ARTIST BIOGRAPHY

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.

 

Education

1997 BFA Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA

 

Exhibitions

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

 

Selected Press

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

 

Related Experience

2020 Volunteer, Able Baker Contemporary, Portland, ME

1997 Teacher, Art Institute of Boston, Boston, MA

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