CV / ABOUT ME
2013 Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD. BFA Printmaking & Book Arts Concentration
Summa Cum Laude
~Maison Goyard, New York NY, Painter
Painting custom marquage on Goyard trunks, bags, and leather goods.
2017 - 2015
~KaiKai Kiki Co., Ltd, Long Island City NY, Painting Staff
Painter and screen printer at Takashi Murakami's NY studio. This involves but is not limited to painting, screen printing, coating and exposing screens, mixing colors, gilding (gold/platinum).
~Heineken, New York NY, Graphic Designer
1 of 20 artists chosen for Heineken's Bodega Cultural campaign. Designed window graphics for over 100 bodegas in New York City using Heineken branding.
~GraphTech Imaging, Astoria NY, Graphic Designer and Production Assistant
Vinyl Printing and Die-Cutting, specializing in motorcycles and sports cars. Creative development and design of murals, signs, storefronts, & commercial graphics.
~212-NYC-WRAP, Brooklyn & Queens NY, Graphic Designer, and Production Manager
Large format vinyl printing including vehicle wraps, wall murals, window graphics, billboards, decals, posters, banners, business cards and specialty wraps. Production includes branding, creative development, printing, and installation. Designing and
~Booklyn Artists Alliance, Greenpoint NY, Volunteer
Inventory, Book Binding, Book Fairs, Gallery Sitting.
2013 - 2012
~Litho Shop, Baltimore MD, Assistant to Master Printer
Assisted in the collaboration with artists in proofing, plate making, editioning, and curating of original solar plate etching, plate lithography, monotypes and relief prints. Worked with artists Alan Grabelsky, William Pope. L, Bill Fick, John Bohl, David Brown, Mia Halton, and Hermonie Only.
~Student Voice Association, Baltimore MD, Representative
Representing senior class of Maryland Institute College of Art’s Printmaking and Book Arts Department.
~Eva Wylie, Baltimore MD, Installation Assistant
Assisted in production of on-site screen printed installation for Juried Faculty Exhibition in the Decker Gallery at the Maryland Institute College of Art.
~Bill Fick, Artist Talk and Demo Workshop at Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD, Assistant
~Globe Press & Print, Baltimore MD, Collaborative Printmaking Intern
Collaborative proofing, editioning, and curating of original letterpress and screenprints for Trenton Doyle Hancock at Baltimore’s Contemporary Print Fair at the Baltimore Museum of Art, and for Globe Collection at the Meyerhoff Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore MD. Proofing and archiving of Globe wood type & illustration, and zinc photo plate collection.
~Spaghetti Kiss, Baltimore MD, Studio Assistant Intern
Screenprinting apparel, inventory, and merchandising at Artscape (Baltimore, MD), Super Art Fight (Baltimore, MD), Charm City Craft Mafia (Baltimore MD), and Crafty Bastards (Washington D.C.).
~Christine Tillman, Baltimore MD, Studio Assistant
Assisted in production and installment of ceramic installation.
Bodega Cultural, Sponsored by Heineken, Abrazo Interno Gallery, New York, NY
"Construction", Senior Thesis Exhibition, Fox 2 Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD
Annual Juried Undergraduate Exhibition, Juried by Jack Livingston and Karyn Miller, Decker Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD
Vestige: Annual Printmaking Juried Exhibition, Curated by Ann Shafer, Fox 2 Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD
Artist’s Book Show, Curated by Stephanie Garmey, Fox 2 Gallery, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD
Scholarships & Awards
2013-2009 Deans List, Maryland Institute College of Art
2012 Achievement Award, Maryland Institute College of Art
Nancy Lee Rhodes Roberts ’39 Scholarship, Maryland Institute College of Art
2011 Printmaking Departmental Recognition Award, Maryland Institute College of Art
Screen printing, Lithography, Intaglio, Relief, Letterpress, Papermaking, Traditional & Mixed Media Book Binding, Large Format Digital Printing, Flexi Sign-PRO, Photoshop, Illustrator, Layout & Typography, Photography, Microsoft Office.
Rei Lem (b. 1991, NYC) is a mixed media artist, specializing in printmaking and painting. Her work is a reflection of a hyper-real consumerist society, where the explosion of information leads to the implosion of reality (simulation). Appropriation and satire are key components to her
1) PRINTS ARE TRANSFERS OF INFORMATION ONTO A SURFACE.
2) PRINTS CAN COPY OTHER PRINTS CAN COPY OTHER PRINTS.
3) PRINTS EXIST IN MULTIPLES & DISSEMINATE INFORMATION.
4) PRINTS ARE A FORM OF MASS-MEDIA & CONSTRUCT PUBLIC PERCEPTION OF REALITY.
5) PRINTS ARE PRINTS ARE