- photo by Héctor Casanova
Renée Cinderhouse is best known for her narrative works in clay, and has been based in her Kansas City studio since 1998.
She also moonlights as a curator, amateur surgeon, and mixed-media specialist. Sometimes she manifests all three simultaneously as her alter-ego Dame Osaurus, renowned as “the masked lady of decorative urban decay”.
Cinderhouse attended Bennington College and the Kansas City Art Institute and received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in sculpture and art history. She has exhibited her sculpture extensively throughout the US; most notably at the Carnegie Museum of Art in 2001, “Scope:Miami” in 2003, “artLA” in 2006, The Amarillo Museum of Art in 2007 and The New Bedford Art Museum in Massachusetts in 2010.