Offsite Gallery exhibiting artist December 7, 2018 – January 19, 2019 “Knotworks”, a joint exhibition with Jorge Benitez

Reni Gower retired in 2018 as a Professor in the Painting and Printmaking Department at VA Commonwealth University. Her artwork has been showcased at international and national venues for over 30 years. In 2014, she was the recipient of three awards for outstanding teaching that include the College Art Association’s Distinguished Teacher of Art Award, Va. Commonwealth University’s Distinguished teaching award and VCU Arts Distinguished Achievement in Teaching Award. In addition to her teaching and painting practice, she curates award winning traveling exhibitions. Her work is represented in various collections including the Library of Congress Print Collection, Pleasant Co./Mattel Inc., the American Embassies in Lima, Peru and Osaka, Japan, Media General, Inc. and the Federal Reserve Bank. Reni holds a Masters of Fine Arts degree from Syracuse University, a Master of Arts degree from University of Minnesota-Duluth, and a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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