Ren Fracture

Ren Fracture is a freelance artist from downriver Michigan, best known for illustrating hands and biographical comic strips.  
 
Ren uses comic strips to cope with ongoing depression, anxiety, and gender identity struggles. Ren became involved in the Detroit art scene in 2010 and has since exhibited in over 35 group shows.
 
Bachelors of Fine Art from Wayne State University in Detroit
Associate of Fine Art from Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn
Associate of Science from Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn

Clients

Social Werq, Johnson Tattoo, Montilee Stormer and Archimedes Black among others.

CV

Selected group shows:
 
09 2015 - Conspiracy Show 2 - Atomic Cafe and Gallery. Hamtramck, MI USA

09 2015 - Mixed Bag - Detroit, MI USA

07 2015 - Small Wonders 3 – An Exhibition of Tiny Art. Atomic Cafe and Gallery. Hamtramck, MI USA
 
06 2015 - INK2 Exhibition. Tangent Gallery. Detroit, MI USA
 
03 2015 - Phase IV Featured Artist. Atomic Cafe and Gallery. Hamtramck, MI USA
 
03 2015 - Zusammenarbeit. Collaboration with Eric Demeter. Rivers Edge Gallery. Wyandotte, MI USA
 
02 2015 - Dirty Show 16 - International Erotic Art Exhibition. Russell Industrial Center Exhibit Space. Detroit, MI USA
 
11 2014 - Fire Sale Art Auction. Tangent Gallery. Detroit, MI USA
 
08 2014 -Corpus Illuminata IV ~ An Anatomic Interpretation. Tangent Gallery. Detroit, MI USA
 
07 2014 - Godzilla Art and Variety Show! The Phoenix Cafe. Hazel Park, MI USA
 
04 2014 - Detroit Erotica Ball. Berts Warehouse Theater. Detroit, MI USA
 
04 2014 - Z-Show 2: Zombie Art and Variety Show. The Phoenix Cafe. Hazel Park, MI USA
 
02 2014 - Dirty Show 15 - International Erotic Art Exhibition. Russell Industrial Center Exhibit Space. Detroit, MI USA
 
01 2014 - Re-Facing the Dollar Bill. The Phoenix Cafe. Hazel Park, MI USA
 
11 2013 - Pinup Art and Variety Show. The Phoenix Cafe. Hazel Park, MI USA
 
10 2013 - Damned VI: An Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness. Tangent Gallery. Detroit, MI USA
 
08 2013 - Corpus Illuminata III. Tangent Gallery. Detroit, MI USA
 
07 2013 - Small Wonders - An Exhibition of Tiny Art. Tangent Gallery. Detroit, MI USA
 
07 2013 - Black, White & Red Show. The Fun House Gallery. Detroit,  MI USA

05 2013 - INK Exhibition. Tangent Gallery. Detroit, MI USA

04 2013 - Mondo Montage - A Collage Art Show. The Fun House Gallery. Detroit, MI USA
 
02 2013 - Dirty Show 14 - International Erotic Art Exhibition. Berts Warehouse Theater. Detroit, MI USA

10 2012 - DAMNED 5 - An Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness. Tangent Gallery. Detroit, MI USA

09 2012 - ARTAUDIOANGST V. Tangent Gallery. Detroit, MI USA
 
06 2012 - Poisoned Apples. The Fun House Gallery. Detroit,  MI USA
 
05 2012 - Hatchback 6. Hatch. Hamtramck, MI USA
 
02 2012 - Dirty Show 13 - International Erotic Art Exhibition. Berts Warehouse Theater. Detroit, MI USA
 
01 2012 - HOT/COLD Exhibit. Green Brain Comics: Headspace Gallery, Dearborn, MI USA
 
12 2011 - The Color of Winter. Downriver Council for the Arts. Wyandotte, MI USA
 
12 2011 - The Winter Art Gallery. Avatar Studios. Clarkston, MI USA
 
09 2011 - Fantastic Four #1 Tribute Exhibit. Green Brain Comics: Headspace Gallery. Dearborn, MI
 
06 2011 - Downriver Council for the Arts: Member's Show. Downriver Council for the Arts. Wyandotte, MI USA
 
06 2011 - An Artist A Day. Rainy Day Art & Framing Co. Grosse Pointe Woods, MI USA
 
02 2011 - Dirty Show 12 - International Erotic Art Exhibition. Berts Warehouse Theater. Detroit, MI USA
 
09 2010 - MODOK GALLERY EXHIBIT. Green Brain Comics: Headspace Gallery. Dearborn, MI.

07 2010 - Downriver Council for the Arts: Member's Show. Downriver Council for the Arts. Wyandotte, MI USA

04 2010 - April - Reify Guardian Show. Studio 628. Royal Oak, MI USA (entered art under pen name Ian Arcticus)

02 2010 - Dirty Show 11 - International Erotic Art Exhibition. Berts Warehouse Theater. Detroit, MI USA
(entered art under pen name Ian Arcticus)

07 2009 - Downriver Council for the Arts: Member's Show. Downriver Council for the Arts. Wyandotte, MI USA (entered art under pen name Ian Arcticus)

07 2006 - cubegallery: form::function. Buzz Bar. Detroit, MI USA
 
04 2002 - 2002 Undergraduate Exhibition. Community Arts Gallery. Wayne State University. Detroit, MI USA
 
Charity Events:
 
10 2012 - Donated artwork. Fifth Annual Monster Mash for Literacy Bash, Charity Fundraiser for the Dominican and Siena Literacy Organizations presented by the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers. MI USA
 
01 2012 - Graphic Design. Pro bono work for Sabrina’s Voice foundation. Allen Park, MI USA
 
10 2011 - Cartoon Artist. Fourth Annual Monster Mash for Literacy Bash, Charity Fundraiser for the Dominican and Siena Literacy Organizations presented by the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers. MI USA
 
06 2011 - An Artist A Day. Rainy Day Art & Framing Co., Grosse Pointe Woods, MI USA
 
10 2010 - Cartoon Artist. Third Annual Monster Mash for Literacy Bash, Charity Fundraiser for the Dominican and Siena Literacy Organizations presented by the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers. Kennedy's Irish Pub in Waterford, MI USA
 
Live Performances: 
 
05 2012 - Hatchback 6. Hamtramck, MI USA
 
02 2012 - Dirty Show 13 - International Erotic Art Exhibition. Berts Warehouse Theater. Detroit, MI USA

12 2011 - GM/ Flint Comix "Sonic" Sketch Event. Sloan Museum Longway. Flint, MI USA
 
06 2011 - An Artist A Day. Rainy Day Art & Framing Co. Grosse Pointe Woods, MI USA
 
Conventions/Vendor:
 
06 2015 - 2nd Annual "See What Stacey Started" Group Exhibition and Benefit for MS. Phoenix Cafe. Hazel Park, MI USA
 
05 2012 - Anime-Park. Canton High School. Canton, MI USA
 
03 2011 - Muskegon Comic Book Festival 2011. Frauenthal Theater. Muskegon, MI USA
 
07 2010 - July - SMACC: Southern Michigan's Arts and Creativity Conference. Dearborn, MI USA
 
Volunteering:
 
07 2011 - Shadow Art Fair. Corner Brewery. Ypsilanti, MI USA
 
07 2010 - April - Reify Guardian Reify Guardian. Studio 628. Royal Oak, MI USA
 
04 2010 - April - Reify Guardian Show. Studio 628. Royal Oak, MI USA

Solo shows:
02 2014 - February Featured Artist. City Coffeehouse. Allen Park, MI USA.