Rene Capone







Rene Capone

Rene Capone

"Always be a first-rate version of yourself, rather than a second-rate version of somebody else" - Judy


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.


Yellow Moon by Rene Capone


Hot Child In the City by Rene Capone


Cat Scratch Fever by Rene Capone


Prodigal Lover by Rene Capone


Night Light by Rene Capone


Look Over Your Shoulder by Rene Capone


No Peace In My Sunrise by Rene Capone


First Sight by Rene Capone


Vergil's Dawn by Rene Capone


Passages by Rene Capone


Beautiful on Purpose by Rene Capone


Beautiful By Mistake by Rene Capone


Time by Rene Capone


Goddess by Rene Capone


Aurora by Rene Capone


Elegance by Rene Capone


Sometimes Your Eyes by Rene Capone


Kitty by Rene Capone


All I need is a Unicorn by Rene Capone


Legend of Hedgehog Boy by Rene Capone


Two Kinds of Love by Rene Capone


Zebras always look for rainbows by Rene Capone


A Turtle Who Likes To Eat Fish by Rene Capone


Turtle In A Blanket by Rene Capone


Meet Other Turtles Face to Face by Rene Capone


Happy Turtle by Rene Capone


Stable Trees by Rene Capone