Edda Renouf
American, born 1943
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Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions
2018
Master Drawings: Post-War & Contemporary,
Barbara Mathes Gallery
2017
Edda Renouf Visible Sounds,
Annely Juda Fine Art
2016
Edda Renouf: Sounds of Time,
Barbara Mathes Gallery

In speaking about her work, Edda Renouf explains that she works to reveal the abstract structures and intangible qualities dormant in her materials: “Materials speak to me and unexpected things happen. It is from a silent conversation between materials and imagination, from intuitive listening that the paintings and drawings are born.” Common subjects of Renouf’s works include the grain or weave of the paper or canvas with which she is working. She enhances these patterns by adding various layers of acrylic, oil pastel, and chalk, sometimes also adding incisions or sanding the surfaces of her pieces. The works’ titles are based on the time and place of their creation.