Approved: 16.08.2006

Dominique Rey

Artist, Curator, Gallerist, Art therapist

Approved: 16.08.2006

Concepts
Dominique Rey produces photographs, collage, sculpture and video, informed by the history of a place, or by the influence of the human in collision with the monumental in the built world. Rey works with the effects of time and decay on the architecture of a landscape. The work is inspired by growth, war, death and a transience of life along with the notions of an afterlife or paradise

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  • Location: Aylsham, East
  • Activities: Practice-based research, Residencies, Art therapy, Public art, Curating
  • Categories: Film & Video, Glass, Mixed Media, Photography, Sculpture
  • Tags: military, photography, glass, Iran, sculpture, paradise gardens, postage stamps, textile designs
 
 

Biography

Concepts Dominique Rey produces photographs, collage, sculpture and video, informed by the history of a place, or by the influence of the human in collision with the monumental in the built world. Rey works with the effects of time and decay on the architecture of a landscape. The work is inspired by growth, war, death and a transience of life along with the notions of an afterlife or paradise that often accompany this. Using found imagery and photographs, etched glass or textile patterns from Islamic and British sources, Rey captures the transformation of environments as they progress between the dystopian and utopian. Recent obsessive interests include WW2 defence structures, Persian gardens and garden pavilions and camouflage. Current literary influences include Paul Virilio, Iranian poets such as Farough Farokhzhad, Hafez and Saadi, Sir Thomas Browne, and Owen Hatherley's writing on modernist architecture.

CV & Education

Qualifications and training 2003 - M.A Art Psychotherapy, Goldsmiths College, University of London, London Solo exhibitions 2009 - Moth. Light. Garden., Dragon Hall, Norwich 1999 - In the Torrents Course, Trinity Arts Centre, Tunbridge Wells 1999 - The Tear Catcher, Phoenix Gallery, Brighton 1998 - Belling, Baby, Cable Street Gallery, London 1998 - Transparent, James Hockey Gallery, Surrey Institute of Art and Design, Farnham 1996 - Soured Sweets, Coffee Co, Brighton Group exhibitions 2011 - Archisle: The Jersey Contemporary Photography Programme, Societe Jersiaise, St Helier 2011 - Space Exchange, Aid & Abet, Cambridge 2010 - Art of Faith:Self, Spirit, Surrounding, School of World Art Studies, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich 2010 - Defending the View, Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich 2009 - Channel, Millais Gallery Off-Site, Foyer, Southampton Solent University 2008 - An Invisible Sun Within Us, Warehouse, Norwich 2008 - Pulse, Town Hall Galleries, Ipswich 2007 - Capturing Paradise, Braintree Museum & Town Hall Gallery, Essex 2004 - Crossing The Line, Salthouse Church, North Norfolk 2003 - Blickling Histories, site-specific work, Blickling Hall (National Trust), Norfolk 2001 - Dust, The Queen of Hungary, Norwich 2000 - Nothing (But) the Truth, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth, Curator 2000 - Parlour, A Bedsit in Hove, collaborative show 1998 - Fiveways Open House and Brighton Train Station Concourse, Brighton 1998 - Great Histories, Small Lives, Media Centre, Brighton 1997 - Behind the Beach Hut, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill 1997 - Point of Entry, Cable Street Gallery, London 1997 - Tales of Everyday Objects, Alternative Arts, London 1997 - Wait and See, Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne 1996 - Angels and Mechanics, Riverside Studios, London 1996 - Incidents II, St Agatha's Exhibition Centre, Portsmouth; Co-curator 1996 - Incidents, Fabrica, Brighton; invited co-curator 1996 - Racing, Le Chat Noir, London 1996 - Umjetnost Sloboda, Dom Mosa Pijade, Tuzla, Bosnia Live/Performance 2010 - Performing Presence, National Centre for Contemporary Art, St. Petersburg Artist talks 2012 - Touring Territories Project: East Anglian U.F.O Archive, The Royal Standard, Liverpool 2012 - Touring Territories Project: East Anglian U.F.O Archive (Revised), The Queen of Hungary Project Space, Norfolk 2011 - Liverpool, An Inexpert View, Aid & Abet, Cambridge Residencies 2012 - In Process, The Queen of Hungary Project Space, Aylsham, Norfolk Public commissions 2006 - The Dragon Hall Project, outside Dragon Hall, King St. & River Wensum, Norwich 2005 - The Mercer's Grains of Paradise, King.St, Norwich Projects 2011 - Project Space - Co-Founder, The Queen of Hungary Project Space, Aylsham, Norfolk 2009 - The Garden of Cyrus - performance event, on King.St, Norwich 2007 - Satellite - Artists' Collective, founder member, Cambridge, Eastern region 2005 - Air Field, Seething Airfield, Norfolk Competitions, prizes and awards 2005 - Selected for the Mentoring Scheme, Commissions East, Cambridge