Rani Garner

CV/Docs    

Oil on Canvas (18-works)

Painting (3-works)


Rani  Garner

Rani Garner

Rani Garner Biography

RANI GARNER is a dedicated, career artist living in rural Georgia.  Originally from Phoenix, Arizona, Garner speculates that growing up in a desert environment made her appreciate the trees which now fill her canvasses.  She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Arizona State University and has been painting professionally since 1989.  The focus of her artwork is on capturing the essence of light.  Collectors who are reminded of their own meaningful moments of communion with light and what it symbolizes to them prize the paintings, which often feature a dazzling glow of sunlight glimpsed through trees.  Another artist has said of her work, “It is as if she has taken the best parts of a day and condensed them down into one single, perfect moment.”

 

E D U C A T I O N

1980-1984    Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting, Arizona State University

            summa cum laude   “Outstanding Graduating Senior in Drawing,” 1984

 

E  X  H  I  B  I  T  I  O  N  S

2015             Spotlight on Art, Trinity School, Atlanta, Georgia

2014             Featured Artist, Red Bird Gallery, Seaside, Florida

2013             Ambient Light, Lagerquist Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia (solo show)

2013             Sky & Shore, Joseph House Art Gallery, Columbus, Georgia (solo show)

2012             15th Anniversary Group Show, Two Sisters Gallery, Columbus, Georgia

2011             Paintings of Rural Georgia, Joseph House Art Gallery, Columbus, GA (two-person show)       

2011-2014    Let There Be Art!, Columbus Museum, Columbus, Georgia

2010             Featured Artist, Lagerquist Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

2009             Summer Solstice, Fountainside Gallery, Wilmington, North Carolina       

2007, 2008   Featured Artist, Red Bird Gallery, Seaside, Florida        

2006-2011    Open Spaces, Green Places, Two Sisters Gallery, Columbus, Georgia

2008             Snapshots invitational show, Fountainside Gallery, Wilmington, North Carolina        

2006             Introductions [06], Lagerquist Gallery, Atlanta, Georgia

2004             Southern Skies, Joseph House Art Gallery, Columbus, Georgia (solo show)

2001, 2004   Flying Colors, Columbus Museum, Columbus, Georgia

2000             Golden Hours, Gardner Galleries, Columbus, Georgia (solo show)

2000             museum store Featured Artist, Fayetteville Museum of Art, Fayetteville, NC (solo show)     

 

A  W  A  R  D  S

Finalist, 8th Annual RayMar Art Contest, September 2014

Award of Excellence, Columbus Artists' Guild Annual Competition, Columbus GA 2011.

Best of Show & First Place, Georgia National Fair Fine Arts Exhibit, Perry, GA, 2007

Patron Award, Columbus Artists’ Guild Annual Competition, Columbus, GA, 2009, 2013

First Place, Columbus Artists’ Guild Annual Competition, Columbus, Georgia, 2002

Citation of Merit Award, The New Show, Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland   County, NC, 2000          

Best of Show, 19th Ann. Arts Council Juried Competition, Fayetteville, NC, 1996

Finalist, The Artist’s Magazine’s 1996 Annual Art Competition, “landscapes” category

Merit Award, 1997 CCA National Competition, Kinston, North Carolina    

Regional Artist Project Grant, Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, 1997          

      

C O L L E C T I O N S  (p a r t i a l    l i s t)  

Baptist South Medical Center, Jacksonville, Florida

Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

Bank of America corporate art collection, Atlanta, Georgia

Wachovia Financial Services, Atlanta, Georgia

Marriott Hotel, Columbus, Georgia

Hayes/Howell Architects, Southern Pines, North Carolina

 

 

 

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