Sascha Braunig’s paintings and drawings combine vibrant color and an hypnotic style. Her works reflect upon illusion and the surface of the represented subject. In dream-like scenes, where repetition and patterning are foregrounded, Braunig’s figures emit an extrasensory glow: flaring with reflected color, they are iridescent beings whose very skin seems to be a source of psychic power. Foreground, background, and figure often merge, as if the subject is expanding into, yet also constrained by, the frame of the painting.

Sascha Braunig (Qualicum Beach, BC, Canada, 1983) lives and works in South Portland, ME. She holds a BFA from The Cooper Union, New York, and an MFA in painting from Yale University.

Solo exhibitions include: Atlanta Contemporary, Atlanta, GA (2017); MoMA PS1, New York (2016-2017); Kunsthall Stavanger, Norway (2016). Selected group exhibitions include: “An Assembly of Shapes,” Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens and at Centennial Square, Oakville, ON, Canada; “PMA Biennial,” Portland Museum of Art, ME (both 2018); “NGV Triennial,” National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia; “The Trick Brain,” Aïshti Foundation, Beirut, Lebanon (both 2017); “Stranger,” Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, OH (2016); “Surround Audience: 2015 New Museum Triennial,” New Museum, New York, NY (2015); “A Top Hat, A Monocle, and A Butterfly,” Etablissement d’en face projects, Brussels, Belgium; “Animal/Vegetable/Mineral: The Artistʼs Guide to the World,” Florence Griswold Museum, CT; and "Surreal Selves,” Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD (all 2013).

Braunig’s works are in the permanent collections of Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; Zabludowicz Collection, London and New York; Aïshti Foundation, Beirut; Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin, Ohio.




Selected Bibliography

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