About Rein Nomm

Rein Nomm

From: Augsburg, Germany

I am an artist and visual explorer who uses paint, clay, stone, wire, wood, paper, and pixels to create and discover new visual worlds. My work has evolved from recording the beauty and variety of the external world to creating my own imaginary worlds, as evidenced in my paintings, sculptures, photographs and digital works. Although my work is stylisticly varied, it does have undercurrents of Expressionism, Lyrical Abstraction and a dash of Dada; as well as reflecting my Northern European roots and the influences of a formal graduate education in art history and philosophy.

My works have been displayed, sold or published by a variety of organizations including: Saatchi Gallery Online, the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, the BBC Collective Gallery, Downtown LA Life International Magazine, Fora Do Tempo, Boletin del Instituto Andaluz del Patrimonio Historico (PH 60) in Seville, Spain; Qind Magazine (London, England), Hackeando Catatau (Portugal), * Marilenalaterza (Italy), Eroski Consumer (Spain), Progressive Buddhism, Chaotic (U.K.) Green Hills Literary Lantern, Detroit Free Press, Times Union in Albany NY, File Magazine, Flak Photo, Michigan in Pictures, Exposure Detroit Selective Focus Show, the permanent collection of the Meteor Photo Gallery, and the Agitatto Gallery in Geneva, Switzerland. My works are also in private collections in Europe and the U.S. My work has been the subject of a one-man show and I have appeared in various group shows in the US.

I am a self-taught artist who has been honing his artistic skills for over 40 years. I have worked as a professional photographer, off and on, for the past 18 years, undertaking assignments as diverse as architectural photography, executive portraits, and corporate brcohures. I also have taught art history and philosophy at various colleges and universities in Michigan and was chairman of the Humanities Core Program at Duns Scotus College in the 1970s. I have two Master of Arts degrees, one in Humanities (with a focus on art history and aesthetic theory) and the other in Philosophy and I was a Ph.D. candidate in Philosophy at Wayne State University.

I was born in a displaced persons (DP) camp in Augsburg, Germany of Estonian parents, and immigrated to the United States in 1950. I grew up in Detroit and currently live in Plymouth, Michigan with my wife.

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Occupation: artist

Place of residence: Plymouth, United States


Art, photography, philosophy, science & classical music.