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Renee McGinnis

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Strange Cargo of the Stricken Liner, 2010 Oil on Panel 31x61in. © yes
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Battersea Power Palace , 2007 Oil , 23k Gold Lf. Sold © Renee Mcginnis
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Dzine Intervention After the Unified Field Theory , 2010 Oil on Panel 30 X 78” © Courtesy of the artist and Spertus
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Fire in the Belly of the Stricken Marquessa, 2011 Oil on Linen 41x85in.
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Unified Field Theory #2, 2010 Oil on Panel 30x54in.
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Asphyxiation of the USS Princess, 2012 Oil on Panel 48in. Diameter © Renee McGinnis
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USS Marquee, 2013 Oil 24 K Gold Lf. 39x 70in. © Renee McGinnis
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Dubai 1 and 2, 2009 Oil on Panel 35x 122 In. © Renee McGinnis
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© Courtesy of the artist and Packer Schopf Gallery
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Central Illinois
Birth year
1962
Lives in
Chicago
Works in
Chicago
Schools
Illinois Wesleyan University, 1984, BFA
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Representing galleries
Packer Schopf
Tags
derelict superstructures realism, landscape, surrealism, modern
Statement

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.  

www.reneemcginnis.com