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René D. Shoemaker       

PO Box 761 - Athens GA 30603 USA  |  0 Juchefaux - St. Maixant 23200 France  

706.424.4739  |  rene.shoemaker@gmail.com                    

 

Education

1993    Master of Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

1981     Bachelor of Fine Arts, focus in Fabric Design, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

2012    Penland School of Crafts, Penland NC, Scholarship, "Drawing: Points of Departure" with Susan Goethel Campbell

2006   Appalachian Center for the Arts, "Layers of Color, Layers of Meaning" with Suzanne Gernandt

 

Instruction/Teaching

2015    Silk Painting Workshop. Columbus State University, Columbus, GA

2014    Linoleum Print Workshop, Chilango, Paris, France

2012    Silk Painting Workshop, The Loft, Athens, GA

2012    Indigo Dyeing Workshop, CCP Studio, Arnoldsville, GA

2012    Shibori Workshop, ARROW, Athens, GA

2011     Silk Painting Workshop, The Loft, Athens, GA

2011     Dyeing Workshop, ARROW, Athens, GA

 

Commissioned site specific installations

2015     Discovering the Chattahoochee Valley, Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA

2012     Passages II, Ramsey Student Center, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

2007    Passages, Ramsey Student Center, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

2006    Succession, Heyward Allen Toyota, Athens, GA

2004    Kind Words Rising, Ramsey Student Center, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

 

Solo Exhibitions

2015   Un Café, S’il Vous Plaît - 18th

    Café Lomi, 3 ter Rue Marcadet, 75018 Paris, France

2015     Discovering the Chattahoochee Valley

    Columbus Museum, Columbus, GA

2014     Un Café, S’il Vous Plaît

    La Caféothèque de Paris, 52, rue de l’Hotel-de-Ville, 75004 Paris, France

2014     Coffee & the Café Experience at Home & Abroad

    The Grit, 199 Prince Ave, Athens, GA

2013     Coffee!..it’s the experience

    Hendershot’s, 237 Prince Avenue, Athens, GA

2010     Village Details: A walk from the West to the East Village, and what I saw along the way

    Shade, 241 Sullivan St, New York City

2010     Discovering Monroe

            Monroe Art Guild, 205 South Broad St, Monroe, GA

2009    Orr2: Interpreting the Legacy - an artistic interpretation of Fred J. Orr's architecture

    Circle Gallery, College of Environment & Design, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

2005    Other Places

    The Last Resort, 174 W Clayton St, Athens, GA

2004    Rediscovering the Neighborhood

            Shade, 241 Sullivan St, New York City

2004    The Other Side of Athens

            Aurum Studios, 125 E Clayton St, Athens, GA

2003    Observations - the Architecture of Downtown Watkinsville

    Watkinsville Public Library, 1080 Experiment Station Road, Watkinsville, GA

2002    From Here to There

            Clayton Street Gallery, 351 E Clayton Street, Athens, GA

2001     Ethereal Spaces – (1st solo gallery exhibit)

            Clayton Street Gallery, 351 E Clayton Street, Athens, GA

 

Select Group Exhibitions

2019     Call & Response :  Judy Bales & René Shoemaker
Lyndon House Art Center, Athens, GA USA

2015    Hello Neighbor
The Classic Center, Athens, GA USA

2015     40th Annual Lyndon House Juried Exhibit
Lyndon House Art Center, Athens, GA USA
*Merit Award received for “'Night Time, Auzances, Limosin, France'*

2015    The Cultural Landscape Foundation Art
 In collaboration with the American Society of Landscape Architecture conference, Chicago, IL USA

2015     Artists for Animals
KAArtist Gallery, Athens, GA, USA   

2015     Coffee Art Project - London
London Coffee Festival, London, UK

2015     Café Chilango
Paris, France

2015      In Bloom, Curated by Hope Hilton
Ciné BarCafeCinema, Athens, GA USA 

2015      Athens Voices USA - 2015
The Dairy Barn Arts Center, Athens, OH USA

2015      Athens Voices USA - 2015
Arthur Butcher Gallery, Concord University, Athens, WV  USA

2015      OCAF Annual Members Art Exhibition
Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Watkinsville, Ga  USA

2014     Coffee Art Project - Paris
Espace des Arts Sans Frontières, Paris, France

2014     Georgia Small Works
Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Watkinsville, GA USA

2014     Widening the Horizon : René Shoemaker & Suzanne Gernandt
Aurum Studios, Athens, GA USA

2014     Athens Arcana
Athens Institute for Contemporary Art,  Athens, GA USA

2014      Sunset & Shadows
Athens Area Arts Council, Athens, GA USA

2014     39th Annual Lyndon House Juried Exhibit
Lyndon House Art Center, Athens, GA USA

2013     Monroe Art Guild 18th Annual Winter Art Show
Monroe Art Guild, Monroe, GA USA
Honorable Mention: "Kennedy Road Beaver Pond, Oconee County, Ga" silk painting

2013     38th Annual Lyndon House Juried Exhibit
Lyndon House Art Center, Athens, GA USA

2013    A Common Thread 2013
The Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN USA

2013     Georgia Small Works
Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Watkinsville, GA USA

2013     ATHICA Pin-Up 2013
Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Athens, GA USA

2013     OCAF Annual Members Art Exhibition
Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Watkinsville, GA USA

2012    ATHICA Pin-Up 2012
Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Athens, GA USA

2012    Fine Art by UGA Alumni
The NEST, Norcross Arts Alliance, Norcross, GA USA

2012    Community
ATHICA@Ford, Bogart, GA USA

2012    Georgia Small Works 2012
Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Watkinsville, GA USA

2012    Drawing Studio Open House and Bug Wake
Penland School of Crafts, Penland NC USA

2012    Spirit of the Land 2012 Invitational
Athens Land Trust & Oconee River Land Trust, State Botanical Garden of GA, Athens, GA USA

2012    Southworks: 17th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition
Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Watkinsville, GA USA

2011     Georgia Small Works 2011
Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, Watkinsville, GA USA

2011     ATHICA Mystery Triennial
Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, Athens, GA USA

2011     36th Annual Lyndon House Juried Exhibit
Lyndon House Art Center, Athens GA USA
Honorable Mention: "YWCA Building, Hancock & Pulaski" layered silk painting 

2010    How It Never Ends: CED Emeriti Faculty Share Their Recent Work
Circle Gallery, College of Environment & Design, University of Georgia, Athens, GA USA

2010    Athens Above
Ciné, Athens, GA, USA
exhibited with the Threads exhibit and the Athens Clarke Heritage Foundation symposium “Look at That!”

2010    35th Annual Lyndon House Juried Exhibit
Lyndon House Arts Center, 293 Hoyt Street, Athens, GA USA

2010     A Common Thread 2010
The Textile Center, Minneapolis, MN USA

2009    American Art Today
The Bascom: A Center for the Visual Arts, Highlands, NC USA

2009    Members Invitational
The Bascom: A Center for the Visual Arts, Highlands, NC USA

2009    The Cultural Landscape Foundation Art
In collaboration with the American Society of Landscape Architecture conference, Chicago, IL USA

2009     Summer Members Show
Monroe Art Guild, Monroe, GA USA
Honorable Mention: "YWCA Building - Facade, Athens, GA”

2008    33rd Annual Lyndon House Juried Exhibit
Lyndon House Arts Center, Athens, GA USA

2008    Spirit of the Land 2008 Invitational
Athens Land Trust & Oconee River Land Trusts, State Botanical Garden of GA, Athens, GA USA
Guest Curator: Rene D. Shoemaker

2007    32nd Annual Lyndon House Juried Exhibit
Lyndon House, Athens, GA USA

2007    Spirit of the Land 2007 Invitational
Athens and Oconee Land Trusts, State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Athens, GA USA
Guest Curator: Rene D. Shoemaker

2006    Wedding Dress
Hand-dyed silk dupioni, in collaboration with Amy Bramblett and Claudia Bechet
Athens, GA USA

2006    Perspectives of Travel: Silks by Rene Shoemaker, landscape paintings by Philip Juras
UGA Alumni Association Atlanta Alumni Center, Atlanta, GA USA

2005    Places / Non-Places: Silks by Rene Shoemaker, landscape paintings by Philip Juras
 Circle Gallery, College of Environment & Design, University of Georgia, Athens, GA USA

2004    Dream Streets: Silks by René Shoemaker, photographs by Barrie Collins
Blue Sky, Athens, GA USA

2004    All Is Good
Casablanca, Northampton, MA USA

2003    Shine On
Mental Health Benefit Exhibit and Auction, The Globe, Athens, GA USA

2002    From Campus to Town
Blue Sky, Athens, GA USA

2002    Windows
Oconee County Arts Federation, Watkinsville, GA USA

2002    Self Portrait
Clayton Street Gallery, Athens, GA USA

2002    Celebration of the Arts Invitational
Classic Center, Athens, GA USA

2002    From the Heart
Oconee County Arts Federation, Watkinsville, GA USA

2002    Shine On
Mental Health Benefit Exhibit and Auction, The Globe, Athens, GA USA

2002    SED Annual
SED Gallery, School of Environmental Design, University of Georgia, Athens, GA USA

2001     Radiant
Mental Health Benefit Exhibit and Auction, Clayton Street Gallery, Athens, GA USA

2001     A Celebration of the Arts Invitational
Classic Center, Athens, GA USA

2001     Quiet Conversations
Big City, Athens, GA USA

2001     Artists for Preservation
Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, Fire Hall #2, Athens, GA USA

2001     Athens Artists: A Celebration of Place
Lyndon House Art Center, Athens GA USA

2000    Mental Health Benefit Exhibit
Clayton Street Gallery, Athens, GA USA

2000    Mothers/Fathers/Sons & Daughters
Clayton Street Gallery, Athens, GA USA

1999     Mental Health Benefit Exhibit 
The Globe, Athens, GA USA

1999     Cortona Faculty Exhibition
Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA USA

1998     Mostra!
University of Georgia Cortona Studies Abroad, Cortona, Italy