In the studio, J. Wren Supak works in painting, photography and collaborative art. She has a growing list of collectors, and work about The Shoah (Holocaust) on indefinite display at the Tychman Shapiro Gallery in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has shown her art across the country, including Art Basel Miami, Europe and South America.
Memory and metaphor are the subjects of her art theoretical research, which she has presented at venues including the Front Range Art History Symposium and the Third International Congress on Migration, University of Minnesota. Her latest research paper, Aesthetic Decisions Concerning (non) Representation of Trauma, is under double-peer review by The Journal of Interdisciplinary Humanities.
Wren holds a Master of Fine Arts in Visual Art from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and is a Master of the Human Rights Candidate, at the University of Minnesota, Humphrey School of Public Affairs where she is a Hubert H. Humphrey Public Leadership Scholar. She is interested in Human Rights issues, particularly how art and culture help with social and restorative justice. Wren will be in Bogota, Colombia at the end of March 2018 to perform a cultural exchange, including human rights research under the auspice of The University of Minnesota Center for Ibero-American studies and The Center for Genocide and Holocaust Studies.
Courses Taught: abstract painting, museum studies, art theory, art history.