The Heralds of Unwanted Wisdom

by Riley Bratzler

The Heralds of Unwanted Wisdom


Surface Gallery, Colorado Springs CO 

November 3rd-24th, 2023
exhibition opening: November 3rd, 5-9 pm
artist talk: November 14th 5:30 pm

About the Exhibit:

This exhibit is the physical manifestation of the first year into Riley’s grief journey. On July 31, 2022 her brother was killed, forever changing the course of her life. Drawing inspiration from historical alchemy manuscripts, this body of work plays with the idea of anthropomorphic deities as messengers of the lessons she has learned in coping with her loss. Though her work is full of symbolism specific to her late brother, she hopes that the viewer may connect to their meaning within their own lives and the paths of healing we must all walk on. 

About the Artist:

Riley Bratzler is a Colorado Springs based artist specializing in relief printmaking and illustration. She is the co-founder of Bosky Studio, which is the working space of herself and her husband Brett Andrus, and an exhibition space for the Front Range art community. She has exhibited in various group and solo shows within Colorado Springs and online spaces.

Bratzler’s recent work has been focused on the relationship between the transformative power of the physical act of creation as an artist, and the importance of storytelling for healing.