ABOUT J. Wren Supak is a visual artist working through the language of metaphor. She has exhibited, presented, and collaborated in places including Art Basel Miami, Colombia, Hungary, Chicago, and Minnesota. Her foundational research covers diaspora stories through art, abstraction as a language for the nonverbal. Her exhibitions have covered non-figurative portraiture, migration narratives contextualized within the broader social-historical context, and collaborative artwork made with intergenerational genocide survivors. Wren did fieldwork in Colombia during 2018 as a research fellow of the University of Minnesota, Human Rights Center and the Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies. Wren with Voice to Vision performed an art workshop with women, and Human Rights Defenders, including those whose sons, were subject to murder in the war crime known as False Positives. She believes in art, theater, et al, as a means of reconciliatory performance that enhances understanding between disparate social groups and was honored to present her findings as a presenter at the Nobel Peace Prize Forum, at Augsburg University in 2018.
She is the co-director of Voice to Vision, which is a storytelling artist collaborative concerning intergenerational war trauma based in the Art Department and the Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies at the University of Minnesota.
Master of Fine Art, Visual Arts, Vermont College of Fine Arts, Master of Human Rights candidate, University of Minnesota, Humphrey School of Public Affairs & College of Liberal Arts. Hubert H. Humphrey Public Leadership scholar.
Studio visits welcome!
Fallout Artists Initiative
2601 2nd Ave North
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55305