Britny Wainwright (1990) employs ceramic and mixed material to construct sculpture that blends traditions of painting and ornament. Deeply invested in pulling apart the historically gendered hierarchy surrounding decoration and high art, she advocates for assertive decorative language in the gallery.
Britny has shown work at the New Britain Museum of American Art in New Britain, CT, The North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, NC, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AR, and The “X Space” Gallery in Columbus, OH among others. She will hold residencies at Main Street Arts in Clifton Springs, NY, and The Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA in the summer of 2019.
Britny served as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Ceramics at Denison University for the 2017-18 academic year. She earned an MFA in ceramics from Ohio State University in 2017, and a BFA from Alfred University in 2012. Britny was born and raised in upstate New York, and now teaches and maintains a studio practice in Columbus, Ohio.