Renata Fernandez was born in Caracas, Venezuela, 1971. She studied Fine Arts in IUESAPAR, now UNEARTE, 1991-96, specialising in painting and sculpture. Fernandez also studied Social Sciences and Media, Drama and Set Design in UCAB, 1988-93. Both universities are in Caracas. She came to live in the UK in 1998, establishing her practice in London in 2003. Fernandez has been shortlisted for the Lynn Painter Stainers Prize, Mall Galleries (2016, 2018), for the Oriel Davies Open, painting prize (2016) and also for Sky landscape Artist of the Year, heat 2 (2016). Her work was included in HER NATURE, a group show of women artists held at Maddox Arts, Mayfair, London, Fall 2017, and Maddox Arts Winter Show, 2017-18. Fernandez was Artist in Residency in Gulbenkian Gallery, Royal College of Art, Kensington, National Open Art Competition (2015). Fernandez last solo show was TROPICO CAMUFLADO, held at Museo Alejandro Otero, Caracas, Venezuela (2013-14).