BORN KINGSVILLE, TEXAS. LIVES AND WORKS IN BALTIMORE, MARYLAND.
René Treviño creates paintings and sculptural installations using Aztec calendars, ancient Mexican imagery and iconic re-interpretations of patriotic symbols. His artwork addresses a personal quest for heroism, bravery and a need to define a place in the world.
Treviño received his BFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts (SVA) in 2003 and his MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) in 2005.
He has shown at the Wadsworth Athenaeum in Hartford, CT; the Baltimore Museum of Art, Goliath Visual Space in Brooklyn, NY; White Box in New York; the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art; the Arlington Arts Center in Arlington, VA; the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture in Baltimore, MD; and Pentimenti Gallery in Philadelphia, PA. He was also included in the 2007 WPA/Corcoran OPTIONS Biennial in Washington DC and was awarded a 2009 Baltimore Creative Fund Individual Artist Grant and won the 2009 Trawick Prize.
He was an artist-in-residence at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA and the Creative Alliance in Baltimore, MD and has been invited to participate in the AIR Serenbe program in Serenbe, GA in 2015.
His work has been featured in Art Papers, New American Painters, Baltimore Sun, Baltimore City Paper, Philadelphia Enquirer, Washington Blade, Washington Post as well as several online publications.