Vienne Rea is an American-born, multi-discipline artist having exhibited her sculpture and photography in galleries and museums within the U.S. and Europe. Her awarded work from two of her series (Human Property and Never Again) exhibited in the Berlin Foto Biennale in October, 2016, including two photographs from Never Again which were highlighted in a commemorative section honoring The Holocaust. Select images from her Human Property series exhibited at the National Geographic Museum in a group exhibition in Fall/Winter 2016. Curators have likened her photographic style to that of the Masters when she was recognized as a Finalist in all 6 categories of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award for Women Photographers in 2015-- an achievement never before accomplished in the history of the award. That same year she was dually commended as a Finalist for the Black & White Charles Dodgson Award for two of her photographs. With over 30 years of experience, Vienne has developed her photographic style into an emotional signature which pervades her work. Currently, she focuses on her themed series. Through the use of digital medium and film she creates fictional imagery in a fine-art style that pictorializes the themes of African-American slavery and the Holocaust. She is readying to launch an exhibition of R†BELLE, her newest series representing an empowering, feminist-influenced statement of Womanhood.
As a sculptor, using metal and a variety of hardware, Vienne creates assemblage-style sculpture. Her award-winning pieces have exhibited in museums, galleries and private collections throughout Maryland. Her innovative application of metal and acrylic on 2-dimensional pieces of art initially appeared as "frames" on her fine-art nude photographs in exhibitions. Vienne's pursuit into classical sculpture has come to represent a single theme-- Ladders. In Fall of 2013, Vienne's LADDER series premiered at The Mary Condon Hodgson Art Gallery in Maryland. The series continues to expand in size as well as scale, along with additional exhibitions in several Maryland galleries. Vienne has been commissioned to do a landscape installation in Baltimore, Maryland.
Across all creative form, there is a nuance to Vienne's art that conveys a certain sensitivity.
To see more of Vienne's photography and sculpture, please visit her website: www.viennerea.com.