Sascha Braunig

Canada 1983

Surrealism, Painting

Sascha Braunig
Sascha Braunig
March 16, 2015
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Sascha Braunig, born in 1983, is a Canadian artist who combines vibrant color and a hypnotic style in her paintings and drawings. She holds a BFA from The Cooper Union, New York, and an MFA in painting from Yale University.

Her work is mainly focusing on portraits, characterized by surrealistic approach and luminescent abstraction. Flaring with reflected color, they are iridescent beings whose very skin seems to be a source of psychic power. Foreground, background, and figure often merge, as if the subject is expanding into, yet also constrained by, the frame of the painting. In dream-like scenes, where repetition and patterning are foregrounded, Braunig’s figures emit an extrasensory glow.

She uses different shapes that are painted over the face, for example diamonds, circles, spheres, but the geometrical forms are not the main feature of her compositions. The compositions are full of undefined, abstract shapes, depersonalizing the subject matter. She embellishes mannequin heads with stripes, reflective materials, sequins and lights them dramatically. As a result, the figures turning to be masks of an unknown persona, with futuristic, scientific and experimental elements. Her work exists in the territory between portraiture and relic.

Sascha Braunig has had numerous gallery and museum exhibitions, including at the New Museum of Contemporary Art and at the Baltimore Museum of Art.

She currently lives and works in Portland, Maine, USA.

YearName of the exhibitionMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2015Surround Audience - New Museum Triennial New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NYgroup
2015Sascha BrauniFoxy Production, New York, NYsolo
2014Farm to tableFoxy Production, New York, NYgroup
2014ShaktiBrand New Gallery, Milan, Igroup
2013Wrister, Blister, PlasterFoxy Production, New York, NYsolo
20132013 Maine College of Art Faculty ExhibitionICA at MECA, Portland, MEgroup
2013The RevealLoyal Gallery, Malmo, Sgroup
2013Celluloid Brushes: An Anthology of the Filmic Perception of the Artist from 1942 till TodayLudlow 38, New York, NYgroup
2013DNA: Strands of AbstractionLoretta Howard, New York, NYgroup
2013Sourced in Alex Da Corte: Fun SpongeInstitute of Contemporary Art/MECA, Portland, MEgroup
2013A Top-hat, a Monocle and a ButterflyEtablissement d’en Face Projects, Brussels, Bgroup
2013Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: An Artists’ Guide to the WorldFlorence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CTgroup
2013Rien Faire et Laisser RireGalerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Bgroup
2013Surreal SelvesBaltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MDgroup
2013The Stairs Turned Back into StairsAlgus Greenspon Gallery, New York, NYgroup
2012Christian Sampson, Mira Dancy, Sascha Braunig & Matt SavitskyBull and Ram, New York, NYgroup
2012East West Move to Middle, part 2Bill Brady KC, Kansas City, MOgroup
2011CloudFoxy Production, New York, NYgroup
2011The Bridgehampton Biennial Martos house, Bridgehampton, NYgroup
2011Friendship of the PeoplesSimon Oldfield Gallery, London, UKgroup
2011Pop-up Gallery PortraitsScot Cohen Realty, Hudson, NYgroup
2011AcnePort D’Or, Brooklyn, NYgroup
2010Sascha BrauniFoxy Production, New York, NYsolo
2010Solo PresentationListe Art Fair 16, Basel, CHsolo
2010The Pencil ShowFoxy Production, New York, NYgroup
2010Dump Art / DeponiekunstFreudenreich, Berlin, DEgroup
2010Baker, Braunig, Gokita, HopkinsFoxy Production, New York, NYgroup
2010Mise En PlaceRecess Gallery, New York, NYgroup
2009X is just a little black letter…Port D’Or, Brooklyn, NYgroup
2009Breaking Into The Human RaceGreat Hall Gallery, The Cooper Union, New York, NYgroup
2009Pulp and DaggerEverard Findlay, Brooklyn, NYgroup
2009The Crack-upATM Gallery, New York, NYgroup
2009PIFAS Town Project: The QueuePhiladelphia Institute for Advanced Study, Philadelphia, PAgroup
2009Everything Must GoCentury Plaza Shopping Mall, Birmingham, ALgroup
2008LOOP Video Art FairBarcelona, ES, group
2007Hilary Irons and Sascha BraunigGuertin’s Graphics, Chicago, ILgroup
2006Flex Your TextilesJohn Connelly Presents, New York, NYgroup
2006Speed LimitLower Manhattan Cultural Council, New York, NYgroup
2005Night ShiftWhite Box Gallery, New York, NYgroup
2004The Infinite fill showFoxy Production, New York, NYgroup