Sally Bruno


Painting to me is about communication. It reflects the interface of paint, ideas and choices. The formal interactions begin to suggest less tangible ones. I paint about form and about the ways in which ideas interact, collide and impact each other and the viewer. With every painting I create I make a series of decisions. I am problem solving and pondering composition and harmony, tension and unity and examining the relationships. I am always asking: is this all working in the most challenging and interesting way possible? I am asking myself what happens if I put the black square next to the organic orange shape, next to the red and blue stripes? These are things I consider when I paint. What is acceptable and what is not?
Even though my painting employs an abstract vocabulary, I feel that it is also representational in that I work from images in my environment and experiences that I interact with on a daily basis; the paintings are the relationships I chose to recall from daily memory translated into shapes that have to then make sense as art. The story I recall is more of an impression than a narrative, and I retell this through carefully considered and painted forms, pigments, organic and geometric shapes, color selection, the varying quality of lines, stripes, dots, and how thick and thin medium interact with each other.

I am in charge of creating---decision by decision---the visual language and the eventual impact or 'meaning' of an imagined world. We can mold or create anything we want in life and nowhere is this more obvious to me than on the canvas of an abstract painter. I feel that my painting represents all the choices and opportunities we arrange, rearrange and harmonize to make our life whatever we want it to be. I think of my painting as invented landscapes - realities even - that exist in my mind where anything is possible.

Like a curious traveler, I hope to always push myself further and further through to new terrain.

EDUCATION Otis College Of Art And Design, BFA 2010, Los Angeles, CA

EXHIBITIONS ''Business as Usual'' Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA, May 2-9, 2010 28th Annual Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show, The Beverly Hilton, Beverly Hills, CA, May 8, 2010 ''The Hallway Happening'', Playa del Oro, Los Angeles, CA, March 25, 2010 ''Bolsky Gallery Group Show, Anomie'', Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA, 2010 ''Bolsky Gallery Group Show'', Menageat, Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA, 2009

AWARDS Otis Grant, 2007- 2010

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