Search
News
View full story brittanylockwood1.jpg

Story: Aug 18, 2014

2014 grad to design whimsical playgrounds for Colorado compa...

View details 2014 Faculty Exhibition

CIA Exhibition: Aug 28, 2014

2014 Faculty Exhibition

View full story liberal-artscma.jpg

Story: Aug 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

View details 2014 Faculty Exhibition Opening Reception

CIA Exhibition: Aug 28, 2014

2014 Faculty Exhibition Opening Reception

View Link

Social: about 15 hours ago via Facebook

Cleveland Institute of Art again has been named one of the best colleges in the Midwest, and is one of only two colleges of art and design to achieve this desig...

View full story emilyhromi-stillforscreen.jpg

Story: Aug 13, 2014

Biomedical grad wins award for animation on stuttering

View details Mizoguchi's Greatest Decade

Events: Sep 06, 2014

Mizoguchi's Greatest Decade

View full story cnswithlabelsfullscreen.jpg

Story: Aug 11, 2014

Student-designed app teaches embryology, improves scores

View details Filmmaker and author John Waters to present one-man show

Events: Sep 27, 2014

Filmmaker and author John Waters to present one-man show

View details picresized1407629035horsesofgod2.jpg

Blog: Aug 26, 2014

8/28-31: Finding Vivian Maier, Stand Clear of the Closing Doors & more!

View full story pcroppedbarryunderwoodfnlst211.06.jpg

Story: Jul 23, 2014

Professor's productive year saw exhibitions, acquisitions, r...

View details Fall 2014 Open House

Events: Nov 15, 2014

Fall 2014 Open House

News . Feature Stories . Painter and Illustrator Alberto Rey to Speak October 26th

News

October 10, 2007

Painter and Illustrator Alberto Rey to Speak October 26th

Acclaimed Cuban American painter and illustrator Alberto Rey will give a public lecture, "Transitions in Time," on Friday, October 26, at 12:15 p.m. in the Ohio Bell Auditorium in the Institute's Gund Building, 11141 East Boulevard.

Works depict Nature, Cuban Culture

Acclaimed Cuban American painter and illustrator Alberto Rey will give a public lecture, "Transitions in Time," on Friday, October 26, at 12:15 p.m. in the Ohio Bell Auditorium in the Institute's Gund Building, 11141 East Boulevard. Rey, distinguished professor of visual arts and new media at State University of New York at Fredonia, will be in Cleveland to participate in a symposium and exhibition at Case Western Reserve University.

His paintings and illustrations range from abstract imagery that suggests Cuban iconography to illustrations for angling magazines. According to Rey's website (www.albertorey.com) "his artwork over the past 25 years has been influenced by his Cuban lineage and his attempt to find a sense of identity in a complex contemporary environment. His abstract work from 1982 through 1992 dealt with issues related to layered memories of Cuban iconography and his American experiences. After 1992, his drawings and paintings incorporated realistic imagery as an attempt to make clear connections between his past concerns and art history, regionalism, Cuban-American politics and identity. In 2000, his reflections on contemporary society shifted to environmental concerns and its relationship to art history, biology and social disconnection with nature."

Rey also works in film and video and his films have been screened across the country.

His work is in 17 museums, including the Museum of Latin American Art, Long Beach, California; Brooklyn Museum, New York City; Burchfield Art Center, Buffalo, New York; Catskill Fly Fishing Museum, Livingston, New York; El Museo del Barrio, New York City; Museo Extremeno e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporaneo, Badajoz, Spain; Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, Florida; National Museum of Wildlife Art, Jackson, Wyoming; Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History, Jamestown, New York; and the Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida.

Rey earned a BFA from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an MFA in painting from University of Buffalo. His lecture at CIA, which is sponsored in part by the Institute's Bickford Visiting Artist Fund, will be followed on Sunday, October 28, by the opening of his three-week solo exhibition at Case Western Reserve University's Art Studio.

The exhibition, "Alberto Rey: Cuban American Artist," will be on view in the University's Art Studio at the corner of Murray Hill and Adelbert Roads through November 16. An opening reception is set for Sunday, October 28, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. in the studio, which is open to the public weekdays from 12:30 -5:00p.m. The symposium is scheduled for November 2. For more information on Rey's activities at Case Western Reserve University, click here .

YouTube Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Flickr Pinterest Instagram

Social Feed

CIA again has been named one of the best colleges in the Midwest from The Princeton Review! http://t.co/h6fFrS5YY9

about 15 hours ago via Twitter

Sign up for our alumni + friends newsletter

Arrow

Questions?

For more information about this or other CIA news, contact us here.

Read More

Community Works

Visiting artists, exhibitions, conference and symposia exploring socially engaged art.

Read More

Support CIA

Show the world creativity matters: make a gift to the annual fund.

Read More

Cores + Connections

Learn more about CIA's proven method for academic and professional excellence.