The work of Reneé Lawter has taken a direction in environmental conservation and preservation, using her characters to deliver these crucial messages. Reneé is known for distinct characters with crooked smiles that welcome the viewer into a world both foreign and familiar. Her use of sepia tones lure the viewer to take a more serious look at these cuddly creatures, who convey her wit and message within each piece. The subject matter exposes the wastefulness of our consumer culture, yet delivers it's meaning in small bite size portions. Playful characters charm the viewer into thought with each global issue that is addressed. She uses her uncanny ability to present thought-provoking messages through imagery, so that you can't help but to empathize with these loveable creatures.
Renee studied Fine Arts at Keystone College in Pennsylvania where she developed her creative skills with many types of mediums, including bronze casting, photography, arc welding, pottery, life drawing, and oil painting. She then proceeded to The Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC where she received a BA in TOY Design, graduating with honors. She began her career at Tyco Toys just outside of Philadelphia, PA. The long cold winters pushed Renee to the West Coast for some sunshine at MATTEL Toys in 1996, where she designed plush toys and various product lines for Disney and Pixar properties. Three years later she decided it was time for a change and entered the fashion industry creating designs for the Raver/Club scene and project managing special events for the company. In 1999, she founded EYERUS PROPAGANDA, INC visual communications studio with her 2 partners whom she's known since college - splitting time just like a classic Gemini running Eyerus by day and creating art by moonlight in her home studio.
Renee's work has been exhibited in Southern California, Tokyo, Berlin, at the ESPN XGames, and with V Foundation and Global Inheritance Org.