Biography of Monique Renault

Monique Renault was born in Rennes, France. She studied painting at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Beaux Arts in Rennes and Paris. In 1966 she got a scholarship to study animation in Prague. She has worked several years with Peter Földes and Sarah Mallinson. In 1972 she became chief animator at A.A.A. Studio (J. Rouxel and M. Ponti) in Paris. In 1976 she went to work in Amsterdam in The Netherlands and acquired the Dutch nationality.

Between 2003 and 2010 she worked for PH Productions, Tokyo, Japan (“Fukushima Folkstales”, “Space Elevator: The future scientist dream of” and “Irving Penn and Issey Miyake: Visual Dialogue” from director Pascal Roulin).

In may 2009 she featured in Centre Pompidou in Paris, indicated as “l’ art émancipe”. On several websites attention was payed to this event, like Centre Pompidou, Cobayanim, The Parisian and Dailymotion.

Now, she does not work in films but after forty years of drawing animation, she took her brushes again …

Main films

Documentaries:

  • TEKENFILMCLUB (1986), direction Ellen Meske      and Monique Renault, camera Jochgem van Dijk, production VPRO
  • THE WRITER (1989), interview with Paul      Driessen, direction Monique Renault, camera Jochgem van Dijk, production      VPRO-Atlantis
  • SHAMUS CULHANE (1990), interview with      Shamus Culhane and Borg Ring, direction Monique Renault, camera Jochgem      van Dijk, production VPRO-Atlantis

Educationals & commercials:

  • LIKESTILLING      (1989), direction Gerdinger Polden
  • NIKE (1990),      animation & direction Monique Renault
  • NO MORE AIDS (1994)
  • 850 YEARS MOSKOW (1998), animation & direction Monique Renault