Brigitte McReynolds


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Biography


Born 1959 Rosenheim, Germany

My work is a continuous investigation of abstraction and exploration of the human form.
It is a visual diary, a “paper trail” of a process, spontaneous yet deliberate, personal yet
universal.
I work in series that can start as a concept of the mind, an idea, a thought, a vision of a
finished work, or it can begin as an emotion, a feeling, a process of the heart. When I
work on a theme, like stripes for example, I explore it in oil, acrylic, and encaustic,
working figuratively and abstractly until it exhausts itself or leads to another theme. I
apply what I’ve learned from working with shapes, forms, and lines in my abstract
paintings to finding the simplicity that is needed for abstracting a figure. Similarly, my
abstract work profits from my figurative experience.
I work in layers of paint, creating luminous color, depth, and voluptuous texture. Painting
for me is a dynamic intuitive process. A drip or smear can reveal part of that process. I
like that!

Education


2007-09 Sculpture, College of Marin, Kentfield, CA
2005 -08 Il Bisonte, Florence, Italy, mono print
1991-92 Printmaking, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa California
1981-83 Schule fuer Kunst und Gestaltung (Art School), Munich, Germany
1983-85 Forum fuer analytische Kunsttherapie (Art Therapy School), Munich,
Germany
Independent Studies in Watercolor, Drawing, Oil painting
Motherhood since 1993

Selected Exhibitions


2011 Seager Grey Gellery, Mill Valley, CA
2010-11 Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CA
2009-11 Art Across The Atlantic", Truman Hall, Art in Embassies, NATO, Brussels,
Belgium
2011 Jules Place, Boston, MA
2009 “The Lightness of Gravity”, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CA
2008 “ReAct,” Jules Place, Boston, MA
“New Works,” Bennett Street Gallery, Atlanta, GA

2007 “Figures,” Donna Seager Gallery, San Raphael,CA
“Color in Motion,” Jules Place, Boston, MA
“Focus on the Figure,” Bennett Street Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2006 Jules Place, Boston, MA
Bennett Street Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2005-06 “hope, joy, peace,” Steel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004 “Grand slam” Steel Gallery, San Francisco , CA
“Size matters” Bank of America, San Francisco, CA
2003 Inaugural Exhibition, Steel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, Ca ,
2002-04 iT Artworks, Lafayette, CA
2001-03 Tercera Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
2001-04 Tercera Gallery San Francisco,
2000-03 Imani Gallery, Napa, CA
2000-06 Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach, CA
1990-01 Arts Guild of Sonoma, Sonoma, CA
1986-01 Exhibitions in Germany
1991-00 Jessel Miller Gallery, Napa, CA
1992-99 SFMOMA Artist’s Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1992-96 Art Trails Sonoma County
1993 Sebastopol Center of the Arts”, Sebastopol, CA
Fine Line Gallery, Lake Tahoe, NV
1992-93 Woodstock Gallery of Art, Woodstock, VT
1991 Branner Spangenberg Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
Davis Art Center, Davis CA

Awards


2006 Selected Artist for “Hearts and Heroes,” San Francisco, CA
2004 Selected Artist for “Hearts in San Francisco”
2003, 2000, 1998 Mustard Festival Competition, award winner
2000, 1998, 1997 Salute to the Arts Competition, award winner

Bibliography


California Home and Design, March/April 2009
Architectural Digest, 2005
Art News, October 2004
Art in America, August, 2004
Traditional Home, May 2004
Vogue, December 2003
John Wheatman, A Good House is Never Done, Conari Press, 2002
“Wine Country Living,” NBC, 2002

Appelation, February/March 2001
Art Week, October 2002