Wren Burgess
Painting & Drawing


Wren Burgess is an emerging painter whose practice is currently based in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She primarily works in acrylic and oil based mediums. Her art is conceptually based around themes of environmentalism combined with the narrative of disability and how those intersect.




Artist Statement:

How can this be that all our spaces are eaten by indestructible waste. I want to eat it all like an anteater and throw it up into space. Please why can’t I just eat plastic like all the other animals? It disappears in their tummies for good right? I should eat plastic too. It’s so bright and colorful like candy. Ok, I’ll try it!

This sunburn is bad owie wowie it bubbles. Hahah its so fun to pick and peel! Mmmm what a wonderful protein snack. Scratchy scratch

They took my food. They ate my food! They ate all the food that’s left here except for them. I’ll eat their flesh meat since they ate mine. They’re fodder for the piggies now oink oink.

My work is centered on the divinity of nature. I want to expose the atrocities that humanity inflicts on our loved Earth. I want to round up all the billionaires, give them amnesia, do facial reconstructive surgery on them, take all their money, and use it to fix all the catastrophe they’ve caused, and then make them work the lowest position of their company. Jeff Bezos would cry every day and those tears would give strength to the rest of us. Bill gates would throw himself out of one of those chinese tech sweatshops into a suicide net on his first week of working there and continue to suffer for the rest of his life in poverty. Capitalism is not our fixed reality.Capitalism is not our fixed reality.Capitalism is not our fixed reality.Capitalism is not our fixed reality.Capitalism is not our fixed reality.Capitalism is not our fixed reality.Capitalism is not our fixed reality.Capitalism is not our fixed reality.Capitalism is not our fixed reality.Capitalism is not our fixed reality.Capitalism is not our fixed reality.Capitalism is not our fixed reality.Capitalism is not our fixed reality.Capitalism is not our fixed reality.Capitalism is not our fixed reality.

Capitalism is not our fixed reality.Capitalism is not our fixed reality.Capitalism is not our fixed reality.Capitalism is not our fixed reality.Capitalism is not our fixed reality.Capitalism is not our fixed reality.Capitalism is not our fixed reality.

Capitalism is not our fixed reality.Capitalism is not our fixed reality.

Capitalism is not our fixed reality.Capitalism is not our fixed reality.

Capitalism is not our fixed reality.Capitalism is not our fixed reality.Capitalism is not our fixed reality.Capitalism is not our fixed reality.