I document the most powerful force on the face of the earth by painting its derelict superstructures.
Renee McGinnis grew up on a farm in central Illinois and attended Illinois Wesleyan University, earning a BFA in 1984.
She continued with graduate work in sociology and anthropology at the University of Chicago.
Her work has been exhibited widely in Chicago and has also been shown in Germany, Australia, New York City, Washington D.C. and Baltimore, Md .
Her curatorial debut occurred when she launched “The Chicago Solution Show 2003″ with the late Ed Paschke as juror, then again in 2005 with Art Institute of Chicago Curator of contemporary Collections- James Rondeau. She received a *National Emmy Award for Design in Television 1991.
In 2002 she starred as herself in the Iranian-American film “American Burqa”screened at The Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, Illinois
She currently shows at Packer Schopf Gallery in Chicago.