ABOUT THE ARTIST

CURRICULUM (PDF)

Graduated in visual arts from Armando Álvares Penteado Foundation (FAAP) in 1980. She also studied drawing and painting at the same time at the studio of artists Carlos Alberto Fajardo and Dudi Maia Rosa. In the 80´s she produced prints with Brazilian Indian motifs for Arte Nativa Aplicada - ANA.
In the past six years the painting of Renata Tassinari has become a fertile field of research and innovation. The canvass, no longer a neutral element, became part of the work. The artist paints on the acrylic surface, which is usually part of the work´s frame in a more traditional approach. At the same time, she leaves the frame of certain areas of the canvass cover just a white sheet of paper. Where there should be the transparency of the protecting acrylic of a sheet of drawing paper there is, instead, the painting. Conversely, where we see the sheet of paper there is only the whiteness of the paper that transforms itself into color.
From the onset, the above procedures have unfolded into a series of works that would alternate the colors added to the acrylic and the framed whitness of the drawing sheets. In time, she began considering parts of the canvass as things - other things could be elements of the work as well. Wood of different colors and grooves and the inversion of the acrylic frame reverse has been her most recurring practice.
Color has always been a crucial element in the artists´s works. To apply color in a canvass and let the canvass inhabit the world with its colors would be a brief description of what Ms. Tassinari has been trying to pursue. By considering parts of her work as worldly and palpable things as well, more intimate relations between the world and the canvass emerge and a work/color/world trinomial becomes perceivable.

EDUCATION

1980 - Arts, Fundação Armando Álvares Penteado, FAAP, São Paulo.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012 - A Pintura na Caixa, Galeria Pilar, São Paulo.
2011 - A Pintura na Caixa, Lurixs Arte Contemporânea, São Paulo.
2009 - Entre Cores, Lurixs Arte Contemporânea, São Paulo.
2009 - Estúdio Buck, São Paulo.
2007 - Galeria Virgilio, São Paulo.
2007 - Galeria Matias Brotas, Vitória, Espírito Santo.

2005 - Galeria Virgilio, São Paulo.
2004 - Galeria de Arte Espaço Universitário/UFES, Vitória, Espírito Santo.

2003 - Centro Universitário Maria Antonia, São Paulo. 
2002 - Galeria Barô Senna, São Paulo.
1998 - Valú Oria Galeria de Arte, São Paulo.
1995 - Galeria Millan, São Paulo.
1993 - Galeria André Millan, São Paulo.

1989 - Galeria André Millan, São Paulo.

1989 - Centro Cultural São Paulo. São Paulo.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2013 - Carbono Galeria, “Cinéticos e Construtivos”, São Paulo.
2013 - SP Arte, Lurixs Arte Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro.
2013 - SP Arte, Galeria Pilar, São Paulo.
2013 - Galeria Pilar, São Paulo.
2013 - P/Arte, Galeria Pilar, São Paulo.
2012 - ArtRio, Lurixs Arte Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro.
2012 - SP Arte, Lurixs Arte Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro.
2012 - SP Arte, Galeria Pilar, São Paulo.
2012 - P/Arte, Galeria Pilar, São Paulo.
2011 - ArtRio, Lurixs Arte Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro.
2011 - SP Arte, Lurixs Arte Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro.
2011 - SP Arte, Estúdio Buck, São Paulo.
2009 - SP Arte, Lurixs Arte Contemporânea, Rio de Janeiro.
2009 - SP Arte, Estúdio Buck, São Paulo.
2008 - SP Arte, Anita Schwartz, Rio de Janeiro.
2007 - Pinta Art Fair New York, Galeria Virgílio.
2007 - SP Arte, Galeria Virgilio, São Paulo.
2006 - SP Arte, Galeria Virgílio, São Paulo.
2006 - BrazilianArt, Pavilhão da Bienal, São Paulo.
2006 - Arquivo Geral, Centro Helio Oiticica, Rio de Janeiro.
2005 - BR-2005, Galeria Virgílio, São Paulo.
2004 - BR-2004, Galeria Virgílio, São Paulo.
2002 - Galeria Baró Senna, São Paulo.
2000 - Galeria Baró Senna, São Paulo.
1999 - 1ª Mostra do Programa de Exposições 2000, Centro Cultural São Paulo, SP
1998 - MARP, Museu de Arte de Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo.
1994 - Pequenos Formatos, Valu Ória Galeria de Arte, São Paulo.
1993 - Galeria Millan, São Paulo.
1991 - Galeria Millan, São Paulo.
1991 - 13 Artistas Paulistas, Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro, RJ.
1990 - Escritório de Arte, Ribeirão Preto.
1989 - Projeto Macunaíma, Funarte, Rio de Janeiro.
1986 - Galeria Oscar Seráphico, Brasília, DF.
1985 - Pintura e Tal, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo, SP.
1985 - Destaque de Arte Contemporânea, Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

2011/2012 - Renata Tassinari, A Pintura na Caixa, Catálogo, Galeria Lurix, Rio de Janeiro.
2009 - Renata Tassinari - Rio de Janeiro, Francisco Alves.