Brenda Wirth



Master of Fine Arts.  Indiana University School of Fine Arts, Bloomington, IN. 1988

Bachelor of Fine Arts.  Kansas City Arts Institute, Kansas City, MO. 1982



Kentucky Foundation for Women.  Art Meets Activism Award. 
Spirit Voices-A collaboration of women concerning art and nature. 2005 

Kentucky Arts Council.  Professional Assistance Award 2005

Work experience:

Preschool Studio Art Teacher.
Highland Presbyterian Nursery Weekday School, Louisville, KY. 2005-present.

Jefferson Community and Technical College ChangeMakers Grant
Resident Teaching Artist.
Louisville, KY. 2006-2010 

VSA Arts of Kentucky Teaching Artist Residencies.
Side by Side, Louisville, KY. 2005-2009; Lexington Arts League/Cardinal Hill Side By Side six week Art Program; Boyshaven; Louisville Deaf Oral School; Oldham County Preschool; Cardinal Hill Adult Day Health, Lexington, KY;

Kentucky Arts Council Artist-In-Residence.
Highland Presbyterian Preschool; St. Benedict Center Preschool; Coleridge-Taylor Elementary School; Lincoln Elementary. Louisville, KY. 2005-2006.  Brooklawn School, Louisville, KY; Portland Elementary, Louisville, KY. 2004-2005.  Louisville Deaf Oral School 2003-2004.  Rice-Audubon Treatment Center, Louisville, KY. 2001.  Jefferson County Youth Center, Louisville, KY. 1996-1997.  Harrison County Elementary Schools 1995-1996.  Natcher Elementary School, Warren County, KY. 1994-1995. 

World Arts Youth Festival Artist in Residence. 
Louisville Central Community Center and Americana Community Center. Summers 2002 and 2003

Louisville Deaf Oral School. 2000-2005.

Studio Art Teacher.

Mural Painter. 
Americana Community Center 2003.

Weber Group Scenic Design 1998-2000. 

Associate Instructor.
University of Louisville 1997-2001.  Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN. 1996-1999.  Indiana University, Bloomington, IN. 1986-1988.

Artist-in Residence.
Mississippi Arts Commission and Mississippi Cultural Crossroads.  1988-1994.


BRENDA WIRTH/MARY NEWTON  Kleinhelter Gallery, New Albany, IN. 2020

SPRING INVITATIONAL Kleinhelter Gallery, New Albany, IN. 2019

LOUISVILLE ARTISTS; CARRY ON Janis Mason Art Museum, Cadiz, KY. and Louisville Visual Art, Louisville, KY. 2018

SELECTIONS FROM THE TEACHINGS OF JAMES GRUBOLA. University of Louisville Hite Art Institute, Louisville, KY. 2018

MIXMASH. Unique Imaging Concepts Gallery, Louisville, KY.  2017

INSIDE AND OUTSIDE. Pyro Gallery ,Louisville, KY 2015

TRANSFORMATIONS. Pyro Gallery ,Louisville, KY 2014

SHAREHOLDERS SHOW. Zephyr Gallery, Louisville, KY. 2013

MULTIPLES. Zephyr Gallery, Louisville, KY. 2011

OLD AND NEW.  Spot Five Gallery. Louisville, KY. 2010.

VSA SIDE BY SIDE.   Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, KY. 2010. 

KALEIDOSCAPES.  Zephyr Gallery, Louisville, KY. 2009.

VSA SIDE BY SIDE.  Spot Five Gallery. Louisville, KY 2009. 

COMPOSITIONS OF SYMMETRY.   Zephyr Gallery, Louisville, KY. 2008.

VSA SIDE BY SIDE.   Pigment Gallery, Mellwood Arts Center, Louisville, KY. 2008.

SHAPED BY WATER.   Main Street Gallery, Richmond, KY. 2007. 

SACRED WILD NATURE.    Uzoma Gallery, Louisville, KY. 2007.

POINTS OF VIEW.   Zephyr Gallery, Louisville, KY. 2006. 

THE EVERCHANGING LANDSCAPE.  KY. Museum of Arts and Crafts, Louisville, KY. 2005.

TRANSLUCID: PAINTINGS ON CLEAR VINYL.  Zephyr Gallery, Louisville, KY. 2004.

ARTISTS ALONG THE RIVER.  The Art Store, New Albany, IN. 2004.

OHIO VALLEY ANNUAL.  Carnegie Art Center, New Albany, IN. 2002.

FALLS.  Zephyr Gallery, Louisville, KY. 2002.

OCEANS.  Zephyr Gallery, Louisville, KY. 2000.

VIEWS FROM THE GARDEN.  Carnegie Art Center, New Albany, IN. 2000.

TREES.  Zephyr Gallery, Louisville, KY .1998.

SENSE OF PLACE.  Bernheim Nature Center Gallery, Clermont, KY, 1998. 

RIVER STICKS.  Louisville Visual Art Association, Louisville, KY. 1997.


Kentucky International Convention Center, Louisville, KY.

Masonic homes, the Meadow, Louisville, KY.

Churchill Downs Corporate offices, Louisville, KY.

Mercantile Gallery Lofts, Louisville, KY.

Senior Care Corporation, Louisville KY.

21c Hotel, Louisville, KY. 

Ventas, Chicago, ILL.

Waterfront Park Place, Louisville, KY.

Jewish Hospital, Louisville, KY.

Dollar General Store headquarters, Nashville, TN.

Brown-Forman Corporation, Louisville, KY.

Commonwealth Bank and Trust, Louisville, KY. 

Louisville Gas and Electric, Louisville, KY. 

Commonwealth Insurance Co., Louisville, KY.