Renée Lotenero
Born 1977 in Cleveland, Ohio
Lives and works in Los Angeles and Lisbon



2004 M.F.A, University of California Los Angeles (Sculpture)
2003 Advance Course in Visual Arts, Fondazione Antonio Ratti, Como, Italy
2002 B.F.A, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, California


Solo Exhibitions

Sprawl, DENK Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Structural Impermanence, Peveto Gallery, Houston, TX

Three Hundred and Sixty-Five, Sofa Gallery, Austin, TX

Two Hundred and Four, Sofa Gallery, Austin, TX (catalogue)

Shape and Shatter, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
New Work, Steven Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

Ruins of Tiled Fantasies, McClain Gallery, Houston, TX

LAX-CLE, raw & co, Cleveland, OH

Common Street, Watertown, MA. 02472, McClain Gallery, Houston, TX


Temporary Public Installations

ART in the jag, Otoco Gallery, Lisbon, Portugal

Repubblica & Glendower, Villasor, Sardinia, Italy

A Piece of Gerace, Detroit, Michigan
Esterni di Toffia, Toffia, Italy

Le Scale... Via Giacomo Leopardi... Piazza Celestino Placanica, Monasterace Superiore, Calabria, Italy
Via Vittorio Emanuele III #28, Monasterace, Superiore, Calabria, Italy


Selected Group Exhibitions

building as ever, California Pacific Triennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA (catalogue)
Interstitial, Pasadena Museum of California Art, Pasadena, CA
ExUrbe, Outpost Projects, Joshua Tree, CA

Altered Reality - Contemporary Photography and Digital Imagery from the Fredrick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Malibu, CA

INCOGNITO, Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA

The Temporary Show, Whitdel Arts, Detroit, MI
A Few of Our Favorite Things, Peveto Gallery, Houston, TX

Made in Monasterace, Galleria di Monasterace, Calabria, Italy
La Donna per il Rispetto della Natura e Dell'Arte, Parco Nazionale, Sila, Italy

GAME ON, Peveto Gallery, Houston, TX

Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
When my Solution is a Hammer, All My Problems Look Like Nails, Den Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

ON PAPER, William Tower Gallery, Houston, TX
Supercalifragilistic (Mistaken Landscape), Le Ville Matte, Sardinia, Italy (catalogue)
ART from the ashes, Los Angeles, CA

Accumulation, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL
Wonderland, McClain Gallery, Houston, TX
Five Night Stand, Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

FALL OUT, Claremont Graduate University, Peggy Phelps Gallery, Claremont, CA
Photo and Phantasy: Selections from the Fredrick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA
TOP ELEVEN, Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

Made in California: Contemporary California Art from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation 15th Anniversary Celebration, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Malibu, CA
Show, Jail Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
New American Talent: The 22nd Exhibition, Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin TX (catalogue)
The Eclectic Eye, Contemporary Art Center, New Orleans, LA
Beyond Image: Photography in Contemporary Art, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA

Almost 30, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita, Kansas
Photos and Phantasy, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

Laying the Foundation: American Art Tile, American Museum of Ceramic Art, Pomona, CA
That Which is Built, Patricia Sweetow Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Thing: New Sculpture from Los Angeles, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA (catalogue)


Awards and designations

2017 BoCS Residenza Artistica, Cosenza, Italy (forthcoming)
2015 Guest Artist Project, Cultural Affairs Department of Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
2014 33 Officina Creativa, Toffia, Italy
2013 Simposio D’Arte Contemporanea, Sila, Italy
2013 Lo Studio dei Nipote, Calabria, Italy
2010 Le Ville Matte Residency, Sardinia, Italy
2009 Artist Pension Trust, Los Angeles
2008 ARC (Artists’ Resource for Completion) Grant. The Durfee Foundation
2005 Visiting Artist, American Academy in Rome, Italy



Wheels, Avery, “An Authentic Reflexion of Life” , ARTILLERY, October 2018
Breslaw, Cathy, “2017 California Pacific Triennial”, Artscene, July 2017
Goldner, Liz, “Pacific Rim Artists Are Given the Limelight at OCMA's California-Pacific Triennial”, KCET-TV, June 2017
Dodge, Dani, “Explore the Space in between in Interstitial “, LA Art News, May 2017
Heitzman, Lorraine. “The Meaning In-Between”, Art and Cake L.A., April 2017
Martin, Elliot Zoey. “Renee Lotenero”, Visual Art Resource, November 2012
Deliso, Meredith. “Celebrating Structural Impermanence at Peveto Gallery”, Houston Press, November 2012, “Supercalifragilistic (mistaken landscape) The Show, May 2010
Cronaca Vera. “Gli amici del cuore”, #1968 May 26, 2010
Preth, Maria Luisa. “Ville Matte per Creativi”, INSIDE ART, May 2010
Frank, Peter. “One THE Radar”, THE, September 2009
Pearson, Chris. “Between Two Points”, cablegram, June 2009
Frank, Peter. “Renee Lotenero at Steve Turner Contemporary”, Artweek, June 2008
Frank, Peter. “Falling Together”, LA Weekly, April 2008
Frank, Patrick. “Prebles’ ARTFORMS” Prentice Hall, 2008.
Multiple contributing authors. “Shaping the Future of Craft” New York, NY: American Craft Council, 2007.
Keppler, Nick. Art in “Ruins”, Houston press, September 2007.
Ollman, Leah. “All is not as it seems”, LA Times, April 2007.
LA Times, “Group show wants to take you away”, April 2007.
Cleveland, Scene, “Capsule reviews of current area art exhibitions”, October 2006.
Shull, Chris. “First steps, first show”, The Wichita Eagle, January 2006.
Frank, Peter. “10 Emerging Artists”, LA Weekly, January 2006.
Gordon, Fay. The Daily Bruin, February 2005.
Harvey, Doug. “Good Thing”, LA Weekly, February 2005.
Knight, Christopher. “The next big ‘Thing’ in L.A.”, Los Angeles Times, February 2005.
Miles, Christopher. “The Idolaters’ Revenge”, Flash Art, May/ June 2005.
Johnson, Patricia C. “For ArtHouston it’s all in the details”, Houston Chronicle, July 2005.