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Rene Soto was born on September 1, 1986, in La Libertad Peten, Guatemala.

In November 2011, Rene left Guatemala, to pursue a career as an artist, having worked as a Physical Education instructor up to that point. Since his arrival to the United States, Rene has been making art that reflects the life he left behind and also shows the richness that the Latin community brings to the United States, trough art, music, poetry, culinary art, etc. He also draws inspiration from universal truths and commonalities that cannot be communicated in any other way than through his paintings.

He loves to travel and have been living in other places to work in art projects like Nashville, TN.;  Miami, FL; Los Angeles, CA. Currently, Rene Soto lives in Stamford, CT where he has established himself as a professional artist, arts educator, and manager of Rene Soto Gallery in Norwalk (closed on 2020).

Acrylic on canvas is his favorite medium, but he also works with oils, collages, painting with your hands and body


His growing roster of exhibitions includes:
• Carrusel Du Louvre. Octubre 2022
• Gallery 1:11 Huntsville Alabama 2022
• BitBasel artist 2021.
• Art curator at Gallery 2020 Wesport CT (2020)
• Art Hero Award by the state of CT (2018)
• XIV Art Show of Hispanic Artists, New Jersey (2016)
• Queens Museum, New York (2016)
• Blenheim Gallery, Greenwich, CT (2015),
• Art to the Avenue, Greenwich, CT (2015)
• Loft Artists Association Gallery, Stamford, CT (Drown, 2014) (In 2014 and
2015, Rene was awarded the Barreto’s Scholarship, enabling him to
study at the Greenwich Art Society)
• The Palace Theater, Stamford, CT (Latin Roots, 2013)
• Neighbors Link, Stamford, CT (Solo, 2012)


His teaching experience includes King School in Stamford and Studio Arte in Norwalk.
Additionally, Rene created the citywide project, “Guatemala Everywhere,” which opened the door for other artists from Guatemala to exhibit their art throughout Stamford.


Supporting his community is near and dear to his heart. He is an active volunteer and donor of local nonprofit organizations, including Stamford Senior Center, The Ronald McDonald House, Caring with Grace, Domestic Violence Center of Stamford, also teach at Stamford Senior Center, Water Stone on High Ridge, Darien Senior Center, STAR a nonprofit organization people with
disabilities trough zoom and in person clases.

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