Posted on August 10, 2017 in Cemetery Design Community Seven Stones
My sculptures are created in bronze, stone and fiberglass. I work with the human figure as my subject matter. I call the work Figurative Impression, using elements and principles of design and a style based in the art history of the early 1900s. This style allows me to create the human figure in a new point of view or impression.
I enjoy communicating my visual impressions of our world through materials. I am addicted to the creative process and the art of making. I never tire of exploring new combinations of art elements and art principles with materials in my works of art. Through this process I learn more about myself and the world we live in. The creative process continually challenges who I am and how I do things. Design exploration, quality craftsmanship and the quest for the new drive me. When I can breathe a vision into materials, I get to watch it take on a life of its own. This is what being an artist is for me.
Reno attended the University of Northern Colorado and received a B.A in Fine Arts and Arts Education. While at the University he attended the first exchange program with the Academy of Fine Art in Florence, Italy at the La Poggerinna campus. This experience had a profound influence on his artwork.
Reno began his professional art career by producing custom jewelry art for clients as well as developing a small body of designer jewelry to sell to galleries and at trade shows.
He started creating sculpture professionally after attending the first Marble/Marble Workshop/Symposium in Marble Colorado hosted by the by the Art Students League of Denver. As he continued his education he learned the Italian method of stone carving in Pietrassanta, Italy. Reno also worked in a foundry to learn the art of working in bronze and other metals.
Reno is currently working on new bodies of artwork. He is creating jewelry called Reno Rings. In sculpture he is working on new Dancers and large scale pieces in fiberglass.
His work is seen in many private collections here in the US and abroad. Reno’s work is shown in both public art and private collections.
Bronze: 64″ x 15″ x 15″