Norwegian born international artist Fanny Brodar has a BFA from The Art Institute of Boston. Growing up in New York, Brodar now lives in Maine.
Influenced by the playful curiosity of childhood and the simplistic yet expressive characters of artists like Philip Guston, Brodar’s works are fun, raw, unusual, figurative pieces with bold fluorescent colours. Brodar gives the viewer hints of her process through exposed pencil marks, paint drips and deliberate unpainted areas saying there is always the never-ending question of “Is it finished?”. Brodar relates this to observing children create and their intrinsic “knowing” of when a piece is finished.
Drawing on her life and immediate surroundings, Brodar paints are nostalgic: ducks because I had pet ducks as a child, monsters that remind me of the Muppets, plants because she loves them.
1997 BFA Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA
2021 ART YOU LOVE, CMCA online auction, Artsy
2021 MUTUO Centro de Arte, Barcelona, Spain
2020 Playground, Saint Maison Gallery, Online
2020 CMCA Biennial Exhibition, Rockland, ME, USA
2020 HOME, A Virtual Exhibition, Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA
2020 Fountain of Youth, Saint Maison Gallery, Online
2020 CONGRUENCE, I Like Your Work Podcast & Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Online
2020 RICE Initiative, Online Magazine
2020 ARTPM 2020, Buoy Gallery, Kittery, Maine, US.
2020 ACBD, Portsmouth Public Library, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA
2020 Carnivalesque, Van Der Plas Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2019 Mr. Duck’s Holiday, Leader, Biddeford, Maine, USA
2019 Cats & Houseplants, Lavender, Portland, Maine, USA
1997 Thesis Exhibition, Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA
2020 Portland Press Herald, CMCA Biennial takes on tough topics
2020 Portland Phoenix, The next wave of Maine artists
2020 Portsmouth Public Library, Artist Curated Book Display: Fanny Brodar
Publications and Awards
2020 Featured Artist, ArtNorth Magazine Nos. 6 & 7, Tongue, Scotland
2021 Artist Residency, Ellis Beaureagard Foundation, Maine, US
2020 Volunteer, Able Baker Contemporary, Portland, ME
1997 Teacher, Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA