Assistant Professor/Dept. Chair
MFA - Academy of Art University
BA of Fine Art - University of Jamestown
Brock Drenth was born and raised in Jamestown, North Dakota. In 2005, he received his BA of Fine Art degree from the University of Jamestown and, in 2011, his MFA from the Academy of Art University. Brock has received numerous awards and was featured in FASO publications and Hollywood Highlight.
Drenth's representational paintings explore subject matter ranging from the human figure to landscapes and still life. He implements techniques such as drawing and uses composition and color in order to evoke emotions. Drenth's paintings are like an exchange between the artist, the subject and viewer - a conversation about the underlying facets of the objects under observation. For inspiration Drenth looks to contemporary artist like Andrew Wyeth, Lucian Freud, and Wayne Thiebaud, and to past maters like Vilhelm Hammershoi, Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, and many others.