Born in Lyon, France, Renaud Charrin considers the past 20 years in New York City as the life of his artistic career. He began his American tale as a banker, but quickly learned that his calling was in the arts. At Parsons School of Design he studied Graphic Design and honed his visual style and creative point of view.
Renaud has commissioned design work for reputable clients including Alain Ducasse, for Essex House, Daniel Boulud and Jérôme Bocuse for the Bocuse D’Or USA. As a graphic designer, Renaud has built successful brand identities through his company, 099 Factory, for such clients as Buddha Bar, Hello Pasta, Lyon Restaurant and Rosé Los Angeles.
In contrast to the controlled environment in which he derives graphic solutions for his clients, painting allows Renaud to express himself freely and let his personal experiences and the exhilarating New York City environment inspire him to create.
From the Cobblestones of the Meatpacking District to Dueling Figures, his work transcends the power of the city as well as an impulsive need to share his personal experience through and array of mediums.
He has exhibited his graphic design work at the Brooklyn Transportation Museum as a student at Parsons and recently was selected for the First Parsons Alumni Exhibition ’11 and at the Trendy Studio Miami art basel 2012 for the "virtual show". His first solo exhibition titled "After Midnight" was curated by the Galerie Mourlot in New York city and was exhibited from Nov. 2011 to Feb. 2012.