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MEET THE ARTIST

Artist Bio

Brett Weaver (b. 1973) is a self taught artist who currently resides in Chattanooga, Tennessee with his wife Tianna and their twin children, Abbott and Emeline.

Being self-taught has allowed Brett the freedom to explore and not be confined to one style or genre. The depth of his talent is apparent through the diversity in his work ranging from traditional landscapes to contemporary abstracts, as well as figurative and urban cityscapes. His primary goal is to produce works of art that speak to people beyond just the subject matter. His former career as a civil engineer has greatly influenced his current focus on strong minimal design and the energy of urban life and culture.

Since his introduction to the art world in 2004 as a plein air painter—winning 2nd place in the Carmel Arts Festival and being selected among Southwest Arts ‘21 under 31’ emerging artists—he has secured numerous awards and museum shows, and his work is included among an extensive list of private and corporate collections.

Over the years Brett’s paintings have become looser and more abstract and expressive, showing a level of confidence and maturity in his work. He is now more concerned with finding individuality in his work, and using it as a vehicle for his own voice and self expression, spending the majority of his time developing compositions in his studio and focusing on larger corporate commissions.

Brett’s work is inspired by elements of his everyday life and travels with his family within both urban and natural areas, whether it be attending a symphony performance or hiking in the mountains. His paintings offer his collectors timeless and expressive pieces they can live with, while also considering contemporary culture and design.

AWARDS

Cumberland Society Show, 2013 – Nashville, TN – Honorable Mention

First Place Award – Cashiers Plein Air 2012

Raymar Award of Excellence – 2005 PAP-SE Show

Plein Air Magazine’s Award of Excellence – Spring 2005 PAP-SE Show

Robert MacNamara Foundation Residency August 2005

’21 under 31’ emerging artist – September 2004 Issue, Southwest Art Magazine

Second Place award – 11th Annual Carmel Arts Festival, 2004

SHOWS

2016 One Man Show and workshop, Visions of the Sublime, Southern Adventist University, Collegedale, TN

2014 One Man Show, The New Nashville, The Arts Company, Nashville, TN

2013 One Man Show, Abstract Landscapes, The Arts Company, Nashville, TN

2012 One Man Show, Karen Hagan Fine Art, Charleston, SC

2012 One Man Show, Shuptrine Fine Art, Chattanooga, TN

2010 Brett Weaver: Impressions of Princeton, Historical Society Princeton, NJ

2009 One Man Show, The Present Day Club, Princeton, NJ

2009 Two Man Show, Shuptrine Fine Art, Chattanooga, TN

2009 Three Man Show, ‘Vignettes’,  Huntsville Museum of Art, Huntsville, AL

2008 One Man Show, Charlotte Museum of History, Charlotte, NC

2008-2009 One Man Show, Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN

2008 One Man Show, Shuptrine Fine Art, Chattanooga, TN

2007 One Man Show, Historical Society of Princeton, NJ

2006 Two Man Show, Anderson Fine Art Gallery, St. Simons Island, GA

2004 One Man Show, Bennett Street Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2003 Two Man Show, Shuptrine Fine Art, Chattanooga, TN

SELECTED JURIED AND GROUP SHOWS

2003–2008 Spectrum Show, Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN

2004 Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters Show, CO

2004–2007 Plein Air Painters of the Southeast Annual Show

2004 Painting Mohegan – Cumberland Society, Richland Gallery, Nashville, TN

2004–2005 Carmel Art Festival, Carmel, CA

2005 and 2006 Easton Plein Air, Easton, MD

2005–2008 Germanton Gallery Paint Out, Germanton, NC

2007 2008, 2010 and 2011 Forgotten Coast Paint Out, Port St. Joe, FL

2007, 2008 and 2011 Door County Plein Air Festival, Door County, WI

2007 Bennett Street Gallery Holiday Show, Featured Artist, Atlanta, GA

2007–2009 Huntsville Museum of Art Annual Gala, Huntsville, AL

2010 Large Works Show, Karen Hagan Fine Art, Charleston, SC

2011 A Sense of Place: PAP-SE, Huntsville Art Museum, Huntsville, AL

2011 South of the Sweet Tea Line III: Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA

2011 ‘All Things Great and Small’, Cooley Gallery, Old Lyme, CT

2012 ‘On Location’, University of Tennessee Downtown Gallery Knoxville, TN

2012 Cashiers Plein Air, Cashiers, NC

2013 Featured Artist and Demo, ‘Artists on Location’, Knoxville Museum of Art, TN

2016 Best of Local, Gallery 1401, Chattanooga, TN

PUBLICATIONS

Nashville Arts Magazine – Feature Article – October 2014

Museum Show Catalog South of the Sweet Tea Line III, Booth Museum, 2011

Museum Show Catalog 2007 thru 2009 Huntsville Museum of Art Annual Gala

Blush Magazine (Atlanta, GA) – December 2008

Nashville Arts Magazine (cover) – November 2008

American Art Collector – April 2006

Carmel Magazine – Winter 2005

Southwest Art Magazine – September 2004

COLLECTIONS

Tennessee State Museum, Nashville, TN

Historical Society of Princeton, New Jersey

St. Joe Company, Florida

Brown-Forman, Jack Daniels

Booth Western Art Museum, Cartersville, GA

Fairyland Club, Lookout Mountain, TN

Ayers First Bank Collection, Nashville, TN

Paramore Digital, Nashville, TN

Gates McFadden, Actress

Westin Hotel, Chattanooga, TN

Edwin Hotel, Chattanooga, TN

Waller Law, Nashville, TN