Alberto Rey’s work explores identity, place, and the natural environment. While Rey’s early work investigates the experience of dislocation brought about through the immigration experience of Cuban Americans, more recent work explores biological regionalism as a means to reconnect local audiences with their unprotected natural resources. Rey’s native fish series began with small studies of fish in the landscapes where they were caught. The series continues with larger, ten-foot paintings, videos, water data, large–scale maps, and informational panels about the history of the stream and the communities that settled nearby. Born in Agramonte, Cuba, Rey grew up in Barnesboro, Pennsylvania, where his family settled after briefly living in Mexico City and Miami. Today, Rey is a professor of painting at SUNY, Fredonia.