Brenna George is a Winnipeg-based artist working in video and painting. Her video work has been screened nationally and internationally since 1990, at festivals ranging from Basse Normandie to New South Wales. Her drawings and paintings have been exhibited at many galleries including Artspeak and Grunt gallery in Vancouver; White Water Gallery in North Bay, Ontario. George has worked as a freelance video editor for several artists including Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan, and has taught workshops in video editing, AfterEffects and digital photography. Her video work is included in the collections of the National Gallery of Canada and the Surrey Art Gallery. Her fluid technical experiments in image editing and compositing combine with a sensibility that is humorous, visually lush and playful. Her paintings explore an identity of place, and a physical experience of Canadian landscape.
Raw and gestural, they suggest the isolation of the artist in nature. Still lifes, that take as their subject banquet tables, small animals, cakes and birds, toys placed in theatrical tableaux, address her experience and that of other women. Small in scale, they are subtle and poignant investigations of the space of the domestic.