By communicating through both figurative and abstract sculpture, Renate strives to engage her audience in an emotionally intimate expression of life. Although a graduate of The Ohio State University School of Journalism, Renate believes the visual and tactile impact of sculpture on the psyche supersedes the written word.
Renate has over 30 years of experience in all phases of the bronze casting process. She has studied at The Columbus College of Art and Design; Johnson’s Atelier, Columbia University, and with patina expert, Ron Young owner of Sculpt Nouveau.
Through the Greater Columbus Arts Council Artist-in-Schools program, Renate has worked with hundreds of students to create unique bronze installations at Jones Middle School, New Albany High School, and High Point Elementary, to name a few.
Renate’s work can be found in both private and public collections across America. “The Garden of Peace “ at St. Mary’s Church is home to a life size Madonna and baby Jesus, as well as Mrs. Plank. “Cultivating Beauty,” located at the New Albany Community Gardens, is the first piece of public art for the City of New Albany, Ohio. Two life size sculptures of Aviatrix Jerrie Mock are located at John Glenn International Airport, as well as The Works Museum in Newark, Ohio. The Columbus Foundation presents the maquette of Jerrie Mock annually as the “Spirit of Columbus Award “ to local public figures. Renate’s most celebrated sculpture, “Brutus on a Bench, “ is located at The Ohio State University Student Union.
City of New Albany, Community Garden ; St. Mary’s Churh, “Garden of Peace,” German Village,Ohio
Church of the Resurrection, New Albany, Ohio; John Glenn International Airport;The Works Museum, Newark, Ohio; The Ohio State University; The Herb Society of America; Wendy’s International; Charity Newsies; The Museum of Women in the Arts; The White House, Washington, D.C.