Video: Artist Talk with Dominique Rey

Dominique Rey is known for her serial and researched work that draws its subject matter from different female subcultures. From women working as strippers, to those who choose to join a particular catholic sect of nuns, Rey observes as well as immerses herself into these communities as she documents and frames individuals and the spaces they occupy. She has a strong voice that filters through her work, which centres on photography as well as expands into performance, sculpture and painting.
Rey presented her recent artworks — a selection of which are included in Plug In ICA’s Fall 2016 group exhibition Superimposition: Sculpture and Image. The exhibition joins artists who contend with the spatial terms of sculpture while also contemplating the flat surface of images. Rey’s work in the exhibition samples two different bodies of work, but both use photographs as the bases to construct abstract forms through sculpture, collage and assemblage.

Dominique Rey is a multidisciplinary artist based in Winnipeg, Canada. She holds a BFA from the School of Art, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg; an MFA in photography from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York; and an MFA in new media from the Transart Institute, Donau University Krems, Berlin. Rey’s solo exhibitions include Under the Rose Arch, MacLaren Art Centre, Barrie;Erlking, Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge, Alberta; and Selling Venus/Vénus au mirror at Gallery TPW, Toronto; Alternator Gallery, Kelowna; Plug In ICA, Winnipeg; Michael Gibson Gallery, London, Ontario; and Le Centre d’art et de diffusion Clark, Montreal. Her work has also been included in Material Girls, Doris McCarthy Gallery, Scarborough and the Dunlop Art Gallery, Regina; Material Self: Performing the Other Within, Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, Toronto; MAWA: Celebrating 30 years of Women’s Art, Winnipeg Art Gallery, Winnipeg; and Attitudes in Latitudes – The Northern Wild explores the Tropics, Art Center/South Florida, Miami Beach. Her art appears in numerous collections, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Province of Manitoba, and the Wedge Collection. Rey is the recipient of various awards and honours, most recently the Canada Council for the Arts International Artist Residency at La Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. In addition to her art practice, Rey is an assistant professor in the School of Art at the University of Manitoba.

Plug In ICA gratefully acknowledges the support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council and Winnipeg Arts Council. We thank the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts for their support of our 2016 and 2017 program, as well as Investors Group and Wawanesa Insurance for the direct support of our youth programs. We extend gratitude to our generous donors, valued members and dedicated volunteers.