Renee So 'Lee' Silk Scarf


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Delivery expected mid-June, 2023

To celebrate the upcoming survey exhibition Renee So: Provenance, open 27 April – 8 July 2023,
Monash University Museum of Art | MUMA presents a limited-edition silk scarf by the artist.

Renee So ‘Lee’ Silk Scarf

Price: AU$250
Edition of 75 
Size: 90 x 90 cm
Detail: Silk twill with hand rolled hem
Each work comes with a certificate signed and numbered by the artist

Born in Hong Kong and raised in Melbourne, London-based artist Renee So’s evolving practice draws on artistic precedents and events from prehistoric to modern times, and is distinguished by her persistent feminist and cross-cultural worldview. Embracing craft methods and a sense of the comedic, her sculptures and two-dimensional works appear both ancient and contemporary.

Produced to coincide with the artist’s solo exhibition at MUMA, this limited release of silk scarves features Lee, 2008: a bust of an imaginary character from a non-specific time and place, historicised in perpetuity like the classic busts that fill European museums. So says, ‘It is one of my earliest heads [made] when I was new to the medium of clay and playing around ... completely improvised and without a sketch. It’s still one of my favourites.’

Printed by Think Positive, Sydney.

Born in Hong Kong and raised in Melbourne, Renee So studied painting at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in the 1990s. Following a London Studio Residency with the Australia Council for the Arts, she relocated to London in 2005. So has recently been the subject of several solo exhibitions in the United Kingdom including Renee So: Effigies and Elginisms, Cample Line, Thornhill, Scotland, 2022; Ancient and Modern, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill, Sussex, 2019; and Bellarmines and Bootlegs, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, 2019. She has participated in significant group exhibitions including Tales from Terracottapolis, Tŷ Pawb, Wrexham, Wales, 2022; Human Conditions of Clay, John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton, 2022, and Chapter Gallery, Cardiff, 2021; Clay Dynasty: 50 Years of Australian Studio Ceramics, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, 2021; Connecting the World through Sculpture: The Sculptural Body, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, 2021; London Making Now, Museum of London, 2021; Transparent Things, Goldsmiths Centre for Contemporary Art, London, 2020; The London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 2018; In Search of Miss Ruthless, Para Site, Hong Kong, 2017; One Day, Something Happens: Paintings of People, Leeds Art Gallery, 2016; A Conspiracy of Detail, Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow School of Art, 2013; and Newspeak: British Art Now, Part 2, Saatchi Gallery, London, 2010.

Renee So: Provenance is the artist’s first major museum exhibition. It will travel to UNSW Galleries, Sydney, in 2023. In 2024, So will have a solo exhibition at Compton Verney, Warwickshire.

Renee So is represented by Kate MacGarry, London, and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney.


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