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Zam
2013
Oil on plasticine clay on panel
33.07 x 18.9 inches, 84 x 48.01 centimeters

Svauno-Qusseo
2016
Oil on Plasticine clay on panel
75.5 x 35 inches, 191.77 x 88.9 centimeters


Tutsy-Dfe
2016
Oil on Plasticine clay on panel
57 x 27 inches, 144.78 x 68.58 centimeters

Pineapple Grit #36 (tête-à-tête)
2014
Powder-coated steel
61.25 x 95 x 17.25 inches, 155.58 x 241.3 x 1 centimeters


Sun Fluan Nous
2014
Oil on plasticine clay on panel
91.25 x 46.25 x 1.5 inches, 231.78 x 117.48 x 3.81 centimeters

Biography

Born 1979 in Sarasota, FL
Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

EDUCATION

2008 MFA, Art Center College of Design
2002 BFA, Ringling School of Art and Design

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017
Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA

2016
PLYDIS KAVE, Zero, Milan, Italy
2015
Michael Rey, Office Baroque, Brussels, Belgium
About a Work #4
, Zero, Milan, Italy

2015
OMES
, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA

2014
Michael Rey, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA
IBJECT, Room East, New York, NY

2011
Dracula Plus Plus, Young Art, Los Angeles, CA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018
Michael Rey and Barry Johnston: Dei Inzomniiz, Southfield, Southfield, MI. Do Something To It. Do Something Else To It. Philip Martin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.

2017
Process and Reality: Contemporary Art from the Permanent Collection, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

2016

The Armory Show, Cherry and Martin at The Armory Show, New York, NY

Michael Rey and Brian Bress, Cherry and Martin at Art Los Angeles Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

Top Heavy, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA
Expanded Fields, Nymphius Projekte, Berlin, Germany

2015
Back To Basics, The Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Malibu, CA
Vom Grossen und Ganzen, Herbert Gerisch-Stiftung, Neumünster, DE
Object Painting - Painting Object, Jonathan Viner, London, UK
Rio
, Office Baroque, Brussels, Belgium
A Peg to Hang It On
, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO
Crunchy
, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY

2014

Matt Connors, Bernard Piffaretti and Michael ReyCherry and Martin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Amy Feldman/Michael Rey, Freddy, Baltimore, MD
Another Cats Show
, 356 Mission, Los Angeles, CA
Where were you?
, Lisson Gallery, London, UK
Green Circle, Black Diamond, Ratio 3, San Francisco, CA
Hephaestus
, Office Baroque, Brussels, Belguim

2013
Alexandre da Cunha, Michael Rey, Michael Williams, B. Wurtz, Office Baroque, Antwerp, Belgium

2012
Chasm of the Supernova, Center for the Arts Eagle Rock, Los Angeles, CA

2010
Ooga Booga Reading Room, Swiss Institute Contemporary Art, New York, NY

2009
Is What It Is What It Is, Pacific Design Center, West Hollywood, CA
Sculpture Park, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2008
Cocktail Hour with Skip Arnold and Friends, Bonelli Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

2007
My Buddy, UCLA New Wight Biennial, New Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Bria, Ginevra. "Michael Rey e l'orlo del mondo. A Milano." Artribune, October 3, 2016.
Cutajar, Mario. "Michael Rey 'PLYDIS KAVE' at ZERO..., Milan'," Mousse Magazine, October 2016.
Gopnik, Blake. "Michael Rey's Imaginary Readymades," Blouin Art Info, May 1, 2014.
Wu, Su. "In L.A., Blurring the Line Between Art and Housewares," T Magazine (online), January 29, 2014.
Tuck, Geoff. “Initial and continuing thoughts on Michael Rey’s show at Young Art.” notes on looking, November 8, 2011.

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN
MoMCA Trento and Reovereto, Trento, Italy
Sabanci Museum, Istanbul, Turkey
ADN Collection, Bolzano, Italy
Weisman Foundation, Los Angeles, CA
Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin, Italy
Exhibitions
     

The Armory ShowNew York, NY
March 3-6, 2016


    

Michael Rey and Brian Bress
Los Angeles Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

January 28-31, 2016


The Armory Show, New York, NY
March 5-8, 2015


    

OMES
January 10 - February 21, 2015


     

Matt Connors, Bernard Piffaretti and Michael Rey
November 8, 2014 - January 3, 2015

Michael Rey
July 12 - August 23, 2014


News & Press
Michael Rey and Barry Johnston: Dei Inzomniiz, Southfield, Southfield, MI through June 2, 2018.
Do Something To It. Do Something Else To It. Philip Martin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA through May 26, 2018.