About the artist
Brianna Jacobi tells stories through her slightly peculiar narratives and whimsical artistic style. Ranging in mediums, from painting and drawing to digital art, Brianna continues to explore and express the world in which she dreams. Folklore, forests, old postcards, history, and small things are among her inspirations.
Her commission for the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens in Miami, Florida celebrates the museum's rich collection, stunning architecture, and vibrant history. The painting features James Deering, an industrialist who built his Vizcaya estate in 1914 and was an executive at the Deering Harvester Company, a farm machinery manufacturer that later became International Harvester and, currently, Case IH and CNH Global. Brianna's family has owned a farm equipment dealership that has sold these tractors in her tiny hometown for five generations. Not only has her life in rural Southern Indiana been surrounded by agriculture, but it seems that no matter the historical topic her research inevitably leads her to some connection with tractors and James Deering. Needless to say, she could not pass up this opportunity.
Brianna graduated from Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY with a degree in Fine Art (Painting Emphasis) and a minor in Art History. She is currently studying a dual degree program at Simmons University in Library Science (Archives and Preservation) and History in Boston, MA.
Awards and Recognition
Robert Lockhart Faculty Merit Award for Fine Art
Norton Art Scholarship
Best in Show at Bellarmine University's Annual Student Art Show
Honorable Mention at Bellarmine University's Annual Student Art Show
Residencies and Commissioned Projects
Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, Miami, FL
The Unspookable Podcast
The Past & The Curious Podcast
Arthur N. BecVar Artist in Residence, Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY
Indiana's Bison-tennial Public Art Project, Clark and Floyd Counties, IN