Barbara Di Renzo - Metal Artist, Jewellery Designer & Art Instructor
Barbara Di Renzo is an award winning artist and jewellery designer from Cambridge, Ontario. She creates beautiful artwork, sculptures and jewellery, incorporating metals sourced from recycling plants and metal industries. These metals include siding torn down from buildings, industrial parts or found objects that inspire her. Barbara hand forges, flame paints or oxidizes these metals, transforming them into sculptural designs to complement her contemporary paintings and wearable art.
She mainly aligns the metal on her artwork and jewellery to the left, which grew into her signature trademark and 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 is an award recipient of the 2017 and 2018 Cambridge Recognition for Outstanding Arts & Cultural Achievement. Her artwork has been exhibited across Ontario including, UpTown Gallery and The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in Waterloo and Homer Watson House & Gallery, The Museum and WalterFedy in Kitchener. Her artwork/jewellery is in the private collections of Galt Country Club and CAF Innovative Shapecasting in Cambridge, Holy Rosary Church in Guelph and Senator Kim Pate, the executive director of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies. Barbara was featured on Rogers Daytime 20 in 2016, in Grand Magazine's March/April 2018 Edition , in Grand Magazine's Sept.Oct. 2018 Edition and on CBC News Kitchener/Waterloo. In 2018, Barbara won the Platinum Award for Favourite Local Artist in the Record Reader Awards. Barbara is also the award recipient for the 2019 Bernice Adams Memorial Awards in the visual arts category.
Barbara's jewellery is available by appointment at her art studio in Cambridge, on her Etsy shop, at the Cambridge Centre for the Arts Gift Shop , No Words Gallery & Artisan Shop in Cambridge and the Art Gallery of Sudbury Gift Shop.
For inquiries, please contact Barbara at Left Align Design Art Studio or call/text 226-218-5115. Keep up-to-date on all of Barbara's events and current projects by joining her on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
Shows, Festivals & Exhibitions
Cuff Bracelet Workshop at Homer Watson Gallery - Jan.19, 1-4pm
Inside/Out Urban Art Show at Homer Watson House & Gallery - Feb.3 to March 8.
Valentines His & Hers Rings Workshop at Homer Watson Gallery - Feb.9, 1-3pm
'Remix' Solo Exhibit Opening Reception at Homer Watson Gallery - Sun. Feb.10, 2-4pm
Street Art Bombing Party at Homer Watson Gallery - Fri. March 1st, 7-10pm
Cambridge Arts Festival Art Alley - Fri. July 5, 5-10pm Downtown Galt, Water St. Parking Lot 2
Port Dover Summer Festival - Sat. Aug. 17 & Sun. Aug. 18, Market Street, Downtown
Visual Arts Finalist/Award Recipient for the Bernice Adams Memorial Awards- Sept. 18, Hamilton Family Theatre
Earrings Workshop - Homer Watson House & Gallery . Sat. Jan.20, 1-4pm
Valentines His & Hers Ring Workshop - Homer Watson House & Gallery. Sat. Feb. 10, 2-4pm
Sip & Sparkle - Homer Watson House & Gallery. Fri. April 20th, 6-8:30pm
"Connection" - Solo Art Exhibition at Kitchener Public Library. May 1st-June 1st.
"Connection" Opening Reception - Thursday, May 3rd, 7-9pm. Kitchener Public Library
Globe Studios Spring Art Show - Friday, May 11th, 4-9pm. 141 Whitney Place, Kitchener
"The Ferrari 500" Art Show - Fri. May 25. Catalyst 137, Kitchener.
The Art District Gallery - Guest Artist for June/July. Reception Fri. June 15. 185 King St. East, Kitchener
Port Dover Summer Festival - Powell Park. Saturday, August 18 & Sunday 19th.
Cambridge Farmer's Market - Studio Tour Promotion. Sat. September 15, 7-1pm
Cambridge Studio Tour Preview Exhibition - Cambridge City Hall. Sept. 2018
Cambridge Studio Tour - Sat. Sept. 22, 10-5pm & Sun. 23, 12-5pm. 43 Memory Lane
Globe Studios Fall Show - Fri. Nov.30th & Sat. Dec. 1st. 141 Whitney Place, Kitchener.
Homer Watson Gallery Christmas Makers Market - Dec. 8, 1754 Old Mill Rd. Kitchener