Sara Contemplating

Charcoal and ink on paper
30" x 22"

Denise Wellbrock is a current MFA Candidate, Teacher of Record at Clemson University and has received her BFA from Northern Kentucky University. Her work has been exhibited in places such as The Cincinnati Art Museum, Art Academy of Cincinnati, Manifest Gallery, and the UNC Asheville Galleries in Asheville, NC. She has completed a commission for The Brighton Center in Newport, KY and has won an online figurative art competition for the state of Kentucky through Figure50. She has received scholarships through the Cincinnati Women’s Club, the Visual Arts Department at Northern Kentucky University and a recruitment scholarship through the Clemson College of Art.

'The Ties That Bind' theme ties into my studio practice. I approach my work asking the question how are we all similar rather than what separates us. I am a believer that we are all uniquely our own person but when it comes to relationship and communication we all want to be understood, listened to, and valued. My work focuses on communication between the viewer and figure in the hope that the viewer will slow down, look, and observe the individuals and world around them.
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