biography

My work is a continuous investigation of abstraction and exploration of the human form. It is a visual diary, a “paper trail” of a process, spontaneous yet deliberate, personal yet universal.

I work in series that can start as a concept of the mind, an idea, a thought, a vision of a finished work, or it can begin as an emotion, a feeling, a process of the heart. When I work on a theme, like stripes for example, I explore it in oil, acrylic, and encaustic, working figuratively and abstractly until it exhausts itself or leads to another theme. I apply what I’ve learned from working with shapes, forms, and lines in my abstract paintings to finding the simplicity that is needed for abstracting a figure. Similarly, my abstract work profits from my figurative experience.

I work in layers of paint, creating luminous color, depth, and voluptuous texture. Painting for me is a dynamic intuitive process. A drip or smear can reveal part of that process. I like that! 
 

Brigitte McReynolds 
Born in Rosenheim, Germany.

Education
2013  Silk Screen, KALA, Art Institue, Berkeley, CA
2008-10  Jewelry Design, College of Marin, Kentfield, CA
2007-09  Sculpture, College of Marin, Kentfield, CA
2004-09  Il Bisonte Florence, Italy studies in Mono Print
1991-92  Printmaking, Santa Rosa Junior College, Santa Rosa California
1983-85  Forum für analytische Kunsttherapie, Munich, Germany
1981-83  Fachoberschule für Kunst und Gestaltung  Munich, Germany

Residencies
2015  Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy
2013  Scuola Internazionale di Grafica, Venice, Italy
2005  Il Bisonte, Florence, Italy

Exhibitions
2016
Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
Jules Place, Boston, MA
Gala 2016 Hunsville Museum, Huntsville, AL
Eminent Design, Sonoma, CA
2015
Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
Jules Place, Boston, MA
Seager Gray Gallery, CA
Eminent Design, Sonoma, CA
2014
Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
Jules Place, Boston, MA
Seager Gray Gallery, CA
Eminent Design, Sonoma CA
Werkstatt/Galerie Hinterhaus, Dannenberg, Germany
2013
Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
Jules Place, Boston, MA
Seager Gray Gallery, CA
Eminent Design, Sonoma CA 
2012
Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
Jules Place, Boston, MA
Seager Gray Gallery, CA
2011
Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
Jules Place, Boston, MA
Seager Gray Gallery, CA
2010
Pryor Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
Jules Place, Boston, MA
Seager Gray Gallery, CA
2009-11
Art Across The Atlantic, Truman Hall
Art in Embassies, NATO, Brussels, Belgium
2009      
The Lightness of Gravity, Donna
Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CA
2008
ReAct, Jules Place, Boston, MA
New Works, Bennett Street Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2007
Figures, Donna Seager Gallery, San Raphael,CA
Color in Motion, Jules Place, Boston, MA
Focus on the Figure, Bennett Street Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2006      
Jules Place, Boston, MA
Bennett Street Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2005-06
hope, joy, peace, Steel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2004      
Grand slam, Steel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Size matters, Bank of America, San Francisco, CA
2003        
Inaugural Exhibition, Steel Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art, Sonoma, Ca
2002-04    
iT artworks, Lafayette, CA
2001-03    
Tercera Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
2001-04    
Tercera Gallery San Francisco
2000-03    
Imani Gallery, Napa, CA
2000-06    
Claudia Chapline Gallery, Stinson Beach,   CA
1990-01      
Arts Guild of Sonoma, Sonoma, CA
1986-01      
Exhibitions in Germany
1991-00      
Jessel Miller Gallery, Napa, CA 
1992-99      
SFMOMA Artist’s Gallery, San Francisco, CA
1992-96      
Art Trails Sonoma County 
1993      
Sebastopol Center of the Arts”, Sebastopol, CA                
Fine Line Gallery, Lake Tahoe, NV
1992-93
Woodstock Gallery of Art, Woodstock, VT
1991        
Branner Spangenberg Gallery, Palo Alto, CA
Davis Art Center, Davis CA

Awards
2006  
Selected Artist for Hearts and Heroes in San Francisco
2004 
Selected Artist for Hearts in San Francisco
2003  
Mustard Festival Competition, award winner
2000  
Mustard Festival Competition, award winner
Salute to the Arts Competition, award winner
1998  
Salute to the Arts Competition, award winner
1997  
Salute to the Arts Competition, award winner

Bibliography
2005  Architectural Digest
2004  Art News October
2004  Art in America August
2004  Traditional Home, May
2003  Vogue, December
2002  John Wheatman, A Good House is Never Done, Conari Press
2002  Wine Country Living, NBC
2002  Art Week, October
2001  Appelation, February/March