Renee Makino

Contact Info
Phone : 905-274-2463
Upcoming Shows

April 30 - May 30, 2019 Opening Reception - Sunday, May 5, 2019 2-4pm
Etobicoke Civic Centre Art Gallery, 399 The West Mall (corner of Burnhamthorpe), Etobicoke (Toronto) M9C 2Y2
Open weekdays 9am - 8pm, weekends 9am - 5pm

June 3 - 17, 2019 Opening Reception - Sunday, June 9, 2-5pm
Art Square Upstairs Gallery, 334 Dundas St. West, Toronto M5T 1G5
Tues. to Sat. 9am - 11pm, Sun. 10am - 6pm, Mon. closed




Renee Makino is an award-winning Mississauga-based contemporary artist, painting in acrylics.

Her paintings are abstractions and interpretations of personal landscapes, inspired by her unique impressions of natural landscapes and of street scenes and architectural elements, particularly the intriguing juxtaposition of built and organic shapes and structures. Many are based on her world travels to both picturesque old towns and to remote locations. Her landscapes have a sense of perspective that draw the viewer into the painting. Renee has a painterly expressionist style, with strong mark-making, mood, and colour. The texture and mark-making in her paintings are often reminiscent of her 1970s abstract woodblock prints created during a stay in Japan.

Renee has studied painting at Sheridan College, Haliburton School of Art, Neilson Park Creative Centre (NPCC), and workshops in Spain, Maine, and Georgian Bay.
She is a member of the Colour and Form Society (CFS) and of the Etobicoke Art Group (EAG), which is based at the Neilson Park Creative Centre in Etobicoke, Toronto.

Her works have been exhibited in many juried shows in the Toronto area since 2012. She has received First Prize for her painting "Room with a View" at the 2015 Artworks Oakville Open Juried Show, Third Prize for her painting "A Private View" at the 2016 CFS Biennial Open Juried Exhibition, a number of Honourable Mention Awards, and a People's Choice award.

Renee's paintings and prints are in Canadian and international collections.

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    SHADOWS IN THE AFTERNOON by Renee Makino (2016) Acrylic on Canvas, 30" x 36"
  • ROOM WITH A VIEW by Renee Makino (2014), Acrylic, 30
    ROOM WITH A VIEW by Renee Makino (2014), Acrylic, 30"x36"
  • TERRACE WITH A VIEW by Renee Makino (2015), Acrylic, 24
    TERRACE WITH A VIEW, Acrylic, 24"x30" (2015)
  • GOLDEN HOUR by Renee Makino (2013), Acrylic, 30
    GOLDEN HOUR, Acrylic, 30"x36" (2013)
  • ON THE ROOF by Renee Makino (2013), Acrylic, 30
    ON THE ROOF, Acrylic, 30"x36" (2013)
  • INTANGIBLE FORMS by Renee Makino (2014), Acrylic, 24
    INTANGIBLE FORMS, Acrylic, 24"x24" (2014)
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    SHAPING THE SQUARE by Renee Makino (2018), Acrylic on Canvas, 24"H x 30"W
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    RIVER OF SANDS by Renee Makino, Acrylic, 24" x 30"
  • A PRIVATE VIEW by Renee Makino (2015) acrylic on panel 30x36 h-
    A PRIVATE VIEW by Renee Makino (2015) acrylic on panel 30x36