Wayne is an award-winning artist and illustrator hailing from Nashville, Tennessee. He works with paper, paint, found and repurposed items, telling stories through image with strong and intelligent conceptual solutions. As a contributing artist to publications including The Washington Post, The New York Times, POLITICO Europe, Deloitte University Press and The Tampa Bay Times, his work has been recognized by the Society of Illustrators, Communications Arts, Print Magazine and 3x3. For more insight on Wayne and his work, or to commission or discuss a project in detail, please do get in touch.
Each of the fragments in my work is a representation of what has built us, what sustains us, and what will shape us as we walk into tomorrow. They make us who we are. We are many things: well-made, cumbersome, awkward, elegant. We are complicated. We are human.
My multi-dimensional portraits make explicit reference to their subjects through the use of cut-and-pasted printed paper and repurposed materials arranged together into a vivid likeness of the subject. The aim of expression is always the same: to eloquently encapsulate the life of my subject through a multitude of textures and colors, crafting and revealing extraordinary storylines.
Minnesota native and Nashville-based visual artist, Wayne Brezinka (American, b. 1968) is quickly gaining national acclaim and recognition. The LOS ANGELES TIMES’ Wesley Bausmith calls his work “Sophisticated.” The BOSTON GLOBE’s Heather Hopp-Bruce says it’s “Beautifully Crafted.” His intricately detailed mixed media and assemblage work using discarded and repurposed materials has been featured in and commissioned by the New York Times, Neiman Marcus, POLITICO Europe, The Washington Post and Deloitte University Press, among others.
His work leaves viewers free to let their imagination engage the stories told within and get caught up in their complexity. Solo and or group exhibitions of his work have been presented in New York, Nashville, Indiana and Washington, D.C. His 2014 exhibition “Paper Cuts” at O’More College of Design in Nashville, received positive notice from regional and national media and enjoyed a record-breaking opening attendance of 400+.
The Nashville-based artist’s LINCOLN portrait was on a 5-year loan for a temporary exhibition at the historic Ford’s Theatre and Museum in Washington, D.C. ending in 2017. His portrait of BOB DYLAN recently wrapped a ﬁve-month-long exhibition at the Tennessee State Museum in late 2015.
Former United States Vice President Al Gore and country music icon George Strait are among Brezinka’s most recent collectors.
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New York Times
Warner Brothers Records
The Washington Post
Deloitte University Press
Hachette Book Group
The Los Angeles Times
Foreign Policy Magazine
The Boston Globe
Universal Music Group