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Come join the WVSU Art Department in welcoming visiting artist Liza Brenner. Brenner creates painted / mixed media compositions full of comentary and symbolism. 

ARTIST STATEMENT
Throughout this series, dynamic historical figures are set adrift against red and dark backdrops of contemporary society, creating a powerful commentary on the predicaments of modern life. Each painting is touching on an important person or idea I have recently discovered in my constant need and search for understanding of how the past shapes the present. I choose to create my work in oil paints and mixed media on board, using rough brushstrokes to accent elements of collage and give my art a purposefully childlike quality.

BIOGRAPHY
Liza Brenner was born in South Western New York, where her family still resides. She later went on to receive a BFA in Drawing at Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 1998 and an MFA in Painting from Edinboro University in 2004.

She has exhibited her work regionally and nationally. Liza currently is an Associate Professor of Art at Glenville State College in Glenville, WV. She now resides in Buckhannon, WV.
Liza Brenner Opening Reception:
April 2, 2014
6-8 pm
Della Brown Taylor Hardman Fine Arts Gallery
Davis Fine Arts Building
WVSU campus, Institute, WV
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