Education

  • Transart Institute, Donau University Krems, Berlin, DE, MFA in New Media, 2009 – 2011
  • Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, MFA in Photography, 2004 – 2007
  • Yale University, Summer School of Music & Art, Norfolk, CT, 1999
  • University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, B.F.A. Honors, 1994 – 1999

Creative work & Research

Dominique Rey is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice includes photography, video, performance, collage, and sculpture. Her work delves into peripheral subjectivities, from individuals and groups of people on the margins of dominant culture, to performance-based works that mine the terrain of the unconscious. She is interested in examining the outsider within society, as well as a deep sense of being we have of being strangers to ourselves. For this reason, she utilizes modes of fragmentation to explore the construction of self, as it relates to current experiences of dislocation and disorientation. Throughout her work there is “the tension of being outside one’s own desires, a palpable absence of certainty and longing for connection – both from within and without” (Sandra Fraser).

Her recent work focuses on practices of recontextualization and translation. One form this takes is in the creation of collages derived from her photographic archives that are then re-interpreted into large-scale sculptures that she considers photographic objects. The play of two dimensions within a three-dimensional space is an important facet of this work and forms the basis of her formal investigations. She is interested in pushing the boundary between photography and sculpture, reinvigorating ideas of surface, materiality, and illusion.

Currently in development, Mother/Ground explores the ambiguous relationship between mother and child. Rey is interested in unraveling the myriad transformations of early motherhood and the relentless balance/imbalance that is at stake. These images play and focus on the moments when the mother and child’s bodies merge and pull apart, morphing into an altered shape. The mother’s body functioning as the ground/soil/armature for the child to come into being. These performative images explore notions of presence and absence, attachment and desire, blurring the corporeal and psychic edges that link mother and child.

  • You’re My Flame, Assemblage, 2016

    You’re My Flame
    Assemblage, 2016

  • Nearly With You, Assemblage, 2016

    Nearly With You
    Assemblage, 2016

Solo Exhibitions (Refereed/Curated)

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

2015 MacLaren Art Centre, Under the Rose Arch, Barrie, ON, Curator Renée van der Avoird

2013 Langage Plus, Strangers to Ourselves, Alma, QC, Curator Jocelyne Fortin

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

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

2008 La Maison des Artistes visuels francophones, Projections, Winnipeg, MB

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

2007 Gallery TPW, Selling Venus / Vénus au miroir, Toronto, ON

2007 Alternator Gallery, Selling Venus / Vénus au miroir, Kelowna, BC

2006 Galerie Sans Nom, Filles de la Croix, Moncton, NB, (Refereed), September 15-27

2005 Plug In ICA, Selling Venus / Vénus au miroir, Winnipeg, MB, Curator Carol A. Phillips

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

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, Winnipeg, MB, Curator Cliff Ey-land

  • Untitled #3 / Strangers TO Ourselves (detail) Digital print, 40"×34", 2013

    Untitled #3 / Strangers TO Ourselves (detail)
    Digital print, 40"×34", 2013

  • Untitled #3 / Strangers TO Ourselves (detail) Digital print, 40"×34", 2013

    Untitled #6 / Strangers To Ourselves (detail)
    Digital print, 40"×34", 2013

Group Exhibitions

2021 La Maison des artistes, En Conversation, Winnipeg, MB, Curators Lou-Anne Bourdeau and Alexandra Keim

2020 Winnipeg Art Gallery, In Place: Reflections from Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB, Curator Riva Symko

2019 Remai Modern, If I have a body, Saskatoon, SK, Curators Sandra Fraser, Rose Bouthillier, Troy Gronsdahl

2018 Winnipeg Art Gallery, Behind Closed Doors, Winnipeg, MB, Curator Jaimie Isaac, November 30

2018 Winnipeg Art Gallery, Ways of Seeming: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art, Winnipeg, MB, Curator Andrew Kear

2017 Galleri Box, The Superorganism, Göteborg, Sweden, Curators Josefina Posch & Alexandra Nyman

2017 Video Pool Media Arts Centre and Platform Centre for Photographic & Digital Arts, Isolated Landscapes: Video by Prairie Women (1984-2009), Winnipeg, MB, Curator Kathy Rae Huffman

2017 Plug In ICA, Entering the Landscape, Winnipeg, MB, Curators Jenifer Papararo and Sarah Nesbitt

2017 Material Girls, Curators Blair Fornwald, Jennifer Matotek, and Wendy Peart, Rodman Hall Art Centre, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON, 2017, College Art Galleries, University of Saskatchewan, SK, 2017, Contemporary Calgary, Calgary, AB, 2016, Doris McCarthy Gallery, University of Toronto, Scarborough, ON, 2016, Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina, SK, 2015

2016 Plug In ICA, Superimposition: Sculpture and Image | Nadia Belerique, Valérie Blass, Ursula Johnson, Kelly Lycan, Ursula Mayer, Kristin Nelson, Dominique Rey and Andrea Rob-erts, Winnipeg, MB, Curator Jenifer Papararo

2016 National Gallery of Canada, acquisition of Dominique Rey’s Erking photographs, permanent collection gallery, Ottawa, ON, Curator Rhiannon Vogl

2015 Art Center/South Florida, Attitudes in Latitudes – The Northern Wild explores the Tropics, Miami Beach, FL, Curator Ombretta Agró Andruff

2014 Platform Centre for Photographic & Digital Arts, When I told you to shoot the sky I had some-thing else in mind, Winnipeg, MB, Curator Natasha Peterson

2014 MOCCA/Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival, Material Self: Performing the Other With-in, Toronto, ON, Curators Bonnie Rubenstein & David Liss

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

2013 MKG127, Toronto, ON, Curator Michael Klein

2013 Gallery 1C03, Herstory, University of Winnipeg, MB, Curator Laura White, March 7-April 6

2012 Galéria HIT, Objavenie Pomalosti II, Tabacka Art Center, Kosice, Slovakia, Curators Dorota Kenderova & Jaro Varga

2012 Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg Now, Winnipeg, MB, Curators Meeka Walsh & Robert Enright

2012 MOCA Calgary, Street Life, Calgary, AB, Curator Jeffrey Spalding, March 8-April 25

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

2012 University of Lethbridge Art Gallery, Bestial Encounters/Winnipeg Alphabestiary, Lethbridge, AB, Curator Mary Reid

2011 Red Roots Gallery, Macabre & Mysticism, New York, NY, Curator Corinne May Botz

2011 Galéria HIT, Objavenie Pomalosti, Tabacka Art Center, Kosice, Slovakia, Curators Dorota Ken-derova & Jaro Varga

2011 MMX Open Art Venue, Unterwegs, Berlin, DE, Curators Jonathan Gröger and Rebecca Loyche

2011 MKG127, Go Figure, Toronto, ON, Curator Michael Klein

2011 AXENÉO7, Quelle dérive: Le possible et le réel de Winnipeg, Prairie Scene Festival, Gatineau, QC, Curator J. J. Kegan McFadden

2011 Winnipeg Art Gallery, Bestial Encounters/Winnipeg Alphabestiary, Winnipeg, MB, Curator Mary Reid

2010 Centre Culturel Franco-Manitobain, MMMWOW, Winnipeg, MB, Curator J. R. Léveillé

2009 Winnipeg Art Gallery, She Works Hard, Winnipeg, MB, Curator Mary Reid

2009 Platform Centre for Photographic & Digital Arts, Alternator, Co-presented by Wasagaming Community Arts Inc., MB, Curator J. J. Kegan McFadden

2009 Gallery One One One, Revolver Downtown One, Winnipeg, MB, Curator Cliff Eyland

2006  Esther M. Klein Gallery, Whisper Down the Lane, Philadelphia, PA, Curator Amy Adams

2003 The Other Gallery at Gallery Neubacher, Another Other, Toronto, ON, Curator Paul Butler

2003 Plug In ICA, Young Winnipeg Artists, Winnipeg, MB, Curator Carol A. Phillips & Cliff Eyland, March 14-May 31

2002 Michael Gibson Gallery, West of Wawa, London, ON, Curator Michael Gibson

2001 & 2002 The Other Gallery, Winnipeg, MB, Curator Paul Butler

2001 Galerie Sans Nom, Histoire de sens – L’Échangeur II, Moncton, NB, Curator Marie Bouchard

Performances & 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

2007 Platform Centre for Photographic & Digital Arts, The Abzurbs in Concert, Winnipeg, MB

  • Leurre, sculpture (laser cut white & clear acrylic, digital photos, acrylic columns, aluminum rods), 109” x 91” x 42”, 2017

    Leurre
    Sculpture (laser cut white & clear acrylic, digital photos, acrylic columns, aluminum rods). Installation view at Richard Rhodes Dupont Projects, 2017

  • Leurre, sculpture (laser cut white & clear acrylic, digital photos, acrylic columns, aluminum rods), 2017

Public Art Projects

2017 MELT in collaboration with the Warming Huts and the Forks, Curator Niki Little, Winnipeg, MB

2013 Neutral Ground Contemporary Art Forum, Please Stare, Curator John G. Hampton, Regina, SK

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

Screenings

2020 Nuits des Idées, Human Rights Museum, Screening of Funambule, Organized by the Alliance Française, Winnipeg, MB

2018 Limestone Coast Video Art Festival, Riddoch Art Gallery, Screening of Funambule, Mount Gambier, Australia

2018 21st Annual Antimatter [Media Art] Film Festival, Screening of Funambule, Victoria, British Columbia, Curator Deborah de Boer

2018 Isolated Landscapes: Video by Prairie Women (1984-2009), Screening of Selling Venus: Vénus au Miroir, Curator Kathy Rae Huffman, PAVED Arts (Saskatoon, SK), VIVO (Vancouver, BC), Centre for Art Tapes (Halifax, NS)

2017 Cinematheque, Screening of Les Filles de la Croix, Winnipeg, MB, Curator Dave Barber

2016 Cité Internationale des Arts, Very Short Film Festival, Screening of Tundrunning, Paris, FR, Cu-rator Pierre Silverberg

2014  Winnipeg Film Group, Gimme Some Truth Documentary Festival, Screening of Les Filles de la Croix, Winnipeg, MB, Curator Jaimz Asmundson

2011  Winnipeg Film Group and DOC Winnipeg, Gimme Some Truth Documentary Festival, Screening of City of St. Boniface, Winnipeg MB, Curator Mike Maryniuk

2009 Video Pool Touring Video Exhibition, Escape, Screening of Sandra: Beaudry Park, Canada, New York, Amsterdam, Berlin, Vienna, Curator J. J. Kegan McFadden

Collections

  • National Gallery of Canada
  • Winnipeg Art Gallery
  • Scotiabank
  • Province of Manitoba
  • University of Winnipeg
  • Université de Saint-Boniface
  • Wedge Collection
  • International Private Collections

Residencies

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

2014 “Luminous Bodies” Artscape Gibraltor Point, Toronto Island, ON

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

2013  Centre SAGAMIE Digital Photography Art Residency, Alma, QC

2012  “FAAS 3 (Foire d’art alternatif de Sudbury) L’art au Pied Carré” Art Residency, Galerie d’art du Nouvel Ontario, Sudbury, ON

2007  Centre SAGAMIE Digital Photography Art Residency, Alma, QC

2003 “Parallaxe” Art Residency, La Maison des Artistes visuals francophones, Winnipeg, MB

2003  DAIMON Art Residency, Gatineau, QC

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

Awards & Grants

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 Program Grant

2015 Manitoba Arts Council Visual Arts A Grant

2015 Winnipeg Arts Council Individual Artist A Grant

2014 Stu Clark Centre for Entrepreneurship (SCCE) Entrepreneur Award

2014 Marcien-Lemay Grant

2013 Manitoba Arts Council Visual Arts A Grant

2013 Winnipeg Arts Council Individual A Grant in Multi-disciplinary

2012 Manitoba Regional Winner of the Migrating Landscapes Competition for the Canadian Entry of the Venice Biennale Exhibition in Architecture, collaborator Lancelot Coar

2011 Sobey Art Award Long List

2010 Visual Arts Ambassador of the Winnipeg 2010 Cultural Capital of Canada

2010 Manitoba Arts Council Visual Arts A Grant

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 La Vague Judith Hamel Prize for Best Media Art

2006 Manitoba Arts Council Video Production Grant

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

2005 & 2006 Winnipeg Arts Council Arts Grant

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