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Artist Bio

“Process, design, and personal connections with people and the land around me are what hold my work together.” 

Brett Weaver is a contemporary American impressionist who currently works and resides in Chattanooga, Tennessee with his wife Tianna and their twin children, Abbott and Emeline. Growing up in rural Tennessee, where his early childhood influences included faith, farming, engineering, and his family’s small-town country store, taught him to see the value of people, family, community, and the beauty of the world around him.

Brett paints with an abstract boldness and simplicity that comes together as you step away from his paintings and complete the details. His work offers a genre of visual poetry spoken through expressive shapes and layers of pigment to interpret and respond to his subject or lack thereof. His work relies more on design than subject matter, allowing for freedom and diversity ranging from traditional landscapes to abstract expressionism. 

Although formally trained as a civil engineer, Brett continuously pursued art and grew his skills through advanced studio classes and workshops with independent artists at every opportunity, until he finally switched careers at the age of 29. His knowledge of design and mathematics as underlying principles provide visual balance in his work and set the stage for his creative expression, establishing boundaries so he can go beyond them.

Drawing from his engineering background, Brett uses bridges, roads, canals and windows as a conduit with the viewers to enter a visual dialogue. Patterns of irregular repetition are offered as a vehicle for movement within the compositions. Occasional figures in his work are typically non-descriptive faceless metaphors, representing solitude and meditation in his landscapes and energy and personal struggles and relationships in his cityscapes. These elements invite the viewer to become part of the painting and complete the dialogue. 

Brett has earned numerous awards and museum shows, and his work is included among an extensive list of private and public collections, including the Tennessee State Museum, Chattanooga Westin Hotel, and Princeton Historical Society.

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

Garden and Gun Magazine – August/September 2017

Nashville Arts Magazine – Feature Article – October 2014

Chatter Magazine – December 2013

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