Renata Petersen
Guadalajara, 1993
Bio

Her work addresses themes of religious and social character, not exempt from black humor. In the form of vignettes, with a close relationship to comics and cartoons, she produces from satirical revisions to subjects with powerful repercussions in popular culture such as sects, urban legends, gender roles, contemporary sexuality, and the subjectivity implicit in "bad taste".

She has a particular interest in interweaving referential winks to works by artists such as Mike Kelley, Sarah Lucas, Raymond Pettibon, or Kim Gordon, with her own obsession with pornography, eschatology, and hyper-consumerist junk TV, through a production linked to traditional Guadalajara's artisan techniques, such as ceramics and blown glass.

Lives and works in Guadalajara.

Renata Petersen studied a bachelor’s degree in Visual and Plastic Arts at Escuela Nacional de Pintura, Escultura y Grabado “La Esmeralda”, INBA (Mexico City), from 2013 to 2017. 

She has exhibited her work at solo and group shows in MUSA (Museo de las artes de la Universidad de Guadalajara) and Ladera Oeste (Guadalajara); Salón ACME, Ex Teresa Arte Actual, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, and Museo de Cancillería (Mexico City).

She has been resident of Cuadro 22, Chur, Switzerland; Fundación Casa Wabi, located in Oaxaca; and Taller Los Guayabos at Guadalajara.

Petersen's work is part of Marcela and José Noé Suro collection, and Alma Colectiva (Guadalajara), among others.

Selection of Works
Renata Petersen
Brutal Truth
Ceramics in blue cobalt enamel
21.26 x 8.6 x 8.6 inches
2022
Renata Petersen
The She-Demon
Glazed ceramics
25.59 x 11.8 inches
2022
Renata Petersen
Daybreak Digest
Toilet roll and vegan ink
2021
Renata Petersen
Sin título (3-60)
Glazed ceramics
5.9 inches (diameter)
2021
Renata Petersen
La fortaleza de cristal (ámbar)
Blown glass and fused glass
31.5 x 20.87 x 11.02 inches
2021
Renata Petersen
La fortaleza de cristal (cobalto)
Blown and fused glass
31.5 x 20.87 x 11 inches
2021
Renata Petersen
La fortaleza de la soledad
Glazed ceramics
Variable dimensions
2020
Renata Petersen
La fortaleza de la soledad
Glazed ceramics and steel work
Variable dimensions
2020
Renata Petersen
Girls Romances
High temperature ceramics
22.04 x 27.95 x 13.38 inches
2020
Renata Petersen
Heavens Girl
High temperature Ceramics
9.45 x 6.1 x 30.71 x 7.87 inches
2020
Renata Petersen
Sin título (1-4)
Ceramics with cobalt glaze
11.81 inches (diameter)
2019
Renata Petersen
Sin título (1-32)
Ceramics with cobalt glaze
11.81 inches (diameter)
2019
Renata Petersen
Limpieza karmática
Glazed ceramics
Variable dimensions
2019
Renata Petersen
Gods Whores (from the series Bad drawings for bad people)
Indian ink on cotton paper
35.43 x 27.56 inches
2018
Renata Petersen
IMPOSTOR (from the series Bad drawings for bad people)
Indian ink on cotton paper
27.56 x 35.43 inches
2016
Renata Petersen
S1: Topografía de una conversación
Graphite on cotton paper (polyptych)
47.24 x 47.24 inches
2016
Renata Petersen
BITRATOS: Topografía de una conversación
Wine glass and light installation
47.24 inches (diameter)
2016
Exhibitions at Pequod
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