Fairfield University Art Museum
“Birds of the North East: Gulls to Great Auks”
January 22, 2021 – May 14, 2021
This exhibition with the inclusion of “Extinct Birds Project: Labrador Duck” will be on view in the museum’s Bellarmine Hall Galleries. The exhibition was curated with the collaboration of the three faculty members of Fairfield’s Biology Department. The exhibition is intended for a diverse audience of both the art and avian-appreciating public, as well as students studying ornithology, biology, and environmental science. The museum has secured the loan of a Great Auk skeleton from the Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University, which is all that is left to represent this once great species of flightless bird. Also coming from the Peabody will be specimens of a variety of
common birds. Highlights of works in the exhibition include, Marsden Hartley’s Give us This Day, (a painting of seagulls lent by the Art Bridges Foundation), and Andrew Day Jackson’s portfolio, There Will Come Soft Rains, which draws from numerous sources including
old Audubon copper plates, to refer to both preservation and apocalyptic destruction. Also included in the exhibition apart from my painting will be the works by Alexander Wilson, John Gould, John James Audubon, Ann Craven, Emily Eveleth, Walton Ford, James Prosek, Rick Shaefer, Carolyn Blackwood, Christy Rupp, Christina Empedocles, and Paul Villinski, as well as preparatory drawings, photographs and maquettes for The Lost Bird Project by Todd McGrain.These works will connect the audience to the natural world and will raise awareness of the toll being taken on bird habitats, and the threat of extinction to an estimated 1,200 bird species over the next century.
History Where You Least Expect It! Site-Based Strategies for Teaching about the Past
A chapter in the museology textbook, History Where You Least Expect It! Site Based Strategies for Teaching about the Past, is dedicated to the Extinct Birds Project and the exhibition at the Roger Tory Peterson Museum in Jamestown , NY. The book was edited by Jill M. Gradwell and Kathryn H. Leacock will be printed by Rowman & Littlefield in Lanham, Maryland in 2020.
Picturing Cuba: Art, Culture, and Identity on the Island and in the Diaspora
Description about my artwork was included in pages 187–218 and color plate 43 a chapter entitled, “The Cuban-American Exile Vanguardia: Toward a Theory of Cuban-American Art,” by Lynette M.F. Bosch, in the book entitled Picturing Cuba: Art, Culture, and Identity on the Island and in the Diaspora by editor, Jorge Duany. It was printed by University of Florida Press, Gainesville, Florida in 2019.
“Alberto Rey: Lost Beauty I and II”
University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
June – August, 2019
Buffalo Museum of Science
“Alberto Rey: Lost Beauty II”
Alberto Rey: Lost Beauty I and II is a collaborative project with the Buffalo Museum of Science and UB Art Galleries. The Buffalo Museum of Science will present the second part of this collaboration in fall 2020. Alberto Rey: Lost Beauty I will showcase Rey’s The Extinct Birds Project, including paintings and ceramics by Alberto Rey as well as extinct bird specimens, videos and audio recordings from the Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History (Jamestown, NY), Macaulay Library (The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY) and Buffalo Museum of Science (Buffalo, NY). Alberto Rey: Lost Beauty II will include a new body of site-specific work based on small but significant artifacts from the museum’s vast collection of artifacts and specimens collected since the early 1800s.
Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History
“Extinct Birds Series and the Bagmati River Arts Project (Nepal)”
September – December 2018
The Extinct Birds Series traveling exhibition and book will premiere at the RTPI. The exhibition will also include work and the book from the recently finished project in Nepal, the Bagmati River Arts Project. Please check the RTPI website for a list of programming related to the exhibition.
Open Village Festival
October 19-21, 2017
“Complexities of Water – Investigating Clean Water for Community” lecture will outline how art, science and community service can come together in regional and global projects.
November 20, 2016
Opening reception for the Bagmati River Art Project exhibition, release of the “Complexities of Water : Bagmati River, Kathmandu Valley, Nepal ” book, premiere screening of the “Bagmati” documentary and release of public health brochures and posters.
Benjaman Art Gallery
“Artist to Artist”
November 4 – January 2017
Group exhibition with Ray Bonilla, Charles Burchfield, Tricia Butski. One floor dedicated to works from the Bagmati River Art Project.
Martin Art Gallery
November 2, 2016 – January 7, 2017
Group exhibition exploring “the ways artists gain an understanding of natural processes by describing and exploring the nature of truth.” Paul Nicholson
Tom Toles, Art and the Environment: Panel Discussion on Environmentalism, Art and the State of the World
Burchfield Penney Art Center
October 21, 2016
Jozef Bajus,Thomas Aquinas Daly, Joan Linder, Alberto Rey, and Tom Toles discuss various issues related to their work and the environment.
International Trout Congress
October 3 – 4, 2016
Presenter on “The Cultural Role of Trout in Communities – Lessons from Around the World” panel and “Children in the Stream Conference – Nuts and Bolts of Incorporating Fly Fishing in the Classroom and Starting a Youth Fly Fishing Program” workshop.
Association of Great Lakes Outdoor Writers Annual Conference
Keynote Speaker and Workshop Presenter
Presentations on past and present art and community projects.
September 12, 2016
Kathmandu Contemporary Art Centre (KCAC)
This is a complex environmental arts project consisting of an artist residency, touring exhibition, video and publication documenting the issues related to the sacred but polluted Bagmati River that flows through the center of Kathmandu.
More information and blog entries from trip: http://www.bagmatiriverartproject.com
Alberto Rey and Bill McAlister : Making Contemporary Arts Exciting!
Siddhartha Arts Foundation cordially invites you to learn more about contemporary arts, and how artists are making the art form exciting, abroad and in Nepal!
Mazlis Hall (1st Floor), Yalamaya Kendra, Patandhoka
March 15, 2016
Bill McAlister: Kanak Mani Dixit (Publisher, editor, writer, and founder of HimalSouthasian)
Sujan Chitrakar (Artist, curator, and coordinator at Kathmandu University School of Arts and Design)
Alberto Rey’s Cuban and American Art
This book is an incisive exploration of the work of Cuban-American artist Alberto Rey. Life Streams explores the paintings, videos, sculptures, and installations of Alberto Rey, an artist whose work addresses issues of identity, cultural diversity, environmental studies, and global sustainability.
Scajaquada Creek, Buffalo, New York, USA
Burchfield-Penney Art Center
Buffalo, New York
February 14 to May 18, 2014
August 25 to October 3, 2014
The solo museum exhibition includes a series of large paintings, water samples and related data, historical information, ecological research, large maps, video projections, process work samples, related programming and presentations and selection of Alberto’s past works. “The objective of the exhibition is to bring the language of both art and science to bear upon a complex of cultural, social, economic, technological and geopolitical issues,” said Anthony Bannon, Ph.D., Executive Director of the Burchfield Penney and research professor at SUNY Buffalo State.
Museo Extremeño e Iberoamericano de Arte Contemporáneo – Extremaduran and Latin American Museum of Contemporary Art (MEIAC), Badajoz, Spain
April 25 – July 14, 2013
A solo exhibition presenting five older videos and a new site-specific series of five videos were created for the round exhibition space in Badajoz, Spain. The videos created a 180 degree documentation of a very specific section of the stream as migrating steelhead trout moved upstream to spawn.
Art Interpreting Literature
Traveling Art Exhibition
-Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Gallery, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, January 24 to March 15, 2012
-Latino Arts, Milwaukee, WI, April 15 to August 15, 2012
-Stark Galleries, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, August 28 to October 31, 2012
-Abud Family Foundation for the Arts, Lawrenceville, NJ, November 21, 2012 to January 24, 2013
-American University Museum, Washington, DC, March 15 to June 15, 2013
-Anderson Galleries, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, September 1 to December 15, 2013
For more information: http://www.acsu.buffalo.edu/~gracia/borges/
University at Buffalo exhibition catalog
Ouachita River, Monroe, Louisiana, USA
Artist Residency: Part I – Research, Lectures, Workshops, Creation of On- Site Artwork, April 5 – 15, 2012
Artist Residency: Part II – Reception for Exhibition and Lectures, November, 2013
Art in Embassies Exhibition
United States Embassy, Vatican City, The Holy See, Italy
May 1, 2010 to December 1, 2012
More information at: http://art.state.gov/ArtistDetail.aspx?id=100548 and http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.432996096723838.97221.155357921154325&type=3
Fifty at Fifty: Select Artists from the Gerald Mead Collection
UB Anderson Art Gallery
Buffalo, New York
August 18 – October 21, 2012
Thaw: Realms and Origins:
Paintings by Jim Condron & Alberto Rey
Davison Art Gallery
Robert Wesleyan College
Rochester, New York
March 5 – April 5, 2012
Northern Chautauqua County Streams,
New York, USA
Westfield, New York
March 2- March 30, 2012
at Robert Wesleyan College
Rochester, New York
January 23 – March 23, 2012
Then and Again:
Faculty/Alumni Invitational Exhibition
Marion Gallery, Rockefeller Arts Center
State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, New York
October 22 – November 22, 2011
Evolution | Revolution:
Buffalo Arts Studio’s 20th Anniversary Exhibition
Buffalo Arts Studio, Buffalo, New York
October 1- December 23, 2011
More information at:http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150283421394962&set=a.10150283416609962.341650.21548299961&type=1
La Colección: [I+E]2
Centro de Arte
Caja de Burgos
January 28 – May 1, 2011
More information at: cabdeburgos.com
Jorge Luis Borges: Encuentro del Arte Visual con la Ficcion/ Visual Art’s Encounter with Fiction
June 22 – July 30, 2010
Universidad Católica Argentina – Puerto Modero
El Pabellón de las Bellas Artes
Buenos Aires, Argentina
More information at: uca.edu.ar
Alberto Rey: Selections from the Studio
March 6 – May 9, 2010
The Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History
311 Curtis Street, Jamestown, New York
Opening Reception/Artist Talk: March 27, 7-9pm
Workshop: Saturday, April 10, 1-4 pm – Workshop: “Sketchbook Development: Roger Tory Peterson, Alberto Rey, and You”
More information at: rtpi.org