Episode 5: Brent Wahl

Photo of Brent Wahl with ladders and color block wall art behind him


Brent Wahl is a visual artist. In the summer of 2018, he completed a major public artwork for the Philadelphia Rail Park. Wahl’s photography, installation, and time-based work has been exhibited in a variety of venues and institutions in the US and Europe, including solo exhibitions at Vox Populi and Grizzly Grizzly (Philadelphia), and group exhibitions at the Esther Kline Gallery (Philadelphia), Temple Gallery, Tyler School of Art (Philadelphia), Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Tate Modern (London), Oblong Gallery (London), #Rank Miami (Miami), X-Initiative (NY), Space (Portland, MA), University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill), Dumbo Art Center (Brooklyn), and many more. Wahl was awarded a Pew Fellowship in the Arts. In 2017 his work was featured in the world’s preeminent “ideas festival,” Summit LA (CA). Born in Wisconsin, Wahl grew up in Columbia, SC, and moved to New York in 1990, where he mostly resided until 2004, when he moved to Philadelphia. He is a senior lecturer in the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania.