Rench, C.J. Born in Elgin IL. in 1967. Self taught industrial engineer and product designer in the sporting goods industry, C.J. designed technical products and was awarded multiple patents for his innovative products. He began, designing, sculpting and fabricating metal sculpture full-time in 2005, working mainly with large-scale abstract design that reveals his dimensionality. His work, primarily in stainless and mild steel is very diverse ranging from small tabletop hand- painted sculpture to monumental public installations. His extensive international travels as a result of his design work and entrepreneurial spirit have had a meaningful impact on his art. He has participated in various public exhibitions across the U.S. and has his sculpture at several galleries in the North West. His work includes many large- scale commissions for public and personal collectors throughout the United States.

I welcome the opportunity of working with you to create a sculpture that fits your unique personal, corporate or public needs.

My Best

C.J.

Chris J. Rench

1457 Barker Road, Hood River, Oregon 97031
541-399-3830
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http://cjrdesignstudio.com

Exhibits

Roz Gallery, White Salmon, WA 2005-2006
Westwind Gallery, The Dalles Hood River, OR 2006-2007
Westwind Gallery, Hood River OR 2006-2007
Cathedral Ridge Winery, Hood River, OR 2007- current
DIG Garden shop gallery, The Pearl district Portland OR 2006- current
Dragon Fire, Cannon Beach, OR 2007- current
Kebanu Gallery, Bend OR June 08 – Feb 09
OPUS6IX Gallery, Eugene, OR July 08 – Feb 2010
Columbia Center for the Arts, Hood River, OR August 2008
** Jury Winner best of show award.
Columbia Center of the arts On going

Juried Installations

Gallery With out Walls, Lake Oswego, OR 2007-2009
Willow, Walla Walla, WA Oct – Nov 08
Gresham Center for the Arts, Gresham OR Oct – Nov 08
Cannon Beach Sculpture without walls April- April 09-10
Peace Arch Park Olympic year International Exhibit May / May 09-10
28th Annual Visual Arts showcase, Beaverton OR. February -10
Beaverton Art Commission Installation, Beaverton OR. May 2010-2011
Juried through CAFÉ’ online awarded both commissions.
Art in Public places Stamford CT. invitational show June 2011-Oct
6 large scale works shipped across the country, invitational show
BOSI exhibit Irvine Valley College CA. June 2010 – 2012 June 2011- 2012
Napa Art Walk , Napa California down town exhibit Oct. 2011-2013
Art on the Streets, Colorado Springs CO. June 2012-2013
Art on Parade, Northglenn CO. June 2012-2013
El Paseo Invitational Exhibition, City of Palm Desert CA. Oct 2012- 2014
Sun Valley Fine arts Festival, Sun Valley ID. Aug 2012
Napa Art Walk , Napa California down town exhibit Oct. 2013-2015
Art on the Streets, Colorado Springs CO. June 2013-2014
Art on Parade, Northglenn CO. June 2013-2014
Art in Palm Desert El Paseo Drive March 2013-2014

Commissioned work

Full Sail Brewing Co., Hood River- outdoor mural 80’ tall public 2006
Isthmus Sailboards, Hood River- custom steel signage 2007
Braby, Private collection 7’6” sculpture, Hillsborough CA 2007
Felton, Private collection 14’ Sculpture Lake Oswego OR. 2008
Neilson & Sons development Bend OR. 12’ abstract sculpture public 2008
Parigian , Private collection 16’ sculpture, Bend OR 2008
Jensen, Private Collection 6’ Sculpture, Hood River, OR 2008
Braby, Private collection 9’ sculpture, Hillsborough CA 2009
City Of Bremerton WA. 3 sculptures for Public art public 2009
Bellas Art Supply, OR large custom metal sign Public 2009
Song, Private collection 10’5” sculpture Bellingham WA 2010
Dewald, Private collection 10’ sculpture Hillsborough CA 2010
Dewald, Private collection 18’ sculpture Hillsborough CA 2010
Bethel Congregational Church 18’ Sculpture White Salmon WA. Public 2010
Parigian , Private collection 5’ sculpture, Bend OR 2011
Song, Private collection 9’6” sculpture Bellingham WA. 2011
Bend OR. Art in public places Finalist Pine Ridge Nursery 2011
City OF Moscow ID. Wren Garden Finalist 2011
City of Snoqualmie WA. 20’ work Community Center YWCA public 2011
Reiser, Private collection 10’ sculpture Beaverton, OR. 2012
Reiser, Private collection 5’ sculpture Beaverton, OR. 2012
City Of Kennewick WA. 18’ Southridge traffic circle 1 public 2012
City of Kennewick WA. 12’ X 50’ Southridge traffic circle 2 public 2012
City of Kennewick WA. 20’ Southridge traffic circle 3 public 2012
City of Coeur D ‘Alene ID Education Corridor 14’ Work public 2012
Kolota, Private collection 10’ kinetic work Tucson AZ public 2012
Kolota, Coporate Collection 8’ abstract work Tucson AZ 2012
Salem – Keizer Transit station finalist large scale public work 2012
City of Auburn WA. Lea Hill public art project finalist 2012
Palo Alto Hoover park finalist public art project 2012
City of San Ramon, San Ramon Sports Park CA. public 2013
Bright School Centennial public project, Chattanooga TN. public 2013
Ashland Oregon, Fire station #2 public art project public 2013
City of Kennewick WA. 20’ Southridge Middle school public 2012
Richland Wa. John Dam Plaza 12’6” public sculpture public 2013
City of Kennewick WA. 8’ HH for the new Middle school public 2013
City of Coeur D ‘Alene ID. 4th St Roundabout finalist 2014
Richland WA. Famers Market Sculpture project public 2013
See Art Orlando, 25’ foot work for Orlando public 2014
City of Edmonds WA. Five Corners finalist roundabout public 2014
City Of Seattle & RED BULL Skate space sculpture public 2014

References:

Nicole Sanders ( Public Art commission work )

Associate Planner
City of Snoqualmie WA.
Planning Department
425.888.5337
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Pam Bykonen

City of Richland
Community & Development Services
PO Box 190, MS-02
Richland, WA 99352
509-942-7583
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Michael Roy ( Operations Manger )

Public Works
City of Snoqualmie WA.
Office: (425) 831-4919
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Steve Anthony

Artist Liaison to the City of Coeur D Alene ID.
Coeur d'Alene City Hall
710 E. Mullan Ave.
208-755-9735 Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83814
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