Renee van der Stelt’s visual practice focuses on contemporary drawing, with recent subjects around complexity of space, mapping, and the politic of body in contested space. She received numerous grants and residency awards such as the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Maryland State Arts Council, BOPA, TKF Foundation, MacDowell Colony, Roswell Artist in Residence and Kaus Australis, NL.
Van der Stelt has worked as instructor of drawing, critical studies, professional practice. She also worked as museum educator, registrar, and (assistant) curator at the Walker Art Center, El Museo del Barrio, and the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture/UMBC. Recently she was Interim Director at Kohl Gallery, Washington College while also teaching studio courses.
She was graduate Faculty Mentor for the Low Residency MFA Studio Art program at MICA from 2012-2018. Currently she is Visiting Assistant Professor of Drawing, Dept. of Art & Art History, Franklin and Marshall College.