Renée Stout
American, born 1958




Finding inspiration in African cultural roots, African-American traditions and contemporary issues, the Washington, D.C. artist creates sculpture, paintings, installations, drawings, photographs and prints. Born in Junction City, Kansas and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Stout received a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University.

Exhibitions with catalogs include “Renee Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman” (Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, College of Charleston,SC, 2013 and additional venues through 2016); “Readers, Advisors, and Storefront Churches” (Belger Arts Center and additional venues); “Dear Robert: I’ll Meet You at the Crossroads (University of California/Santa Barbara and additional venues); “Astonishment and Power” (Smithsonian National Museum of African Art).

Stout’s work is in the permanent collections of the Cleveland Art Museum, Dallas Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of Arts. Hirshhorn Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Minneapolis Institute of Art, National Gallery of Art, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Saint Louis Art Museum, Smithsonian American Art Museum, and numerous other institutions. Stout has received grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation and the Joan Mitchell Foundation and is a recipient of the Anonymous Was A Woman Award, the Driskell Prize from the High Museum (2011) and the Sondheim Prize from the Baltimore Art Museum (2012).

Zanatta Editions and the artist have collaborated on more than a dozen projects that have produced fifty editioned prints, photographs and neon sculpture. In addition to those projects, a selection of Stout’s unique works on paper, paintings and sculpture are represented by Joe Zanatta Contemporary Art.

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Renée Stout at work during the 2013 monotype sessions at Hand Graphics in Santa Fe.

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