Rene Carol Capone (b. September 22, 1978) is an American painter known for his depiction of the figure with whimsical and mysterious imagery; often used together. He also works with elements from fables stories and myth. A critic once wrote, "Capone's figures in his work appear to be on a deeply personal quest for identity and their place in the world. - Rene whole heartedly agrees.
He attending Parsons School of Design in New York City. Naturally majoring in Fine Arts. Upon completion in 2000 he moved to The San Francisco Bay Area where he currently resides in Oakland.
Private collectors of Capone's work can be found in the United States, Canada, Sweden, England, France, Japan, and the Netherlands. In 2004 Glaxo Smith Kline became his first corporate collector.
He self-published a graphic novel "The Legend of Hedgehog Boy" in 2011, a story about a boy who ventures into the woods to find his identity. Other publishing achievements include: "Stripped: The Illustrated Male" from Bruno Gmunder. Artwork has been featured in RFD Magazine, Blue, XY, The Wilde Literary Journal. In 2015 The Advocate interviewed Rene with cultural critic Adam Sandel. Most recently K-OODI Art Magazine from Helsinki, Finland featured his art in their recent spring issue.
In 2015 Rene had multiple bone replacement procedures. Currently, he is recovering from those surgeries and working on a new art series titled "Zebra Boy - A Celebration of Stripes." This show will be organized in 2016.