Ines Ebrenz was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Being always interested, since an early stage, for the relationship between Art, its expression, and nature she studied Fine Arts at The Instituto de Belas Artes in her native city, focusing in painting and drawing. Later on she went into other disciplines the likes of Sculpture —undertaking individualized studies at Selma Abdon Calheiras’ Studio and also with Marcio Mattar— and Graphic Design, among others.
Ines Ebrenz lived in Cologne, Germany, for ten years before moving to Connecticut in 1996 and then to New York in 1998. During these years she privately researched into the abstract field experiencing with different tools, materials and medias.
As a result of her large investigation she is currently producing series of paintings where color, material and self-exploration play an important role. From ancient Greek literature to modern oriental philosophy her metaphysical outcome has developed an own informalisme approach.
Her work is included in many private collections throughout Brazil, Australia, Germany, Spain, Italy and the United States. It has been shown in exhibitions in Germany, Brazil and the United States. Her abstract mixed media paintings on paper were included in the Salon 2000 exhibition at Broadway Mall Gallery, with the West side Arts Coalition, in October 1999. She also was recently included in Abstract 2000 at the same venue.
Ines Ebrenz is the recipient of an award of merit in Manhattan Arts International magazine’s 8th annual 1999 competition. One of her paintings were selected to be featured in the November-December 1999 issue of the magazine which focused on the healing power of art. Also in May-June issue her profile and a painting were enclosed.
1986-88 Studied Sculpture in Ton with Selma Abdon Calhe Iras, Brazil. Studio work.
1986-88 Studied Sculpture in Jewel with Marcio Mattar, Brazil.
1982-85 Fine Arts at Instituto de Belas Artes, Rio de janeiro, Brazil.
2011 “Awakening” at James Gray Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
2008 “Resurfacing” at Roche-Bobois. Atlanta, GA.
2003 Exhibition at Bipi’s Gallery. Cologne, Germany.
2002 “The world unites in peace, through art” at Art for Healing Gallery. New York, NY.
2002 “Less is More” at Woodstock Artists Association & Museum. Woodstock, NY.
2001 “The Buckhead Art Connection” at House of Colors. Atlanta, GA.
2000 Exhibition at Municipal building. New York, NY.
2000 Abstract 2000, paintings and drawings at Broadway Mall Community Center, New York.
1999 Salon 2000 at Broadway Mall Community Center, New York.
1994 Moments In Art, Kaiserslautern, Germany.
1987 Group exhibition at Marcio Mattar Gallery, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
1985 Group exhibition at Instituto de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
1984 Fall group exhibition at Instituto de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
1983 Spring group exhibition at Instituto de Belas Artes, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Honors & Awards
1999 Award of Merit, Manhattan Arts International magazine’s Annual competition.
1983 Student spring Artist. Academic award, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
2000 Alexandra Shaw, Ines Ebrenz. Manhattan Arts International, May-june, p.5.
1999 The healing power of art. Manhattan Arts International, Nov-Dec, p.8.
Private Collection, Brazil.
Private Collection, Australia.
Private Collection, Germany.
Private Collection, United States.
Private Collection, Barcelona, Spain.
Ms. Landi, Milan, Italy.
Career Related Experience
2000 Yoga private senior tuition, New York.
1999 Oriental Techniques development workshop, New York.
1997 Conceptual sculpture workshop, Connecticut.
1997 Sculpture papier-mache workshop, Connecticut
1998-Present Member West Side Arts Coalition, New York.