Boston Public Radio | Paintings

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Medium:Oil
Dimensions:30"  x 26"  x 1"
Weight:5 lbs
Delivery Format:2D Artwork
Additional Description:“Boston Public Radio” is a commentary on Renée’s cherished memories with her late father. The house she composed this painting from is an historic New England home. Her father loved older homes and architecture, his love for woodwork can be seen in the wooden floor. The vintage radio is from his era - the 40s and 50s. When she was little, they used to listen to the radio together, especially NPR as she still does today.
The hat from the Vietnam War on the right symbolizes his time in the service there and the opera glasses in the middle represent their 20 years of going to the Nutcracker Ballet together. The print of Childe Hassam’s “Boston Common” painting was one of his favorites at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Artist StatementAesthetically, Renée’s work is influenced by her classical sensibilities and art historical background that have developed throughout her travels and studies. In these paintings and her continued work, Renée explores ubiquitous themes through the eyes of a millennial such as identity, feminism, death, equality and addiction, making her work not a quotidian narrative but rather a relevant and relatable story. As a professional female artist and curator, Renée feels the need to express the American (and really global) zeitgeist and the expanding Diaspora of the world. and the expanding Diaspora of the world. Grounded in realism and figurative narratives, her works are highly conceptual; everything is thoughtful with a subtle message. Fascinated with the symbolism of the northern renaissance, the grotesque, mysticism and contemporary performance arts; Renée has fused these ideas together to create a body of work that is uniquely her own as a representational artist.
Artist BiographyRenée has lived between the United States and Paris, France studying fine art and art history. She graduated from the American University of Paris with a BA in Art History, and has her MFA from the Academy of Art in San Francisco. She now resides in NYC and teaches courses at the New York Academy of Art.

In June 2016 she was awarded a grant by The Ringholz Foundation to fund her latest painting project and invited to the Bakehouse Art Complex Residency Program during Miami Art Basel. She was also a recipient of the AIR grant for the Chateau Orquevaux Residency in Champagne- Ardenne, France this past year.

Renée has exhibited throughout the United States and France, including Paris, New York City, Boston, Chicago, and Los Angeles, among others. She was invited to join the Copley Society of Boston and the Salmagundi Club of NYC last year.

Check out more of her work @reneecaouetteart or via her website at reneecaouette.com
Education
American University of Paris|Graduated
Academy of Art University|Graduated
What I Love Doing
Running, golf and dance are among my favorite activities. I also love to be involved with anything to do with the classical arts. Go to the Opera, ballet and theatre.
What I Find Beautiful
I believe there is beauty within everything.
My Favorite Memory
A memory with my late father in Paris, France together. We walked through the Louvre together and I will never forget showing him my favorite paintings. He was the only one who could keep up with me for over 4 hours in a museum.
My Favorite Art Style
I have a wide palette. My most favorite artists are actually ones that have a complete opposite style than me. In my eyes, the concept is more important than the visuals (most of the time...). Kandinsky, Klee and Schiele have been prominent in my work lately.
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Subject Matter Architecture, Childhood, Fantasy, Nature, Religion & Spirituality, Other
Personality Type No
Recipient No
Artwork Medium Oil
Creative Style Contemporary/Transitional, Decorative, Figurative, Layered, Narrative, Portraiture
Collections No
Artwork Underlying Themes No
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