Rein Nomm







Rein Nomm

Rein Nomm

Plymouth, MI


I am an artist and visual explorer who uses paint, clay, paper, wire, film 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 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 work has been displayed or published by a variety of organizations including: the Saatchi Gallery Online, the Museum of the Cherokee Indian, the BBC Collective Gallery; Downtown LA Life Magazine International; Boletin del Instituto Andaluz del Patrimonio Historico (PH 60) in Seville, Spain; Qind Magazine (London, England), Green Hills Literary Lantern, Detroit Free Press, File Magazine, Flak Photo, the permanent collection of the Meteor Photo Gallery, and the Agitatto Gallery in Geneva, Switzerland, My work is also in private collections in Europe and the U.S. I have shown my work in a one-man show and in numerous group shows in the US.

I am a self-taught artist who has been honing his artistic skills and aesthetic sense for over 35 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, special events and product packaging. I also have taught art history, philosophy and logic at various colleges and universities in Michigan and was chairman of the Humanities department at Duns Scotus College in the 1970s. I have two Masters degrees, one in Humanities and the other in Philosophy from Wayne State University.

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


Captive Feathers by Rein Nomm


East Meets West by Rein Nomm


Classical Greece by Rein Nomm


Bread and Grain by Rein Nomm


Pleasures of Life by Rein Nomm


Checkmate by Rein Nomm


Your Move by Rein Nomm


Tea Time by Rein Nomm


Water and Clouds by Rein Nomm


Ouch by Rein Nomm


The Open Road by Rein Nomm


Fast Food by Rein Nomm


The Diner by Rein Nomm


The Art Dealer by Rein Nomm


Trying to Keep It Together by Rein Nomm


Blenheim in the Rain by Rein Nomm


Anticipation by Rein Nomm


Time for a Change? by Rein Nomm


Steel Plated Microbes by Rein Nomm


Renal Gold by Rein Nomm


Waves on a Sunless Sea by Rein Nomm


A Walk on the Wild Side by Rein Nomm


Competing Cultures by Rein Nomm


Pretty Menacing by Rein Nomm


Invasion by Rein Nomm


Leach by Rein Nomm


Sun Soaker by Rein Nomm


Unpacking Rainbows by Rein Nomm


Shifting Shapes by Rein Nomm


Surprised By Joy by Rein Nomm


On the Run by Rein Nomm


Fading Memories by Rein Nomm


Inner View by Rein Nomm


First Cause by Rein Nomm


Climbing the Evolutionary Ladder by Rein Nomm


City Blocks by Rein Nomm


Out of the Blue by Rein Nomm


Ticket to Ride by Rein Nomm


Bacteria With a Heart by Rein Nomm


A World All Its Own by Rein Nomm


Cell Wall by Rein Nomm


Time to Go by Rein Nomm


Ophelia Redux by Rein Nomm


The Red Room by Rein Nomm


Penetration by Rein Nomm


Looking Over the Edge by Rein Nomm


Everything is Illuminated by Rein Nomm


In Grown by Rein Nomm