Brent Wahl is a multi-media artist working primarily with photography, installation, and time-based media. Through the use of ephemeral materials, he fabricates three-dimensional structures in which the varying subject matter moves through contextual, optical, and spatial shifts.

Wahl’s recent work juxtaposes man-made objects and natural objects, complicating notions of time both in and outside of the photograph. He asks questions about identity, our relationship to reality, and how we frame our existence in the universe. 

Brent was born in Wisconsin and grew up in Columbia, SC. Moving to New York in 1990, he resided there until 2004, when he moved his studio to Philadelphia. Brent is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania.

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