Wheaton Conversations: Brett Swenson

Image of the banner for an episode of Wheaton Conversations. The banner is broken into four sections. Three are broken up with dark red lines. The right side of the banner features two rectangular blocks The top rectangle is dark gray with white text that reads "Wheaton Conversations". Underneath is a dark red curvy line with white text under it that reads "Brett Swenson". The bottom rectangle features an ash covered gray floor that has burnt planks of wood and artist tools scattered across it. The left side of the banner features two more photos of Brett's work. The top photo has a white background and has multiple smaller rectangular and square photos arranged onto it. Each photo features a step of Brett's artistic process. There are also a variety of black arrows linking the photos together. The bottom photo features four of Brett's sculptures. Three of the sculptures are various shades of white, while one is gray. The sculptures sit on a table in front of a chalkboard. A small rectangular photo featuring the artist process from the top photo is on the chalkboard in the right corner.

Wheaton Conversations: Brett Swenson

Free via Zoom
6 p.m. on Thursday, October 19, 2023

Meet artist Brett Swenson during the next Wheaton Conversation episode! He makes videos and objects that explore the felt mechanics of seeing and perceiving. He’s especially interested in the sticky relationship between surfaces and interiors, and in how these elements can physically rework each other to create new and relationally expressive forms. His most recent work takes inspiration from ordinary things like baskets and logs. Brett is based in Chicago, and has exhibited both nationally and internationally. He earned a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from the University of Chicago. He is currently a Lecturer in the Art Department at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.


This event is part of “Wheaton Conversations,” a virtual series highlighting a diverse community of Artists!
To see the full schedule of conversations, Click Here

Wheaton Conversations is generously presented by PNC Arts Alive!, the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass,
and the United Nations International Year of Glass.