Renee van der Stelt received a M.A. in Art History (1990) and a MFA in Drawing (1993) from the University of Iowa. She has received grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Baltimore Office for the Promotion of the Arts, the Maryland State Arts Council, and the TKF Foundation. In the past, she has worked in a variety of capacities as museum educator, registrar, curator, and instructor of drawing. Organizations she has worked for include the Walker Art Center, El Museo del Barrio, the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture at UMBC, Cornell College in Mount Vernon, IA and Redeemer College in Hamilton, ON. She was resident artist at the MacDowell Colony, Roswell Artist in Residence program, and Kaus Australis. She is currently faculty mentor in MICA's MFA in Studio Art (MFAST) program and Visiting Assistant Professor of Art at Washington College, Chestertown, MD.