Lee Renninger


Picturing Mississippi 1817 – 2017: Land of Plenty Pain and Promise - Mississippi Museum of Art

December 9, 2017 – July 8, 2018
Artist Talk: May 23, 2018

MAC/NEA Artist Fellowship

Renninger has received a 2016 Mississippi Arts Commission/National Endowment for the Arts Artist Fellowship. This fellowship supports the making of new work.

Botanica - Georgia Southern University

January 9 - February 3, 2017
Georgia Southern University
University Gallery, Center for Art and Theatre
Artist Talk—Thursday, January 19

Jagged Fragments

November 15 - January 14, 2017
Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art
Jagged Fragments: Contemporary Ceramic Sculpture
Lee Renninger, Allen Chen, John Gargano, John Oles

MAC/NEA Minigrant Award

Renninger has received a 2016 Mississippi Arts Commission/National Endowment for the Arts Minigrant to help support the making of Botanica: Burka, a new installation piece that will be exhibited at Georgia Southern University in January, 2017.

Joan Mitchell Foundation Center

Renninger will be an artist-in-residence at the Joan Mitchell Foundation Center in New Orleans, Louisiana for one month during the fall of 2016.

Mississippi Museum of Art

In December 2015, Relinquish, a work about the memories, dreams and experiences we leave behind and part of the larger series, Relinquished, was acquired by the Mississippi Museum of Art for the permanent collection.


Island View Casino Resort Beach Tower

The new Island View Beach Tower in Gulfport, Mississippi opened in May 2015. Renninger’s piece, A Day at the Beach, was commissioned for the Hotel’s lobby.


Mississippi Arts Commission

Renninger was awarded a 2016 Minigrant by the Mississippi Arts Commission to assist with the making of a new piece for the Botanica series. This funding is made possible by the Mississippi Arts Commission and National Endowment for the Arts.

The University of Mississippi Museum Presents

A Light Passage

August 26 - December 18, 2014

A Light Passage features pieces from Botanica—a new body of work by Lee Renninger using elements of the garden to celebrate wonder and mystery.

The University of Mississippi Museum
University Ave. & 5th St.
Oxford, MS
Tuesday - Saturday, 10 AM - 6 PM
Admission is free

KOHLER Arts/Industry Residency

Renninger completed an Arts/Industry residency in Spring 2014. The new work includes the following pieces—all from Botanica: Roseland, Fruit and Violets, Le Jardin de la Patisserie. All these works were created in Arts/Industry, a long-term residency program of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI. Arts/Industry takes place at Kohler Company.

Potawatomi Hotel

Renninger recently completed a commission for the new Potawatomi Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Hotel opened August 18, 2014.

Mississippi Fiber Unconventional

November 7, 2013 – January, 7, 2014

Delta Arts Alliance, Cleveland, MS

Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters

The Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters honored Lee Renninger in June with its 2013 Award for Visual Arts. Each year the MIAL honors the artistic achievements of living, creative practitioners with significant ties to the state.

Butler Snow O'Mara Stevens and Cannada PLLC

Butler Snow O'Mara Stevens and Cannada has opened new offices in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, commissioning the work, Tennessee Leaf Fall for its Capitol Room.

Hyatt French Quarter

The Hyatt French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana reopens with interior redesign by Looney and Associates and commissioned work in the lobby.