|Education||B.F.A., University of Louisiana at Lafayette & M.F.A., The School of the Art Institute of Chicago|
Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, Patton received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 1993 and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Photography from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1996. She has studied various types of vocal and comedic performance in New York, New York through The New School, Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and the Gotham Writers' Workshop. After living in New York City, she returned to Louisiana in 2001 and currently lives and works in Lafayette, Louisiana. She has co-curated many exhibits at the Acadiana Center for the Arts in Lafayette, Louisiana with curator Brian Guidry.
Patton has shown her work nationally and internationally including shows at the Bronx Museum of the Arts in the Bronx, New York, and in New Orleans at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Louisiana ArtWorks, the Contemporary Arts Center (New Orleans), the Arthur Roger Gallery, the Voltz Clarke Gallery in New York, New York, the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio, Texas, and the Galerie Patricia Dorfmann in Paris, France, among others. She is also a founding member of The Front, an artist’s collective, in the St. Claude Arts District in New Orleans. Patton’s work is often humorous in nature and frequently investigates aspects of human emotion. A performance artist, Patton also has been impersonating the character Renella Rose Champagne since 1993. Renella Rose Champagne also hosts a weekly radio show "Lost in Love" on KRVS, 88.7 FM, www.krvs.org, in Lafayette, LA.
Patton’s works of art can be found in numerous private art collections throughout the world, and are included in the permanent collection of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois; the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation in Los Angeles, California; the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans; the New Orleans Museum of Art; and the Galerie Patricia Dorfmann, Paris, France.
- Nick Stillman, Review of "Spaces: Antenna, the Front, Good Children Gallery" in the New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center, Artforum, May 2012, pp. 314–315
- Last Call: The Front, Review by Reggie Rodrigue in the Pelican Bomb, April 11, 2011 Archived January 31, 2013, at archive.today
- Walter Pierce, "This Champagne is Great Going Down", The Daily Advertiser, Lafayette, Louisiana, July 24, 2002
- Renella Rose Champagne: Lost in Love
- Studio Visit Magazine, publisher: Open Studio Press, Boston, MA, 2007