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It started with a simple purchase and 25 years later... 


Body of Art was founded in 1993 by Renarda Boddie Porter.  Renarda, a self-described “Art Junkie”, has had a love affair with art for over 25 years.  Starting out as a collector, her passion for art grew as she shared what she learned with her family and friends. Twenty-five years later she serves as an art dealer, publisher, consultant and avid supporter of all things art.

In 2007, Renarda co-founded and co-owned House of Art Gallery located in Brooklyn, New York. She has worked as a consultant for numerous internationally renowned artists including the late William Tolliver, Leroy Campbell, Kenneth Gatewood, Monique Luck and many others. 

The Body of Art Collection consists of art hand-picked by Renarda.  She serves as a personal curator for individual collectors, with a devoted collector base that extends internationally.  The business has grown over the years through loyal collector referrals or through various art exhibitions.

Supporting The Tom Joyner Foundation since 2004, Renarda uses art as a platform to work in the community.  She works with non-profit organizations, corporations, foundations, church groups and colleges to assist in fundraising and educational initiatives.  Renarda volunteers with the Good Samaritan Program, which is dedicated to serving the homeless of New Orleans. She conducts art education lectures and has participated in empowerment sessions for Orleans Parish inmates. Renarda also serves as a mentor for several young women and emerging artists.

Renarda holds an MBA in marketing from Clark Atlanta University and is a third-generation graduate of Dillard University. She is a successful business woman, however she would say her greatest accomplishment can be seen in the character of her son, Justin Boddie. Justin also has the art bug and has established his own online art business.

The Body of Art Collection, is an online fine art boutique. We are committed to featuring art that inspires, elevates, challenges and evokes something that compels you to support these incredible artists.