Renee Rey

I was born in Sagamihara, Japan to a French-born artistic mother and an American-born optometrist father. My generational history and multi-cultural background includes Christian Armenian refugee relatives and Jewish diaspora ancestry, which explains the immersion in diverse cultures, religions and ideologies.

Multiple visits to the Clark Art Institute collection with my parents when I was young first inspired me to make art. As a youth in upstate New York during the tumultuous1960-70’s, I was shaped by changing social and political views. Disparate academic degrees and global travel further informed my work and contributed to its transdisciplinary nature. Experience in the field of interior design provided insight into spatial relationships and an opportunity to develop projects from initial concept to finished design.