René Romero Schuler is one of the most important and well-collected contemporary artists to emerge out of the Midwest. Now living in both Chicago, IL and Carmel, CA, this artist is creating powerful images of strength and vulnerability that speak to the heart of the human condition: love, sorrow, solitude, and heartbreak; yet, through these depictions of difficult subjects, she inspires her viewers with hope, fortitude, and ultimately, enduring strength. The figures René captures are equal parts self-portraiture and portraits of the range of human emotions that she has experienced. Her approach is personal yet universal, and essentially intimate. The work is visually and emotionally affecting, powerfully reveals her appreciation for the struggle and triumph of the human condition, and speaks to global and societal issues that she feels strongly about.
René’s work is in the permanent collections of The Union League Club of Chicago, Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) in Chicago, Coral Springs Museum of Art, and St. Thomas University Museum of Art – Sardiñas Gallery in Miami. Her work is in public and private collections around the world, has been exhibited during Art Basel Miami annually since 2011, and exhibited internationally in Paris, Rome, Paxos, Singapore, and Beirut.
A book, René Romero Schuler: Life and Works, showcasing images of the artist’s thick impastos and striking figural canvases in addition to providing readers a look into her artistic process, was released in 2013. A new book, simply titled René Romero Schuler, was released in August 2016.