Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, Renée Bott has always made and worked in art. Renée worked in fine art print publishing for over 30 years. For the past twenty years, Renée was a founding partner and Master Printer of Paulson Bott Press, a fine print atelier located in Berkeley, California. Here she worked with luminary artists such as Martin Puryear, Kerry James Marshall and Tauba Auerbach. Renée specialized in facilitating the creation of complex and colorful intaglio prints within a traditionally black and white medium. Paulson Bott Press has published over 500 editions, working with many artists. Last year, the archive of Paulson Bott Press was acquired by the deYoung Museum in San Francisco.
2016 - Present: Renée Bott -Public Art Consultant.
After deciding to step away from thirty years of fine art printmaking, Renée Bott is establishing herself as a public art consultant. Merging her fine art background with her extensive art world experience, Renée's vision is to engage world class artists to create memorable public art projects in the Bay Area.
1996 - 2016: Partner and Master Printer, Paulson Bott Press
Founding partner and Master Printer at Paulson Bott Press, a fine art print publisher based in Berkeley CA. Over the past twenty years, Paulson Bott Press has published the work of many artists, creating over 500 limited edition intaglio prints. The press is known for pushing the boundaries of traditional printmaking, working with both internationally recognized artists and artists outside the mainstream.
1985 - 1996: Master Printer, Crown Point Press
From 1985 to 1988, Renée was as a full-time printer at Crown Point Press in San Francisco. Under the tutelage of Kathan Brown, owner and director of Crown Point Press, she learned and perfected the craft of intaglio printmaking. In 1988, Renée earned the title of Master Printer. At Crown Point Press, Renée worked with internationally recognized artists. These included Richard Diebenkorn, John Cage, Al Held, Ed Ruscha and Wayne Thiebaud, to name a few.
1985 MFA California College of Arts and Crafts
1981 BFA University of Massachusetts Amherst