MFA University of South Carolina
Professor - Illustration / Drawing
Art + Design Building 209
on the web:
Billy Renkl grew up in Birmingham, AL. He attended Auburn University (BFA, Visual
Communications) and the University of South Carolina (MFA, Drawing).
Renkl’s work has been featured in many solo and group exhibitions, including solo
shows at The Cumberland Gallery (Nashville, TN), Marguerite Oestreicher Fine Arts
(New Orleans), Vanderbilt University, The University of Kentucky, The Tennessee Arts
Commission, and the Galerie Neue Raume (Berlin, Germany). He am represented in a number
of permanent collections, including The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Kiwanis
Club International, The Tennessee State Museum, and The College of Notre Dame, Baltimore.
In addition to gallery exhibitions, Renkl has worked with many clients on illustration
assignments, including SouthWest Airlines, How Magazine, Vanderbilt University, Klutz Inc.,Strategy & Business, The River Styx, Poems and Plays, and Rigby Publishing.
21” x 14”
Collage of vintage Italian postcards
Collage of antique illustrations
Original: 12” x 15”
Client: Adventure The Great, Old Fashion
Original: 8” x 8”