Brandie Dziegiel is a printmaker and art educator based out of Panama City, FL. Raised a Navy brat, who relocated across the Southern United States over a dozen times, she considers Florida to be ‘Home’. Since returning in 2016 after 12 years of living in the Southwest and Northeast, her connection to Florida’s natural world was solidified when she soon realized, as an adult, she was seeking out mangrove estuaries as refuge from suburbia, just as she did as a child. These unique ecosystems continue to nurture the curiosity that fuels her work. She has since approached printmaking as a medium that has potential to be used as a powerful mnemonic that raises awareness for our threatened natural heritage. Her latest body of work functions as a form of social commentary, rooted in environmentalism. Each print is a personal narrative filled with mythic elements and earthly creatures, greatly inspired by memory and the fleeting natural world.
Prior to receiving her B.A. in Art Education from the University of Maine in 2016, she was active duty in the military. She is a 2018 Creative Pinellas “Emerging Artist” and 2020 Gasparilla Emerging artist grantee and has since had work exhibited in a variety of juried group exhibitions. Her relief prints have also been featured in several publications.