About

Brett Deschene
Born in Atlanta, Ga 1977
Statement:
“I have always found inspiration in the beauty around me. From the fields I played in growing up and the trees I climbed to the world that surrounds me today. My work is an exploration of this relationship, my current surroundings and the memories of things past. I do not seek to represent the landscapes as I find them but rather to depict the space between what is, what has been, and what will be. It has become for me more than the images, the grid structure, or the pigment but rather an appreciation of something greater than myself”
Brett Deschene’s work is part of many collections across the United States and Europe. After attending the graduate program at the Portfolio Center in Atlanta, where he studied advertising and Graphic Design, he moved his studio to the east side if Atlanta Ga near Candler park and recently to Grant Park where he currently lives and works.
Deschene’s accomplished mixed media works reference the landscape of the south in a dramatic, dreamlike
manner. These darkly moody paintings have all the drama and romance of night under the full moon and one gets the sense that anything is possible in those pools of shaded darkness lightened by the pale sky. The works are in no way forbidding however as color delicately applied to the sky and grasses, hints at dawn while the soft almost furred edges and the heavily applied encaustic medium seem to move and blur like the wind on an early spring morning.

Exhibitions:
2015: TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA (group show:  Modern Landscapes)
2015: Mirada Fine Art, Indian Hills, Co (group show)
2014: TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA (group show: Works on Paper)
2014: Mirada Fine Art, Indian Hills, Co (group show)
2014: TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA (group show)
2013: TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA (group Landscape show)
2013: Mirada Fine Art, Indian Hills, Co (group show)
2012: TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA (group show:  Landscapes)
2012: Mirada Fine Art, Indian Hills, Co (solo show: Native Fields)
2012: TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA
2011: Mirada Fine Art, Indian Hills, Co (After The Fog)
2011: TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA
2011: High Museum Atlanta Wine Auction
2010: TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA (solo show)
2009: TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA
2008: TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA (solo show)
2007: Icons of Independence Auction, Atlanta Ga
2007: MOCA, Atlanta, GA (group show)
2007: TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA (group show: Notions of Landscape)
2006: TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA (The Holiday show))
2006: TEW Galleries, Atlanta, GA (group show: New and Emerging Artist)
2006: Carroll Street Café, Atlanta, GA
2006: Après Diem, Atlanta, GA (solo show)
2005: Carroll Street Café, Atlanta, GA (solo show)
2005: Carpe Diem, Decatur, GA (solo show)
2004: Carroll Street Café, Atlanta, GA
Publications / Interviews:
2012 American Art Collector, January (show preview)
2011 Atlanta Homes and lifestyles, July
2007 Pine Magazine, spring (interview)
2007 The Chattahoochee Review, winter (Cover)
2006 Terminus, Issues 6 & 7 (Photo Essay: Two Nights in the East Village)
2006 The Chattahoochee Review, fall (Cover)
2006 The Chattahoochee Review, summer (Cover)
2004 South Atlantic Review Volume 69 Number 3/4 (Cover)