Renato Orara

Renato Orara

Biography

Born in the Philippines. Lives and works in New York.

Solo/Two–person Exhibitions

2013
Renato Orara, Project space, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY

2009
Marked Bills, Project space, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY
Library Bookworks. exhibition/hidden installation. (Solo exhibition), Slab Gallery, Manila, Philippines

2007
An Iraq Memorial and other works. (Solo exhibition), Leo Fortuna Gallery, Hudson, NY

2006
Ten Thousand Things that Breathe, (Solo exhibition), Dominique Fiat Gallery, Paris, France

2005
OSP Gallery, (Two-person exhibition), Boston, MA

2004
Dedication/Association, (Two-person exhibition), Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

1999
Hosfelt Gallery, (Solo exhibition), San Francisco, CA

1998
Palo Alto Cultural Center, (Solo exhibition), Palo Alto, CA

1996
Asian Tour: Ten Thousand Things That Breathe, (Solo exhibition), Nielsen Hayes Library, Bangkok, Thailand;St. Luke's Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; and the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines

Group Exhibitions

2009
Thrice Upon a Time, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore
Trends in Paper Works, Gallery I, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

2008
Microwave six, Josée Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY
Oeuvres en Papier, Dominique Fiat Gallery. Paris, France

2007
From a Drawing Standpoint, Leo Fortuna Gallery, Hudson, NY
FIAC, Dominique Fiat Gallery, Paris, France
Aqua Art Fair, OSP Gallery, Miami, FL
Art Brussels, Dominique Fiat Gallery, Brussels, Belgium

2006
Moment by Moment, North Dakota Museum of Art, Grand Forks, ND
Starting at the Edge, Mushroom Arts, New York, NY

2005
September 11, 1973, Orchard Gallery, New York, NY
Amelie A. Wallace Gallery, SUNY The College of Old Westbury, Old Westbury, NY
Art Basel 2005, Andrea Rosen Gallery, Basel, Switzerland
Small Works. Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
L'intime, Behind Closed Doors, La Maison Rouge, Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Paris, France
Initial Encounters, curated by The Drawing Center, Arts Center of the Capital Region, Troy, NY
Intensive Care, Alon Segev Gallery, Tel–Aviv, Israel
On Paper, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY

2003
Meditation of the Hand, The Buddhism Project. Salena Gallery, LIU Brooklyn Campus, NY

2002
Taking Form, Gallery Joe, Philadelphia, PA
The Drawing Room, Travelling Gallery Autumn 2002 Tour, Scotland, UK
Realistic Means, Winter Selections, Drawing Center, New York, NY

1999
Chicago Art Fair. Hosfelt Gallery, Chicago, IL

Other Presentations

2013
On the Table, a do-it yourself program created in collaboration with The Drawing Center, New York, NY
Embodied Reasonableness and the Aesthetic Dimension of Experience, paper presented by Mara Buenaseda, Minding the Body Conference, CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY

2009
Library Bookworks, a hidden installation, 12 libraries throughout the Philippines
20x20x5, Pecha Kucha series, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
BookWorks, Lecture and installation. McNally Robinson Bookstore, New York, NY

2002
Corporate Collections, Deitch Projects, NY

2001
Flat Files, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Publications

2011
Tomorrow, Today: Contemporary Art from the Singapore Art Museum, 2009-2011 Catalogue, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore.

2009
Compass in Hand: Selections From the Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY.

2006
An Iraq Memorial. Exhibition catalogue with an essay by Luis Camnitzer. Leo Fortuna Gallery. Hudson, NY. Dec

2004
Initial Encounters. The Arts Center of the Capital Region. Troy, New York. March.

2002 Realistic Means. The Drawing Center's Drawing Papers. Vol. 28. New York. March.

1996
Ten Thousand Things That Breathe: The Ballpoint Pen Drawings of Renato Ortega. Korinsha Press & Co. Ltd., Kyoto, Japan.


Bibliography

2007
Belgique: Le rendes-vous des collectionneurs, Le Journal des Arts, May

2004
Pam Barrett–Fender, Crossing the Line, MetroLand, April, p. 31

Timothy Cahill, Exhibits Show Lines that Divide Drawing and Art. Times Union, NY, May

2003
Holland Cotter, Meditaton for the Hand, The New York Times, 19 September, p. E39

2002
Carina Evangelista, Renato: Ten Thousand Things that Breathe (The Drawing Center: Winter Selections 2002), ArtManila, Vol. 3, No. 9

Edward Sozanski. Ordinary Becomes Aesthetic. The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 11

Catherine Zoepf. Realistic Means. Contemporary, May, p. 102

1999
Reena Jana, Renato at Hosfelt Gallery. Asian Art News, July/August, p. 77

1998
Frank Cebulski, Renato at the Palo Alto Cultural Center, Artweek, December, p. 14

Jack Fisher, Tunnel Visions an Inspiration, San Jose Mercury News, November 1, p. 2G

1994
Naomi Coke, With a Ballpoint Pen and Paper Bag..., The Daily Yomiuri, Japan, June 2, p. 7

Lecomte, Stéphane. Renato Orara, Ten Thousand Things that Breathe. Paris Art. Paris, France

1996
Lourd Ernst deVeyra, Zen and the Art of Ballpoint Pen Meditation, Today. Philippines, April 14, p.4

Merwyn de Mello and Patrice Van Hyle, Ten Thousand Things That Breathe: Interview. Asia Focus, April 26, p. 8

Alice Guillermo, Art from a Ballpoint Pen. The Philippine Star. April 1, p. 18

Naomi Hosoda, Life in Ordinary Things: Ten Thousand Things in Ballpoint Pen Drawings. The Daily Manila Shimbun, April 17, p. 8

William Marazzi, Zen and the Art of Renato Ortega. Living in Thailand, April, p. 54

Jaime Biron Polo, Shading Ortega's Ballpoint Pen Drawings. The Evening Paper, Philippines, April 21, p. 19

Awards/Residencies

2005
The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowship Grant

1999 AT&T Art Fellowship Award
Djerassi Resident Artists Program

1998 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowship Grant
Ucross Foundation Artist Residency

Collections

The Cartin Collection, Hartford, CT
The Daled Collection, Brussels, Blegium
The Echavarria Collection, Colombia
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Houston, TX
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
RxArt, New York, NY
Singapore Art Museum

Press

microwave, six

Josée Bienvenu Press Release

The New Yorker

microwave, six