Project Room // Reniel Diaz - objects of desire

February 12, 2015 – March 30. 2015
Opening Reception:
Thursday February 12th
7 pm – 11 pm 

Reniel Diaz – “Objects of Desire” – Project Room:


Artist Statement

The Work I create looks at gender relationships, examining stereotypes and preconceptions the viewer brings to images specific to sexual orientation.  The paintings explore the depth of sexuality in lush environments.  The final result for the viewer should be a walk through the subtlety and expansiveness that is sex.


Currently the paintings consist of collections of objects that represent a portrait of anindividual sexuality.  The particular imagery is culled from my personal desires as a child to play with porcelain figurines and antique statuettes instead of action figures.  I preferred flowers to sports.  With time, feminine objects soon gave way to a desire for real men.


As the objects and arrangements interchange they represent a fluidity of desire.  In many ways this is related to the decor of our homes and the people in our lives.  Things come and go and loved articles accumulate over time.  There is a sense of discovery and familiarity within the objects.



Education : Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

MFA Major in Painting 2003-2005

Corcoran College of Art & Design, Washington D.C.

BFA Major in Fine Art 1998-2002 


University of Georgia in Cortona, Italy

Studies in Fine Art and Art History

August 2000-November 2000

Exhibitions:   2012 Double Take, Bakehouse Art Complex, Miami, Florida

2011 Abracadabra, Hollywood Art & Culture Center, Hollywood, FL

2010 DCG Open, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL

2009 Littlest Sister, Anthony Spinello Gallery, Miami, FL

2006 Under the Fort, The Rhys Gallery, Boston, MA 

2005 Proposal Show, Capsule Gallery, New York, NY

2005 Word of Mouth, The Rhys Gallery, Boston, MA 

2005 MFA Thesis, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

2005 Tiny Billboards, Forum Gallery-Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

2004 Red Blue White, Dot Fiftyone, Miami, FL

2004 Feelings, Forum Gallery-Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI

2004 One Way, Dot Fiftyone, Miami, FL

2003 In Process 25th Anniversary, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

2002 All Senior, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

2002 BFA Thesis, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

2001 Response, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

2001 Lavori in Corso, University of Georgia, Athens, GA

1998 Art  to Work, Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, FL

Bibliography:2012, October

2012, July

2012 Gorgeous Gallery By David Leddick, Bruno Gmunder, Berlin

2008 The Nude Male: 21st Century Visions By David Leddick, Rizzoli/Universe, NYC

2008 Bing Magazine #8, Gallerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris

Collections:David Leddick, Miami Beach, FL

Sarah Deson-Fried, Delray Beach, FL

Jolie Altman, Birmingham, MI



Following the opening reception, gallery hours will be Monday-Friday, 11 P.M. to 7 P.M. Saturdays 1PM – 7 PM and private viewings are available by appointment. 


Dot Fiftyone Gallery is located at

187 NW 27 Street - Wynwood Arts District, Miami FL 33127

Further information and visuals of the exhibition are available by calling (305) 573-9994, via e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and online at www.dotfiftyone.












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