Briahna Wenke is a painter based in Charleston, SC. She creates expressive and evocative work through bold and sculptural paint application.
Raised on the Connecticut coastline, Bri began painting murals for local businesses by age 16, although she's been filling sketchbooks since her earliest memories. After graduating from the University of Connecticut with a degree in history, she spent her early twenties painting commissioned murals, landscaping, and embarking on travels to Australia, Europe, Asia, North Africa, and Central America.
A developing fascination with the antiquity and complexity of the human story began to take shape, and in 2014 she moved from Manhattan to Charleston to pursue life as a full time painter.
Her work is exhibited at the Grand Bohemian Gallery in Charleston, and collected worldwide.
Features and collaborations include Charleston Living Magazine, Art Market International Magazine, YETI, Entrepreneurs Org, Exxpedition, Yelp, and Garden and Gun Magazine.
2013 Isabel O’Neil School of the Finishing Arts, New York, NY
2009 B.A. History, Anthropology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT
2019 Yelp, live demonstration, Charleston, SC
2019 Things They Carry, live installation, Entrepreneur’s Org, Charleston, SC
2018 Slash + Burn, live installation, Spoleto USA, Charleston, SC
2018 A.I. vs Art, collaborative exhibition and publication, Santa Monica, CA
2018 Dee Norton Child Advocacy, mural installation, Mount Pleasant, SC
2021 Treetop Hideaway, Rising Fawn, GA
2019 Wild Acres, Little Switzerland, NC
2019 Edisto Island AIR, State Parks, SC
2018 Dreher Island AIR, State Parks, SC
2019 Unmasked, Grand Bohemian Gallery, Charleston, SC
2020 The Era of Seclusion, Visionary Projects, New York, NY
2020 The Art of Being Alone, Artios Gallery, New York, NY
2020 Get the Message, Arts Benicia, Benicia, CA
2020 Masculine Feminine, Grand Bohemian Gallery, Charleston, SC
2019 Seductress, Grand Bohemian Gallery, Charleston, SC
2019 Days of Summer, Grand Bohemian Gallery, Charleston, SC
2019 Annual Auction, Redux Contemporary, Charleston, SC
2018 Small Works, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2018 Spoleto, Grand Bohemian Gallery, Charleston, SC
2018 Annual Auction, Redux Contemporary, Charleston, SC
2018 Art on the Beach, Sullivan’s Island, SC
2017 iGoddess Fair, Gaillard Center, Charleston, SC
2017 Gallery 72, Charleston, SC
2017 Art on the Beach, Featured Artist, Sullivan’s Island, SC
2017 Annual Auction, Redux Contemporary, Charleston, SC
2017 Nasty Women, New Haven, CT
2016 Salt Series, Charleston, SC
2016 POME, Maui, HI