Lot 8: Mia Brownell

CEPA Gallery's 2014 Biennial Art Auction artist Mia Brownell

Mia Brownell
Scanned Life V
Digital C-Print
7 ½ x 5 ½ inches
Signed Verso in Pen
A/P from an Edition of 7
Scanned Life Series

BIO: Mia Brownell was born in Chicago, Illinois to a sculptor and biophysicist. She has had solo exhibitions in major American cities including New York, Boston and Washington, DC. Brownell’s paintings are held in private, corporate, and public art collections including Wellington Management, Fidelity Investments and the National Academy of Sciences. Her work has been reviewed and published in numerous publications including the Boston Globe, The Village Voice, New York Times, Artnet and HiFructose magazine. She was recently selected to participate in the Aldrich Museum’s Radius program for emerging artists, and also is a visiting artist at The American Academy in Rome. Brownell’s paintings have been included in group exhibitions worldwide. She teaches painting and drawing at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven. www.miabrownell.com

STATEMENT: “Mia Brownell is quite unique in her approach to the photograph. Rather than the familiar eye of a camera, Mia utilizes the eye of a digital scanner. By laying out grapes and pears, with their attendant calligraphy of stems and vines, on a scanner bed, Mia Brownell creates compositions that appear free from the confines of gravitational space and pressed against the eye itself: succulent fruits that move in and out of focus against a semi-opaque cloud of luminous whiteness.” – Excerpt from catalogue essay by Steven DiGiovanni

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