Renée Rudebrant

I am an artist and designer with textile expressions as basis. I like creating images with a tactile feeling and to shape patterns.

One of the starting points for my artistry is the feeling of creating with my own hands.

Therefore working with textile materials streches like a read thread through my personal development – „to embroider is like painting“.

First it was textile images made in various techniques such as woven pictures or collages. Now it is embroidery that captures my interest. I want to create tension within the images by using simple forms in the composing, in e.g. geometric figures. Often a graphic expression can be discovered in my pictures. When crafting pieces with my own hands it is also nice to work with other materials. Therefore sometimes diverse recyclingmaterial is merging with the textiles of my embroidery pieces. The challenge is to find new forms and new fields of application while working with existing objects. For me that adds an additional dimension to the artistic approach.

I do also design modern aesthetic embroidery kits, click on webshop to have a look. I have published two books about embroidery, the first one is called “Grafisk korsstygn (graphical cross stitch)“ which is a patternbook and the book “Uttryck med nål och tråd (expressions with needle and thread)“ which is a manual in free artistic embroidery. You can find many of my artworks on this homepage under the tab art.

In parallel with my artistic activities i do lecture and give my own workshops to spread my knowledge and inspire others to also express themselves.

Utbildning

  • Master’s certificate (Mästarbrev) in the profession of embroidery art
  • Certificate of apprenticeship (Gesällbrev) in the profession of embroidery art
  • Magister i textilvetenskap, Uppsala universitet
  • Textil ur ett tvärvetenskapligt perspektiv, Gävle Högskola
  • Textillärarlinjen, Uppsala Universitet
  • Textilt konsthantverk, Tollare Folkhögskola
  • Handarbetets vänner, Stockholm

Utställningar

Separatutställningar i urval

Galleri 700, Rimbo, 1997
Galleri Diana Huset, Norrtälje, 1993
Textila Galleriet, STH, 1992
Folkets Hus, Södertälje, 1991
Södra Galleriet, 1989
Huddinge Bibliotek, 1982
Galleri Lilla My, Stockholm, 1980

Samlingsutställningar i urval

Österåkers konsthall Omlopp 2018
The 20th International Minitextile exhibition In Bratislava, “Celebration” 2018
7th International WTA Biennial, Uruguay 2017
The 8-th International Mini Textile Art
Exhibition, Ukraine 2017
Arvika konsthall, Arvika 2016
Västerås bibliotek 2016
Dalarnas museum, Falun 2015
Länsmansgården, Åkersberga 2013
Fullersta Bio, Huddinge 2011
Slow Craft, Rejmyre 2011
Värnersborg Konsthall 2011
Österåkers konsthall, Åkersberga 2011
Åland museum, Åland 2010
Ånghammaren, Österbybruk 2009
Galleri Se, Falun 2008
Galleri i Täby 2007
Länsmansgården, Åkersberga 2006
Limpopo & Johannesburg, Sydafrika 2004
Länsmansgården, Åkersberga 2003
Galleri Furusund 1997
Järnboden Harg, Östhammar 1996
Galleri Lilla My, Stockholm 1989
Sveagalleriet, Stockholm 1982

Mission

Created and designed Västmanlands Dalarnas new banner, 2015
Designed and embroidered stands for Stockholms studentnation, 2012

Offentliga Utsmyckningar

Norrtälje kommun, 1997
Pharmacia, Indien, 1989
ABF, Huddinge, 1982
Huddinge Kommun, 1982
Stockholm, läns Landsting, 1980

Other

Member of Textil 13
Member of Skrotgruppen
Member of Öster om Ån, Uppsala 1993 -1998
Member of Textila Galleriet, Stockholm 1989 -1993