Renata Schwebel




I tend to work in cycles, using metal, wood and clay, but always returning to welded metals (either stainless steel or aluminum).  Most of my sculpture is in the hard-edge non-objective mode, but every so often the wish for humor evokes abstracted figurative work.  With the exception of bronze casting, I have in the past preferred to do all the actual construction myself.  I find that the feel of the material and the handling of tools is as much a part of the joy of sculpture as the originating of ideas.  But one grows older, and, in more recent years, I have used the assistance of foundries in the fabricating of works over 6 feet in size.


EDUCATION : B.A., Sculpture, Antioch College; M.F.A., Sculpture, Columbia University;  Art Students League

SELECTED INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS : Greenwich Art Barn, Greenwich, CT; Sculpture Center, New York City; New Rochelle Library Gallery, New Rochelle, NY;  Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY;  Katonah Gallery, Outdoor Installations, Katonah, NY;  Berman/Daferner Gallery, New York City, NY; Carriage Barn, New Canaan, CT

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS : Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT;  Bergen County Museum, NJ;  Stamford Museum, CT;  Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, NY (2);  Silvermine Guild Art of the Northeast, New Canaan,CT (5);  New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT;  Traveling Exhibition throughout Egypt & Israel;  Grounds for Sculpture. Hamilton. NJ; Kyoto; (Japan) Gallery;  Chesterwood Museum, Stockbridge, MA;  Enskilda Gallery, Stockholm, Sweden; Governors Island, NY;  Westport Art Center, CT;  Cast Iron Gallery, NYC (2),  etc.

SELECTED PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COLLECTIONS : American Airlines, Irvine, CA;  Colt Industries, New York, NY;  Columbia University, New York, NY;  Comcraft Industries, Nairobi, Kenya;  Heinrich Gruber Haus, Berlin, Germany; Housatonic Museum, Bridgeport, CT; Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art, Auburn, AL;  Museum of Foreign Art, Sofia, Bulgaria;  Southwest Bell Telephone Company, Houston, TX, etc.