BreeAnn Veenstra has spent the majority of her life engrossed with the natural world and the wild creatures inhabiting it. She continuously draws inspiration from the organic lines and perfect imperfections presented in nature, and believes that there is a deep, inherent connection between the human condition and the earth we occupy.
BreeAnn works out of a home studio based in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
She also teaches as a Digital Illustration professor at Grand Valley State University.
She is available for freelance projects of all degrees.
awards & exhibitions
2014 "OnDeck 9", participating artist, Montana Skatepark Association, Missoula, MT
"Art for All", group exhibit, Blankspace Gallery, Oslo, Norway
2010 "LOST or FOUND", solo exhibit, Grand Rapids Children's Museum, Grand Rapids, MI
2010 "Untitled", juried group exhibit, University Club of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, MI
2010 "Speaking for Those Who Cannot Speak for Themselves", group exhibit, Grand Rapids, MI
2010 "'Fishladder: Red Wal"”, juried group exhibit, Grand Rapids, MI
2010 CMYK Magazine #48, three illustrations selected and published
2010 Ikarie magazine
2010 Society of Illustrators Student Competition
2010 ImagineFX magazine
2010 CMYK Magazine #46, Top 100 New Creatives
2009 "LOST or FOUND", B.F.A. Exhibit, Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI
2009 Creative Quarterly Student Illustration Competition, runner-up
2009 Cusak Upperclass Honors Scholarship
2009 Outstanding Senior Award
2008 Nedra J. Smith Otis Art Scholarship
2005 Grand Valley State University Faculty Art Scholarship
2005 Grand Valley State University Academic Award of Excellence
2005 Grand Valley State University Incoming Freshman Portfolio Scholarship