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Phoebe Brunner


A third generation Californian, I spent a large part of my childhood on a 15,000 acre coastal cattle ranch - actually one of the original Spanish land grant ranchos - near Santa Barbara. My fondest memories include roaming alone on horseback for hours and hours, up and down the canyons, seeing the land go on forever from the ridgetops,and on the beach, observing the natural world with the innocent imagination of childhood. To create my reconceived landscapes, simultaneously real and surreal, I utilize hotographs, field notes, and thumbnail sketches, but more importantly, I am able to tap into a huge visual reservoir of memories. Because I love nature and am so deeply connected with the land where I live and where I was raised, the imagery in my work is comprised of the topography, botany, geology, atmosphere and light indigenous to the West. Although derived from, but not necessarily specific places, these views and scapes are “re-imaginings “ of familiar settings, often injected with an intense, and ometimes mysterious light, that invites the viewer to travel within, toward a well-lit horizon. The mood and personal experience that these paintings offer is therefore an invitation to connect with a unique landscape. There is often an element of surprise when I complete a painting and it turns out very different than I had originally planned. Then I, too, become another viewer – ready to step inside. ~ Phoebe Brunner


PHOEBE BRUNNER Silvercloud, 40”x40”, $7,200


PHOEBE BRUNNER Drifting Clouds, 40”x40”, $7,200


PHOEBE BRUNNER Surprise Lake, 30”x22”, $4,200


PHOEBE BRUNNER Morgan Pass, 30”x44”, $6,000


PHOEBE BRUNNER Near Los Alamos, 18”x24”, $2,800


Artist CV AWARDS 2002 John E. Profant Foundation for the Arts, Individual Visual Artist Grant 1992 Gold Award, Art of California Magazine 1987 Santa Barbara Museum of Art Fellowship, “Meet the Artist” Finalist, General Services Administration’s Art in Architecture Program San Francisco Federal Building SOLO EXHIBITIONS 2010 Elverhoj Museum, Solvang, CA 2009 Rovzar Gallery, Seattle, WA 2008 Hespe Gallery, San Francisco, CA Easton Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA 2007 Sue Greenwood Fine Art, Laguna Beach CA 2006 Hespe Gallery , San Francisco, CA ( also 2004, 2001, 1999) Easton Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA ( also 2003, 2001, 1997, 1993) 2005 Sue Greenwood Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA 2003 Koplindelrio Gallery, Los Angeles, CA The Jonathan Club, Malibu, CA 2002 Koplin Gallery ,Los Angeles, CA ( also 2000, 1998, 1996) 1995 Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA 1990 Louis Newman Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 1974 Comsky Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 1972 College of Creative Studies, University of California , Santa Barbara SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2008 Edge: Santa Barbara County Artists Respond Channing Peake Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA A View From Here: A Group Exhibition of Contemporary Landscapes and Cityscapes Judson Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 2007 Berkus Family Collection, University Art Gallery, CalPoly State University, San Luis Obispo,CA ( catalog ) 2004 The Political Landscape, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Speculative Terrain Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA and Laband Art Gallery, Loyola Marymount University , Los Angeles, CA 2001-2002 Representing L.A: Pictorial Currents in Recent Southern California Art Frey Museum of Art, Seattle, WA., South Texas Institute of Art, Corpus Christi, TX., and Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA., (catalog) 2001 Dreamscapes, Wignall Museum, Rancho Cucamonga, CA. ( catalog ) 2000 20th Century Showcase of Santa Barbara County Artists, Elverhoy Museum, Solvang, CA 1997 Curator’s Choice, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Ridley-Tree Education Center 1995 Landscape:The Continuum, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery ( catalog ) 1994 Twenty Leading California Landscape Artists, Columbia Club, Indianapolis, IND 1992 Strong Spirit – A Century of Santa Barbara County Landscape Painters, Santa Maria Museum Art Center, Santa Maria, CA


1991 Santa Barbara Artists 1, Santa Barbara Museum of Art 1990 The Art of Love, Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA ( catalog ) 1988 Meet the Artist, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, ( catalog ) 1987 Eternal Interest: Visions of the Figure, Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL Fantastic Vision, Simard Halm Gallery, Los Angeles,CA Julia Morgan Memorial Exhibit, Riverside Art Museum 1986 Five Painters, University of California, College of Creative Studies Hollywood Inside and Out, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Wallworks, LA Artcore, Los Angeles,CA BRUNNER is represented in the collections of: Glenbow Museum of Art, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Wellington Management, Boston, MA and Singapore Santa Barbara Museum of Art Iquantic Corporation, San Francisco, CA Patagonia, Ventura, CA United Technologies, Hartford, CONN Security Pacific Bank, Los Angeles, CA Allstate Insurance Safeco Insurance Company, Orange, CA Four Seasons Hotel, Scottsdale, ARIZ Automobile Club of Southern California Universal Studios, Orlando, FLA First American Venture Capitol,Inc., Indianapolis, IND Fireman’s Fund, Novato, CA San Marcos Town Center, San Marcos, CA Irving Trust Co., Los Angeles, CA Rossbacher & Assoc., Los Angeles, CA Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce, Santa Barbara, CA Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, Los Angeles, CA The Barry Berkus Family Art Collection and numerous private collections


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Phoebe Brunner