Words cannot describe.

artist, designer, maker of glass art, sculpture & images


253 QUEEN ST., SOUTH.
KITCHENER, ONTARIO.
CANADA   N2G 1W4
 cell (226) 220 9787
 E-mail renatofoti@gmail.com
 www.renatofoti.com 

Education:    

University of Western Ontario, Graduated BFA  1986
University of Western Ontario, Graduated Engineering Science   1988
Professional Engineer of Ontario    1990
Urban Glass, New York. Cold working with John Tusch     1994
Penland School of Crafts, NC. Casting with Vincent Olmsted    1994
Pilchuck Glass School, WA. Casting with Stephen Paul Day    1995


Activities Art related :    

Board of Directors for the Ontario Craft Council    2010  to  May 2013         
Advisory Board for the Buyer Market of American Craft          2004  to  2010
Teaching Position, Kiln formed glass Halliburton school of art   2006
Board of directors – Kor gallery  - Kitchener      2001
Niche Magazine finalist for 2 designs     2001  & 2003
Organizing a G.A.S show in Japan “ Cold Fusion “     1998
Demonstration “ Adhesives & glass “ Japan G.A.S conference    1998
Board of Directors, Sculptor’s Society of Canada    1996 - 1999
Board of Directors, Glass Art Association of Canada     1994 - 96
Jury Member for Nation Sculpture Competition, Kitchener.   1995
Jury Member for Kitchener City Hall Gallery Exhibitions   1994
Guest Instructor at Ontario Collage of Art, K. Schantz class       1994
Guest Instructor at Sheridan Collage, Adhesive workshop  1995
Joint adhesive & mixed Media workshop with Norm Falconer  1994
President, Kitchener Waterloo Society of Artists   1992

Articles:    

Craft Report - Feature article     June 2104
The Grand- Featuring the new Disc series sculptural furniture       2006
Motive Magazine, December      1994
Artist Profile, Visual Arts Ontario  1994
Glass Gazette, Summer Issue. Review for solo show.    1996
Engineering Dimension, Art & Engineering May/June    1996
Absolut Vision Chicago, Mention in catalog    1996
Windsor Star, April 24 Th. 1998. A touch of glass        1998
Cold Fusion Catalogue- Seto Japan    1998
Guild.com 2000  & 2001 gift catalog    2000/1
Glass…craftsman :making the masks techniques   2000
Glass…craftman : Coldfusing Beyond lamenating ..1999
Canadian House & home    Jan /Dec issue    2001/2
Chicago tribune – Feature Sunday magazine    Dec     2001
Glass Gazette  - Article     Apr      2002 Guild source book - Volume 17, 1 8 &19       2002/2003/2004
Guild - The Artful Home        2003
The Grand- Featuring the new Disc series sculptural furniture   2006

Corporate Collections : 

Goodwin  Law , Boston, MA 

CD Wealth management - Dallas texas

Ritz Carlton Hotels, FL
Presbyterian Hospital Dallas TX,

Fort Riley Hospital - KS US Military

GE Aviation 

Four season Hotel
Paycor
Freedy Mack
Fanny Mae
Davies Howe Partners LLP
American Life Insurance company
Shoppers Drug mark
Marriott Hotels 

Washington REIT
Plus many private collections


Awards: 

ADCFine arts - Best in Show runner up   2016  

ADC Fine arts - Best in Glass 2015

ADC Fine arts - Purchase award 2015

ADSC fine art - Gallery Contract award 2015 

Niche Award for Fused Glass      2004
           Niche Award Finalist         2009

Exhibitions: 

ADC fine art  - Spectrum Miami    Dec 2016 

SOFA Chicago Maria Elena Kravetz Gallery  Nov 2016 

Art Expo NY with ADC fine arts  April 2016 

IDS show in Toronto , Canada  Jan 2016

Spectrum Art Basil Miami with ADC fine arts Dec 2015

ADC Fine Art Awards - June 2015

ADS New York - March 2015

SOFA Chicago  - Exhibit with maria Elena Kravetz Gallery   Nov 2014
Dimensions Art Gallery   Solo Show “ Open for Discussion”  Oct 1, 2014
Petrof Gallery : Jazz show 2014, Feature Artist  August 2014
Art Palm Beach     Jan    2014
Sofa Chicago, with Maria Elena Kravetz Gallery     Nov    2013
Architectural Digest Show – NYC    Mar   2013    
Interior Design Show ( IDS2013)  – Toronto      Jan    2013
Palm Beach Art Fair – represented by  Maria Elena Kavetz Gallery    Jan    2013
SOFA Chicago - represented by  Maria Elena Kavetz Gallery        Nov   2012    
Petroff Gallery – Featured artist     Oct        2012
Martin Art Gallery – Bayfield, ON    Solo show     Oct        2012
Architectural Digest show – NYC    Mar   2012    
Interior Design Show – Toronto    Jan    2012
Petroff gallery – Featured Artist         Toronto  April       2011
Art Expo New York    March      2011
Interior Design Show, Studio North     - Toronto   Jan      2011
Double T Gallery – Waterloo   Colour Wall series and Photography images    Nov    2010
Rouge Gallery- New Colour Wall series    Oct   2010
Rouge Gallery- Toronto –part of Notions of Abstraction (Photography – Contact exhibition)    2010
Hamilton Art Gallery – Group show  2010
Gardiner Museum – Store show featuring my glass   Nov  2009
Toronto out door art show      July   2009
Royal Botanical Garden     Feb   2008
Material matters- Toronto      November    2006/ 2007
Double T Gallery – Waterloo     November  2006/ 2007
Architectural Digest Show – New York City      2006
Toronto Outdoor At Exhibition    Juried    Toronto City Hall    1995, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007
Actively creating an “Out door sculpture garden” at the Foti art House – Collingwood, ON   2005
Florida Craftsmen, St.Petersburg – Everyday Transparencies  2004
Material Matters, Toronto- Solo show “Vessels”  2004
One Of A Kind – Chicago, Toronto
Rosen buyers market -Philadelphia      Starting 2000 to 2010
New York international Gift Show - Handmade   Starting 2002 to  2005
Material Matters, Toronto – Solo Show “ Retro”    Nov 2001
Gallery 500 – 21st Century Glass tour, juried      April  2001    
Sculpture 2000, Juried show. John B. Aird Gallery Toronto    2000
Glass Art Society, International art Expo 2,       Tampa Florida    1999
London Regional Art Gallery - Invitational Exhibition.  Group show    1998
Gallery 100 - Invitational. Missouri & University Museum in Missouri     1998 &     1999
The Masks we wear - Solo Show. Sandra Ainsley Gallery & the Canadian Sculpture Gallery 1998
7th International Figurative shows - Invitational     Miller Gallery - Soho, NY     1998
Canadian Glass Invitational- Michigan Glass Month     Ariana Gallery Royal Oak, MI     1998
Sculpture Mix    Group show    Canadian sculpture Gallery 1998
 “Cold Fusion”    Group show at The GAS Conference   Japan    June     1998    
Xerox & EFI corporate event    Habatat Gallery Chicago    1997
Four person show     Belvetro Glass Gallery - Miami FL    1997
6th Annual International Figurative Invitational     Miller Gallery NY, NY    1997
Art at Terminal 3 - Toronto International Airport,     Invitation    summer     1997     
” Contemporary Exhibits for 97”, Juried 3 person show,    Cedar Ridge Public Gallery  1997
“Sixth annual Canadian Glass Show”  - Invitational Rowles & Parham Design Galleries   1996
Canadian Glass Invitational   - Six Person Show    Marx - Saunders Gallery, Chicago    1996
“ A Show Of History Told by Sculptures “     Solo Show Canadian Sculpture Centre, Toronto 1996
Where’s The Content/ Context “      Juried Group show    Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery    1996
 “ Homo Vitreus “ 5 Th. Annual Southwest Invi.  Philabaum , Contemporary Art Glass. AR    1996
“ Sandscript, The Language of Glass “ Invitational     Ariana Gallery, MI  1996
“ Fifth Annual Canadian Glass Show “ Invitational     Rowles & Parham Galleries 1995
“ New Members Show “  Sculptor’s Society Of Canada    1995
“ Art: The Last Form of Freedom “    Solo Show    Kitchener City Hall, 1 St. Juried show 1995
“ Collection 95 “  KW Society of Artists    Juried Group    KW Public Art Gallery     1995
Two Person Show    Rotunda Gallery,  Kitchener    1994
Glass Art Society Of Canada Group Show     Canadian Clay & Glass Gallery    1994
Toronto Indoor Art Show    Juried    1993
Retrospective    Solo Show    Foti Gallery, Kitchener    1994
“ Collection 93 “  KW Society of Artists    Juried Group    KW public Art Gallery    1993
“ Banquet Table Show “    Ontario Craft Council, Guild Shop, Toronto.  1993
“ Collection 92 “ KW Society of Artists    Group Juried    KW Public Art Gallery    1992
“ Collection 91 “     “    “     “     “     “     “        1991
“ Annual Show “ The Library & Gallery Juried Competition.     Cambridge    1991
“ Juried Exhibition of Local Arts “    London Regional Art Gallery  1987