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Rhenda C. Saporito has lived more than half her life in New Orleans, and studied color theory, abstract painting, life drawing and sculpture at the New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts. Her studies have concentrated on abstract expressionist artist including Diebenkorn, DeKooning, Rauschenberg and Joan Mitchell. She has participated in workshops with several internationally known artists.

The intuitive application of mixed media on canvas and paper is her primary focus. Many times a painting takes its own turn into chaos and she must paint out of the chaos.

The pastel series is inspired by the 2010 Joan Mitchell exhibit in New Orleans.

Rhenda lives and works in Metairie, Louisiana and Pass Christian, Mississippi.

Solo / Group Exhibitions

2014
Artmelt Juried Show - Capital Park Museum, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Masur Museum 51st Juried Art Show, Monroe, Louisiana
St. Jude Dream Home, Monroe, Louisiana 3/2014-5/2014
Country Day Art Auction 4/2014
New Orleans Museum of Art benefit auction- Art in Bloom

2013
Mid City Art Show, Group Art Show - Nov 2, 2013
New Orleans Museum of Art benefit auction - Art in Bloom

2012
Spring for Art -Studio MV, Covington, April 21, 2012 - Solo Show
New Orleans Museum of Art benefit auction - Art in Bloom

2011
New Orleans Museum of Art benefit auction - Art in Bloom

2011
New Orleans Museum of Art benefit auction - Art in Bloom

2010
NOMA Art in Bloom

2009
NOMA Art in Bloom

2008
NOMA Art in Bloom

2005
NOMA Art in Bloom
Contemporary Arts Center “Postcards from the Edge”
Arthur Roger Gallery in conjunction with Kid smart “Hot Off the Press”

2004
Evans Gallery, Group Show, New Orleans
Louise Day Nursery Art Studio- Open Studio

1988-2004
New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts, Student Show- Painting and Sculpture

Publications

2014
Bayou Life Magazine – The Dream Home

2013
The Scout Guide – New Orleans , Vol 1
Inside Northside Magazine - Rustic Refined – July-August 2013

Awards

2014
Master Series Residency with Steven Aimone, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Corporate Collections

Leake & Andersson, LLC., New Orleans
Superior Energy, New Orleans

Private Collections

Atlanta, Ga
Aspen, Co
Dallas, Texas
Houston, Texas
Los Angeles, Ca
Nashville, Tn.
New Orleans, La
Orange Beach, Al
Sun Valley, Idaho
Shreveport, La



 

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