Briena Harmening resides and works in Nashville, Tennessee. She is a 2010 MFA graduate from the University of Tennessee and currently teaches Art and the AP program at Hillwood High School.

Artist Statement

Stemming from my rural upbringing,  thick southern accent, and my love for story telling, I love words: their meanings, how we communicate, pronounce them, how we read them:  and I love distorting those things.   I use, phrases, jokes, fragments, and excerpts – that are are mostly autobiographical and document my thoughts about life, loss, and love, while others are memories or snippets of conversations taken out of context.

Oh and for good measure, I have included some other work as well.