Renee So (b. 1974, Hong Kong) is a London-based artist who grew up in Melbourne, Australia where she completed her BA in Fine Art at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in 1997. So's work spans numerous traditional craft techniques, including ceramics, knitted and woven textiles and furniture, that refer specifically to representations of the female figure in prehistoric cultures. She bestows monumental grandeur and caricatural qualities to the figures in her works, which weave together a pattern of cross-cultural references. Her fictional personas borrow from ancient ritual masks and military and aristocratic portraiture. Renee So's work has recently been the subject of solo exhibitions at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea, UK (2019-20) and Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK (2019). In 2020, she featured in Goldsmiths CCA's exhibition Transparent Things in London, UK. Recent selected group exhibitions include: The London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK (2018); In Search of Miss Ruthless, ParaSite, Hong Kong, China (2017); One Day, Something Happens: Paintings Of People (curated by Jennifer Higgie), The Arts Council Collection, Leeds Art Gallery, Leeds, UK (2016); Busts, David Noonan, Renee So, Runa Islam, Hopkinson Museum, Auckland, New Zealand (2015); A Conspiracy of Detail, Mackintosh Museum, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, UK (2013); Newspeak: British Art Now, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK and The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Russia (2010-11). Her work is featured in the 2020 Thames & Hudson publication, 100 Sculptors of Tomorrow, the 2019 Phaidon publication Vitamin T: Threads and Textiles in Contemporary Art; and the 2017 Phaidon publication, Vitamin C: Clay + Ceramic in Contemporary Art. She is represented by Kate Macgarry in London.