Brock Drenth

Assistant Professor/Dept. Chair

MFA - Academy of Art University
BA of Fine Art - University of Jamestown
McCarthy Hall


  • Introduction to Visual Arts
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Ceramics


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.

Artist Statement

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.


Office Information

Art Dept. Chair & Assistant Professor of Art: Brock Drenth
Special Appointment Assistant Professor: Angela Mircsov
Administrative Assistant
: LaDonna Anderson

Department of Art
McCarthy Hall 3rd floor (room 359)
Valley City State University
101 College Street SW
Valley City, ND 58072

Phone 800.532.8641 x37310 or 701.845.7310
FAX 701.845.7104