Brooke Sauer

Brooke Sauer

Los Angeles, CA, United States

About Brooke Sauer

I am a Los Angeles based artist inspired by my connection to nature. With these works I identify with the natural world by exploring and learning about it first-hand, and reflecting on our symbiotic connection to it. I understand our human relationship to landscape as both a physical and metaphorical terrain to be contemplated, explored, protected, and to inspire feelings of the sublime. Connectivity and eco-psychology are core concepts that drive my work and I hope to inspire viewers to go outside and explore their own internal landscape as they interact with and observe nature. The intimate and sometimes whimsical moments portrayed in my work suggest that just as nature surrounds us, it is also within us. My unique cyanotypes are created by combining a very old photographic printing process, called cyanotype, with my background in painting and my love of botany and adventure. Many prints feature pressed plants that I collect while hiking and exploring. I refer to my botanical collection as a “nostalgic herbarium”, as they all hold a memory and a story of a wonderful feeling, a place, and the people I was with when I collected them. This nostalgia peeks out from time to time in my work in the form of a longing or introspectiveness on the part of the figures captured within, or perhaps a yearning for a new adventure. I hold a BFA in Painting from Otis College of Art & Design, and an MFA from Art Center College of Design. For more information about me and my work visit https://brookesauer.com/ or follow me on instagram @Biminy

Education

MFA, Art Center College Of Design, Pasadena, CA, 2005

BFA, Otis College Of Art And Design, Los Angeles, CA, 2002

Exhibitions

Highlights:
2021

Seabird Oceanfront Luxury Resort- Artwork featured in guest rooms and spa area, opening this summer
https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/hotel/california/the-seabird/sando

The Art Of Water James May Gallery
https://www.jamesmaygallery.com/art-of-water-v

Exclusive Interview With Visionary Art Collective
https://www.visionaryartcollective.com/interviews/brooke-saur

Exclusive Original Artwork Your Daily Photograph
https://us5.campaign-archive.com/?u=5a6e385eed959142044dc8096&id=398b532851

Flora & Fauna Interview The Unicorn Factory
https://theunicornfactory.ca/flora-and-fauna/brooke-sauer

A Certain Kind Of Blue presented by Analog Forever Magazine
https://www.analogforevermagazine.com/online-exhibitions/certain-kind-of-blue-march-2021

Smithsonian Affiliated Annemarie Sculpture Garden Museum, work on loan for exhibition juried by Joan Boudreau, National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution https://www.annmariegarden.org/annmarie2/current_gallery_shows

2020
Out In The Blue
Virtual Solo Exhibit:
https://www.canyons.edu/academics/artgallery/currentexhibition.php

Oceanside Museum of Art Annual Art Auction
(Reschedule for September due to Covid-19)

Solo show at College of the Canyons, Santa Clarita CA
https://www.canyons.edu/academics/artgallery/currentexhibition.php

2019
Create Magazine Studio Sunday Interview: https://createmagazine.com/read/2019/8/4/studio-sunday-brooke-sauer

Pilot, PxP Contemporary, https://www.pxpcontemporary.com/

Botany & The Body, Nook Gallery in the Beacon Arts Building, Los Angeles, CA https://curate.la/event.php?id=15767 https://www.facebook.com/TheNookGallery.la/

2018
Solo show at L34 Group, Los Angeles, CA http://www.nelaart.org/gallery-listings/

Artwork featured with essay in Spirituality & Health magazine: https://spiritualityhealth.com/articles/2018/08/28/8-best-plants-for-improving-memory-concentration

California Open at TAG Gallery, Los Angeles, CA https://www.taggallery.net/ca-open/

Artwork featured with essay in Animal Literary Magazine: https://animalliterarymagazine.com/2018/08/01/essay-67/

Artwork featured on Create Magazine Blog: https://createmagazine.com/features/brooke-sauer?format=amp

2017
Awarded Artist Residency , Biophilia, Ottowa Canada
Ayatana Artists’ Research Program http://www.artayatana.com/biophilia%20ottawa.html

Awarded Artist Residency at Center for the Arts, Skopelos, Greece https://skopartfoundation.org/

BG Gallery, Bergamot Station, CA; Day Dreamers http://www.santamonica.bgartdealings.com/day-dreamings-modern-contemporary-twists-surrealism/

Open Call 2106: Play, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Park

2015
6 month solo painting residency at Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA