Rene Gómez

Painter | Mural Artist

Rene is a mural painter and portrait artist based in Providence, RI.
He is Artist-in-Residence at RILA from 2020-2023. His commissioned work during his residency is to create a series of portraits of Rhode Island Latino History Pioneers, from Nuestras Raíces: The Latino Rhode Island Oral History Project. The portraits will be on display at Rhode Island College in Fall 2024 and then at La Galería del Pueblo in 2025.

Instagram: reneizking1975
Commission fee varies
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Above: Rene was commissioned by RILA to create a Museo del Barrio street mural in August 2020 that responded to the COVID19 pandemic. Left: His Traveling Puertas art installation, also commissioned by RILA, is now on permanent display at La Galería @RILA.

Public Art Projects

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Above: La Broa' Pizza | El Corazón de Providence mural created by Rene.
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Above: Summer 2021 | Museo del Barrio | Las Cajas de La Broa' - Juan Pablo Duarte | Lower Broad Street overpass
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Above: Fall 2021 | Museo del Barrio | Las Cajas de La Broa' - An homage to Doña Fefa | Former site of Fefa's Market - 1232 Broad Street
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Spring 2022 | El Ninja Express: Fusion Bubble Tea Shop | Inside Bomes Theater on Broad Street, Providence

Broad Street Walk of Fame Sidewalk

On June 5, 2022, Rene and a group of students from the 360 School in Providence transformed the sidewalk in front of Johnny's Chimis truck on Broad Street into the Broad Street Walk of Fame, highlighting the businesses that made Broad Street what it is today.
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