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EDDA RENOUF –  BIOGRAPHY

 

American born in Mexico City. Lived in New York City 1968-1991 and in Paris 1971-1975. Presently lives and works in Paris, since her return in 1991.

 

EDUCATION

1968-71            M.F.A. (Master of Fine Arts) Columbia University, School of the Arts, New York, NY, USA

1969-70            Academie der Bildende Künste, Münich, Germany

1967-68            Art Students League, New York, NY, USA

1963-64            Académie Julian, Paris, France

1961-65            B.A. Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY, USA

GRANTS

1996                  Commission for etching - C.N.A.P (Centre National des Arts Plastiques) France

1990                  The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc., New York, NY, USA

1976                  N.E.A. Grant, USA

1971-72             Painting fellowship, Columbia University, Paris, France


LECTURES

                         Has given lectures at the University of Michigan; New York University; Brown University; Rhode
                         Island School of Design; Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT; Artothèque, Valence, France;  École                          de Beaux Arts, Caen, France; École Nationale Supérieure de Beaux Arts, Paris; Staatliche Kunsthalle                          Karlsruhe, Germany; Brenau University, Gainsville, GA; Emory University, Atlanta.
                         

1995-96            Guest professor in painting and print-making at École Nationale Supérieure de Beaux Arts, Paris




TRAVELS

 

1978-1981         Travels and works on her art during three summers in Oaxaca, Mexico 

 

1984                  Travels in India

 2004                 Travels in Japan

 

 

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1977-2004         Marries Alain Middleton, the French-British contemporary music composer.
                          Several artistic collaborations include "Overtones" (1977), a portfolio of etchings with music,
                          published by Parasol Press, New York; Additional projects with Alain Middleton included a concert at the                           Blum Helman Gallery, New York in 1982 performed at the opening of Renouf’s exhibition “Recent Work”.                           This concert of compositions based on instrumental sounds together with the resonance of natural                           overtones, initiated a long term collaboration. Interdisciplinary projects followed in the United States and                           Europe in several museums: in 1978 at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT a performance of works                           by Middleton was given for the opening of Renouf’s exhibition “Matrix #36”; the Saint Louis Museum,                           Saint Louis, MO, in 1980, commissioned the Saint Louis Orchestra to perform a composition by                           Middleton when Renouf had a solo exhibition at the Greenberg Gallery; and in 1981 a concert was given                           for the New Music Festival in Edinburgh, Scotland with the musicians of  the London Symphony                           Orchestra. Renouf and Middleton also presented their work at Emory University, Atlanta, GA, in 2004.
                          In 1997 Middleton’s composition Polyrhythms for four marimbas and percussionists, with a focus on                           reduction, resonance, polyrhythmic structures and open modes, was performed for the opening of                           Renouf's retrospective exhibition at the Staatliche Kunsthalle Karlsruhe, Germany, by the percussion                           ensemble of the Karlsruhe Conservatory. A  CD of the concert Polyrhythms with a cover designed by                           Renouf was released for this occasion.

                          Birth in 1979 of their daughter Mélisande.