Renata has a B.A. in Language Teaching and in Education at USP, University of São Paulo, has worked as a teacher for thirty years and since 1995 has art as an expression. Pelegrini has lived in New York and in Milan, two cities where she studied calligraphy and began her art instruction. In Switzerland she started her practice as an artist and in 2010, back in Brazil, graduated in Fine Arts at Escola Panamericana de Artes in São Paulo. Since then she has had the artist and professor Paulo Pasta as a mentor.
In 2017 Pelegrini took part in the Contemporary Art Production and Study Group at Escola Entrópica in Instituto Tomie Ohtake where she was accepted for the year-long coaching program with the professor and curator Gal Neves. In 2018 Renata was in Portugal for an art residency at the Center of Artistic Investigation Hangar Lisboa_ where she also exhibited and engaged with the public. In 2019 Renata was part of the art group at BREU in São Paulo where the curator Rafael Vogt Maia Rosa and the artist Laura Belem met artists for conversation about individual development. During 2020 Marcio Harum, Bitu Cassundé and Pollyana Quintana were in conversation with the artist and her process.
Renata Pelegrini has had two solo exhibits. FUNARTE_SP, Biblioteca Mario de Andrade in São Paulo, Bienal das Artes do Sesc_Distrito Federal, MAC Campinas, Museu de Arte de Ribeirão Preto, SECULT Santos were places where she had group shows. Among her main juried selections : Pinacoteca Piracicaba, SARP Ribeirão Preto, MAC Jataí in Goiás, Casa Luiz Sacilotto Santo André and Curitibano in Paraná. She hás exhibited Janaína Torres, Zipper, Sancovskly and Tato galeries, at Plano_A in Ribeirão Preto and at Orlando Lemos, in Minas Gerais. Renata was selected in the 9th Artists Without Gallery and was in the short list in the GARIMPO selection 2019/2020 in DASARTES magazine.
Renata participates in the Imago Mundi art project by Luciano Benetton in Italy and is an active artist member at MoMA in New York. She has just been awarded the artist of the month September 2020 selection in an art platform in Italy.
Taisa Palhares, Marcelo Salles, Antonio Gonçalves Filho, Mario Gioia and Rafael Vogt Maia Rosa have reviewed her work.