German born artist Uli Brahmst has been living and working in Canada, the Czech Republic and since 1996 in the United States. Brahmst's spirited portfolio encompasses painting, sculpture, fiberart as well as site-specific installation. She moves freely between abstraction and the figure. Her imaginative work has been shown extensively in the United States and around the world. In New York City she has exhibited in such venues as Galleria Galou, Perogi, Lehman College Art Gallery, Rotunda Gallery, Cave Gallery, Cork Gallery Lincoln Center, Exit Art, Art Expo, The German Consulate, Pool Art Fair, the New Art Center and Wuersch & Gering LLP. Other exhibition venues include The Providence Art Club, RI; the Bannister Gallery, RI; the Jamestown Art Center, RI; the Islip Museum, Islip, CT; the New Jersey Center For Visual Art; Woodson Art Museum, Wausau, WI; Tacoma Contemporary, Tacoma, WA; Museo De Bellas Artes, Caracas; CORP GROUP Cultural Center, Caracas; Nam June Paik Museum at Tae Gu Teback Gallelry, Korea; 10th International Quilt Festival, Yokohama, Japan; ARWI Contemporary Art Fair, Puerto Rico; Galerie Radost, Prague; and Gallerie R31, Berlin. Ms. Brahmst is a member of the South County Art Association, an associate member of Hera Gallery, and an elected member of the Art League of Rhode Island. For more information please visit her website www.ulibrahmst.com
I see my work as a gateway into a larger, imaginative world. Suggestive traces in pen, paint, thread or felt invite viewers to embark on their own journeys into their respective realm of imagination, creativity and metaphysical awareness. My process is largely intuitive and spontaneous whereby I frequently include imagery from everyday life: objects, patters, people, animals and biomorphic shapes that resonate with me and flow into the work as metaphors for more universal realities. I move freely between potentially disparate techniques such as drawing, painting, felting, and sewing yet allow them to inform and energize each other. The sewing thread may come along into my drawings and paintings in the form of stitches, painted or sewn just as line work and painterly elements make their way into my felted pieces. Each time I shift between media, I have a magical sense of “beginner’s mind” which keeps the process genuine, mysterious, and alive. I welcome chance occurrences, imperfections and oddities, in that I see them as the voices of a greater consciousness than that of my own mind.