Renzo was born on April 11, 1953 in Martinez, California.
As an art student in high school, he often cuts classes in order to attend art lectures at San Francisco State University with his two older brothers.
Renzo’s art career got off to an early start. He is represented by his first gallery even before graduating from high-school. At nineteen, he is already teaching watercolor techniques to adults. Yet, during this period, Renzo is also passionate about music, which he performs and composes, but at the age of twenty-three, he finally decides to focus entirely on his fine arts career.
Renzo has a deeply nomadic spirit: he lives for one year in Brisbane, Australia; six years in Jalisco, Mexico; a few months in Costa Rica. He then spends sixteen years living on boats. His extensive travels and Bohemian lifestyle have profoundly influenced his creations, giving many of his paintings and sculptures an unmistakably Mezzo-American flavour.