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Rena Detrixhe received her BFA in Expanded Media as well as Art History from the University of Kansas in 2013. She creates drawings, sculptures, and installations combining found materials with repetitive processes. Her work is strongly influenced by the act of gathering, collecting, and observing. Working in and with nature, as a way of understanding self and environment, has become a recurring theme in her practice. She has received numerous fine art scholarships and awards including a scholarship to attend the prestigious art school at Hongik University in Seoul, South Korea.
Detixhe writes: “I am a hunter and gatherer of materials. Thus, many works begin with objects or elements I collect. I use these materials to create drawings, sculptures, and site-specific installations that combine multiplicity and repetitive process. By inviting a conversation between material and process I am often guided by the very nature of the material. I see relationships with my own process and those of traditional crafts such as crocheting, quilting, and embroidery, and I have begun integrating them into my recent work.”