NEW YORK, NY.- MARC STRAUS
announced the representation of Renée Stout.
Renée Stout (b. 1958) is a mixed media artist who lives and works in Washington, DC. She draws inspiration from current social and political events, the African Diaspora, daily city life, and the spiritual realm. Stouts objects and paintings often emerge from her decades long research into art history and Hoodoo spiritual traditions that have arisen from African roots through American slavery to the present. Hoodoo practices are vibrant and very extant in parts of the American Southeast and Caribbean.
Stouts sculptures vary in size, and are created by hand. These fabricated machine-like objects are meant to connect us to the spiritual realm and otherworldly powers. They more broadly represent the hopes and desires that faiths and religions around the globe seek to fill. Universal desires for health, love, survival, and happiness.
Stout holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University. In 2020, Stout was awarded The Adolph & Esther Gottlieb Foundation Award, and The Virginia A. Groot Foundation Award (2nd Place), and in 2018, the Womens Caucus for Art, Lifetime Achievement award.
Stout was born in Junction City, Kansas, and grew up in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Her work is in the permanent collections of The National Gallery of Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Smithsonian American Art Museum, The High Museum in Atlanta, The Hirshhorn, The Baltimore Museum of Art, The Dallas Museum of Art, The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Saint Louis Museum of Art, The Detroit Institute of Arts, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston and many more.
Her inaugural exhibition with the gallery will open the first week of September, 2021.