Barbara Di Renzo
Mixed Media Artist & Jewellery Designer
Left Align Design Art Studio

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, metal industries and Habitat for Humanity. 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.

Barbara Di Renzo is a member and social media manager of
UpTown Gallery Waterloo and an artist of Button Factory Arts. Her paintings have been exhibited across Ontario including, The Adelaide Street Gallery in Barrie, The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in Waterloo, The Museum and WalterFedy in Kitchener and she is an artist-in-residence for the Galt Country Club and Franklin Medical Centre in Cambridge. Barbara's jewellery is also available at the Cambridge Centre for the Arts Gift Shop, The Kultrun Market in Waterloo and she teaches jewellery workshops from her art studio in Cambridge and Homer Watson House & Gallery in Kitchener.

For inquiries, please contact Barbara at Left Align Design Art Studio or call/text 226-218-5115.

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Shows, Festivals & Exhibitions

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.
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 - Group 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 - Group 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
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