Chantal Wnuk is a painter currently living and working in Columbus, OH. She was born in Houston, TX, has her BFA from the University of Texas at Austin, and received her MFA from The Ohio State University. Wnuk attended Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture in 2023. She uses her work to better understand and translate the experiences of pressure, weakness, and power resulting from diagnosis and lifelong treatment of metastatic breast cancer.
Recent solo-exhibitions include Walking and Falling at the Same Time at Ortega y Gasset Projects in Brooklyn, NY; Ahead and Above Water at Stop-Gap Projects in Columbia, MO; A Beach for Me (and maybe you) at Ignition Project Space in Chicago; and I Dreamt of a Perfect Ocean, I Dreamt of Stepping in a Hole at Best Practice in San Diego. Recent group-exhibitions include Big Cloud at Urban Arts Space in Columbus, OH and Being Here with You/ Estando aquí contigo at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Chantal has been awarded residencies at ACRE, Bread & Salt, 1805 Gallery, and The San Diego Art Institute. Wnuk is a recent recipient of an Alumni Grant for Graduate Research and Scholarship and the Coca-Cola Critical Difference Grant for Research on Women at The Ohio State University.