Kristi Rene

Artist Details

Biography
“I especially like the art glass of Gordon Huether, as well, as the works of
Gail Chase-Bien , Robilee Fredrick and
Kristi Rene.”………Margrit–Biever Mondavi, 2007,
Napa Sonoma Modern Luxury, vol.6 no.2

“Art is the route to truth, midway between the heat of emotion and the coldness of intellect…. "

Kristi Rene is a self-taught artist, in her younger years she immersed herself in a structured life as a Dentist. In 1989, she experienced a devastating automobile
accident that forced the loss of that profession. In the aftermath of that tragedy, a profound spiritual transformation evolved. This life- changing event forged
a path of serious painting and sculpting. Rene has been fortunate to have had over 30 group and solo exhibitions including being juried into the prestigious
Sausalito Art Festival 2011 and has shown in London, Bologna, Chianciano Terme, the Napa Valley, San Francisco, Tel Aviv and Paris at the world renowned
Grand Palais. She has established patrons internationally and has received many awards and honors. She has been accepted twice into the oldest and most
prestigious, juried, State of California–run art show for professional artists, the California Works, at the California State Fair. Here, at the State level, Rene
received the coveted Award of Excellence in Painting and most recently was awarded First Prize in Painting by the European Art Critics at the Chianciano
International Art Award 2012 held at the Art Museum of Chianciano, in Tuscany. Additionally, she was recommended by the Napa Valley cultural
icon, Margrit Mondavi of the world renowned Mondavi Winery, as one of four artists to watch in the Napa Valley Rene’s work explores
the inner dialogue between the human and spiritual and is represented by the Gagliardi Gallery of London one of London's oldest contemporary
galleries and the Walter Wickiser Gallery of Manhattan, NY. During March of 2016 Rene exhibited in the show Non Objectivity III at the
Walter Wickiser Gallery of Manhattan, NY

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