Rena Warren Selected Biography
Born
1969, Prince George, B.C. 


Education
2009     TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language certificate), Oxford via UBCO , Kelowna, B.C. 
2003     Bachelor in Education, Post-Degree University of Victoria, Victoria B.C.
1995     Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Victoria via Okanagan University College, Kelowna, 
B.C.


Selected Solo Exhibitions 

2017   Rena Warren & Larkin Dunn Warren “Full Circle”, Alternator Centre for Contemporary Arts, Kelowna, B.C.
2016   Rena Warren & Wanda Lock “Escape Artists”, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, B.C.
2015   Rena Warren “Mothers and Lovers at the Easel of Ego and Id”, Rotary Centre for the Arts,
Kelowna, B.C.
           Rena Warren “Mothers and Lovers at the Easel of Ego and Id”, Float Space, Kelowna BC 
2012   Rena Warren, Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art, Kelowna, B.C.
           Rena Warren, Rotary Centre for the Arts, Kelowna,  B.C.  
           Rena Warren, It is Written", Streaming Café, Kelowna, B.C.   
           Rena Warren, Mandalas, The Yoga House, Kelowna, B.C.
2011   Rena Warren, Selected paintings by Rena Warren, The Yoga House, Kelowna, B.C.

Selected Group Exhibitions 

2014    Night of 1000 Lights, Artisan House, Kelowna, B.C.
            Art Teachers’ Exhibition, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna,
B.C.

            Day Job, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC 2013 Mad Hatter, ARTSCO, Kelowna, B.C.
            Art Teachers’ Exhibition, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC 2012 Art Teachers’ Exhibition, Kelowna Art Gallery,    
            Kelowna, B.C.
            Jail Bird Show, Habitat, Kelowna, B.C.
            Okanagan Erotic Art Show, Ex Nihilo Winery, Lake Country, BC 2011 Art Teachers’ Exhibition, Kelowna Art  
            Gallery, Kelowna, B.C.
             The Memory Project, Okanagan Heritage Museum, Kelowna, BC 2010 Art Teachers’ Exhibition, Kelowna Art 
            Gallery, Kelowna, BC 2000 OPUS, Okanagan University College, Kelowna, B.C.

Teaching Experience 


2010 - present    Artistic & Programming Director, Cool Arts Society, Kelowna, B.C.
2009 - present    Adult, teen and pre-school art classes, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna,
2014 - present    School District # 23, professional development workshops for art teachers, Kelowna, BC, Online Middle 
                           School
2012-2014         Art instructor, adult art classes, Canadian Mental Health Association, Kelowna, BC 
2012-2014         Instructor, Special Education, Okanagan University College, Kelowna, BC
2003-2009         Art Specialist, Vedanta Academy, Kelowna, B.C




Awards and Nominations 

2017 Civic Awards finalist, Honour in the Arts (result pending May 2017 ceremony)


2017 Visual Arts Nominee, Okanagan Arts Awards, ARTSCO
2014 Art Education Award Recipient, Okanagan Arts Awards, ARTSCO 2014 Paul Harris Award, Rotary Foundation 


Bibliography 

Aronovitch, Davida “On Art From Memory: Q&A with Kelowna-based artist Rena Warren” #Canadian Heritage Tumblr undated  https://www.tumblr.com/search/davida%20aronovitchhttps://www.tumblr.com/search/davida%20aronovitch

Brennan, Katie “Okanagan Art Review ARTIST GATHERING #2 with Rena Warren” Okanagan Art Review (Kelowna, BC) March 23, 2015 http://www.okanaganartreview.com/okanagan-art-review-artist-gathering-2-with-rena-warren/http://www.okanaganartreview.com/okanagan-art-review-artist-gathering-2-with-rena-warren/

Gervais, Joanne. “Interview with artist, educator, artisan extraordinaire!” Oook Magazine (Kelowna BC), December 15, 2011
http://oook.ca/tag/rena-warren/ http://oook.ca/tag/rena-warren/


Gervais, Joanne. “Interview with artist, educator, artisan Rena Warren – part 2” Oook Magazine (Kelowna BC), January 5, 2012 http://oook.ca/2012/01/interview-with-artist-educator-artisan-rena-warren-part-2/ 

Lock, Wanda. “Friday Morning Coffee with Rena Warren” Okanagan Art Review (Kelowna, BC) December 19, 2014
http://www.okanaganartreview.com/friday-morning-coffee-with-rena-warren/ 


Smith, Jennifer. “Rena Warren renders Kelowna Art Gallery students artistic” Kelowna Capital News (Kelowna BC), January 26, 2012 http://www.bclocalnews.com/okanagan_similkameen/kelownabuzz/entertainment/138165844.html?mobile=true 

Smith, Jennifer, “Draw the Line: One man’s garbage is another man’s treasure” Kelowna Capital News (Kelowna, BC), March 2, 2012 Wylie http://www.kelownacapnews.com/entertainment/141219833.htmlhttp://kelownaartgallery.com/media/guest-writers/jennifer-smith/ 

Wylie, Liz “Wanda Lock & Rena Warren: Escape Artists” Galleries West, May 24, 2016
http://www.gallerieswest.ca/events/wanda-lock-and-rena-warren-escape-artists/ http://www.gallerieswest.ca/events/wanda-lock-and-rena-warren-escape-artists/

Wylie, Liz “Wylie: Escape Artists at Kelowna Art Gallery”(Kelowna, B.C.) July 27, 2016
http://www.kelownacapnews.com/entertainment/388397891.html http://www.kelownacapnews.com/entertainment/388397891.html

Publications 

Warren, Rena “Everyone is an Artist” Okanagan Family Magazine (Kelowna BC) September 21, 2015
http://okanaganfamilymagazine.ca/2015/09/21/everyone-is-an-artist/