Jim Rennert


Jim Rennert Biography

Jim Rennert was born in 1958, and grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada, and Salt Lake City, Utah. After ten trying years of working in business, Rennert was inspired to explore his artistic vision and embarked upon his career as a sculptor in 1990. He began exhibiting in galleries in 1993, and has since gained significant recognition.

Rennert’s seminal series of works is immediately identifiable, with simplified figures and forms depicting men in suits. Combining the traditional medium of bronze with modern forms of flat laser cut steel, he illustrates concepts of corporate success and the obstacles faced by the modern working man. Drawing on both his past professional experiences, and those of his contemporaries, Rennert composes thought-provoking works to which viewers undeniably react and relate. Early works emphasize movement and physical metaphor, while more recent pieces show the development of a more contemplative character. In 2016 Rennert also released his first series of two-dimensional works, a collection of digital drawings available as large scale prints.

Rennert continually exhibits at the major US art fairs as well as galleries in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Florida, Utah, New Mexico, Maine, Colorado, and British Columbia, with private and corporate collectors world-wide. From June 2014 through May 2015, Rennert was honored with a monumental public installation of his iconic sculpture, THINK BIG, which was on exhibition in New York City’s Union Square, in cooperation with the NYC Parks Department.

Rennert currently resides in NYC.


Brigham Young University, 1976-81

New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show, Nov 2016, New York, NY
Cavalier Galleries, Cavalier Galleries 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Nov 2016, New York, NY
Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show, Feb 2016, Palm Beach, FL
New York Art, Antique & Jewelry Show, Nov 2015, New York, NY
Palm Beach Jewelry, Art & Antique Show, Feb 2015, Palm Beach, FL
Naples Art, Antique & Jewelry Show, Feb 2015, Naples, FL
New York Art, Antique & Jewelry, Nov 2014, New York, NY
Cavalier Galleries, Contemporary Realism, Oct 2014, Greenwich, CT
THINK BIG by Jim Rennert, Public Exhibition, Union Square, Jun 2014 – May 2015, New York, NY
Perspective by Jim Rennert, Public Exhibition, Union Square, Jun 2014 – May 2015, New York,NY
Cavalier Galleries, Jim Rennert: Sculpture Exhibition, Jun 2014, New York, NY
Palm Beach Jewelry Art & Antique, Feb 2014, Palm Beach, FL
Naples Art Antique and Jewelry, Feb 2014, Naples, FL
The Englishman "Presents Jim Rennert", Feb 2014, Naples, FL 
LA Art Fair January 2014, Los Angeles, CA 
Red Dot Miami, Dec 2013 Miami, FL 
Aspen Antiques Jewelry & Fine Art Fair July 2013, Aspen, CO 
Cavalier Galleries May 2013, NYC, NY 
ArtAspen  August 2012, Aspen, CO 
The Englishman Gallery  Mar 2012 Naples, FL 
Naples International Art  & Antiques Show  Feb 2012 Naples, FL
Palm Beach Jewlery Art and Antique Fair, Feb 2012, Palm Beach, FL 
Antiques & Art at the Armory March 2011, NY, NY 
Naples International Art & Antique Fair March 2011 Naples, FL 
Meyer Gallery, Feb 2011, Park City, UT 
Palm Beach Jewlery Art and Antique Fair, Feb 2011, Palm Beach, FL
LA Art Fair January 2011, Los Angeles, CA
Red Dot Miami, Dec 2010 Miami, FL 
Coral Springs Museum, Oct 2010 Coral Springs, FL 
National Sculpture Sociey 77th Annual Awards Exhibition 2010, Brookgreen, SC
Affordable Art Fair, 2010 New York City, NY 
Art Hamptons, 2010, Bridgehampton, NY 
Palm Beach Art and Antiques Fair, 2010 Palm Beach, FL 
Red Dot Miami, December 2009, Miami, FL
Art Hamptons, July 2009 Long Island, NY
Public Art Installation, Oct 2008 Palm Desert, CA
Cavalier Gallery, July 2008, Nantucket, MA
National Sculpture Society Annual Awards Exhibition, Feb 2008, NY
Art Around the Corner, Spring, 2008, St George, UT
Cavalier Gallery, Spring 2008, Greenwich, CT
Coda Gallery, Mar 2008, Palm Desert, CA
Sculpture in the Park, Aug 2007, Loveland, CO
Meyer Gallery, Aug 2007, Park City, UT
Sculpture in the Park, 2007, Loveland, CO
Art Around the Corner, 2007, St. George, UT 
Gallery at the Station, 2007, Ogden, UT Group Show, 
20th Anniversary Show, Cavalier Galleries, 2006, Greenwich, CT 
Finch Lane Gallery, 2006, Salt Lake City, UT
Sculpture in the Park, 2006, Loveland, CO
Kimball Museum Arts Festival, 2006, Park City, UT
Artfest, 2006, Dallas, TX
Art Around the Corner, 2006, St. George, Utah
St. George Arts Festival, 2006, St. George, UT
The Museum of History and Art, 2006, International Show 
Allied Artists of America, 2005, New York City, NY
Contemporary Realism, 2005, New York City, NY
Kimball Museum Arts Festival, 2005, Park City, UT
St. George Arts Festival, 2005, St George UT
Springville Museum Spring Salon, 2005 Springville, UT 
3W Gallery One Man Show, 2003 Salt Lake City, UT
Boise Art in the Park, 1997, Boise, ID
Kimball Museum Arts Festival, 1996, Park City, UT
Boise Art in the Park, 1996, Boise, ID

Public Collections: 
Collection Pérez Simón, Mexico and Spain
The Anthem, New York, NY
Federated Mutual Insurance, Owatonna, MN
City of Cottonwood Heights, UT 
Colorado Council for the Arts, Mesa State College, Grand Junction, CO 
Millrock Office Park, Salt Lake City, UT
Granite Education Foundation, Salt Lake City, UT
Utah Governors Mansion, Salt Lake City, UT
The Church Museum of History and Art, Salt Lake City, UT 
Terra Industries, Union Park Center, Midvale, UT
Utah Arts Council, Ogden Schools for the Deaf and Blind, Ogden, UT 
National Museum of Ski History, New Hartford, CT
Murray High School, Murray, UT
Bingham High School, South Jordan, UT 
Jordan High School, Sandy, UT
Riverton High School, Riverton, UT
GSL Electric, Salt Lake City, UT
Overstock.com, Salt Lake City, UT