Rene Garza, is a multidisciplinary artist that divides his time between New York City and Houston, TX. Garza spent over 15 years as a fashion and celebrity stylist traveling the world in a business ruled by visceral aesthetics. Having opened up an art studio and business in Texas, he is using his time there to create a body of work that reflects his long standing love of conceptual art. As an artist in many mediums, Garza notes his inspiration usually comes from travel, minimalism, geometry, dark Gothic and romanticism. Garza's work spans from mediums and materials to sizes. His acrylic on canvas works are heavy in texture and usually lie in the realm of dark moody abstraction in neutral tones. Garza's sculptures most often are comprised on found or up cycled materials that coincide to his work with local non profit Magpies & Peacocks' mission of sustainability. His largest site specific public art installation covered an entire buildings facade measuring 25ft x 100ft  and was meant to inspire calmness in our busy lives. After many years working in fashion, his debut return to art was an exhibition of a drawing of graphite on paper at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. 

 Highlights:

Solo exhibitions:

2021 Deconstructed Marfa, Texas

2014 "A Moment" Public Art Installation  Houston, Texas

Group exhibitions:

2018 Texas Contemporary Art Fair Houston, Texas

2018 Artisan Series HMAAC Houston Museum of African American Culture

2017 Off The Wall at Magpies & Peacocks Houston, Texas

2016 Found Underground at Magpies & Peacocks houston, Texas

2014 Artisan Series HMAAC Houston Museum of African American Culture

2014 Drawing at The Met The Metropolitan Museum of Art New York 

Residences:

2016 Artist in Residence Magpies & Peacocks Houston United States


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