RESUME

René D. Shoemaker       PO Box 761 - Athens GA 30603 USA - 706.424.4739 - rene.shoemaker@gmail.com                    

Education

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

1971     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" w/ 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

2015     Hello Neighbor

            The Classic Center, 300 N Thomas St., Athens, GA

2015     40th Annual Lyndon House Juried Exhibit

    Lyndon House Art Center, 293 Hoyt Street, Athens GA

           *Merit Award received for “'Night Time, Auzances, Limosin, France'*

2015     Artists for Animals

            KAArtist Gallery, Athens, GA   

2015     Coffee Art Project - London

    London Coffee Festival, Old Truman Brewery, Brick Lane, London, UK

2015     Café Chilango

             82 rue de la Folie Mericourt, 75011 Paris, France

2015      In Bloom, Curated by Hope Hilton

     Ciné BarCafeCinema, 234 W Hancock Street, Athens, GA    

2015      Athens Voices USA - 2015

     The Dairy Barn Arts Center, 800 Dairy Lane, Athens, OH

2015      Athens Voices USA - 2015

     Arthur Butcher Gallery, Concord University, Athens, WV

2015      OCAF Annual Members Art Exhibition

             Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, 34 School Street, Watkinsville, Ga        

2014     Coffee Art Project - Paris

    Espace des Arts Sans Frontières, 44 rue Bouret, 75019  Paris, France

2014     Georgia Small Works

            Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, 34 School Street, Watkinsville, Ga

2014     Widening the Horizon : René Shoemaker & Suzanne Gernandt

            Aurum Studios, 125 E Clayton St, Athens, GA

2014     Athens Arcana

    Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, 160 Tracy Street, Athens, GA

2014     AAAC Art Crawl: Sunset & Shadows

    Athens Area Arts Council, Prince Avenue, Athens, GA

2014     39th Annual Lyndon House Juried Exhibit

    Lyndon House Art Center, 293 Hoyt Street, Athens GA

2013    Monroe Art Guild 18th Annual Winter Art Show

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

   Honorable Mention: "Kennedy Road Beaver Pond, Oconee County, Ga" silk painting

2013    38th Annual Lyndon House Juried Exhibit

   Lyndon House Art Center, 293 Hoyt Street, Athens GA

2013    A Common Thread 2013

           The Textile Center, 3000 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN

2013    Georgia Small Works

   Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, 34 School Street, Watkinsville, Ga

2013    ATHICA Pin-Up

   Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, 160 Tracy Street, Athens, GA

2013    OCAF Annual Members Art Exhibition

   Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, 34 School Street, Watkinsville, Ga

2012    ATHICA Pin-Up

   Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, 160 Tracy Street, Athens, GA

2012    Fine Art by UGA Alumni

           The NEST, Norcross Arts Alliance, 17 College Street, Norcross, GA

2012    Community

           ATHICA @ Ford, 4260 Atlanta Highway, Bogart, GA

2012    Georgia Small Works 2012

           Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, 34 School Street, Watkinsville, GA

2012    Drawing Studio Open House and Bug Wake

           Penland School of Crafts, 67 Doras Trail, Penland NC

2012    Spirit of the Land 2012 Invitational

           Athens Land Trust & Oconee River Land Trust, State Botanical Garden of GA, Athens, GA

2012    Southworks: 17th Annual National Juried Art Exhibition

           Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, 34 School Street, Watkinsville, GA

2011     Georgia Small Works 2011

           Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation, 34 School Street, Watkinsville, GA

2011     ATHICA Mystery Triennial

           Athens Institute for Contemporary Art, 160 Tracy Street, Athens, GA

2011     36th Annual Lyndon House Juried Exhibit

           Lyndon House Art Center, 293 Hoyt Street, Athens GA

           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

2010    Athens Above

           Ciné, 234 W Hancock Ave, Athens, GA, 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

2010     A Common Thread 2010

            The Textile Center, 3000 University Ave SE, Minneapolis, MN

2009    American Art Today

            The Bascom: A Center for the Visual Arts, Highlands, NC

2009    Members Invitational

            The Bascom: A Center for the Visual Arts, Highlands, NC

2009    The Cultural Landscape Foundation

             In collaboration with the American Society of Landscape Architecture conference, Chicago, IL

2009     Summer Members Show

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

             Honorable Mention: "YWCA Building - Facade, Athens, GA”

2008    33rd Annual Lyndon House Juried Exhibit

            Lyndon House Arts Center, 293 Hoyt Street, Athens, GA

2008    Spirit of the Land 2008 Invitational

            Athens Land Trust & Oconee River Land Trusts, State Botanical Garden of GA, Athens, GA

            Guest Curator: Rene D. Shoemaker

2007    32nd Annual Lyndon House Juried Exhibit

            Lyndon House, Athens, GA

2007    Spirit of the Land 2007 Invitational

            Athens and Oconee Land Trusts, State Botanical Garden of Georgia, Athens, GA

            Guest Curator: Rene D. Shoemaker

2006    Wedding Dress

            Hand dyed silk dupioni, in collaboration with Amy Bramblett and Claudia Bechet

            Athens, GA

2006    Perspectives of Travel

            Silks by Rene Shoemaker, landscape paintings by Philip Juras

            UGA Alumni Association Atlanta Alumni Center, 3333 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA

2005    Places / Non-Places

            Silks by Rene Shoemaker, landscape paintings by Philip Juras

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

2004    Dream Streets

            Silks by René Shoemaker, photographs by Barrie Collins

            Blue Sky, Athens, GA

2004    All Is Good

            Casablanca, Northampton, MA

2003    Shine On

            Mental Health Benefit Exhibit and Auction, The Globe, Athens, GA

2002    From Campus to Town

            Blue Sky, Athens, GA

2002    Windows

            Oconee County Arts Federation, Watkinsville, GA

2002    Self Portrait

            Clayton Street Gallery, Athens, GA

2002    Celebration of the Arts Invitational

            Classic Center, Athens, GA

2002    From the Heart

            Oconee County Arts Federation, Watkinsville, GA

2002    Shine On

            Mental Health Benefit Exhibit and Auction, The Globe, Athens, GA

2002    SED Annual

            SED Gallery, School of Environmental Design, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

2001     Radiant

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

2001     A Celebration of the Arts Invitational

            Classic Center, Athens, GA

2001     Quiet Conversations

             Big City, Athens, GA

2001     Artists for Preservation

            Athens-Clarke Heritage Foundation, Fire Hall #2, Athens, GA

2001     Athens Artists: A Celebration of Place

            Lyndon House Art Center, Athens GA

2000    Mental Health Benefit Exhibit

            Clayton Street Gallery, Athens, GA

2000    Mothers/Fathers/Sons & Daughters

            Clayton Street Gallery, Athens, GA

1999     Mental Health Benefit Exhibit

            The Globe, Athens, GA

1999     Cortona Faculty Exhibition

            Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

1998     Mostra!

            University of Georgia, Cortona Studies Abroad, Cortona, Italy