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.
She was guest of honor in Assen, Athens, Cambridge, Grimstad, Hiroshima, Krok, London, Montpellier, Rennes, Sorrento, Stockholm, Taiwan, Tampere and Utrecht.
Monique is also well known for her workshops and memberships of juries. She was member of a jury in AniFest, Annecy, Bilbao, Douarnenez, Espinho, Hiroshima, Krok, Utrecht and Zagreb.
Since 2003 she works 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 émancipé. On several websites attention was payed to this event, like Centre Pompidou, Cobayanim, The Parisian and Dailymotion.