Barbara Di Renzo is a mixed media artist, jewellery designer and art instructor from Cambridge, Ontario. She creates beautiful artwork and hand crafted jewellery, incorporating metals sourced from recycling plants and metal industries. These recycled metals include siding torn down from buildings, clock parts, industrial cut outs or found objects that inspire her. Barbara then cuts, hand forges, heat colours or oxidizes these metals and transforms them into interesting sculptures to complement her contemporary paintings and wearable art. She aligns the metal on her artwork to the left of the canvas, which generated the name of her art studio: Left Align Design.
Barbara was inspired by her father, Luciano Di Renzo, whose woodwork graces the Privy Council Office of the Parliament buildings, and the private collection of Queen Elizabeth. As a child, her home was filled with furniture, carvings and beautiful paintings created by her father, which encouraged her love for art.
Kitchener Public Library - Artist-in-Residence for the month of November, 2016.
Cambridge Studio Tour - Sept. 24 & 25, 2016. Left Align Design Art Studio, 43 Memory Lane.
Toronto Distillery District ArtFest - Sept.2, 3, 4 & 5, 2016. 11-6pm. Floral Fantasy - Member exhibition at UpTown Gallery Waterloo. July 19-Sept.18, 2016 Kultrun Festival - Victoria Park, Kitchener. July 9, 12-11pm & July 10, 12-9pm Pulse - Group Art Exhibition at Walter Fedy in Kitchener. May-Aug. 2016
Port Credit ArtFest - May 27, 4-9pm May 28, 10-6pm & May 29, 10-5pm, 2016.
Globe Studios Spring Invitational Art Show & Open House - Friday, May 6, 2016. 4-9pm. Dabble in the Arts - Event by Conestoga College at Button Factory Arts. April 9, 2016. 6:30-10pm Quotation, Inspiration - Member exhibition at UpTown Gallery Waterloo. March 22-May 15, 2016 Colours of Art - Members Show at Button Factory Arts in Waterloo. Feb.23-March 11, 2016 Illumination and Brilliance - Member exhibition at UpTown Gallery in Waterloo. Jan.19-March 21, 2016 Replay - Collective Identity Group exhibition at Heffner Toyota in Kitchener. Nov.24-Dec.31, 2015 Light Up Your World - Group exhibition at UpTown Gallery in Waterloo. Nov.17-Jan. 17, 2015 Chain Reaction - Solo exhibition at Homer Watson House & Gallery in Kitchener. Sept. 13-Nov. 1, 2015 Reset Green - Group exhibition at WalterFedy in Kitchener. Sept. 1-Oct. 31, 2015 #FFWR - Collective Indentity Group Show at The Museum in Kitchener. Sept. 16-Oct.4, 2015 Watch Video
"Barbara brings forth a dynamic colour form while incorporating recycled materials, to not only present wonderful pieces of art but a subtle reminder that ecology should be foremost in our thoughts. This artist offers warmth in her paintings and a thought provoking vision". ~ Adelaide Street Gallery
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