AMANDA BRAZIER River Gallery Website CV
Chattanooga, TN | Painting
Amanda Brazier is a painter living in Chattanooga, Tennessee. She received her BA in Studio Art and Spanish from Freed-Hardeman University in 2007. Referencing primitive dwellings or woven cloths, her paintings develop through stacking, weaving, and assembling simple forms. She makes paint from pigments processed from the soils near her home. She is a facilitator for the public art organization Mark Making and is represented by River Gallery in Chattanooga.
My work explores man’s elemental interaction with his environment, particularly in the measured way he builds and inhabits shelter. Influenced by the forms and materials of primitive earth dwellings, my visual language is grounded in architecture and repetition. Like the building process, the paintings develop through stacking, weaving, and assembling simple forms. In addition to referencing the physical structure of a home, the textures and patterning of the paintings suggest woven cloths or quilts, also symbols of protection and comfort. I make paint from pigments processed from the soils near my home, constructing a painted sanctuary with a sense of its origin.