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Select Activity and Awards



2022 - "Works on Paper," Works on Paper Gallery, Sinclair College, OH (September 2022)

2022 - “Best of WV,” David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery, Tamarack, WV

2021 - “WV Governor’s Biennial,” State Museum of West Virginia, Charleston, WV

2021 – “Small Works Show at Kilburn Mill,” New Bedford, MA

2021 – “Social Studies,” Beckley Arts Center, Beckley, WV

2021 – “The Condition We Find Ourselves In,” Not Sheep Gallery, Columbus, OH

2020 – “Kitsch Me Like You Mean It” David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery, Tamarack, WV

2017 – “Crosscurrents Juried Exhibition,” Stifel Fine Arts Center, Wheeling, WV

2015 – "Plein Air and More," Etc. Gallery, Wheeling, WV

2015 – Featured Artist Issue One Collective Quarterly magazine "Absaroka"

2012 – “Human Behavior,” Gallerie Chiz, Pittsburgh PA, reviewed in the Pittsburgh Tribune Live

2010 – “The Paintings of Brian Fencl,” Della Brown Taylor Gallery, West Virginia State University, WV 

2010 – “Have You Been Here? Two Artists Views of Wheeling”, Wheeling Artisan Center, Wheeling, WV

2008 – “I’m Not That Innocent,” Morehead State University, KY

2007 – “Pigments of the Imagination,” Gallerie Chiz, Pittsburgh, PA

1998 – “The Sleep of Reason,” C. & J. Goodfriend Gallery, Kent, CT,



NYAA x Voice NFT Artist Digital Residency, Summer 2022. Curated by Magda Sawon of Postmasters Gallery, NYC

Cuttyhunk Island Artist Residency, Cuttyhunk, MA, Fall 2019

Artist In Residence The International School of Painting, Drawing and Sculpture in Umbria, Italy, Summer 2005


Academic Highlights

2018-19 Awarded “Professor of the Year” College of Arts and Communication. Awarded by WLU Student Government Association

2011 – New York Academy of Art Alumni Spotlight

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, Lecture and demonstration, Fall 2007

  • “Drawing From the Past” lecture and demonstration on how artists traditionally trained from plaster casts

  • “Mise En Page and the Museum” five week drawing course taught in the museums galleries

2006-07 Awarded Professor of the Year, West Liberty State College, awarded by WLU Student Government Association

Professional Development Grant from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts, grant presented with assistance from the National Endowment for the Arts, spring 2005



2022 Juror Award “Best of West Virginia,” David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery, Tamarack, WV

2021 Award of Excellence “WV Governor’s Biennial Exhibition,” State Museum of WV, Charleston, WV

2017 Merit Award “Best of West Virginia,” David L. Dickirson Fine Arts Gallery, Tamarack, WV

2017 Juror Award “Crosscurrents,” Stifle Fine Arts, Wheeling, WV

2009 – Best of Show, Persad Center Celebrate Life, Celebrate Art Auction, Pittsburgh, PA

2008 –  Best of Show, West Virginia Arts and Crafts Guild 7th Annual Juried Competition, Parkersburg Arts Center, Parkersburg, WV

2001 – “Symbols of the Jester” Steamboat Springs Arts Center, Juried Show, Jurors Prize, Steamboat Springs, CO



Self Portrait with Found Object
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