Renata Cassiano Alvarez is a Mexican-Italian artist born in Mexico City and currently teaching at the University of Arkansas School of Art. Cassiano Alvarez works predominantly in the medium of clay but her background in painting and drawing takes a big part in her practice. She is interested in the power of the slow and quiet transformations happening around us, specially how adopting a different language can affect the physicality of the human body, and how this translates into material.
Educated in Mexico, Italy, Denmark and the US, she has had the opportunity to work in different artistic environments, which has lead to an intimate relationship with different materials and processes. She has worked alongside clay artists such as Nina Hole, Gustavo Perez, Akio Takamori, amongst others. Her work has been exhibited internationally and can be found in public collections in Estonia, Italy, Taiwan, Germany, Denmark, Latvia, China and Slovenia.