Brea Weinreb is a visual artist and writer. Working across painting, drawing, experimental film, collage, poetry, and installation, Weinreb is dedicated to representing queer bodies, particularly those of her friends and community.
Weinreb’s grandfather worked as a fashion illustrator in the ‘60s and introduced her to figure drawing at a young age. She went on to hone her knowledge of anatomy and human form via fashion drawing classes at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City while in high school. Weinreb traces her fascination with figures, fabric, performance, and drag back to these formative days.
Brea received her dual BFA in Art Practice and English from the University of California, Berkeley in May 2016. Her work has recently been exhibited at Artist’s Television Access (San Francisco), MCLA Gallery 51 (Massachusetts), Healdsburg Center for the Arts (Healdsburg), Merced College Art Gallery (Merced), Worth Ryder Art Gallery (Berkeley), amongst others. Weinreb’s work will be the subject of a solo show at Counterpulse in San Francisco in early 2019. She works out of Norton Factory Studios in Oakland, California.