Brittany Knapp is a Brooklyn-based artist, art therapist, activist. She uses the process of art making for personal healing, and as a platform for social change. She is self-taught in pyrography (wood burning). Many of her wood burnings are relief-sculptures created using wood working and fabrication techniques. By projecting the wooden forms into space, she invites the viewer to share the experience of the subject, foster compassion and encourage the exploration of justice.
Brittany has spoken out and contributed her artwork to visual campaigns, conferences and exhibitions; including campaigns for the Jails Action Coalition, the exhibitions Visions of Confinement: A Lens on Women in the US Prison System, and STATE PROPERTY: a multidisciplinary examination of American consumerism of prison labor, as well as the Columbia University annual conference Beyond the Bars: Transcending the punishment paradigm. In 2020, Brittany founded Art Therapy Place, a Brooklyn-based counseling center, workshop and exhibition space, with the mission to decrease stigma around mental health treatment and promote trauma healing in her community.