Nathalie Rey

The Igloo of Barneo, 2019

Nathalie imagines that the search for meaning is a need shared by all human beings, especially by those for whom the circumstances of life have created a space for reflection. The artist's interest in art, both as an observer and a creator, is part of this search. For Nathalie, art revolves around two complementary approaches that consist, on the one hand, of developing a conscious and rational thought able to nourish as rich a discourse as possible, and, on the other hand, of exploring the more random windings of intuition, desire, and personal experience.

For works of art to have meaning, there must be interaction: An isolated idea can neither be explained nor put in perspective. Nathalie believes that the great joy of the artist is to be able to add pieces to their puzzle, to match different interests and intuitions, and in this way, expand the limits of meaning: For me, art represents the possibility of forging links between different areas of knowledge, and this way, finding an order, a meaning.

Tas n° 15, 2015

Nathalie's artworks are like exploring one's own deep subconsciousness. (I. Woldt) 

Without title (Fukushima) Online store

About the Artist


Nathalie is born in Saint Germain en Laye (France) in 1976. Since 2006 she lives and works in Barcelona (Spain). 

After finishing her study of Architecture with a Ph.D. at Versailles Architecture School in France she began studying carpentry at The Technology Institute of Wood in Paris. Her intellectual progress directed her in 2007 to the study of Literature in Spain at Barcelona University, where in 2013 she received a degree in Literature and Modern Languages. Between 2013 and 2016 Nathalie completed her studies in Fine Art and received a degree at Massena School in Barcelona, Spain. This intellectual and educational search encompasses her entire artistic work, which has resulted in numerous exhibitions and contributions in Spain and abroad. 

Without title n°5, series 1/10  Online store

/2016 El Catascopio gallery, Bcn Prêt à Port-art. /Esther Montoriol gallery, Bcn DelicARTessen 15. /Hell Gallery, Bcn Black Friday. /History Museum of Sant Feliu de Guíxols Context. /LaContra Creation Centre, Bcn What are you hiding from?. /2015 Esther Montoriol gallery, Bcn DelicARTessen 14. /Llotja del Tint, Banyoles, Spain LafuturA extramurs. /El Sortidor Civic Center, Bcn The hanging chair. /Cultural Center of Terrassa, Spain 14th BBVA painting prize Ricard Camí. /Can Mario Museum, Vila Casas Foundation, Palafrugell, Spain Sculpture prize 2015. /Limited Editions gallery, Bcn Wave. /LafuturA gallery, Bcn In between canvas. /2014 LafuturA gallery, Bcn Le Salon II. / LaContra Creation Center, Bcn Behind. /Terrissa Museum, Quart and La Capella, Sant Feliu de Guíxols, Spain. /2nd seminary of black ceramic. /2013 LafuturA gallery, Bcn Le Salon. * Olivart gallery, Bcn Small format.


2018 Selection. 4th Sabadell Emergent Art prize. /Selection. ArtsFAD prize. /2017 Selection. VIII Atlante engraving prize. /Selection. 15th BBVA painting prize Ricard Camí. /Selection. LV international drawing contest Ynglada-Guillot Foundation. /2015 Selection. 14th BBVA painting prize Ricard Camí. /Selection. Sculpture prize Vila Casas Foundation. 

/Workshops/ Masterclasses/ pedagogical projects/ Residencies 

2018 Studios-ID, Berlin, Germany Residency with the "BB project". /Esther Montoriol gallery, Bcn Photographic action "Shipwreck III" With pupils from Montserrat Solà's school. /El Catascopio gallery, Bcn Fabrication of monsters' workshop. /Roca Umbert Art Space, Granollers, Spain. /Residency and last step of the "Eternal Monsters" project. /Primary School Montserrat Solà, Mataró, Spain "Eternal Monsters" Trimester project with 2nd-grade pupils. /Casa Aymat Contemporary Tapestry Museum, Sant Cugat del Vallés, Spain and El Visor Art Academy Master class. /"Story of a shipwreck; origins of an artistic process" /Mutuo gallery, Bcn Gutting stuffed animals' workshop. /2017 El Catascopio gallery, Bcn Gutting stuffed animals' workshop

Nathalie Rey

Exhibitions and other Contributions

Solo shows

2018 Esther Montoriol gallery, Bcn Eternal Monsters (with the collaboration of Montserrat Solà School 2nd grade pupils and Joan Fontcuberta). /El Catascopio gallery, Bcn Wonderland. /Mutuo gallery, Bcn Eternal Monsters. /2017 LaContra Creation Centre, Bcn Eternal Monsters. /Ateneu Fort Pienc Civic Centre, Bcn Ephimeral constructions (duo with J.L. Tercero) /2016 . LaContra Creation Centre, Bcn Epilogue. /2015 LafuturA gallery, Bcn Rites and accumulations (duo with J.L. Tercero) /2014 LafuturA gallery, Bcn The End of childhood. /2012 Ateneu Fort Pienc Civic Centre, Bcn The Invention of memory.

Group exhibitions

2019 Kunsthalle Pfaffenhofen, Germany Mira Barcelona (Coming in June). /Mutuo gallery, Bcn The Internet of animals. /Espronceda Center for Art and Culture, Bcn, Cruixent. /És-Fera 72 gallery, Sant Cugat, Spain Fake Paradise. /2018 Casa Clapés, Granollers, Spain #Spamdarts. /Fine Arts Academy of Sabadell, Spain Sabadell Emergent Art prize. /Dupressoir gallery, Bcn The Christmas palmtree. /Esther Montoriol gallery, Bcn DelicARTessen 17. /Torre del Baró Museum, Viladecans VAC collective show. /VAC, Viladecans, Spain Viladecans Art in stores. /Tres por cuatro gallery, Madrid Small Print. /HUB Design Museum of Barcelona The best design of the year. /Dupressoir gallery, Bcn Summertime. /L'Illa Shopping mall, Bcn Unknown art show. /Faculty of philology, UB Otherings. /EASA Biennal Conference "Nationalism old and new". /2017 Galería Esther Montoriol, Bcn DelicARTessen 16. /LaContra Creation Center, Bcn Dadivan V. /MGA'17, Manlleu Galeria d'art Art in display. /Caótica Cultural Space, Sevilla, Spain Horny - Opening exhibition.  /Konvent Puntzero, Berga, Spain House taken over. /Museum of Engraving to digital print, Artes-Ribeira, Spain. /VIII Atlante engraving prize. /És-Fera 72 gallery, Sant Cugat, Spain Mis Mos Mitos. /Espai VolArt, Vila Casas Foundation, Bcn. /LV international drawing contest Ynglada-Guillot Foundation.

Eternal Monsters II, Metallic cage and ceramic figures, 170 x 200cm, 2018

Stuffed animals sawed on canvas, 2017, work technique example