Renee Keil is an artist, actress, director and choreographer living in the Shadyside area of Pittsburgh. She has worked as a dance acting/theatre educator in the Pittsburgh area high schools and universities. She received BS and MA degrees from the University of Pittsburgh, and did graduate work in movement at the University of Oslo, Norway.
Currently, Renee is concentrating on her “visual arts”; painting in watercolor, pastels and oils. She is a member of the Pittsburgh Society of Artists, Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, The Pittsburgh Watercolor Society, The Pittsburgh Pastel Artist League, The Garrett County Arts Council, The Martin County Arts Council and the Martin Artisan Guild. Renee has won several awards for her work in various juried art shows and has shown in state museums and various gallery exhibitions.
Vision and Purpose
Because I am a theater director and choreographer. I have always loved to tell a story, create a “picture”, focus on an issue, an emotion, a conflict, a universal connection that somehow dictates how we act, react, live. Due to this performance background, I find that as a visual artist I especially love to paint pictures that tell a story…that make a statement about the human condition, the universal connections that move our souls.