About the Artist

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     Jim Rennert was born in 1958, and grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Salt Lake City, Utah. After 10 years of working in business Jim started sculpting in 1990. He had his first bronze sculptures cast by a foundry in Lehi, Utah in 1992. Jim began exhibiting his work in commercial galleries in 1993. Working closely with the foundry in Lehi, Jim learned to execute all aspects of the lost wax method of casting bronze. After acquiring the necessary equipment for the production of his own work, Jim now works out of his home studio in Salt Lake City, Utah. Jim has received gallery representation in Park City, Utah; Sun Valley, Idaho; Santa Fe, New Mexico; Nashville, TN, Palm Desert and Carmel, California; Greenwich, Connecticut; Nantucket, Massachusetts; and New York City, New York.

     Jim has completed commissions for the Utah Arts Council, Granite Education Foundation, Jordan School District, Terra Industries, and numerous other corporate and private clients. His work has been seen in many arts festivals and juried exhibitions including the 2005 Spring Salon at the Springville Art Museum, and Contemporary Realism 2005 in New York City. Sculptural Pursuit Magazine has chosen Jim's bronze sculpture as the second place winner in Sculptural Pursuit's Second Annual Art/Literary Competition. A feature article presenting the work can be found in the January 2006 issue. He has been featured in American Art Collector Magazine in both 2007 and 2008. Southwest Art Magazine featured in the July 2008 issue. Also, in 2008 Jim became an elected member of the National Sculpture Society and "Breakthrough" was accepted for their annual exhibition, held in New York City. His work was featured in the Spring 2009 Sculpture Review Magazine. Jim has been participating in both international and regional art fairs since 2009 including Art Week Miami at the Red Dot Miami, as well as Red Dot New York, Art Hamptons, New York, Palm Beach and Naples, Florida, as well as the LA Art Fair in California.

     Jim's work is figurative, emphasizing movement and action. He has created many pieces depicting athletic subjects and themes. In 2004, combining his business background with his enthusiasm for sports, Jim began the series titled "Suits". This series uses sports as a metaphor to explore the competitive nature of business. "Business has become for many the sport of a lifetime," Jim says. Looking at various aspects of business life, Jim presents the contemporary businessman's daily struggle with himself and others in an ironic and humorous fashion.



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