Renata Rampazzi was born in Turin where she completed her studies and began painting at a very early age. From 1968 to '70, she worked with Emilio Vedova in Salzburg, then with the Chinese Painter Zao Wou Ki and with Pierre Alechinsky's circle of artists. At the end of the '70s, she moved to Rome, where she today lives and works, intermittently taking long working breaks in Paris. Her paintings have been used to decorate the sets and films of Visconti, Calopresti, Martone and Margarethe von Trotta.

Since the '80s, her works have been exhibited in major museums, fairs and galleries both in Italy and abroad: in the Palazzo dei Diamanti in Ferrara (1984), in the Petit Palais d'Art Moderne in Geneva (1989), in the Palazzo dei Capitani in Ascoli Piceno (2005), in the State Archives in Turin (2006), in the Galerie Nicolas Deman and the Italian Cultural Institute in Paris (2009), in the former convent of St. Nicolò in Spoleto as part of the Festival of Two Worlds (2010), in the Galleria Marino at ArtParis 2011 in the Grand Palais in Paris (2011), in the Espace Culturel of Le Lavandou in France (2013), in the Fondazione Giorgio Cini of
Venice (2018), in the Museo Carlo Bilotti Aranciera di Villa Borghese of Roma (2020).

The most important group exhibitions include: Panorama di Tendenze, Castel Sant'Angelo, Rome (1986), La struttura del gesto, Sala 1, Rome (1987), Esaedro, Galleria Civica d’Arte Contemporanea, Termoli (Campobasso) (1991), Gli Spazi Erranti, Studio S, Rome (1995), VIII Incontro con le Artiste Torinesi, Palazzo Cisterna, Turin (1999), Gli spazi dell’anima, former Convent of Cappuccini, Caraglio (Cuneo) (1999), Galleria Carlina, Turin (2001), Aspects of Contemporary Italian Art, The Gallery, Moscate (Oman) (2006), Potere inconscio e creatività, Villa Doria Pamphilj, Cascina Farsetti, Rome (2010), 54. Biennale Internazionale d’Arte of Venice, Padiglione Italia Regioni, Palazzo Venezia, Rome (2011), XLIII° Premio Vasto, Stables of Palazzo Aragona, Vasto (2011), SetteArtistiUnaMostra, Galleria del Cortile of Rome (2017).

Her works are to be found in several museums in Italy and abroad as well in numerous foundations and private and public collections.

SEGNALATA BOLAFFI 1979 (Renzo Guasco)
SEGNALATA BOLAFFI 1985 (Luciano Caramel)