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Bri Wenke is a painter and installation artist who creates figurative work with a deliberate blend of soft and crude realism.

Having earned a history and anthropology degree from the University of Connecticut, her work is inspired by deconstruction, contrast, and a fascination with the antiquity and complexity of the human story.

She has collaborated with large creative projects such as "A.I. vs Art" and exhibited a live installation for The Entrepreneur’s Organization East Coast Conference.  Wenke's work can be found in private collections around the globe, and is exhibited in Charleston, SC at the Grand Bohemian Gallery.  Additional features and collaborations include Charleston Living Magazine, Art Market International Magazine, YETI, Entrepreneurs Org, Exxpedition, and Yelp.

Bri received the 2021 Lowcountry Arts Grant.

 

info@artbybri.com

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EDUCATION


2013 Isabel O’Neil School of the Finishing Arts, New York, NY
 

2009 B.A. History, Anthropology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT


 

COLLABORATIONS


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


RESIDENCIES

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

SOLO
 
2019 Unmasked, Grand Bohemian Gallery, Charleston, SC


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2021 CONSUMPTION, Union Station, Charleston, SC

2021 New Works,
 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