Brooklyn based Artist —

Whitney (b. 1993, Brooklyn) lives and works in Brooklyn, NYC. Being a New York native made the art world easily accessible, enabling exploration within the ever-present diversity and vibrant culture of the city. After being awarded scholarships to attend the Fine Art Intensive programs at New York University and Pratt College, Whitney received her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts with a minor in Art History from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Now Whitney works as a Mixed Media Artist, using both mediums of painting and printmaking in her works that investigate notions of identity - “who or what a person or thing is”.

Whitney's works are an expressive experience employing heavy brush strokes that gives texture and movement in each work. With great admiration, Whitney has become heavily influenced by numerous artists, in particular Schiele, Saville, Marden and Walker.




bfa fashion institute of technology, 2015

selected exhibitions

2018   vibe rationale, nfinit foundation, brooklyn, ny**
2018   29 bodies, con artist collective, group show, nyc, ny
2018   forvll, yonkers arts weekend, group show, yonkers, ny
2018   con artist collective, studio painting residency showcase, nyc, ny
2017   bang temple no. 2 | scratch(es), group show, brooklyn, ny
2017   forvll, yonkers arts weekend, group show, yonkers, ny
2016   forvll, critical conception, brooklyn, ny
2015   suny global center, group show, nyc, ny
2015   fashion institute of technology, not gonna hold your hand, nyc, ny
2015   brooklyn brush studio, drawn in, brooklyn, ny
2014   albany museum of art, group show, albany, ny
2014   space gallery, transitions show, long island city, ny
2014   fashion institute of technology, art speak show, nyc, ny
2010   new york university, group show, nyc, ny
2010   pratt college, group show, brooklyn, ny

** = duo show

grants & awards

2018   scholastic art & writing awards, alumni microgrant, nyc, ny
2014   albany museum of art, selected best in show, albany, ny
2012   fashion institute of technology, cum laude awarded, nyc, ny
2010   scholastic art, national silver medal
2010   scholastic art, regional gold key

residencIES & intensives

2018   Nfinit Foundation Artist Residency, Nfinit Foundation, Brooklyn, NY
2018   studio painting residency, con artist collective, nyc, ny
2010   new york university, tisch school of the arts summer intensive, nyc, ny
2010   pratt institute, fine arts: painting and drawing spring intensive, brooklyn, ny

panels & artist talks

2017   artist talk, bang temple no. 2 | scratch(es), brooklyn, ny
2016   guest panelist, “online exhibition show #35: julie spoke softly under her long, skinny nose

press & features

2018   scholastic art & writing, "announcing the 2018 microgrant recipients" (blog)
2017   beanu magazine, "city heat" (july issue)
2017   dolce & gabbana, "who is lucia?' (social media campaign)
2017   titus collection, "model bria whitney stuns in a custom limited edition bomber during nyfw in nyc" (blog)
2016   dina volpe, “bria whitney”, forvll (blog)
2015   karenbritchick, “camel coat”, where did u get that (blog)
2013   suny global center, "student art on display at suny global center in nyc" (blog)