Brieana Myrick

BFA, Photography

Biography

Brieana Myrick was born in 1995 in Bloomington, Illinois. In 2020, She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Design and Media Arts with an emphasis in Photography from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL. Myrick has already been included in several shows such as The Changing Planet at Center for Fine Arts Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado where she received an award for Juror’s Honorable Mentioned. Her work has also been included in the Annual Juried Blick Art Materials Ars Nova Exhibition at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL. Myrick currently lives and works in DeKalb, Illinois.

Statement

Our need for convenience has drastically and permanently damaged the environment. These images explore how we as individuals produce so much waste, most of which is single use plastics and food waste. These photographs use satire and humor to provoke a conversation on how we constantly choose to support companies that have very wasteful products. If we choose not to support companies that are environmentally destructive, they will have to listen to their customers and make a product that is easier to recycle, more sustainable, more compostable or biodegradable. We say that we want to do better for the environment, but we keep supporting the very products that ruin our oceans, wildlife, and more. These photographs also bring our food waste into conversation. We continuously waste our money purchasing more food that we do not eat or have so much food that we forget that we even have something until it goes bad. USDA.gov estimates that Americans end up throwing away over 40% of the food we buy. This wastes resources and increases the CO2 emissions you get when food is thrown into garbage bags.

Sea Turtle, 2019
Archival Pigment Print, 20″x15″

Avocado Trade, 2019
Archival Pigment Print, 17″x11.5″

Ocean, 2019
Archival Pigment Print, 15″x10″

Almond, 2019
Archival Pigment Print, 16″x11.5″

Dirty Water, 2019
Archival Pigment Print, 15″x22.5″

Banana, 2019
Archival Pigment Print, 11.5″x7.5″

Disposable Addiction, 2019
Archival Pigment Print, 14″x22.5″

Fishing Line, 2019
Archival Pigment Print, 15″x10″

Plastic Nest, 2019
Archival Pigment Print, 15″x22.5″

Corn, 2019
Archival Pigment Print, 13.5″x11.5″

Contaminate, 2019
Archival Pigment Print

Eating Plastic, 2019
Archival Pigment Print, 17″x11.5″

Fast Fashion, 2019
Archival Pigment Print, 15″x22.5″

Brieana Myrick

BFA, Photography

Biography

Brieana Myrick was born in 1995 in Bloomington, Illinois. In 2020, She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Design and Media Arts with an emphasis in Photography from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL. Myrick has already been included in several shows such as The Changing Planet at Center for Fine Arts Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado where she received an award for Juror’s Honorable Mentioned. Her work has also been included in the Annual Juried Blick Art Materials Ars Nova Exhibition at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL. Myrick currently lives and works in DeKalb, Illinois.

Statement

Our need for convenience has drastically and permanently damaged the environment. These images explore how we as individuals produce so much waste, most of which is single use plastics and food waste. These photographs use satire and humor to provoke a conversation on how we constantly choose to support companies that have very wasteful products. If we choose not to support companies that are environmentally destructive, they will have to listen to their customers and make a product that is easier to recycle, more sustainable, more compostable or biodegradable. We say that we want to do better for the environment, but we keep supporting the very products that ruin our oceans, wildlife, and more. These photographs also bring our food waste into conversation. We continuously waste our money purchasing more food that we do not eat or have so much food that we forget that we even have something until it goes bad. USDA.gov estimates that Americans end up throwing away over 40% of the food we buy. This wastes resources and increases the CO2 emissions you get when food is thrown into garbage bags.

Sea Turtle, 2019
Archival Pigment Print, 20″x15″

Avocado Trade, 2019
Archival Pigment Print, 17″x11.5″

Ocean, 2019
Archival Pigment Print, 15″x10″

Almond, 2019
Archival Pigment Print, 16″x11.5″

Dirty Water, 2019
Archival Pigment Print, 15″x22.5″

Banana, 2019
Archival Pigment Print, 11.5″x7.5″

Disposable Addiction, 2019
Archival Pigment Print, 14″x22.5″

Fishing Line, 2019
Archival Pigment Print, 15″x10″

Plastic Nest, 2019
Archival Pigment Print, 15″x22.5″

Corn, 2019
Archival Pigment Print, 13.5″x11.5″

Contaminate, 2019
Archival Pigment Print

Eating Plastic, 2019
Archival Pigment Print, 17″x11.5″

Fast Fashion, 2019
Archival Pigment Print, 15″x22.5″

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