Hi, I'm REN. I'm a freelance illustrator. I am based in the Greater Metro Detroit area in Michigan, US. I became involved in the Detroit art scene in 2010 and have exhibited in over 35 group shows. I am open for new opportunities. If you like what you see in the gallery, please contact with job requests.


Clients

Social Werq - Detroit band

Montilee Stormer - Great Lakes Horror Writer

Johnson Tattoo - Greater Metro Detroit Tattoo Shop

Archimedes Black - Greater Metro Detroit Art Collector


Selected Exhibitions

Halfway2Halloween Monster Boolesque Spooktacular 2 - MAY 2017 Tangent Gallery. Detroit, MI USA

Conspiracy 2 - SEPT 2015 Atomic Cafe and Gallery. Hamtramck, MI USA

Small Wonders 3 - JULY 2015 Exhibition of Tiny Art. Atomic Cafe and Gallery. Hamtramck, MI USA

Fox Fest - MAY 2015 Tangent Gallery. Detroit, MI USA

Phase IV Featured Artist - MARCH 2015 Atomic Cafe and Gallery. Hamtramck, MI USA

Dirty Show 16 - FEB 2015 International Erotic Art Exhibition. Russell Industrial Center Exhibit Space. Detroit, MI USA

Corpus Illuminata IV - AUG 2014 An Anatomic Interpretation. Tangent Gallery. Detroit, MI USA

Detroit Erotica Ball - APRIL 2014 Berts Warehouse Theater. Detroit, MI USA

Dirty Show 15 - FEB 2014 International Erotic Art Exhibition. Russell Industrial Center Exhibit Space. Detroit, MI USA

Pinup Art and Variety Show - NOV 2013 The Phoenix Cafe. Hazel Park, MI USA

Corpus Illuminata III - AUG 2013 Tangent Gallery. Detroit, MI USA

Black, White & Red Show - JUL 2013 The Fun House Gallery. Detroit,  MI USA

Mondo Montage - APRIL 2013 A Collage Art Show. The Fun House Gallery. Detroit, MI USA

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

Poisoned Apples - JUNE 2012 The Fun House Gallery. Detroit,  MI USA

Dirty Show 13 - FEB 2012 International Erotic Art Exhibition. Berts Warehouse Theater. Detroit, MI USA

The Color of Winter - DEC 2011 Downriver Council for the Arts. Wyandotte, MI USA

Fantastic Four #1 Tribute Exhibit - SEPT 2011 Green Brain Comics: Headspace Gallery. Dearborn, MI USA

An Artist A Day Exhibit - JUNE 2011 Rainy Day Art & Framing Co. Grosse Pointe Woods, MI USA

MODOK GALLERY EXHIBIT - SEPT 2010 Green Brain Comics: Headspace Gallery. Dearborn, MI USA

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

form::function - JULY 2006 cube gallery. Buzz Bar. Detroit, MI USA

Artist of the Month - APRIL 2017 City Coffeehouse. Allen Park, MI USA.

Mixed Bag - SEPT 2015 Russell, Detroit, MI USA

INK2 Exhibition - JUNE 2015 Tangent Gallery. Detroit, MI USA

Zusammenarbeit - MARCH 2015 Collaboration with Eric Demeter. Rivers Edge Gallery. Wyandotte, MI USA

Fire Sale Art Auction - NOV 2014 Tangent Gallery. Detroit, MI USA

Godzilla Art and Variety Show! - JULY 2014 The Phoenix Cafe. Hazel Park, MI USA

Z-Show 2 - APRIL 2014 Zombie Art and Variety Show. The Phoenix Cafe. Hazel Park, MI USA

Re-Facing the Dollar Bill - JAN 2014 The Phoenix Cafe. Hazel Park, MI USA

Artist of the Month - FEB 2014 City Coffeehouse. Allen Park, MI USA.

Damned VI - OCT 2013 An Exhibition of Enlightened Darkness. Tangent Gallery. Detroit, MI USA

Small Wonders - JUL 2013 An Exhibition of Tiny Art. Tangent Gallery. Detroit, MI USA

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

Dirty Show 14 - FEB 2013 International Erotic Art Exhibition. Berts Warehouse Theater. Detroit, MI USA

ARTAUDIOANGST V - SEPT 2012 Tangent Gallery. Detroit, MI USA

Hatchback 6 - MAY 2012 Hatch Gallery. Hamtramck, MI USA

HOT/COLD Exhibit - JAN 2012 Green Brain Comics: Headspace Gallery, Dearborn, MI USA

The Winter Art Gallery - DEC 2011 Avatar Studios. Clarkston, MI USA

Members Show - JUNE 2011 Downriver Council for the Arts. Wyandotte, MI USA

Dirty Show 12 - FEB 2011 International Erotic Art Exhibition. Berts Warehouse Theater. Detroit, MI USA

Members Show - JULY 2010 Downriver Council for the Arts. Wyandotte, MI USA

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

Members Show - JULY 2009 Downriver Council for the Arts. Wyandotte, MI USA (entered art under pen name Ian Arcticus)

Undergraduate Exhibition - APRIL 2002 Community Arts Gallery. Wayne State University. Detroit, MI USA


Charity Events

Fifth Annual Monster Mash for Literacy Bash - OCT 2012 Charity Fundraiser for the Dominican and Siena Literacy Organizations presented by the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers. MI USA - Donated artwork for auction

Fourth Annual Monster Mash for Literacy Bash - OCT 2011 Charity Fundraiser for the Dominican and Siena Literacy Organizations presented by the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers. MI USA - Characicature/cartoon artist for event

Sabrina’s Voice - JAN 2012 Sabrina’s Voice foundation. Allen Park, MI USA - Donated time/artwork assistance

An Artist A Day - JUNE 2011 Rainy Day Art & Framing Co., Grosse Pointe Woods, MI USA - Donated time/artwork

Third Annual Monster Mash for Literacy Bash - OCT 2010 Charity Fundraiser for the Dominican and Siena Literacy Organizations presented by the Great Lakes Association of Horror Writers. MI USA - Characicature/cartoon artist for event


Live Art/Speaking

Hatchback 6 - MAY 2012 Hatch gallery. Hamtramck, MI USA - Artist talk

GM/ Flint Comix "Sonic" Sketch Event - DEC 2011 Sloan Museum. Longway. Flint, MI USA

Dirty Show 13 - FEB 2012 International Erotic Art Exhibition. Berts Warehouse Theater. Detroit, MI USA - Live gesture sketches on stage during rope bondage performance by rigger and rope bunnies

An Artist A Day - JUNE 2011 Rainy Day Art & Framing Co., Grosse Pointe Woods, MI USA - Live acrylic painting


Artist Alley/Vendor

Detroit Art Clearance & Artist-to-Artist Sales Event 2 - APRIL 2017 Tangent Gallery. Detroit, MI USA

Detroit Artist Bazaar 2 - AUG 2016 Tangent Gallery. Detroit, MI USA

Fox Fest - MAY 2015 Tangent Gallery. Detroit, MI USA

Muskegon Comic Book Festival 2011 - MARCH 2011 Frauenthal Theater. Muskegon, MI USA

Popapalooza - NOV 2016 Taylor Town Trade Center. Taylor, MI USA

2nd Annual "See What Stacey Started" Group Exhibition - JUNE 2015 Phoenix Cafe. Hazel Park, MI USA

Anime-Park Convention - MAY 2012 Canton High School. Canton, MI USA

SMACC: Southern Michigan's Arts and Creativity Conference - JULY 2010 Dearborn, MI USA


Volunteering

Shadow Art Fair - JULY 2011 Corner Brewery. Ypsilanti, MI USA

Reify Guardian Show - APRIL 2010 Studio 628. Royal Oak, MI USA

 

Reify Guardian Children's Show - JULY 2010 Studio 628. Royal Oak, MI USA