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Joe Ren

Joe Ren

Joe Ren

Associate Professor


College of Arts and Sciences


M.F.A., Southern Illinois University
M.A., Arkansas State University
B.A., Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts


Zhe Ren was born in Tianjin, China. He received his B.F.A degree in Sculpture from Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts, M.A degree in painting and drawing from Arkansas State University, and M.F.A degree specializing in Digital Media from Southern Illinois University. For the past few years he has exhibited his art work at nationally and internationally in America, Sweden, Finland, South Korea, and China. He is also a co-founder of an art publication Expose Art Magazine. His research and artwork is about investigating the relationship between reality and representation found in the tension between human and nature.


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