Renee LoPresti grew up in rural northwest New Jersey. In 2009, she earned her BFA from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in ceramics and glass. After graduating, she moved to Texas for a position as a production glassblower, yet continued to dream about working in clay again. Serendipitously, she later found Eye of the Dog Art Center in San Marcos, Texas where she has been working as an Artist in Residence for the past year. She teaches workshops and shows her work through numerous national juried exhibitions, including the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts for the 21st National Ceramic Competition. In 2017 Renee was named one of Ceramics Monthly’s Emerging Artists. The Companion Gallery is honored to represent LoPresti’s work exclusively.