Jacob Wenzka is a painter and illustrator who lives in Athens, GA. He began showing his artwork with a solo exhibition on the walls of Jittery Joe's coffee shop in 1999, while he was still a student in art school. He continues to display his art in a variety of galleries, group exhibitions, and alternative venues in Athens and the southeast (including a mural in the downtown Athens Parking Deck). Jacob graduated from the University of Georgia Lamar Dodd School of Art in 2001 with a Bachelor's degree in Fine Art, and briefly pursued a degree in graphic design, before deciding to shift his focus to his fine art and painting. In addition to his paintings, Jacob began working as an illustrator in 2013, and he has illustrated several books, book covers, and graphic novels for adults and children over the past decade. In 2015, he founded Fair Shake Press with Athens, GA author Bart King. The creative duo have released 4 children's books under their publishing label, and have a new project in the works.
Jacob enjoyes painting moody landscapes, robots, and imaginative scenes. His current series, "Ecumenopolis," explores fantastical worlds and contemporary thematic elements, and has been progressing through several phases since the early 2010's.
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