Renée Monrose is a New York City artist and photographer whose interests include portraiture, gender, race, politics, mythology and Biblical interpretation. Her most recent work focusses on women, feminism and gender. She has had exhibits in New York, Paris, San Francisco, Chicago and New Orleans. Ongoing projects include Tomboys: Portraits Then And Now, Girls Will Be Girls, an exploration of women and violence in popular culture, and Tiny Hands.

Since 2012, Renée has volunteered as rape crisis advocate at Bellevue Hospital. She is the blog editor for Project Envision,  a NYC–funded organization whose mission is to change social attitudes that lead to sexual violence.

In the past Renée worked as an archivist for documentary films at PBS Frontline and American Masters  and as a director of development for special projects at Merchant-Ivory Films. In 2006, her interest in theology led her to enroll at Union Theological Seminary where she earned an M.Div in Psychology and Religion and Biblical Studies.

In 2016, Renée attended the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies Conference at Columbia University and was invited to join the HDHS Global Education Team in 2017.

She was born and grew up in New Orleans.


Union Theological Seminary, M.DIV

Parson’s School of Design, Paris

École national supérieur des Beaux Arts, Paris

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts

Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, M.S.J.

University of Florence, Italy

Tulane University, B.A.


Face to Face: Women in the Forefront of History Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary April 2016-Fall 2018

Renée Monrose: Paintings and Drawings, Mario Villa Gallery, New Orleans, 1991

Love Letters, Mario Villa Gallery, New Orleans, 1993


The Point Gallery, Bronx, New York, 2015

The Hat Factory

The Hat Factory

Bronx Art Space, Bronx, NY,  2014

Illuminate the Arts, San Francisco 2014

The Hat Factory, New York, NY 2014

Bond Street Gallery New York, NY, 2013

Art + Construction New York, NY , 1987

The Academy Gallery, New Orleans, 1986

Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY, 1985

The Gallery, The Drawing Show, Randolph, New Jersey, 1991

Bowery Gallery, New York, NY, 1994

La Galerie, Paris, France, 1982

BACA Small Works Show Brooklyn , New York, 1987


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