Colleen Brennan grew up in Charleston, SC.  A city with rich architectural history and a beautiful landscape, she always connected with environmental aesthetics, history, and urban design.  Moving to Richmond, VA in 2011, Colleen became invested in the city’s history and design.  Having always been politically inclined, she works between object-making, product design, spatial design and public installation as a means of developing solutions to larger social and societal problems. Her work investigates how social interactions can be positively influenced by environment.

An Eastman and Provost Scholar, Colleen earned her BFA in Craft and Material Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University.  Colleen has shown work in Richmond, VA, Charleston, SC, Washington, DC, and Baltimore, MD.  She has collaborated with artist Hope Ginsburg on a show at the MoMA Education Center in New York City and the Proteus Gowanus Gallery in Brooklyn.  She has participated in community design conferences in Richmond, Iowa, and Detroit.