Bio


I was born in Trinidad and raised in New York City. I attended Pratt Institute for a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting. My visual vocabulary leans toward abstraction but I enjoy illustration as well.  I live and work in Houston, Texas.


Artist Statement


As an urban interpretive painter and sculptor, I am intrigued by texture, sound, lines and atmosphere. I translate surroundings and locations as audio waves or sounds, personalities, and shapes.


I enjoy crossing art boundaries through mixed media, For example, I mix sumi ink and acrylic paint together, joining the properties of both media in my ink work. Or I use paper and acrylic as a papier-mâché texture to make a painting a crossover into sculpture. 


In my drawings, paintings and murals, some themes that interest me are: Aviation, the human form, conversations, music, traffic patterns, cityscapes, rock formations, astronomy, geographical maps and organic forms.


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Solo Shows

2019 - The Galaxy Wanderer, Dougherty Arts Center, Austin, TX (May 10 - June 8, 2019)


Group Shows
2019 - Contemporary Juried Show, Art Center Corpus Christi, Corpus Christi, TX (February 28 - March 30, 2019)
2019 - 53rd Annual National Drawing & Small Sculpture Show, Cain Art Gallery at Del Mar College, Corpus Christi, TX (February 15 - May 3, 2019)
2018 - Artist Village Silent Auction, Willow Waterhole Conservancy MusicFest, Houston, TX
2018 - The Crystal Ball Fundraiser and Silent Auction, Fresh Arts, Silver Street Studios, Houston, TX 
2017 - #TexasArtistsStrong Pop-up Exhibition and Fundraiser, Spring Street Studios, Houston, TX
2017 - Crossing Borders, Clamp Light Artist Studios & Gallery, San Antonio, TX (June 9 - June 30, 2017)
2017 - The Cat Art Show, Texas Art Asylum, Houston, TX (June 25 - 26, 2017)
2016 - City ArtWorks 2016 Teacher's Art Exhibition, Cloister Gallery, Houston, Tx (July 29 - August 16, 2016)
2016 - Visual Arts Alliance 33rd Juried Open Exhibition, BlueOrange Gallery, Houston, TX (June 15 - July 3, 2016)
2015-2016 - Debtfair, Art League Houston, Houston, TX (November 20, 2015 - January 11, 2016)

Civic Art Projects
2017 - "Voices of H-town" Mural, (located in City Hall at 901 Bagby Street) sponsored by The City of Houston Mayor’s    Office of Cultural Affairs,  Houston, TX (July 14, 2017-2018)
2016 - "Playtime" Traffic Box Mini Mural (located at Bellfort and Glen Loch Street near William P. Hobby International Airport), sponsored by The City of Houston, UP Art Studio and Houston Arts Alliance, Houston, TX
2016 - "Meditation" Installation, sponsored by Awakenings Movement, 4118 Fannin Art Studios, Houston, TX (September 30, 2016 - June 25, 2017)
2016 - "Yellow Rose Trio," Spotlight Houston by Lott Entertainment, Silent Auction Sculpture Donation, Warehouse Live, Houston, TX (July 30, 2016)
2016 - "The Hovercraft 3000" Traffic Box Mini Mural (located at Bellfort and Northdale Street near William P. Hobby International Airport), sponsored by The City of Houston, UP Art Studio and Houston Arts Alliance, Houston, TX
2014-2015 - "Houston Neighborhoods," permanent photography and text exhibition, (located in Student Center South  Meeting Rooms, Main Campus), University of Houston, Houston, TX  (2015 onwards)

Fairs and Pop Up Shows
2018 - Fresh Arts' Winter Holiday Art Market, Winter Street Studios, Houston, TX
2017 - Winter Wonderland Pop Up,  Pop Shop America and Parkway, Greenway Plaza, Houston, TX
2017 - Holiday Pop Up, Pop Shop America, The Plaza at Citywest Place, Houston, TX
2017 - Winter Wonderland Pop Up, Pop Shop America and Parkway, Post Oak Central, Houston, TX
2017 - Winter Wonderland Pop Up,  Pop Shop America and Parkway, San Felipe Plaza, Houston, TX
2017 - Fresh Arts' Winter Holiday Art Market, Winter Street Studios, Houston, TX
2017 - The Heart of Texas: Hurricane Disaster Relief Auction & Fundraiser, Laura Rathe Fine Art, Houston, TX 
2017 - (Summer) Heights Epicurean Farmers Market, Grace UMC Campus, Houston, TX
2016 (Fall)- Yart Sale, BLUEorange Contemporary Art Gallery, Houston TX
2016 - Fresh Arts' Winter Holiday Art Market, Winter Street Studios, Houston, TX
2016 - Art Pop Up, FOUND for the Home, Houston, TX
2016 (Spring) - Yart Sale, BLUEorange Contemporary Art Gallery, Houston TX
2015 - (Fall) Yart Sale, BLUEorange Contemporary Art Gallery, Houston TX

Workshops
2016 - Meditative Painting Teacher, Awakenings Movement, Houston, TX
2015 - Creativity Group Teacher, Awakenings Movement, Houston, TX

Experience
2016 - City ArtWorks, Art Teacher, Houston, TX
2013-2014 - Development and Membership Coordinator, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX
2012-2014 - Asher Gallery Associate, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Houston, TX
2010-2011 - Metalwork Sculpture Studio Assistant, Salvatore Romano’s Studio, New York, NY

Education
2010 - Bachelor's of Fine Arts in Painting, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Honors
2009 - Dean’s List, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

Press

Five Austin Artists We Discovered During West

https://artprofiler.com/five-austin-artists-we-discovered-during-west/


MGA LLP, MGA Is Not Your Stuffy Accountants: Meet Renee, Local Houston Artist

https://blog.mgallp.com/mga-is-not-your-stuffy-accountants-meet-renee-local-houston-artist?utm_source=hs_email&utm_medium=email&utm_content=70163224&_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8rYsehU9QFpMsrrWYWeq1T9PNfOuyf8VbT33uzLuTZRL3OpTnA_ZRQlo67kwwlZJBjEFZRWIOv7fTvrp6ic8mERdgyMw&_hsmi=70163224 


Houston Chronicle, "See all of Houston's 93 mini murals this summer" By Craig Hlavaty (Tuesday, June 14, 2016)
http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/See-all-of-Houston-s-93-mini-murals-this-summer-8104860.php#photo-10310309


​Houston Chronicle, "Houston looking for artists to create new murals around city" (Published Tuesday, June 27, 2017

http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Houston-looking-for-artists-to-create-new-murals-11251763.php#photo-10310167