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Internationally recognized for her unique style and method, René Romero Schuler has never limited herself to any particular dimension in the scope of her work. Her paintings of abstracted figures or constructed spaces, executed in thick impastos, resonate in richly-layered, deep tones in multiple dimensions. Her paintings are literally “sculpted” out of oil with a palette knife. In fact, every piece she creates, whether on canvas or paper, or even three-dimensional sculpture, has great texture, surface-tension, and depth. The content, human figures or their landscapes, are deconstructed of their specificity and speak to more universal and visceral reality. These figures truly are “everyone and no one.”
Schuler has taught painting at the Illinois Institute of Art and Chicago City Colleges and has lectured at Northwestern University. Her work is in the collections of Hyatt Hotels, Neiman Marcus Group, and the Prudential Building lobbies in Chicago. Her work is in the permanent archives of the Art Institute of Chicago and she is a current board member of the Loyola University Museum of Art (LUMA) in Chicago.