Renata Tagliari Barcelos was born in São Paulo on the 24th of October 1969. She is self-taught and started practicing at the workshop of a renowned Paulista sculptor Pedro Pinkalsky with soap stones in August 1993. In July 1995, she had her first contact with marbles at Renato Brunello´s workshop. In the same year, she took part in the first salon of arts organized by the journal of arts of the Mokiti Okada´s foundation, and was second. She went to Pietrasanta in Italy in December 1995, and worked for six months only with hard stones ( marbles and onyx ) in various workshops; like Laboratório Palla, Laboratório Silverio Paolli, and also in the workshop of Belgian sculptor, Kobe Saelens.
She had the following exhibitions: October 1996,“Stones, colors and beauty of the earth”, with jeweler Alexandre Costa at SESC in Pinheiros, São Paulo. November 1996, exhibition with designer and lithographer, Ivone Couto in the Japanese restaurant in Vila Madalena in São Paulo. August 1997, “ Marble and Onyx” exhibition at the Headoffice of Porto Seguro, an insurance company in São Paulo. September 1997, “Ita” exhibition at the Messianic Church in São Paulo. September 1997, received a third place prize at the Contemporary Brazilian art exhibition “Chapel Art Show” at the Chapel School in São Paulo.
October 1997, took part in the collective art exhibition “The pathway of the stones”, Pedro Pinkalsky, Ivone Couto, Ivan Stancati and Attilio Fontana Neto at the Mokiti Okada´s foundation in São Paulo.
March 1998, she won a contest organized by the Brazilian Cultural ministry - FUNARTE with the “Tactile waves” project.October 1998, she had the exhibition “ Tactile waves” at the Mario Schenberg art gallary of FUNARTE in São Paulo.In 1999, her work featured in Aguinaldo Silva´s soap opera “Suave Veneno”; run by Globo television in Rio de Janeiro.
In the year 2000,her work also featured in Manuel Carlos´ soap opera “ Laços de Família”, run by Globo television in Rio de Janeiro.In 2001,took part at the ehxibition "2001:AN ART ODISSEY" in the Vorpal Gallery, in San Francisco, California, USA.Her work featured also in Ana Maria Moretson´s soap opera "Estrela Guia", run by Globo television , Rio de Janeiro.In 2002, works featuring in Gloria Peres´ soap opera "O Clone" also by Globo television-Rio de Janeiro , Brasil
In 2002 Renata moves to Spain and start exhibiting her work at Lecrin gallery, at Marina del Este, Granada.In 2003 start working with Summer Gallery, at Puerto Banus, Marbella and also at the hotel La Tartana, where she kept a permanent display of her work.In 2006 exhibition at Hicks gallery, Wimbledon, London , UK. In 2007, exhibition at Felicia Hall's gallery at La Herradura, Granada,Spain and Summer Show at The Biscuit Factory, Newcastle, UK
In september 2007, a fload destroyed her studio in La Herradura, Granada ,Spain.
In 2008 moves to Doncaster, South Yorkshire,Uk, where she is currently living,working and lecturing Stone carving at the Doncaster College.
Exhibitions:Open Space galleries, June 2008 Penryn, Cornwall, Uk. . "New life",october 2008, Brevon Art gallery, Doncaster, UK.
2009: Exhibitions: Newby Hall and Gardens,( www.newbyhallandgardens.com ) Ripon , North Yorkshire, UK.
Lecturers and Staff show - The Hub , Doncaster College, Doncaster South Yourkshire, UK
September - Exhibition at 12A Gallery, Doncaster,South Yorkshire,UK and Exhibition at THE SHED , Doncaster.
Become a member of THE ART HOUSE ( www.the-arthouse.org.uk )
Elected at the Royal British Society of Sculptors as an associate member, entitling her to use the letters ARBS after her name.
2010: Exhibitions: May - The Chelsea Flower Show,( www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chelsea_Flower_Show) with The Sculpture Park ( www.thesculpturepark.com )London, UK, and Exhibition at Projeto Galery, with Ian Lathan and Michael Bunn.
June - Newby Hall and Gardens,Ripon,North Yorkshire,UK
SAP 10 - Sculptures and Plants - Hall Farm,( http://www.hall-farm.co.uk ) Harpswell,Lincolnshire,UK
Exhibition " Practice What You Preach" . Visual Art lecturers from Doncaster College's Academy of Creative Industries art show. At The Point Doncaster South Yorkshire.
2011: Exhibitions: Cuppola Gallery Sheffield ,Yorkshire ,UK.
May - RHS Chelsea Flower Show, with The sculpture Park,London, UK.
Donates the sculpture "Plankton" to The Hub-Doncaster College. (www.don.ac.uk/news/latest_news/june_2011/brazil_bound_renata_donates_sc.aspx )
June - Moves back to her native Brasil.