Marcy Brafman

Marcy Brafman’s semi-abstract oil paintings feature biomorphic representations of fierce creatures that intersect and collide on fluidly painted formats.  The upbeat optimistic colors defy the underlying tension, as organisms appear to vie for survival in tableaux with underpinnings in the natural selection process.

EXHIBITIONS

2012
•THE CRAZY GHOST FISH BACK TO SCHOOL SPECIAL Vellum 9 event installation
•THE PUBLIC SECRET painting and drawing installation curated by David Gibson
•WHITEBOX Benefit to Honor Ai Wei Wei
•SONIC 9 curated by Vellum Art Magazine – group show
•History Lessons group salon show curated by David Gibson Article Projects

2011
•NY Curates Online curation – Kevin Staynton Brooklyn Museum
•Ode On Melancholy – Janinebeangallery, Berlin, Germany -  group show
•”Pearlescent” One person painting show 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel NYC
•Vellum 6 Print on Demand PopUp curated by Stephanie Young
•Drawing With Pictures curated by David Gibson – Artjail
• Sculpture Center Lucky Draw Benefit
•RHM Benefit Marianne Boesky Gallery

2010
•AQUA Art Miami 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel NYC
•Autosemblematic – group show curated by Jennifer Junkermeier Local Project L.I.C.
•Backroom Biennial NY Studio Gallery – curated by David Gibson
•Buy What You Love_ Rema Hort Mann Foundation Benefit Jack Shainman Gallery
•Sculpture Center Benefit

2009
•Quixotic Beast _ Vellum Projects_Under Minerva curated by Stephanie Young.
•Brooklyn Artillery_
•Paper in the Wind_ 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel NYC
•SculptureCenter Lucky Draw Benefit
•Article Projects@the Pool Art Fair

2008

•Bronx River Art Center_site mural “Metropoles Art in Action” curated by Jose Ruiz
•532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel NYC _ “Truth or Consequences”One person painting show
•SculptureCenter_Benefit

2007

•Heskin Contemporary NYC _Meet Qute co-curated w/Elizabeth Heskin
•Amy Simon Fine Art, Westport, Conn._”Girls Gone Wild”
•Kinz Tillou Feigen NYC_”By Invitation Only”
•Vellum_Supreme Trading

2006

•War: What Is It Good For?  BK Smith Gallery; Lake Erie College; Cleveland, Ohio •Installation, Bridgehampton N.Y.
•Drawing the Line Against Domestic Violence

2005

•Realform Projects  Face Value
•Jack the Pelican Presents  Culture Vulture

PUBLICATIONS

Vellum Magazine #5 & 6 2008, 2011
Chelsea Now! Feb 2008

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