Brenda Biondo portrait

Brenda Biondo

United States 1963

Abstract Art

www.brendabiondo.com

Brenda Biondo
Brenda Biondo
Female
United States
1963
November 2, 2017
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.

Brenda Biondo is an American photographer whose constructed, abstract sky photographs explore the interplay of light, color, space, materiality, and process. Raised by a photographer and advertising art director, Biondo has been exploring the art and craft of photography for most of her life. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Arts from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, in 1984.

brenda biondo biography and artworks
Brenda Biondo – installation view

Technique

Biondo creates layered, abstract images of the sky through a process akin to collage. First, she photographs an image of the sky then prints that image. Next, she strategically cuts shapes out of the printed image. Finally, she re-photographs the prints against the backdrop of the sky at a different time of day and under different conditions. Repetitions of this process result in complex images that could include multiple color variations as well as interventions from clouds and other atmospheric phenomena. The final images adopt the formal presence of abstract geometric compositions. They possess textural remnants from the surfaces of the original prints, while also conveying depth and dimension from the interplay of natural light during the re-photographing process. The work is never digitally manipulated. Biondo is attracted to the idea of demonstrating the luminosity, complexity, and quality that can be achieved through photography alone.

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Brenda Biondo – Paper Sky no26 (Large), 2015 (Left) / Moving Picture no4 (Large), 2016 (Right)

Inspiration

Biondo is inspired by the work of Light and Space artists like James Turrell and color theorists like Josef Albers. She is interested in the ways we perceive color differently according to the context in which we experience it. She is also interested in how time affects our perception. Time is an essential element of her photographs since each shape comes from a view of the same sky, but at a different time. Time is also a factor in her Moving Pictures series, which demonstrate how movement can literally blur the boundaries of past and present.

brenda biondo exhibition view
Brenda Biondo – installation view

Exhibitions and Collections

Photographs by Biondo have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States since 2008, including most recently in the solo exhibition Brenda Biondo: Play, at the San Diego Museum of Art. Her work has appeared extensively in print, including in The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, The Denver Post and Hyperallergic. Photographs by Biondo are included in several institutional collections, including that of the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA, the San Diego Museum of Art and the Library of Congress, Washington DC.

The artist is represented by IdeelArt.

Brenda Biondo lives and works in the mountain towns of Manitou Springs and Fairplay, Colorado.

Featured image: Brenda Biondo – portrait
All images copyright of the artist

YearExhibition TitleMuseum/GallerySolo/Group
2017 Brenda Biondo: Play San Diego Museum of Art, CASolo
2017Paper Skies Goodwin Fine Art, Denver, CO Solo
2016Reinventing the Image Museum of Outdoor Arts, Englewood, COGroup
2016Art of the State Arvada Center for the Arts, Arvada, COGroup
2015Remnants & Revival Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, COSolo
2015Illuminate Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, COGroup
2015Memories, Stories, Histories Center for Fine Art Photography, Cornell Fine Arts MuseumGroup
2015Center Forward Center for Fine Art PhotographyGroup
2015Members Show Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, COGroup
2015IceBreaker 6 Ice Cube Gallery, Denver, COGroup
2015Excerpts Goodwin Fine Art, Denver CO, Group
2014Remnants & Revival The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, COSolo
2014Still Life Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, COGroup
2014Discovering & Interpreting the West: 21st Century Landscapes Arvada Center for the Arts and HumanitiesGroup
2014Wondrous Indeed Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, COGroup
2014One by One Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, COGroup
2014IceBreaker5 Ice Cube Gallery, Denver, COGroup
2014Membership Show Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, COGroup
2013Remnants & Revival Colorado Photographic Arts Center, Denver, COSolo
2013Center Forward Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, COGroup
2013Photography and Environmental Concern PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VTGroup
2013Art of the State Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, COGroup
2013TimeCapsule Core New Art Space, Denver, COGroup
2011PhotoSpiva 2011 Spiva Center for the Arts, Joplin, MOGroup
2011Merge Flash Gallery, Lakewood, COGroup
2011It’s All Here in Black and White tbell phototographic studio/gallery, Denver, COGroup
2011The Big Picture Show Illiterate Gallery, Denver, COGroup
2010Once Upon A Playground Reed Photo-Art Gallery, Denver, COSolo
2010Best of the Santa Fe Arts District 910Arts, Denver, COGroup
2010Natural World Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, COGroup
2009Juried Members Exhibit Colorado Photographic Arts Center, (at Edge Gallery), Denver, COGroup
2009Mind/Full: A Contemplative View of Photography Flash Gallery, Lakewood, COGroup
2008Once Upon A Playground Dairy Center for the Arts, Boulder, COSolo
2008Once Upon A Playground Lincoln Center Galleries, Fort Collins, COSolo
2008Found Flora Business of Art Center, Manitou Springs, CO Solo
2008Colorado Triple Crown Flash Gallery, Lakewood, COGroup
2008Denver Modernism Denver, COGroup
2008The Captured Moment Core New Art Space, Denver, COGroup
2008Current Photography on the Front Range Sliding Door Gallery, Denver, COGroup