Life Streams: Alberto Rey, Cuban-American Artist

AlbertoRey’s work explores identity, place, and the natural environmentWhile 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, largescale 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,Reyis a professor of painting at SUNY, Fredonia.

EXHIBITION SPONSORS: The Ogunquit Museum of American Art is deeply grateful to Richard Blanco & Sparhawk Oceanfront Resort

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Alberto Rey (b. 1960)
"Lost Beauty: Icebergs XVI"
Oils on wood
19 x 36 in.
Collection of the Artist
Alberto Rey (b. 1960)
"Extinct Birds Project: Kauaʻi ʻōʻō (Moho braccatus), Kauai, Hawaiian Islands"
Oils on wood panel
6 x 8.25 in.
Courtesy of the Artist
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