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Miriam Brumer
updated: 05/30/2011
website: miriambrumer.neoimages.net
 
   
 
 
     
 
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art-medium
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Electric Tango
Zumba
Choir
Diaphanes
The Witching Hour
Footprints
Heat Wave
Midnight
Procession
Heliotropes
Vertigo
Ritual
How Does your Garden Grow?
Second Visitor
Detail: Second Visitor
 
Portfolio Keywords:  biomorphic, fantasy, organic, obsessive, nature, surreal, dreams
 
 
Electric Tango by Miriam Brumer
Electric Tango
acrylic and ink on paper
2011
23" x  30" 
Zumba by Miriam Brumer
Zumba
acrylic and ink on paper
2011
23" x  30" 
Choir by Miriam Brumer
Choir
acrylic and ink on mylar
2010
24" x  36" 
Diaphanes by Miriam Brumer
Diaphanes
acrylic and ink on paper
2010
22" x  30" 
The Witching Hour by Miriam Brumer
The Witching Hour
acrylic and ink on paper
2011
23" x  30" 
Footprints by Miriam Brumer
Footprints
marker and ink on paper
2010
22 " x  30 " 
Heat Wave by Miriam Brumer
Heat Wave
acrylic and ink on mylar
2010
24" x  36" 
Midnight by Miriam Brumer
Midnight
ink on mylar
2010
18" x  24" 
Procession by Miriam Brumer
Procession
acrylic on paper
2010
22" x  30" 
Heliotropes by Miriam Brumer
Heliotropes
acrylic and ink on paper
2010
22" x  30" 
Vertigo by Miriam Brumer
Vertigo
marker and Acrylic on Mylar
2007
24" x  36" 
Ritual by Miriam Brumer
Ritual
acrylic on paper
2010
22" x  30" 
How Does your Garden Grow? by Miriam Brumer
How Does your Garden Grow?
marker and Acrylic on Mylar
2006
24" x  36" 
Second Visitor by Miriam Brumer
Second Visitor
acrylic and ink on mylar
2007
42" x  90" 
Detail: Second Visitor by Miriam Brumer
Detail: Second Visitor
marker and Acrylic on Mylar
2007
90" x  42" 

Artist Statement
My work has always used nature as a starting point. Initially, I focused on a particular aspect or specimen be it an orchid, insect or shell form- and strove to depict it. Gradually, I became increasingly intrigued by its intrinsic characteristics and less concerned with its outer appearances. My interest in using art to relate to the natural world expanded to a fascination with the mysterious ambiences to be found within it. In my paintings and drawings, I become engrossed in these worlds: elements co-exist in a state of imminent animation - there is a sense that they flutter, breathe, propel themselves, extend, expand and are engaged in busy interaction with each other. Finally, each piece is a sensory and conceptual universe of its own. It may contain elements that are evocative of our known world - here a galactic reference, there an aquatic element, or somewhere else a suggestion of microscopic life. But ultimately, each work, composed of a multitude of diverse and often intricately layered elements, culminates in its own, self-contained and constantly changing entity. I find it a continuous challenge to orchestrate a combination of paint, marker and ink to the ends of devising entirely personal visual systems that invite the viewer to enter into its spirit.

Artist Bio / CV
Selected Recent Exhibitions

One-person Show, Wooster Arts Space, NY 9/07 One-person Show, Rockland Center for the Arts, Nyack, NY, 9/ 07 “Love’s Secret Domain,” 3rd Ward Gallery, NYC, 6/07 2 Artists, Skoto Gallery, NYC , 10/05 Pierogi Gallery - Flatfile, 12/ 06 One-person Show, Wooster Arts Space, NYC, 3/05 Invitational, National Arts Club, NYC 11/03 Recent Acquisitions, Payne Gallery, Moravian College,Bethlehem, PA 9/03 Obsession/Fixation, Ceres Gallery, NYC 10/02 The World Imagined, One-Person Exhibition, Payne Gallery, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA, 2/01 The Mask: Magic or Menace, City Without Walls Gallery, Newark, NJ, 6/00 The Art of Detritus, John Jay College Gallery, NY 4/01 Invitational, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton NJ, 10/98 Found/Fabricated, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, NJ, 11/97 A Woman’s Place, The Museums at Stonybrook , NY Spring, 1996

Professional

Finalist, Arts for Transit, subway installation proposal, 10/04 Contributor, Artcritical.com, New York Panelist: Artists Talk On Art, NYC, 3/02 Panelist: CAA/ WCA Conference, Boston, Mass., 1996 Queens Museum of Art: The Looking Series, Art Lectures, 1989 -

Education

MFA in Painting, Boston University BA, Art and English, University of Miami

Pulblic Collections

The Chase Manhattan Bank Payne Gallery of Moravian College Bank of New York Bell Labs, Holmdel, NJ Rubin, Rubin, Weinberg & DiPaola , NYC

Bibliography and Grants

Newark Show Uncovers ‘Hidden Things’ by Dan Bischoff, The Star Ledger 2/02 Small Intimate Pieces…, by M.Y. Outwater, The Morning Call, 3/01 Miriam Brumer, by Sheila McKenna, Newsday 9/5/00 The Mojo of ‘Masks’, by Dan Bischoff, The Star Ledger, 8/00 Hunterdon Museum…, by Kenneth Endick, The Express Times, 12/97 A Woman’s Place, The Museums at Stonybrook, Marion W. Weiss, Dan’s Papers, 3/96 North American Women Artists of the 20th Century, ed, by J/N Heller, Garland Press, NY, 199 Who’s Who in American Art, World Who’s Who of Women Artist-in Residence, NY Foundation for the Arts, 1985 Committee for the Visual Arts exhibition grants, 1979, 1980 Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation Grant in Painting, 1976