Biography

Internationally renowned painter Edda Renouf has long captivated viewers with her meditative compositions. Renouf intensifies her canvases prior to painting them by revealing essential qualities hidden within the canvas or paper.

 

Renouf’s work addresses the four classical elements — air, earth, fire (sun) and water. The artist is deeply inspired by nature and time, and she considers both her materials and methodology to be in tune with those elements. “Materials speak to me,” she says, “and unexpected things happen.”

 

An American born in Mexico, Renouf left Mexico to study at universities in America, France, and Germany. She earned her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and her M.F.A. from Columbia University. Since 1972 she has worked and lived in New York and Paris and has exhibited widely in both America and Europe. 

 

Solo Exhibitions

1972           Yvon Lambert, Paris, France; “Paintings”

1973           Françoise Lambert, Milan, Italy; “Changed Structures”

1974           Yvon Lambert, Paris, France; “Dessins”                 

                   Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, Germany; “Paintings”                                        

                   MTL Gallery, Brussels, Belgium; “Recent Paintings”

1975           Françoise Lambert, Milan, Italy;  “Dipinti”           

                   Marilena Bonomo, Bari, Italy; “Dipinti"

                   Yvon Lambert, Paris, France; “Entities"                                    

1976           Rolf Preisig, Basel, Switzerland; “Paintings: 1975-76"                                                       

                   D’Alessandro Ferranti, Rome, Italy; “Paintings: 1975-76”                                      

                   Julian Pretto, New York, NY; “New Paintings and Drawings”                                                           

                   Françoise Lambert, Milan, Italy; “Otto Disegni"                                 

1977           Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco, CA; “Recent Paintings and Drawings”                                                                                    

                   Kathryn Markel Gallery, New York, NY; “Prints"                                                                         

                   MTL Gallery, Brussels, Belgium; “Dessins Recents"                                              

1978           Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT; “Matrix # 36"                                                                                 

                   Blum Helman Gallery, New York, NY; “Edda Renouf "                                                                                

                   Ugo Ferranti, Rome, Italy; “Paintings and Drawings”                                                                                  

                   Yvon Lambert, Paris, France; “Edda Renouf "                                                                                 

                   Graeme Murray, Edinburgh, Scotland; “Echoes”                                                                                 

                   Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; “Drawings 1978”                                                                                 

                   Young Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL; “Paintings and Drawings”                                              

1979           Françoise Lambert, Milan, Italy; “Drawings 1978”                                                                                  

                   Konrad Fischer, Düsseldorf, Germany; “Paintings and Drawings”                                                                                 

                   Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco, CA; “Paintings and Drawings”                                                                                 

                   Blum Helman Gallery, New York, NY; “Paintings and Drawings”                                              

1980           Greenberg Gallery, St. Louis, MI; “Paintings and Drawings”                                                                                 

                   Yvon Lambert, Paris, France; “Dessins”                                                                                  

                   Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; “Recent Paintings and Drawings"

                   Thomas Segal Gallery, Boston, MA; “Recent Paintings, Drawings, Prints”                                              

1981           Graeme Murray Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland; “Paintings”                                               

1982           Carol Taylor Gallery, Dallas, TX; “Paintings and Drawings”                                                             

                   Blum Helman Gallery, New York, NY; “Recent Work”                                      

1983           Francoise Lambert, Milan, Italy; “Nuovi Disegni”                                      

1984           Yvon Lambert, Paris, France; “Peintures et Dessins”                                      

1985           Blum Helman Gallery, New York, NY; “Paintings and Drawings”                                      

1986           Martina Hamilton Gallery, New York, NY; “Works on Paper”                                    

1987           Galerie Liesbeth Lips, Amsterdam, Holland; “Paintings and Drawings”                                                              

                   Blum Helman Gallery, New York, NY; “Recent Drawings”                                       

1989           Blum Helman Gallery, New York, NY; “New Works”                          

                   Greene Gallery, Coral Gables, FL; “Edda Renouf: Prints”                                                 

1990           Cairn Gallery, Gloucestershire, England; “Sixteen Element Drawings”                                      

1991           Galerij S65, Aalst, Belgium; “Edda Renouf - Tekeningen”                                       

1993           Cairn Gallery, Gloucestershire, England; “From Dawn to Dusk to Midnight”, (twelve paintings)                                      

                   Yvon Lambert, Paris, France; “Messages”                                        

1994           Galerij S 65, Aalst, Belgium; “Seven Days, Twelve Hours, Five Minutes” (twenty-four paintings)

                   Galerie Sollertis, Toulouse; “Edda Renouf - L’œuvre gravee -1974-1994”                                                                    

                   Elisabeth Kaufmann, Basel, Switzerland; “Edda Renouf - Zeichnungen 1991-1994”                                        

1995           Artothèque Médiathèque, Valence, France; “Edda Renouf - Etchings and Aquatints 1974-1994”                                                             

                   The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI; “Edda Renouf: Paintings, Drawings and Prints”                                    

1996           Galerie Sollertis, Toulouse, France; “Paintings and Watercolors”                                                                                 

                   Elisabeth Kaufmann, Basel, Switzerland; “Zeichnungen und Bilder”                                               

1997           Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany; “Edda Renouf - Werke 1972 - 1997”

                   Numark Gallery, Washington, D.C.; “Edda Renouf - Drawings and Prints”                                                         

1998           Galerie Liesbeth Lips, Rotterdam, Holland; “Canal du Nord”- Paris - Rotterdam Gallery Exchange: “Edda Renouf: Constellations”

                   Galerie Sollertis, Toulouse, France; "Fables et Realites” New Drawings and Etchings                                           

                   Galerie Hubert Winter, Vienna, Austria; “From Point to Point to Point....... to Infinity”; New Paintings and Drawings

2001           Galerie Liesbeth Lips, Rotterdam, Holland; “Traces 1975 - Traces 2001”: Drawings and Paintings

2002           Joseph Helman Gallery; New York, NY; “Time-Lines”                                               

2004           National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, DC; “Revealed Structures”                                              

                   Brenau University Galleries, Gainesville, GA; “Revealed Structures”                                              

2006           Galerie Arnaud Lefebvre, Paris, France, “Edda Renouf: Peintures et Dessins 2005 - 2006”                                             

                   New Arts Gallery, Litchfield, CT, “Edda Renouf: Lines and Clusters"

2007           Galeria Charpa, Valencia, Spain; “La Memoria de la Materia: Pinturas y Dibujos 2006-2007"                                              

                   Galerie Sollertis, Toulouse, France; “Edda Renouf: Energie de La Matière”

2010           Galerie 1900-2000, Paris, France; “Edda Renouf: Peintures et Dessins 1973 - 2010” 

2013           Annely Juda Fine Art, London, UK; "Edda Renouf" April 4 - May 3, 2013

                   Senior & Shopmaker Gallery, New York, NY; "Edda Renouf: Drawings 1998 - 2011", April 12 – June 8, 2013

2015           Galerie 1900-2000, Paris 
"Edda Renouf - Peintures: Fils enlevés, Fils ajoutés, Diagonales," 
10 June - 24 July 2015

 

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

1972           Yvon Lambert, Paris, France; “Actualité d’un Bilan"                                     

1973           Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France, “Eighth Paris Biennale"                                    

                   The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; “Recent Acquisitions”                                     

                   Städtische Kunsthalle, Düsseldorf, Germany; “Prospect 73 - Painters"                                              

                   Museum of Modern Art, Oxford, England; “Drawings"                      

1974           Westfälischer Kunstverein, Münster, Germany; “Geplante Malerei”                                    

                   Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium; “Print Show - Parasol Press"                                     

1975           Arc II, Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris; “Tendances Actuelles de la Nouvelle Peinture Américaine”

                   Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Holland; “Fundamental Painting”

                   Arts Council of Great Britain, London; “Prints Show- Parasol Press"

                   The Clocktower, Institute for Art and Urban Resources, NY; “Selections from the collection of Dorothy and Herb Vogel"

                   Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA; “Painting, Drawing and Sculpture of the 70’s and 60’s from the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection” (Exhibition travelled to the Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati: Dec. 1975 - Feb. 1976)

                   Mönchengladbach Museum, Mönchengladbach, Germany; “Prints Show - Parasol Press"

                   MTL Gallery, Brussels, Belgium; “Peintures”

                   X Jyvaskyla Arts Festival, Finland; “International Prints”

1976           Art Gallery of Toronto, Canada; “Prints Show - Parasol Press"                          

                   Daniel Weinberg Gallery, San Francisco, CA; “Group Show"                         

1977           The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York; “Extraordinary Women"                                            

                   The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI; “Works from the collection of Dorothy and Herbert Vogel"                             

                   Young Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL; “Sculpture, Paintings, Drawings"                                      

                   The Institute of Art and Urban Resources; P.S.1, Long Island City, NY; “Paintings ‘75, ‘76, ‘77”

                   Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; “Etchings of the Twentieth Century”

                   Joe and Emily Lowe Gallery, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse University; “Critics Choice: A Loan Exhibition of Contemporary Paintings"

                   Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris; “Trois Villes, Trois Collections”

                   The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; “American Drawn and Matched”

1978           The Art Institute of Chicago, Society for Contemporary Art, IL; “Drawings of the 70s”                                             

                   Pace Gallery, New York, NY; “GRIDS, Format and Image in 20th Century Art”                                           

                   UCSB Art Museum, University of California at Santa Barbara, CA; “Contemporary Drawing, New York”                                              

                   Lisson Gallery, London, England; “Group show”                                             

                   The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; “Recent Acquisitions”                                             

                   The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; “A Decade in Review: Selections from the 1970s”

1979          Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris; “Oeuvres Contemporaines des Collections Nationales: Accrochage #2”

                   H.H.K. Foundation for Contemporary Art, Milwaukee Art Center, WI;“Recent Acquisitions”                                               

                   Museum of Art, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC;  “Drawing about Drawing Today”                                               

                   The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York, “1979 Biennale Exhibition: Contemporary American Art”

1980           Associazione Italiana Gallerie Arte Contemporanea, Genoa, Italy; “Works on Paper”                                     

                   Leo Castelli Gallery, New York, NY; “Drawings”                                     

                   Young Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL; “Small Works, Drawings, Prints”                                    

                   Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA; “A Drawing Show”                                    

                   Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels, Belgium; “Foire Internationale d’Art Actuel”

1981           Blum Helman Gallery, New York, NY;  “Recent Paintings: Edda Renouf, Bruce Robbins, Hap Tivey, Craig Kauffman”       

                   Centre de Documentacio d’Art Actual, Metronoma, Barcelona, Spain, “International Exhibition: Artists Books”                        

                   Fruit Market Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland; “New Works of Contemporary Art and Music”

                   The High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; “Georgia Collects”

                   Ben Shahn Gallery, William Patterson College, Wayne, NJ, “Four by Seven from the Vogel Collection”

1982           The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; “Given & Promised (Recent Acquisitions)”                                     

                   Brainert Art Gallery, State University College of Arts and Science, Potsdam, NY, “The 20th Anniversary Exhibition of the Vogel Collection”; Exhibition travelled to: The Gallery of Art, University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA

                   Jeanne Laffitte, Marseille, France, “Yvon Lambert Présente 24 Artistes de sa Galerie"

1983           Queens Museum, Queens, NY; “Twentieth Century Art from The Metropolitan Museum of Art: Selected Recent Acquisitions”

                   Graeme Murray, Edinburgh, Scotland; “Art Works in the Collection of; On Loan; New Works                      

1984           Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens London, England; “At the Serpentine”                          

                   Graeme Murray, Edinburgh, Scotland; “From the Serpentine”

1985           Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne; Paris, France “Livres d’Artistes”                          

                   Christie’s, New York, NY; “Creative Time Benefit Art Show”

                   Ronald Greenberg Gallery, St. Louis, MO; “Group Show”                                     

                   Oscarsson Hood Gallery, New York, NY; “Abstract/Issues”                                   

                   Parasol Press, Sag Harbor, NY; “Group Show of Parasol Press”                                      

                   Galerie Denise René, Paris, France; “Les Femmes et l’Abstraction Constructive”                                     

                   The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; “Drawing Acquisitions 1981-1985”                                     

1986           The Tel Aviv Museum, Tel Aviv, Israel; “Trends in Geometric Abstract Art”

                   University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Department Art Galleries, AR,  “Drawings From the Collection of Dorothy and Herbert Vogel”; travelled: The University of Alabama Mood Gallery of Art; The Pennsylvania State University Museum of Art

                   Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL; “Selected Recent Acquisitions”

1987           Galerie Liesbeth Lips, Amsterdam, Holland; “New York Scene”                           

                   The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Lila Acheson Wallace Wing: 20th Century Art                       

1988           Blum Helman Gallery, New York, NY; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Benefit Art Sale “35th Anniversary of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company"

                   Museum Fridericianum, Kassel, Germany; “Schlaf der Vernunft”           

                   Martina Hamilton Gallery, New York, NY; “Works on Paper 1988”                         

                   Musée Cantini, Marseille, France; “L’Art Moderne à Marseille, La Collection du Musée Cantini”

                   Arnot Art Museum, Elmira, NY; “From The Collection of Dorothy and Herbert Vogel”; Exhibition travelled: Terra Museum of American Art, Chicago; Art Museum at Florida State University, Miami, FL

2013           Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT; "Many Things Placed Here and There: The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery;" August 23, 2013 - January 26, 2014

                   New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM;
 "50 Works for 50 States: New Mexico;" September 20, 2013 - April 13, 2014

                   Fleming Museum of Art, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT; "Dorothy and Herbert Vogel: Fifty Works for Fifty States;" September 3, 2013 - May 18, 2014

                  Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME; "Regarding the Forces of Nature: From Alma Thomas to Yayoi Kusama;" October 31, 2013 - February 9, 2014

                  CU Art Museum, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO;
"PAPER/product: Portfolios from the Polly and Mark Addison Collection;" September 6, 2013 - June 21, 2014

2014           Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME;
"It's What You Do With What You View:" Selections from the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art; June 27 - September 14, 2014

                  University of Alaska Museum of the North, Fairbanks, Alaska;
 "Vogel 50 x 50: States: Fifty Works for Alaska;"
 November 28, 2014 - Summer 2015

2015           Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Utah State University, Logan, Utah; "The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: 50 Works for 50 States;" March 19 - August 1, 2015

                  David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY; "Selections from the Kramarsky Collection;" May 2- June 20, 2015

                  Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY; "The True Form;" July 14 - August 14, 2015

                  Senior and Shopmaker Gallery, New York, NY; "Twelve Drawings: Bourgeois, Hesse, LeWitt, Molnar, Renouf, Smithson, Ufan;" September 10 - 26, 2015

 

 

Selected Public Collections

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

Australian National Gallery, Canberra, Australia

Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris

British Museum, London, England

Brooklyn Museum of American Art, Brooklyn, NY

Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée National d’Art Moderne, Paris, France

Centre de la Gravure et de l’Image imprimée, La Louvière, Belgium

Collection Lambert, Avignon, France

Corcoran Gallery, Washington, DC

Dallas Museum of Fine Art, Dallas, TX

FRAC, Pays de la Loire, Carquefou, France

Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, MN

Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN

Kemper Art Museum, Washington University, St. Louis, MO

Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Art, Helsinki, Finland

Louisiana Museum, Humlebaek, Denmark

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL

MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA

Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, IL

Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC    

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ

New York Public Library, New York, NY

Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany

Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel

University Art Museum at Berkeley, CA

Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY     

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT