Grant

2016                        Canada Council for the Arts International Artist Residency Grant

2015                        Manitoba Arts Council Visual Arts A Grant

2015                        Winnipeg Arts Council Individual Artist A Grant

2013                        Manitoba Arts Council Visual Arts A Grant

2013                        Winnipeg Arts Council Individual Artist A Grant

2012                        Manitoba Regional Winner with Lancelot Coar of Migrating Landscapes/Canada at the 2012 Venice Biennale in Architecture

2011                        Sobey Art Award Long List Nominee

2010                       Visual Arts Ambassador of Winnipeg 2010 Cultural Capital of Canada

2010                       Manitoba Arts Council Visual Arts A Grant

2005, 2009, 2010 Baxter & Alma Ricard Foundation Graduate Scholarship

2008                       Canada Council for the Arts Project Grant

2008                       Manitoba Arts Council Visual Arts A Grant

2007 & 2009          Video Pool Media Arts Centre Media Production Grant

2006                        Manitoba Arts Council Video Production Grant

2006                        La Vague Judith Hamel Prize Best Media Art

2005 & 2006          Winnipeg Arts Council Arts Grant

2005                       National Magazine Awards Foundation Gold Medal Award for Photojournalism & Photo Essay

2004                       Canada Council for the Arts Grant to Professional Artists in Visual Arts

2003                        Manitoba Arts Council Video Production Grant

2003                        Manitoba Arts Council Visual Arts B Grant

2001                        Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation Art Grant

1999                         University of Manitoba Gold Medal for highest standing in the School of Art

 

PERFORMANCES AND ART ACTIONS

2014                         RIAP (Rencontre internationale d’art Performance), Le Lieu, The New Abzurbs, Quebec, QC

2011                         National Arts Centre, Prairie Scene Festival, The Abzurbs, Ottawa, ON

2011                         AXENÉO7, Quelle Dérive, Prairie Scene Festival, The Abzurbs, Gatineau, QC

2010                         Gallery 1C03, Triple Abzurbs Threat Most Talented, University of Winnipeg, MB

2010                         On the Road, The Abzurbs, Winnipeg and surrounding areas, MB

2009                         Viva! Art Action, The Abzurbs, Bain Saint-Michel, Montreal, QC

2008                         Manif d’art 4: Leurre Juste, The Abzurbs, Quebec, QC

2008                         Cre8ery, pARTY, The Abzurbs, Winnipeg, MB

2007                         Platform Gallery, The Abzurbs in Concert, Winnipeg, MB

2007                         Edge Gallery, The Abzurbs Celebrating Five Years, Winnipeg, MB

 

SCREENINGS

2018                Limestone Coast Video Art Festival, Mount Gambier, Australia

2018                21st Annual Antimatter [Media Art], Victoria, British Columbia

2018                PAVED Arts, Isolated Landscapes: Video by Prairie Women (1984-2009), Saskatoon, SK

2018                VIVO, Isolated Landscapes: Video by Prairie Women (1984-2009), Vancouver, BC

2018                Centre for Art Tapes, Isolated Landscapes: Video by Prairie Women (1984-2009), Halifax, NS

2017                Cinematheque, Winnipeg, MB

2016                Cité Internationale des Arts, Very Short Film Festival, Paris, FR,

2014                Winnipeg Film Group, Gimme Some Truth Documentary Festival, Winnipeg, MB

2011                Winnipeg Film Group and DOC Winnipeg, Gimme Some Truth Documentary Festival, Winnipeg MB

2009                Video Pool Touring Video Exhibition, Escape, Canada, New York, Amsterdam, Berlin, Vienna

VIDEOGRAPHY

2017        Funambule, Creator/Director, Length 7:17

2015        Self as Other, Creator/Director, Length 11:20

2013        Wilderness Adventures, Creator/Director, Length 00:10

2012        Les Filles de la Croix, Creator /Director, Length 10:20

2011        Tundrunning, Creator /Director, Length 2:50

2007        Corridor/Window/Wall/TV, Creator /Director, Four Loops, Lengths 1:08-4:36         

2005        Selling Venus / Vénus au miroir, Creator /Director, Length 17:05

2004        Pump up the Jam, Creator /Director, Length 6:59

2003        City of St. Boniface, Creator /Director, Length 10:50

2003        Sandra, Beaudry Park, Creator /Director, Length 4:41

 

RESIDENCIES

2016                         Canada Council for the Arts International Artist Residency Program at La Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris, FR

2014                         Artscape Gibraltor Point Artist Residency, Luminous Bodies, Toronto Island, ON

2014                         Deep Bay Artist Residency, Manitoba Arts Council, Riding Mountain National Park, MB

2007 & 2013           Centre SAGAMIE Digital Photography Artist Residency, Alma, QC

2012                         FAAS 3 L’art au Pied Carré Artist Residency, Galerie d’art du Nouvel Ontario, Sudbury, ON

2003                        Artist Residency, La Maison des Artistes visuals francophones, Winnipeg, MB

2003                        DAIMON Artist Residency, Gatineau, QC

2001                        Histoire de sens – L’Échangeur II Artist Residency, Galerie Sans Nom, Moncton, NB

 

COLLECTIONS

National Gallery of Canada

Winnipeg Art Gallery

Province of Manitoba

Wedge Collection

Université de Saint-Boniface International Private Collections

 

BOOKS AND CATALOGUES

Exhibition Notes: Entering the Landscape, Essays by Jenifer Papararo, Sarah Nesbitt, and Sherry Farrell-Racette, Pub. Plug In Editions, 2018

Isolated Landscapes: Video by Prairie Women (1984-2009), Essay by Kathy Rae Huffman, Pub. Video Pool Media Arts Center, 2017

Créer: Ce qu’en disent les artistes, Ed. Suzanne Joubert, Pub. Édition Suzanne Joubert, 2015

Material Girls, Ed. Jennifer Matotek, Essays by Wendy Peart, Blair Fornwald, and Jennifer Matotek, Pub. Black Dog Publishing, 2015

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, “Material Self: Performing the Other Within” by David Liss and Bonnie Rubenstein, 2014

RIAP 2014: Rencontre Internationale d’art Performance 18e Édition, Essay by Marie-Andrée Godin, Pub. RIAP, 2014

Winnipeg Now, Published by The Winnipeg Art Gallery, essays by Robert Enright, Meeka Walsh, Mark Kingwell, and Sarah Milroy, 2013

Sobey Art Award: 10th Anniversay, Published by The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and Sobey Art Foundation, 2013

Les vois de la mémoire et de l’altérité, “Dominique Rey: je est un autre” by J. R. Léveillé, 2013

Herstory: Art by Women from the University of Winnipeg Collection, Published by Gallery 1C03/University of Winnipeg, essay by Laura White, 2013

Dominique Rey: Erlking/Pilgrims, Co-Published by the Southern Alberta Art Gallery and Gallery 1C03, essays by Josée Drouin-Brisebois and Leon Bernard Johnson, 2012

FAAS 3: L’art au pied carré/une retrospective de la foire d’art alternatif de Sudbury 2012, Published by La Galerie du Nouvel Ontario, essay by Elia Eliev & Valérie Mandia

Paperwait, Volume 13, 2010-2011, “Unfinished Business,” by Whitney Light

Winnipeg Art Gallery: Guide to the Collections, Ed. Stephen Borys, 2010

Resonant Dialogues: 25 Years of the Second Story Art Society in Calgary 2003-2008, “Dominique Rey”, Essay by Scott Rogers, Pub. Truck, 2008

The Winnipeg Alphabestiary, Ed. Meeka Walsh, aBorderCrossingsBook, 2008

CONTACT Toronto Photography Festival, “Selling Venus / Vénus au miroir”, 2007

Quelques degrés d’écart, Essay by Marie Bouchard, Pub. Les Éditions L’Iterligne, 2007

Dominique Rey: Selling Venus / Vénus au miroir, Plug In Editions, essays by Cliff Eyland, Steven Matijcio, Marie Bouchard, 2005

Histoire de sens, Éditions d’art Le Sabord, Trois-Rivières, Canada, 2002

 

SELECTED ARTICLES AND REVIEWS

Winnipeg Free Press, “WAG offers insight into artists’ creative processes”, arcticle by Caitlyn Gowriluk, December 1, 2018

Göteborg Post, "A bit chaotic amongst rising emotions", review by Sara Arvidsson, November 16, 2017

Black Flash Magazine, Volume 34, Issue 2, “Fragmentation & Desire: An Interview with Dominique Rey”, article by Sandra Fraser, April 2017

Border Crossings, “Superimposition: Sculpture and Image”, review by Erica Mendritzki, Volume 28, Number 2, Issue No. 110, 2016

Winnipeg Free Press, “Layers of Meaning”, review by Steven Leyden Cochrane, October 20, 2016

Canadian Art, “Dominique Rey’s Veneration of a Disappearing Sisterhood”, review by Chris Hampton, May 27, 2015

National Gallery of Canada Magazine, “Contemplating Time with Les Filles de la Croix”, review by Alexia Naidoo, April 20, 2015

Canadian Art, “The Changing Art School: New Materials, New Technologies, New Pedagogies, New Collaborators”, Winter 2015

The Leader-Post, “Madonna, Move Over,” review by Bryan Schlosser, January 31, 2015

The Uniter, “Whose House? Dominique’s House”, article by Jill Groening, January 22, 2015

Inter Art Actuel, Issue 119, “RIAP 2014: 30 ans d’art action à Québec”, article by Mildred Durán Gamba, 2015

Border Crossings, “Material Self: Performing the Other Within”, review by Milena Tomic, Volume 33, Number 3, Issue No. 131, 2014

Adone Magazine, “Perspectives on Self at Contact’s MOCCA Show”, review by Brynn Higgins, June 18, 2014

Akimbo, “Material Self & In Character at MOCCA”, review by Terence Dick, May 20, 2014

Black Flash Magazine, “Contact Photography Festival, Toronto, 2014: Blog Post One. Starting with the Self.” review by Magdalyn Asimakis, May 16, 2014

L’Oeil de la Photographie, “Toronto Contact 2014/The Opening”, article by Sophie Bertrand, May 15, 2014

In Conversation with Canadian Contemporary Art Blog, “A first peek at Contact”, review by Trich Boon, May 2, 2014

Flare, “Art Star: Rey of Light”, article by Nadja Sayej, December 2013

La Liberté, “L’autre Moi”, article by Sabine Trégouët, May 29, 2013

Uptown/Winnipeg Free Press, “Pretty/ugly,” review by Steven Leyden Cochrane, May 23, 2013

CBC, “Artist Dominique Rey brings some greenery to the Winnipeg Art Gallery,” posted by Anna Lazowski, September 27, 2012

Canadian Art, review by J. J. Kegan McFadden, Summer 2012

ArtStars*, “Wish Box,” article by Nadja Sayej, nadjasayej.tumblr.com, August 9&10, 2011

Winnipeg Free Press, “Slow Down, Stat,” article by Carolin Vesely, cover article of the Arts Section, February 8, 2011

Winnipeg Free Press, “Her Imagination Runs Away With the Circus,” review by Alison Gillmor, September 30, 2010

The Uniter, “Exploring our urges to play with the grotesque”, review by Robin Dudgeon, September 23, 2010

Galleries West, Fall 2010, “Dominique Rey, Pilgrims”, review by Patricia Dawn Robertson, Fall 2010

Winnipeg Free Press, “Enjoy the fruits of this labour”, review by Stacey Abramson, March 6, 2009

Border Crossings, “Worker Be”, review by Robert Enright, Volume 28, Number 2, Issue No. 110, 2009

NOW, “Dominique Rey”, review by Bjarke Madsen, May 17 – 23, 2007

eVent, “Sex as a Commodity”, article by Portia Priegert, January 17, 2007

Liaison, “Dominique Rey, le portrait de Venus ou l’icone contemporaine”, article by Francois Chalifour, Fall 2006

Frieze, “City Report: Winnipeg”, article by Robert Enright, March 2006

The Globe and Mail, “In the skin of the sex kitten”, review by Robert Enright, April 27, 2005

Border Crossings, “Photo Diary: Selling Venus / Vénus au miroir”, Volume 24, Number 2, Issue No. 94, 2005

Gazette des femmes, “Femmes-mirages”, article by Pascale Guéricolas, May-June 2005

Winnipeg Free Press, “Bringing Venus down to earth”, review by Lorne Roberts, April 14, 2005

Western Living, “Selling Venus, Photographs from behind the velvet curtain”, review by Adriana Barton The Globe and Mail, May 10, 2003, “The Spirit of the West”, review by Robert Enright, April 2005

Border Crossings, “Nouveau Winnipeg”, review by Robert Enright, Volume 22, Number 2, Issue No. 86, May 2003

Maclean’s, “Hey, we’re from Winnipeg too”, article by Amy Cameron, March 24, 2003

Winnipeg Free Press, “Young Winnipeg Artists”, article by Amy Karlinsky, March 20, 2003

The Globe and Mail, “Permission to dream is granted”, review by Robert Enright, November 2, 2002

ETC Montréal, Number 57, “Histoire de sens : un carrefour de signes”, article by Monique Langlois, Spring 2002

Border Crossings, “Mirror, Mirror in the Hand, Who’s Most Reflected in All the Land”, review by Robert Enright, Volume 21, Number 1, Issue no. 81, 2002

L’Accent Acadien, “Une histoire de sens qui interpelle la vie”, article by David Lonergan article by David Lonergan, October 5, 2001

L’Acadie Nouvelle, L’Échangeur de passage à Moncton, article by Sylvie Mousseau, Sept 14, 2001

Border Crossings, “Go Figure”, review by Robert Enright, Volume 19, Number 3, Issue no. 75, August 2000