Ashlynn Browning in studio, courtesy of IdeelArt

Ashlynn Browning

United States 1977

Abstract Art

Ashlynn Browning
Ashlynn Browning
United States
December 12, 2015
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Ashlynn Browning is an American artist best known for her abstract paintings – its geometric forms, put together in a process of layering.
Browning was born in 1977. She got her Studio Art and English BA at the Meredith College of Raleigh and her Painting and Printmaking Master of Fine Art at North Carolina University.

Browning’s work on paper

Ashlynn Browning - Lush Tounge and To The Core, 2009
Ashlynn Browning – Lush Tounge and To The Core, 2009

When this artist creates her artworks, she never makes a plan or follows a study – what leads her artistic expression is intuition or even accident. Ashlynn Browning is close to classic Abstract Expressionist method where one is to mark a mark, and then respond to that mark, and so on.

Ashlynn uses charcoal, oil pastel and graphite to create a mixture with paint. Until 2006, she mostly worked on paper. Afterwards, she chose panels to work on and by doing so, oil painting started dominating among her techniques.

Browning’s works on panel

Ashlynn Browning - Top Heavy and With Great Clarity, 2013
Ashlynn Browning – Top Heavy and With Great Clarity, 2013

If we are to search for some touchstone in Browning’s art, those would definitely be a geometrical forms and stacked forms, grids and networks as well. Also, she pays a lot of attention to colors – usually, they strictly depend on her current emotional state and a sphere of interests… However, Guston pink is constant in her work.

Browning holds grants and residency fellowships from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, United Arts Council, Vermont Studio Center, and Virginia Center for Creative Arts.

The artist is represented by IdeelArt.

Ashlynn Browning lives in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Featured image courtesy of IdeelArt
All images copyright © the artist

YearExhibition title Museum/GallerySolo/Group
2015Uniquely HumanGaddyHamrick Gallery, Meredith College, Raleigh, NCGroup
2014Group December ShowWhitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GAGroup
2014FoundationsFlanders Gallery, Raleigh, NCGroup
2014Across the Boardif ART Gallery, Columbia, SCGroup
2014Real BeautyCarroll Square Gallery, Washington, DCGroup
2014PairsProto Gallery, Hoboken, NJGroup
2014New Geometric ConstructsArtspace, Raleigh, NCSolo
2014Surfaces + StructureWhitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GASolo
2013Macroif ART Gallery, Columbia, SCSolo
2013Ashlynn Browning: New PaintingsTwin Kittens Gallery, Atlanta, GASolo
2013Group December ShowWhitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GAGroup
2013IndependentsGreen Hill Center for NC Art, Greensboro, NCGroup
2012GeometryCarrboro Town Hall, Carrboro, NC.Group
2012Contemporary Carolina AbstractionGallery 80808/Vista Studios, Columbia, SCGroup
2012New AnglesFlanders Gallery, Raleigh, NCSolo
2011Personal GeometriesUNCG'S Elliot Center Gallery, Greensboro, NCSolo
2011Geometry PersonifiedVista Studios/Gallery 80808, Columbia, SCSolo
2011Winter ShowGreen Hill Center for NC Art, Greensboro, NCGroup
2011Faction, ArtStreet: Studio DThe University of Dayton, OHGroup
2011Collective ConsciousnessArtspace, Galway, IrelandGroup
2011Carolina's Got Art(traveling exhibition), Arts & Heritage Center, North Augusta, SCGroup
2011Carolina's Got Art(traveling exhibition), Sumter County Gallery of Art, Sumter, SCGroup
2011New Works: Annual Juried ExhibitionArtspace, Raleigh, NC (Juror, Melissa Peden)Group
2010Carolina's Got Art Atherton Mill, Charlotte, NC (Juror, Mario Naves)Group
2010Unwrap Your MindTHAT Gallery, Hong KongGroup
2010Color Fields, Forms & Fracturesif ART Gallery, Columbia SCGroup
2010Geometric ConstructsFlanders Gallery, Raleigh, NCGroup
2010Papergirl ProjectDugg Dugg, Charlotte, NCGroup
2010North Carolina Artists ExhibitionProgress Energy Center for Performing Arts, Raleigh, NC (Juror, John Beerman)Group
2010Meet Ashlynn Browningif ART Gallery, Columbia, SCSolo
2010HexagonsGrids & Webs, Horace Williams House, Chapel Hill, NCSolo
2009building/burning/growing Siskate Gallery, Charlotte, NCSolo
2009Works on PaperGallery Pantone 278, Charlotte, NCGroup
2009Carolina's Got ArtAtherton Mill, Charlotte, NC (Juror, Brice Brown)Group
2009New American PaintingsJuried Exhibition in Print #82 (Southern edition), The Open Studios Press, Boston, MA (Curator, Ron Platt)Group
2008LandscapeHallway Projects, San Francisco, CAGroup
2008North Carolina Artists ExhibitionProgress Energy Center for Performing Arts, Raleigh, NC (Juror, Dr. Larry Wheeler)Group
2008building/burning/growingFlanders Gallery, Raleigh, NCSolo
2007Bridging the Inner LandscapeLee Hansley Gallery, Raleigh, NCSolo
2007Tangible GesturesArtspace, Raleigh, NC (Curator, Leah Stoddard)Group
2007The Kindness of StrangersHelm Gallery, Tacoma , WAGroup
2007LettersAtkinson Art Gallery, Southport, England UKGroup
2007New Works: Annual Juried ExhibitionArtspace, Raleigh, NCGroup
2006Drawing x 3 ArtistsVignettes, Raleigh, NCGroup
2006Everything Falls ApartNested, Carrboro, NCGroup
2006Introductions '06Barbara Archer Gallery, Atlanta, GAGroup
2006New and HotLee Hansley Gallery, Raleigh NCGroup
2006New Works: Annual Juried ExhibitionArtspace, Raleigh, NCGroup
2006Mixed MediaDurham Art Guild, Durham, NCSolo
2006New Mixed Media WorksMeredith College, Raleigh, NCSolo
2005New DrawingsArtspace, Raleigh, NCSolo
2005ImmediacyVignettes, Raleigh, NCSolo
2005Drawing on the MomentLee Hansley Gallery, Raleigh, NCSolo
2005New Members ExhibitionArtspace, Raleigh NCGroup
2004AbstractionLee Hansley Gallery, Raleigh NCGroup
2004Joan Mitchell Foundation 02,03 Grant Recipients ExhibitionCUE Art Foundation, New York, NYGroup
2004The Triangle's Best Art Part IILee Hansley Gallery, Raleigh, NCGroup
2004Surface MattersBank of America Plaza, Charlotte, NC (Curator, Joie Lassiter)Group
2004Marked TimeArtspace, Raleigh, NCSolo
2003Blind LinesThe Artscenter, Carrboro, NCSolo
2003MidWinter PaperBickett Gallery, Raleigh, NCGroup
2003Three Emerging ArtistsDuke University Law School, Durham, NCGroup
2002Coterie TreizeBickett Gallery, Raleigh, NCGroup
2002Selected WorksRed Hat Office Building, Raleigh, NCGroup
2002New WorksBickett Gallery, Raleigh, NCGroup
2001Graduate Student ExhibitionMcIver Gallery, UNCGroup
2000NC Women Artists: 20th Century TrendsMeredith College, Raleigh, NCGroup
2000Meredith Faculty ExhibitionCork Gallery, Lincoln Center, New York, NYGroup