Visual artist Brennen Cabrera communicates ideas and experiences with the human condition from a neurodivergent perception. Gathering stimulating images, designs and textures from interactions with the living and inanimate to create symbolist social commentary on the passion and pain of mental and emotional health. Brennen also unapologetically addresses the social stigmas and ableism in communities that are wrongfully called minorities.
Brennen Cabrera (b.1996) was diagnosed Neurodivergent (on the spectrum) at the age of 3 and was epileptic from age 11 to 18. He started putting his work into galleries at a very young age. Having his first major two juried group exhibitions at The Gray Matter Museum of art in California and the gallery space in the Chicago O’hare Intercontinental Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois. After graduating high school, he started volunteering for The Speed Art Museum where later on he assisted and taught a summer camp program. The Speed then awarded Brennen with a museum internship of K-12 studio programs. He later went on to teach art workshops for adults and children with disabilities until 2017. In 2018 he was offered to exhibit his work in Louisville’s city hall for their first “Art in City Hall” installation. In 2020 he had his first solo exhibition titled Colors of Humanity at the Tim Falkner Gallery. Most recently he had his second solo exhibition in 2021 titled Windows at Mellwood Arts and Entertainment Center.