ArtPath artist Bernie Wilke has returned to the ArtsPath region and has launched a new website.
For the past few years, Wilke has been working with the Mural Arts Program of Philadelphia, as well as teaching art classes for several other art organizations in the Philadelphia area. ArtsPath is pleased to have Bernie back in the area, and looks forward to working with him once again.
We encourage you to look at Bernie’s new website and see some of the wonderful murals that he has created throughout the Indiana, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia regions. He has established himself as a visual artist who is committed to using his talents in a community setting.
After completing his B.A. in visual arts from Antioch College, Wilke received his Master of Fine Arts degree in studio art from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in May 2001. Since then, hehas completed over thirty-five community mural projects in schools, community centers, nursing homes, and churches. He has also taught painting, drawing, color and two-dimensional design, and art history at many types of institutions, including two colleges, a prison, and a guidance center. In addition, he has completed many other commissioned art projects for individuals and organizations.
Wilke also pursues his personal studio work—a body of paintings and drawings that portray the internal spaces within modern buildings as metaphors for the inner self. His work has been featured in many juried regional and national exhibitions since 1994.