Dominique Rey immerses herself in the world she is using as material, whether that means living with exotic dancers in South Carolina for her series Selling Venus/Vénus au miroir (her Photo Essay from this body of work published in Border Crossings won a Gold Medal at the National Magazine Awards in 2005); or working on Les Filles de la Croix, a five-year long project on a disappearing order of nuns that has taken her to Brazil, Argentina, and France. Her fascination with the representation of the other, the marginal figure, plunges inward in her newest work Erlking.
Dominique Rey works in a number of media; she is a painter; a photographer; a video artist; and a performance artist. She has shown her work internationally. Her solo exhibitions include Plug In ICA (Winnipeg), Clark Gallery (Montreal), Michael Gibson Gallery (London, ON), Alternator Gallery (Kelowna), Gallery TPW (Toronto), Truck Gallery (Calgary), Gallery One One One (University of Manitoba), and Gallery 1C03 (University of Winnipeg). Dominique Rey has been awarded grants from the Canada Council for the Arts, the Manitoba Arts Council, the Winnipeg Arts Council, the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation, and the Ricard Foundation. Her work has been reviewed in the Globe & Mail, Border Crossings, Frieze, Canadian Art, and the Winnipeg Free Press. Prior to her MFA in New Media from the Transart Institute, she obtained an MFA in photography from Bard College in 2007. Dominique Rey was named Winnipeg’s Visual Arts Ambassador for the 2010 Cultural Capital of Canada and she was a long list nominee for the 2011 Sobey Art Award.