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Brett Eberhardt
Macomb, Illinois

Western Illinois University, Assistant Professor of Art

pages 74-75


To make one's own appreciation understood and compelling to another is extremely difficult, especially when that appreciation falls on something as common as our everyday living environment.  Drawing has a long history of making the banal compelling, but I hesitate to claim this as my sole purpose.  My motivation to transform into graphite what I am drawn to visually stems from the desire to offer something new, something tangible only in the form of a drawing.  It is important that my images are constructed with this material, not simply to put emphasis on a subject that might otherwise be overlooked, but also for the discovery and possibilities of the media itself.



born: 1974, Lewiston, Idaho


Syracuse University, MFA 2005
Northern Michigan University, BFA 2002

selected awards/honors

Summer Stipend Grant, Western Illinois University, 2008
The Kimball Group Award, Arnot Art Museum, 2005

selected solo or two-person exhibits

Artists' House Gallery: New Work, Philadelphia, PA, 2009
Artists' House Gallery: New Work, Philadelphia, PA, 2008
Western Illinois University, University Art Gallery: Bulgarian Influenes, Macomb, IL, 2008
Artists' House Gallery: New Work, Philadelphia, PA, 2007

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