We are excited to have Rene Culler, our speaker for this month! Please see Rene's bio below and visit her website at: www.reneculler.com/wp
ALSO....We will be handing out 12x12 gallery wrapped canvases and present the photograph we will be using for our Collaborative Project, at Sundays meeting! You will also be assigned & given a two inch square of a portion of the photo that you will use as a reference to complete your canvas. If you are interested in participating, but cannot make Sundays meeting, please ask a friend to pick up a canvas and photo or contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org to participate in the project!
Rene Culler bio:
Rene Culler arrived in Mobile in 2010 as founder of the Glass Arts Program where she is coordinator, at the University of South Alabama. She has since shown her work at the Mobile Museum of Art in a one person exhibition, in the "Southern Abstraction" exhibition and the juried “Art of the Mardi Gras” exhibition.
Culler’s work can be seen in the permanent collections of the Mobile Museum of Art, the Corning Museum of Glass, and the American Museum of Art, the Smithsonian in Washington DC; her work is on permanent display at the Luce Center. Internationally, her work is collected by MAVA: National Museum of Glass in Spain, the Glass Furnace in Istanbul, and Namseoul University in South Korea. Culler’s work in glass is included in numerous corporate collections throughout the US, including the Cleveland Clinic, Robert Woods Johnson Hospital, and Forest City Enterprises. She has produced commissions annually for fifteen years for the Cleveland Orchestra, Cleveland, Ohio.
Culler’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States in over 65 peer reviewed exhibitions, and invitationals, within the past two years.
In addition to teaching at the University of South Alabama as the Glass Program Coordinator, Rene Culler has taught at Kent State University as Interim Director of the Glass Program, the Cleveland Institute of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, UrbanGlass in NYC, The Fundacio Centro del Vidre in Barcelona, Spain, and the Glass Furnace in Istanbul.
Rene Culler was awarded a Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship and traveled to South Korea in 2012. Her solo exhibition, "Fire and Earth: Han Kook Sketches" was held at Namseoul University's Gallery Iang in Seoul.
Rene Culler is the author of the book, Glass Art from the Kiln. She is working on a second book for Schiffer Publishers: “Imagery in Glass.”
Culler is a grateful recipient of a 2018 Fellowship Grant from the Alabama Arts Council.