Sarah Braman


Sarah Braman est née en 1970 à Tonawanda, New York. Elle vit et travaille entre New York et Amherst, Massachusetts. Braman est titulaire d’un diplôme d’études postsecondaires en beaux-arts du MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) de Baltimore et d’une maîtrise en beaux-arts de la Tyler School of Art and Architecture de Philadelphie. Des expositions personnelles lui ont été consacrées, dont « True Blue Mirror », avec Ellen Berkenblit, à la McEvoy Foundation for the Arts de San Francisco (2019) ; « Growth », chez Mitchell-Innes & Nash, à New York (2019) ; « Here », à la galerie Marlborough Contemporary de Londres (2017) ; « You Are Everything », chez Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York (2016) ; « Sarah Braman : Alive », au Museum of Fine Arts de Boston (2013-14) et « Lay Me Down », au MACRO de Rome (2011). Ses œuvres ont été intégrées dans des expositions collectives au Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art de Bentonville, Arkansas-USA (2019) ; au MASS MoCA, le musée d'art contemporain du Massachusetts de North Adams-USA (2017-18) ; à la Brant Foundation de Greenwich, Connecticut-USA (2017) ; à la galerie d’art d’Helsinki-Finlande (2016) ; au musée Kemper d'art contemporain, Kansas City-USA (2015) et à la galerie Saatchi de Londres-GB (2010). Braman est co-fondatrice de l’ARC (Artist-run Centre) CANADA de New-York. En 2013, elle s’est vu décerner le Prix Maud Morgan par le MFA (Museum of Fine Arts) de Boston.


MFA, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, États-Unis

BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, États-Unis


Maud Morgan Prize - Museum of Fine Arts Boston, États-Unis
by ROBERTA SMITH, New York Times, November 29th, 2011,

In her fourth solo in a New York gallery, Sarah Braman continues the confident development of her loquacious, hardscrabble formalist assemblages. On this occasion Ms. Braman has cross-bred slices of a small, much used camper with Minimalist volumes of tinted Plexiglas, highlighting both with luscious touches of brushed or spray-painted color. She often tilts them on the diagonal, evoking the less strict, less vaunted Minimalism of Tony Rosenthal's popular black cube at Astor Place in the East Village.

Perpendiculars predominate, creating a false sense of clarity. But the contrasts of purpose and association mixed with exaltations of relatively pure color and space keep you off balance. Any single viewpoint tends to be jarringly rebutted by the next, forcing continual readjustments of expectations. In "Coffin" an added sheet of mirror reveals that the camper's interior has been lavishly painted. "On By," which is all Minimalist simplicity (no added camper parts), the surprise lies in the way the interior colors change when viewed from different sides: an opulent optical mystery.

In a series of wall pieces Ms. Braman gives more exclusive vent to color and hands-on process, landing largely in the vicinity of painting while working mostly on plywood with bright pastels. Words occasionally enter the picture, as in "Lay Down Down." Here the powdery delicacy of color works especially well against the harshness of the support, while the loose compositions suggest also-ran Color Field artists like Jack Bush and Friedel Dzubas.

Ms. Braman has many precedents, among them the transparent structures of Dan Graham; the architectural fragments of Gordon Matta-Clark; the assemblages of Jessica Stockholder; and the eccentric campers of Andrea Zittel. The paintings made me think, as have many exhibited in galleries this season, that Julian Schnabel is way overdue for his comeback. Still, despite all this company, a clear voice is heard here. It argues that form and social commentary are not strange bedfellows and that they often combine most effectively when found materials are willfully transformed.
Expositions de groupe à la galerie
Cult of the Crimson Queen, New York
05 février - 14 mars 2020

Scar/face, Paris
28 juin - 04 août 2018

Diverses sont les lignes de la vie … Hölderlin, Wandhaff
10 septembre - 29 octobre 2016

Sculptures, matières, matériaux, textures..., Hors les murs
10 septembre - 16 octobre 2016

26 septembre 2015 - 30 janvier 2016

La Ligne Passée, Luxembourg
30 juin - 16 septembre 2012

17 mars - 07 mai 2011

Expositions personnelles

GrowthMitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, NY
True Blue Mirror, with Ellen Berkenblit, McEvoy Foundation for the Arts, San Francisco, CA

In Spite of Ourselves, Linn Lühn, Düsseldorf, Allemagne
Here, Marlborough Contemporary, Londres, Royaume-Uni

You Are Everything, Mitchell Innes and Nash, New York, États-Unis

Sarah Braman: Alive, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, États-Unis
Sarah Braman and Wallace Whitney, American Contemporary, New York, États-Unis

China Art Objects, Los Angeles, États-Unis

Yours, Mitchell Innes and Nash, New York, États-Unis
Lay Me Down, MACRO, Rome, Italie
Sarah Braman and Peter Alexander, Franklin Parrasch, New York, États-Unis

Indian Summer, Les Confort Moderne, Poitiers, France
April Trip, Museum 52, New York, États-Unis

Sarah Braman and Joel Shapiro, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, États-Unis
Love Songs, Museum 52, New York, États-Unis

Sarah Braman,CANADA, New York, États-Unis

Touching Fantasy Through Color, Sarah Braman and Brian Belott, CANADA, New York, États-Unis
Sarah Braman, CANADA, New York, États-Unis
Crystal Show, CANADA, New York, États-Unis

Expositions collectives (sélection)

Cult of the Crimson Queen, curated by Michelle Segre, Ceysson & Bénétière, New York, NY

Horology, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, NY
CANADA b/w Drag City, Soccer Club, Chicago, IL
Materialized, Hampden Gallery, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA
Noon - One, commissaire d'exposition : RJ Messineo, CANADA Gallery, New York, États-Unis

In the Abstract, MASS MoCA, Massachusetts, États-Unis
Animal farm, curated by Sadie Laska, Brant Foundation,; Greenwich, États-Unis
Drawing Island, The Journal Gallery, New York, États-Unis
Attics of My Life, Jack Hanley Gallery, New York, États-Unis
The First Ever & Only East Hampton Biennal, East Hampton, États-Unis
Summer Sun, The Journal Gallery, New York, États-Unis
Observatories, The Center, Jackson, États-Unis
Non atomic, 215 Orleans Project Space, Houston, États-Unis
The Surfaces of the East Coast from Nice to New York, commissaire d'exposition : Marie Maertens, Le 109, Nice, France

Feed the Meter, commissaire d'exposition : Wallace Whitney, Galerie Bernard Ceysson, Wandhaff, Luxembourg

Paint New York, Kunstforeningen Gl Strand, Copenhague, Danemark
The Journal Gallery at Venus Over Manhattan, Venus Over Manhattan, New York, États-Unis
Home Again, Again II, The Journal Gallery, New York, États-Unis

Xstraction, The Hole, New York, États-Unis
Eleven Rivington, New York, États-Unis
Shapeshift, Stephen Friedman Gallery, Londres, Grande Bretagne
Abstract Everyday - Everyday Abstract, commissariat: Matthew Higgs, James Cohan Gallery, New York, États-Unis
Zublodovich Collection Inaugural Installation, Sarvisalo, Finlande

One Dozen Paintings, The Journal Gallery, New York, États-Unis
Memories are Made of This, Museum 52, New York, États-Unis
Johann Konig Gallery, Berlin, Allemagne
The Shape We're In, The Zabludowicz Collection, New York, États-Unis
ON AND ON AND ON, Galerie Parisa Kind, Francfort, Allemagne
V1 Gallery, Copenhague, Danemark
Tide Pool, Sara Meltzer Gallery, New York, États-Unis

The Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture, Saatchi Gallery, Londres, Grande Bretagne
Arte Portugal, Lisbon Biennial, Portugal Spontaneous Generation, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, États-Unis
In There, Out Here, Leo Koenig Inc. Pr, New York, États-Unis
Works from the Collection, De la Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space, Miami, États-Unis
Confort Moderne, Dijon, France

Separate Entities, Museum 52, New York, États-Unis
New Yorkers, V1 Gallery, Copenhague, Danemark

Color Climax, commissariat: Joe Fyfe, James Graham & Sons, New York, États-Unis
Formal Play, Kim Brown Gallery, Londres, Grande Bretagne

En collaboration avec Joe Bradley, Dicksmith Gallery, London, Grande Bretagne
ab strction, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angles, États-Unis
Circumventing the City, D'amelio Terras,New York, États-Unis
Quotidian, Buia Gallery, New York, États-Unis
With Teeth, Priska Juschka Fine Art, New York, États-Unis

CANARICO, Galeria Commercial, San Juan, Porto Rico, États-Unis
History Lessons: Part Three, Gavin Brown's Passerby, New York, États-Unis
CANADA, Counter Gallery, Londres, Grande Bretagne
Frisky Flaming Hot, Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhague, Danemark
Blender, commissariat: Cordy Ryman, Sundaram Tagore Gallery, New York, États-Unis

Greater New York 2005, PS1, Long Island City, États-Unis
Greener Pastures Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada
Seven Thousand Years of War, CANADA, New York, États-Unis
Forts and Panchos, Allston Skirt, Boston, États-Unis

Majority Whip, White Box, New York, États-Unis
Split Dreams, New York Arts Gallery, New York, États-Unis

Touching Fantasy Through Color, Sarah Braman and Brian Belott, CANADA, New York, États-Unis

Glow Show, Archive, Toronto, Canada

New Art From New York, BACCA, Bekerley, États-Unis

Rec Room, Pekao Gallery, Toronto, Canada

Leo Koenig Project, John Webber Gallery, New York, États-Unis
US Exchange, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Canada
Sticker Shock, ICA, Philadelphia, États-Unis

Just for the Night, Hollywood Premier, Los Angeles, États-Unis
Bonetti, David, "Sarah Braman", in Artnews, juin 2014
Simonini, Ross, "Sara Braman", in Believer, juin 2014
Cherubini, Nicole, "Sarah Braman", in BOMB Magazine, automne 2014.

McQuaid, Cate, "Sarah Braman presents thresholds and launching pads", in The Boston Globe, décembre 2013.

Johnson, Paddy et Will Brand, "5 Art Stars You Need to Know : Sarah Braman", mars 2012
"Sarah Braman", Modern Painters, février 2012
Pyrde, Josephine, "Four Artists to Know",, 29 février 2012
O'Neill-Butler, Lauren, "Sarah Braman", Artforum, janvier 2012

Smith, Roberta, "Sarah Braman: Yours", New York Times, 25 novembre, 2011
"Art Review: Sarah Braman, Yours", Time Out New York, novembre 2011
Kley, Elisabeth, "Fragmentation En Pointe",, novembre 2011
Goldstein, Andrew M., "The Agenda (April 6 - 12),", avril 2011
Chevalier, Jann, "Indian Summer," Les Confort Moderne, 2011
Interview with Anita Zabludowicz, "Strategies of a Supercollector",, février 2011
Doran, Anne, "Tide Pool", Time Out New York, 7 janvier 2011

Braman, Sarah, April Trip, (catalogue), 2010
Grauer, Phil. Braman, Sarah, The Journal, No.29/automne 2010

Rubinstein, Raphael, "Provisional Painting", Art in America, mai 2009
The Shape of Things to Come, Phaidon, 2009
Abstract America, Rizzoli, 2009
Cotter, Holland, Armory Review, The New York Times, mars 2009

Wilson, Michael, "Sarah Braman, Museum 52", ArtForum, octobre 2008, p.386-7
Maine, Stephen, "Sarah Braman, Museum 52", Art in America, novembre 2008
Trezzi, Nicola, "Sarah Braman, Museum 52 - New York", FlashArt, octobre 2008, p.133
Smith, Roberta, "Last Chance: Sarah Braman: 'Love Songs'", The New York Times, 11 juillet 2008, E21
Robinson, Walter, "Weekend Update", artnet, 3 juillet 2008

"Circumventing the City", The New Yorker, 13 août 2007
Smith, Roberta, "In These Shows the Material is the Message", New York Times, 10 août 2007
Shum, Ingrid, PS 1's Greater New York Show Catalog, 2007
Coomer, Martin, "CANADA", Time Out London, 11 avril 2007
Maine, Stephen, "Down East" Art In America, mai 2007, p. 65
Hornung, Peter Michael, "Ny amerikansk kunst hos Wilson", Politiken 17 mars 2007
Ross, Trine, "Afrevne lemmer og totempæle", Politiken, 24 mars 2007
Cotter, Holland, "Art in Review: Sarah Braman and Brian Belott", The New York Times, 31 octobre 2007

Deerfucker, Centerfold w/ Aaron Brewer, C Magazine, automne 2001
"Art Review: Crystal Show", Canadian Art, été 2001
"Art Review: Rec Room", Onsite Magazine, hiver 2001

Hayes, Ken and Peck, Robin, "Detrius", 1999
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