Jenny Wuerker – 2020 Brinton 101
Jenny Wuerker lives and paints surrounded by her subject in the shadow of the Bighorn Mountains with her husband and their two teenage children. She received her BA from Yale University in 1987, and her MFA from the American University in 1992. She exhibits frequently in regional museums such as The Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper, The Dahl Museum in Rapid City, or The Yellowstone Art Museum in Billings. In 2012, she was honored with a Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship. Her work was published in the book: Painted Sky: 106 Artists of The Rocky Mountain West, and featured in Southwest Art Magazine. She is represented by Robischon Gallery in Denver.
“The light in Wyoming races across our open expanses to reveal the contours of hills and clouds. Enveloped in this unique light, I feel grateful and in awe of the beauty, and that is the story I want to tell. I am most interested in color, and when I paint I try to build the image through accurate color, honest to what I see.” Jenny Wuerker