Renée Bouchard
Renée Bouchard (b. 1976) grew up in a small village in New Hampshire where she attended the Phoebe Flory Watercolor School as a teenager. As an adolescent she regularly visited her father in Bennington and fondly remembers encountering Grandma Moses’ paintings at the Bennington Museum. She later attended the Cleveland Institute of Art and graduated from the Maine College of Art (MECA) in 1999. She lives and works in Bennington, VT.
Recently, Bouchard has been honored with a solo exhibition at the Governor’s Gallery in Vermont’s State House, summer 2016, and in the spring of 2017 she will be Southern Vermont College’s Visiting Artist in Residence.
In 2014 Bouchard received the MECA Emerging Artist Award from Down East magazine, which included one of her paintings on their 60th anniversary cover, and MECA was the beneficiary of $10,000 in her name.
Bouchard has received many other honors and awards from institutions such as Burlington City Arts, the Vermont Arts Council, The Lab School/Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, the Center for Maine Contemporary Art, the Cooper Union, and Kate Millett’s Women’s Art Colony Farm. Her paintings have received recognition from Janet Bishop, curator at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and Stephan Phillips of the Phillips Collection in Washington D.C and been published in Folk Art Messenger and Art New England.
Bouchard has discussed her artistic practice at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Union College, University of Southern Maine, the ICA at the Maine College of Art, the Learning Disabilities Association of America, and most recently at Big Town Gallery’s conversation exploring questions of life, work, family and creativity.
 
Renée Bouchard
105 Imperial Avenue Bennington VT 05201 802‐733‐7651
www.renee-bouchard.com renee@renee‐bouchard.com
Renée Bouchard will be having a solo exhibit of her abstract representational oil and watercolor paintings on canvas and paper: Kaleidoscopic Pathos at the Governor’s Gallery in Montpelier opening July __ and running through September 2016. She is a recent Barbara Smail Grant nominee from the Burlington City Arts, and in 2008 received a Creation Grant from the Vermont Arts Council. Renée has received other grants, awards, and residencies from institutions such as the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, the Philips Collections, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Cooper Union, the Kate Millett Art Colony, the Vermont Studio Center and the Montana Artist’s Refuge.
Her other solo exhibits were at venues including the Bennington Museum, Southern Vermont College’s Burgdorff Gallery, McDaris Fine Art in Hudson NY, the Kirkland Art Center, and the Hay Gallery in Portland, ME. Her work has also been featured in group exhibits at Big Town Gallery in Rochester, VT; Gallery 51 in North Adams, MA; Storefront Artists Projects in Pittsfield, MA; U Mass Amherst; the former Aucocsisco Gallery in Portland, ME; and at the Maine Center for Contemporary Art.
In 2014 Bouchard received the Emerging Artist Award by Down East magazine which included her painting Burnt and White heads, Monhegan Island on the cover. She named MECA as beneficiary of the $10,000 prize. Recently, Bouchard’s work was featured in a Folk Art Messenger article "Inside the Outside: Reconsidering Our Views About Art" by Tony Gengarelly, PhD. In 2011, Bouchard’s work at Towle Hill Studio was reviewed in Art New England.
She has lectured on her artistic practice at MCLA, Union College, University of Southern Maine, the ICA at the Maine College of Art, the Bennington Museum, the Learning Disabilities Association of America, and most recently in Big Town Gallery’s conversation exploring questions of life, work, family and creativity.
Renée is involved in the Jessica Park Project, and has spent three years on the teacher’s advisory committee at Kidspace at MASS MoCA.
Bouchard was born in 1976 and grew up in a small village in New Hampshire where she attended the Phoebe Flory Watercolor School. She later attended the Cleveland Institute of Art and graduated from MECA in 1999. She lives and works in Bennington, VT.
 
Renée Bouchard
105 Imperial Avenue Bennington VT 05201 802‐733‐7651
www.renee-bouchard.com renee@renee‐bouchard.com