Renee Zangara

Renee Zangara

Portland, OR, United States

About Renee Zangara

Renee Zangara is an artist from Portland, Oregon and is an active member of the regional art community. She is represented by MaryAnn Deffenbaugh, Vernissage Fine Art. Her work has been exhibited nationally and is in private and public collections, including the Portland Art Museum, Central City Concern - Portland, the Regional Arts & Cultural Council's (RACC) Visual Chronicle, Oregon Health and Sciences University (OHSU), Oregon State University's College of Agricultural Sciences, the Swedish Medical Center Foundation in Seattle, Washington, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Marylhurst University, Marylhurst, Oregon


2020 Oregon Art Beat (video link: – Artist Renee Zangara Explores the Confluence of Industry and Nature on the Willamette River
2020 Unseen Forces: The Heightened Vision of Renée Zangara – Essay by Richard Speer
2017 BEHEMOTH – print and eBooks available through and
2016 Drawing as Core interview on KBOO radio, Portland, OR, December 2016
2016 Featured in Gallery 110’s Beam Me Up, Blurb Books, February 2016
2014 Willamette Week Visual Arts Review – BEHEMOTH, Richard Speer, May 2014
2014 Fine Art Celebrates Oregon’s Working Landscapes
2013 Featured in Christopher Rauschenberg: Studio Photography, Weil Books, 2013
2013 Willamette Week Visual Arts Review – Ruralization, Richard Speer, May 2013
2012 Portlandia Season 3

Regional Arts and Culture Council’s Portable Works Collection, Portland, OR
Commission: Rood Family Pavilion, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, OR
Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
Central City Concern, Portland, OR
Intensive Care Unit, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, OR
Hatfield Research Center, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, Oregon
Swedish Medical Foundation, Seattle, Washington
Phil Knight Cancer Research Center, Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, Oregon
Oregon State University College of Agricultural Sciences, Corvallis, Oregon
¡OBA!, Portland, Oregon
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, San Francisco, California
PricewaterhouseCoopers, New York, New York
Regional Arts and Culture Council (RACC), Visual Chronicle, Portland, Oregon

2010 Oregon State University Art About Agriculture 2010 Purchase Award
2003 Oregon State University Dean and Director Purchase Award
2003 Boise State University Women’s History Month Juror’s Award
2002 Oregon State University President’s Award


2021 Hallelujah! – Nine Gallery, Portland, OR
2019 State Flowers – Portland International Airport-Concourse B, Portland, Oregon
2019 Romance – Nine Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2019 Agog – Oranj Studio, Portland, Oregon
2018 Lovestruck – Guild Mortgage Building, Portland, Oregon
2017 The Outskirts – Nine Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2017 Works from the Wetlands Series – Gallery 440, Oregon State University, College of Agricultural Sciences – Corvallis, Oregon
2016 Wetlands – Guest Shed Gallery – Seattle, Washington
2016 Ode – Nine Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2015 Napping with Monsters – Nine Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2015 Loves Me – Umpqua Valley Arts Association, Roseburg, Oregon
2014 BEHEMOTH – Nine Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2013 Ruralization – Nine Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2012 One Song – Milagro Theatre, Portland, Oregon
2012 Mirth – Nine Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2010 Reunion – Earth 2 World, Portland, Oregon
2010 Loves Me – PDX Contemporary Art Window Project , Portland, Oregon
2010 Wishing Well – Nine Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2009 Murmurings – Nine Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2008 Ordinary Magic – Cawein Gallery, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon
2007 Costume Ball – Beppu Wiarda Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2007 Object / No Object – ArtCentric Main Gallery, Corvallis, OR
2004 Deliberate Arrangements – Alysia Duckler Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2004 Deliberate Arrangements – Stevenson Gallery, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, Oregon
2002 New Paintings and Works on Paper – Alysia Duckler Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2001 New Monotypes – Alysia Duckler Gallery, Portland, OR
2000 Recent Work – Alysia Duckler Gallery, Portland, Oregon

2018 Languages of Nature – The Little Gallery, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon
2016 Napping with Monsters – Portland Art Museum, Northwest Art Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2016 Beam Me Up – Gallery 110, Seattle, Washington
2014 Thoughts and Longing: 3 Installations – The Arts Center, Corvallis, Oregon
2012 Nine @ 25 – Nine Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2011 Welcome to My World – 23 Sandy Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2011 The Tool Show – Curator: Dennis Cunningham – Mayer Gallery, Marylhurst University, Oregon
2010 Chance to Flourish: Private, Public, and Wild Gardens – OSU LaSells Stewart Center, Corvallis, Oregon
2010 Exploring Contemporary Printmaking – Marin MOCA, Novato, California
2010 Sixty Square Inches – Purdue University Galleries, West Lafayette, Indiana
2009 The Printmaker’s Hand – Curator: Pamela Morris – Northwind Arts Center, Port Townsend, Washington
2009 Au Naturel – Curator: Rick Bartow – Clatsop Community College Art Center Gallery, Astoria, Oregon
2009 Red Rain Falling – Curator: Sue Taylor – North Bank Artists Gallery, Vancouver, Washington
2008 Works of Faith – First Presbyterian Church, Portland, Oregon
2007 Erosion: on the Geology of Culture – Beppu Wiarda gallery, Portland, Oregon
2006 Art as a Catalyst – ArtCentric Main Gallery, Corvallis Oregon
2006 Alien and Sedition – Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2006 This Bountiful Place – Oregon Historical Society, Portland, Oregon
2004 Pacific Northwest Art Annual – Adell McMillan Gallery, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
2004 Cambridge Art Association National Show – Cambridge, Massachusetts
2003 Long Beach Arts: Works on Paper – Long Beach Arts, Long Beach, California
2003 San Diego Art Institute 46th Annual International Exhibition – Balboa Park, San Diego, California
2003 Oregon State University Art About Agriculture Tour 2003 – Oregon
2002 Oregon State University Art About Agriculture Tour 2002 – Oregon
2001 The Portland Visual Chronicle – Sylvania’s North View Gallery, Portland, Oregon
2000 The Portland Visual Chronicle – Courtesy of Elizabeth Leach Gallery Portland, Oregon
2000 Wonder Women – Curator: Terri Hopkins – The Art Gym, Marylhurst, Oregon