Award Winners / Artist Profile

About the Artist

As the recent recipient of her first residency award at Jentel, Renee Adams (Thorp) will be traveling to Wyoming in mid-January to spend one month focusing entirely on the creation of new work. She will use her 2011 funding GAP funding to cover her travel expenses to and from the location of the residency, shipping expenses for sending supplies there and artwork back home, and some funds to assist with the loss of work income while she is away. 

Renee received a 2008 GAP to create new work for upcoming exhibitions at Swarm Gallery in Oakland, Punch Gallery in Seattle, and the Kirkland Arts Center. Over the past several years, Renee has been developing a series of biologically inspired, mixed-media sculptures. The sculptures, often-depicting plant/animal hybrids, draw inspiration from German biologist Ernst Haeckel. “These works question society’s ideals of beauty while considering our manipulation of nature and ourselves for personal pleasure or gain.”

Renee also received a 2000 GAP.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.