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robert rainey
Robert Rainey studied digital media at the Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles in 2003, and in 1986 he completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Rhode Island School of Design, Providence. In 2002., Rainey left a seventeen-year career in the corporate world of marketing and entertainment, where from 1993 to 1998 he worked as Executive Vice President of Creative Advertising at Miramax Films, directing marketing campaigns for movies such as Basquiat, Pulp Fiction, The English Patient and Good Will Huntint. He now pursues a career as an artist, working on conceptual portrait projects. In 2004 Rainey was an adjunct professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, focusing on photography, film and electronic arts. Rainey completed a Masters of Fine Arts in photography at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque in 2008.

Rainey's photographs are intended to subvert conventional inplications of identity. His portraits become a means for critically commenting on issues relevant to contemporary life. Rainey's work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions including Raised by Wolves, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth (2007); TwoWay, Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, Illinois (2005); Relative: Photographing Domesticity, ATHICA: Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Athens, Georga (2004); and the Southeastern Juried Exhibition, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama (2004). Rainey currently resides in Gardiner, Maine where he is an Assistant Professor at the University of Maine at Augusta.

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