Dr r e a* is an artist | curator | activist | academic | cultural educator | creative thinker; who is engaged in an arts-lead, research-based practice. r e a is a descendant from the Gamilaraay/Wailwan people from the Central West NSW; and Biripi people from the mid-North Coast of NSW.

r e a has received numerous scholarships and grants throughout her creative and academic career, these include: a Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship, a New Media Arts Fellowship from the Australia Council for the Arts; and a Fulbright Scholarship and she has completed a B.F.A from the University of NSW, School of Art and Design; a M.A. in Visual Arts from Australian National University; and a M.Sc., in Digital Imaging and Design, from New York University. r e a has recently completed a Doctorate in Visual Anthropology, UNSW Art & Design.

r e a’s ongoing research focuses on creating new Indigenous perspectives, which disrupt the colonial narrative and prioritises Indigenous voices. r e a’s involved in an ongoing collaborative research projects with: Concordia University, SSHRC Sensory Entanglements is exploring: New Cross Cultural and Cross-Disciplinary Directions in the Creation and Evaluation of Multi-Sensorial Experience: an innovative research-creation program, which designs and evaluates artistic objects and installations that engage with all of the human senses from an inter-cultural perspective; and A UNSW ARC Discovery Project Cultural Sensorium: An Ethnography of the Senses. r e a has recently joined the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Unit at the University of Queensland as a lecturer.

*[r e a, is the artist professional name, which is written in all lowercase with a space between each letter.]