Bryn McConnell

Painting
Bryn McConnell is a young American artist, born in 1979, who lives and works in New York City. Her paintings are gestural abstractions of the woman and could belong to a category of painting called "pop spiritual feminists" with modern influences ranging from German Expressionism to Symbolism or even Fauvism.

Education
2010 MFA, School of Visual Arts, New York, USA
2002 BFA, Pratt Art Institute, New York, USA

Group Exhibitions
2018 You Muse You Lose, Paul Calendrillo Gallery, NY, New York
2017 Aquarious Gallery, Ridgewood, New York
2016 Reis Gallery, Long Island City, New York
2016 Affordable Art Fair, Brussels, Belgium
2014 Begramoff Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2012 The Willows, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2012 BWYLove, The Hole Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2012 Ladies and Gentlemen, The Tree-Nomadic Art Initiatives, New York, NY, USA
2012 First Annual Show, Frontrunner Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2012 Affortable Art Fair Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
2011 Girlesque, Performance collaboration with The Push Pops, Frontrunner Gallery, New York,
2011 Tout est Mini, Gallery Garden, Brussels, Belgium
2010 Plus One, Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2010 Judith Eisler/Bryn McConnell/Mariah Robertson,Greenburg Van Doren, New York, NY, USA
2010 That’s Just It, Visual Arts Gallery, NY, New York, USA
2010 Thanks...but it’s actually on purpose, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2010 Affordable Art Fair Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
2009 Tout est Mini, Gallery Garden, Brussels, Belgium
2009 Fashionistas!, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana, CA , USA
2009 Affordable Art Fair Brussels, Brussels, Belgium
2008 Kunsthaus Rhenania, Cologne, Germany
2008 Artemisa Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2007 BAAF, Brussels, Belgium
2007 Derapages, Brussels, Belgium
2007 API 2007 exhibition, Centre Culturel de Woluwe, Brussels, Belgium
2006 Summer Show, Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehamptons, NY, USA
2006 The Big Show, Silas Marder Gallery, Bridgehamptons, NY, USA
2004 Hodonin Gallery of Visual Arts, Hodonin, Czech Republic
2003 Rapunzel(black), AAAD Atelier, Prague, Czech Republic
2002 Rapunzel(blond), Villa Herriot,Venice, Italy
2002 This is about LOVE, Shaffler Gallery, New Jersey, NJ, USA
2002 William Patterson Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA
1999 Compost, Museum of History, Bellingham, WA, USA

Solo Exhibitions
2016 BB Space, Where Women Wear Nature, Brussels, Begium
2012 Re:self-reflection/refraction/reflexion, Frontrunner Gallery, New York, NY, USA
2011 Looked, b/conte, Brooklyn, NY, USA
2009 HUB, US Embassy, Brussels, Belgium
2008 Gallery Garden, Brussels, Belgium
2006 Paintings, Arbre Mandarine Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2006 Paperdolls (Invisibles), Klaster Osek Gallery, Czech Republic
2006 Paperdolls, Vinicni Altan Gallery, Prague, Czech Republic

Publications
Josette interview, http://josette.media/brynmcconnell , 2017
Bomblog, http://bombsite.com/articles/6460, February, 2012
The New Yorker Magazine, Aug 30, 2010
Time Out New York Magazine/Issue 777: Aug 19-25, 2010
Elle Magazine (Belgium), November, 2007

Awards
2013 Camac Artist Residency, Marnay-sur-Seine, France
2010 Joan Mitchell Foundation’s MFA Grant Nominee
2009 Dedalus Foundation’s MFA Fellowship Nominee
2007 Atelier Burlumi Artist Residency, Trebes, France
2004 Hodonin Artist Residency, Hodonin, Czech Republic
2003 Umprum Academy Artist exchange, Prague, Czech Republic
2003 Fine Arts Award for Outstanding Merit in Painting, Pratt Institute, NY
2004 Honorary Academic Award, Pratt Institute, NY, USA
2002 Pratt in Venice Study Abroad Program, Italy
1997 Centrum Artist Residency, WA, USA