Born in 1994, Renata Berdes joined the Arts of Life in 2014. Medical Equipment, bathrooms, storm doors, things commonly interpreted as unsavory or pedestrian, are precisely that which fascinate Renata.
“I like the rails because I like them. I like the smoothness of the parts, the curve of the rail, the lines.”
She pursues these themes with an unwavering commitment to the vision manifested in her mind. The reverence she holds for these themes is evident in her artistic outcomes.
Thoughtful forms emerge in a sculptural practice that is abound with sensory detail. Touch is also tangible in her two dimensional works as she relates the feel of a smoothly curved bed rail or a slick pane of glass. Using a variety of mediums to manifest her expression, Renata delivers with confidence and honesty, engaging viewers through her own vulnerability.
7th Annual Square Foot Show
OPEN Gallery, Glenview, IL - 2018
The Waisman Foundation, Madison, WI - 2017
Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL - 2017