Rene Bien

Rene Bien

Orinda, CA, United States

About Rene Bien

“We do not remember days, we remember moments" ― Cesare Pavese.

The beauty, fragility, mystery and truth in nature inspires my work. I am also interested in the element of change and movement; movement which implies the passage of time. My approach to subject matter and the process of drawing-which I find an endless adventure, offering endless possibilities in terms of creative expression and invention- both direct as well as layered and complex.

I created most of the work featured on this site during the Covid-19 quarantine period when nature, human life and death where engaged in a battle of global proportions. My hope is that my work will vividly uplift as well as challenge the viewer to contemplate
life's stunning yet transient nature..

Education

I am a California-based New Yorker. I attended Tufts University in Boston, MA. the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA and am the recipient of numerous awards including the Creative Capacity Grant, the Sister City Traveling Fellowship from the City of Boston Arts Council and is MacDowell Art Colony Fellow.

Events

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Exhibitions

1989 SISTER CITY TRAVELING FELLOWSHIP Barcelona, Spain

1976 NEW YORK STATE REGENTS SCHOLARSHIP Albany, NY

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011 PASSION: MIXED MEDIA MINIATURES CK Gallery Oakland , CA

2011 MEN AS OBJECT; REVERSING THE GAZE New York City, NY

2011 PRO ARTS OPEN STUDIO EXHIBTION Oakland, CA

2011 MARIN ARTISTS GROUP SHOW Albany, CA

2011 CONTEMPORARY WOMEN 5 Chico Art Center Chico, CA

2010 SAPERE Glaushaus Space, Emeryville, CA

2010 GROUP EXHIBITION Jack London Sq. Oakland, CA

2010 BOX ART SHOW Pro Arts Gallery, Oakland, CA

2009 PRO ARTS OPEN STUDIO EXHIBTION Oakland, CA

2009 BUCCI’S GALLERY SPACE Emeryville, CA

2008 HOLIDAY SHOW The Light Room Berkeley, CA

2008 SMALL WORKS Chico Art Center Chico, CA

1985 ONE YEAR LATER Multicultural Art Center, Cambridge, MA

1985 SISTER CITY FELLOWS AWARD SHOW Gund Gallery Boston, MA

1985 ALL ON PAPER ER Gallery, Cambridge, MA

1984 DRAWINGS SHOW Museum School Gallery, Boston, MA

1984 SALON SHOW Clark Gallery, MA

1984 ARTIST’S STUDIIO SHOW 1&2 Gallery, Boston, MA

1980 NEW TALENT SHOW Clark Gallery, Lincoln, MA