Metalsmith, Sculpture, Installation Artist, Designer and Builder
René’s emphasis is sculpture and metalsmithing. She merges unique materials and methods and has developed some unconventional techniques while exploring merging organic materials with glass, concrete, metal and more. Her sculptures range in size from 1 inch to 6 feet. Concrete, glass and metal are her favorite materials although she is often adding materials found out in nature or in her studio.
Sculptures and sculpture jewelry designs have been exhibited in juried fine art shows and exhibitions in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Boulder, Colorado, Denver, Colorado, Steamboat Springs, Colorado, Laramie, Wyoming and Austin, Texas.
René’s art began with interior design and remodeling projects and grew into metalsmith and jewelry design, sculpture and installation art. Her interest in architecture has influenced her sculpture and art.
She was raised in Texas and has been married to her husband, David, for 28 years. Together they have raised 3 boys, lived in France, Australia and the western USA and love to travel.
In 2015, René and her science collaborators were awarded the Art Science Biodiversity Grant. This opportunity was the beginning Science Loves Art, an entity that merges art with science. www.ScienceLovesArt.org
In 2017, René was invited to participate in a 5 year National Science Foundation grant and is excited to work with Wyoming scientists to bring microbes to life through art. Science Loves Art and René Williams Art are excited to work on this project and other commissions at her new studio… 4th Street Studios in Laramie, Wyoming. A working studio open to the public.
Science Loves Art became a nonprofit in 2018 and most of René’s time is poured into planning community events, designing SLA Kits for distribution to rural and isolated places.Science Loves Art
René has also spent over 18 years designing and restoring houses. Her design is minimalist/modern and vintage. She appreciates the original architectural features of properties and strives to keep these features alive and part of an updated design.
René and her husband continue to explore history and architecture through restoration. See their latest project… historic property on the edge of 1915 downtown Laramie purchased from the grandson of the original builder. The property includes a possible Sears & Roebuck kit house, a barn, a Victorian greenhouse built in 1926 and a commercial building that was the original home of Laramie Florist. 4th Street
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