Robert Wayne Rainey is a director/photographer, and artistic community activist. Educated and trained over in over 25 years of practical experience, Rainey’s professional background includes mostly filmmaking and photography. He has specialized in commercial fields such as food, lifestyles, resort, and major production advertising. Rainey’s reputation in the arts world is made evident through major exhibitions and reviews of his work in publications including ArtNews, Communication Arts, Art in America, and Photo District News. Rainey is active in the Roosevelt Row cultural district, where he has implemented numerous projects to revitalize the downtown area, including some of the very first affordable live/work facilities for artists with Holga's Artist's apartments, and a multi-disciplinary creative consortium realized in the monOrchid building. He was also executive publisher of Shade, an urban arts magazine, and truly understands the process of moving an idea to a finished project/publication. Rainey’s active presence in the community is apparent by his memberships on various neighborhood and downtown boards and was hailed an urban pioneer by ''The Arizona Republic.''
monOrchid host Wayne Rainey welcomed RadiatePHX attendees and encouraged productive discourse.