Rena del Pieve Gobbi’s body of work focuses on issues of sexual violence and recovery. Del Pieve Gobbi’s four experimental 35 mm films explore these topics and protest the use of sexual violence as entertainment in mainstream media. Her work also reaffirms one’s relationship with one’s body while striving to heal from sexual violence.
Del Pieve Gobbi has lived in Vancouver since 1994. She holds a master’s degree from Emily Carr University of Art + Design, Vancouver, where she developed a fusion of abstraction, film and animation. She has received grants from Cineworks and the BC Arts Council. She has also gratefully received financial support from Canada Council and Telefilm Canada in order to travel Internationally with her films. Her films have played in film festivals in ten countries.