About

J. Wren Supak is an abstract visual artist who works in painting and digital media, depending on the project. Wren has exhibited and sold widely, including Art Basel Miami, Budapest, Bogotá, Canada, and the US. She is a noted art educator who spoke on the role of art and peacemaking at the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize Forum. Her work has earned many grants, awards, and prizes. Such as, 2017-2019 Hubert H Humphrey Public Leadership scholar of the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Human Rights research grants, Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies Center grants, residences such as the Hungarian Multicultural Center, invited arts scholar of the National University of Colombia Restrepo Center for Civil Reconstruction, jury prizes, and more. She recently joined NYC/Paris based gallery AS|Artist Studios, where you can see more of her work. Wren has a chapter coming out in an upcoming book on museum and art education with Rutledge press 2021. Her paternal family is from St. Louis Park, Minnesota. Her maternal family is Australian. Born in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Wren has lived all over the world.      

Education: Master of Fine Arts, Vermont College of Fine Arts & Master of Human Rights, The role of art in human rights and peacemaking, University of Minnesota.

Wren is represented by: AS|Artist Studios, NYC|Paris

To see work on view as of summer 2019:

Soft time University of Minnesota Physicians Mill City Clinic Gallery (across from the Guthrie Theater.) 901 South 2nd Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Exhibition: July 12, 2019- October 25, 2019. Hours: M-F 8-5, Saturday 8-12. Reception: September 12, 2019, 5:30-7:30pm. An exhibition of ten paintings, half of them new. Curated by Donna Bruni Cox. 

First We Removed our Shoes, a painting on view since 2017 at the Tychman Shapiro Gallery, second floor installation, in Sabes Jewish Community Center, Cedar Lake Road, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Originially commissioned/organized by the University of Minnesota Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies Center, and curated by the Tychman Shapiro Gallery Art Director, Robyn Awend for a 2017 exhibtion in [RE]Telling, Contemporary Responses to Artist Fritz Hirschberger with comments from Yad Vashem’s, then lead curator.

Body of Water, a digital painting, included in the Hungarian Mini Video Art Festival, and on view at MAMŰ Galéria, Damjanich u. 39, 1071, Budapest, Hungary. Curated by Beata Szechy, Director of Hungarian Multicultural Center, Budapest, Hungary. On view: Summer 2019

Studio visits welcome and by appointment: jwrensupak@gmail.com