Romana Brunnauer

Romana Brunnauer

Maguez, Canary Islands, Spain

About Romana Brunnauer

Artist Statement:
My painting is inspired by those things which move us as human beings, which motivate us, which we are afraid of and which we love: it explores the inner motives of our external deeds. My approach is not scientific, but rather intuitive, and I focus on underlying energies which we encounter as deep and mainly archetypal sentiments.

In my painting process, I face these feelings and transform them. Thus, my fear becomes courageous. Sorrow begins to hope and hate turns into love.

This process led me in recent years from purely abstract to semi-abstract painting.
The focus of these more figurative works are portraits of fictitious persons. They are interwoven with an unspecified, sometimes empty space.

My preferred medium is acrylic paint on canvas. And a lot of water!

Water implies that moment of chance and unpredictability which is not projectable. This opens up a space where the unsaid and unthought can appear. It is the space of freedom that blows up the boundaries of the familiar and refers to that what is possible beyond it.
Romana G. Brunnauer, July 2020


BRIEF BIO: Romana G. Brunnnauer was born in Salzburg (Austria), studied, lived and worked in Munich (Germany).
In 2005 she moved to Lanzarote on the Canary Islands in Spain. Since 2006 Romana has been exclusively dedicated to visual arts. Her work is internationally represented in exhibitions as well as in private and public collections.


Romana G. Brunnauer completed her graduate degree in Social Pedagogy followed by her Master of Arts in German Philology, Philosophy and Pedagogy.

Artistic Training
1987 and 1988: Creative Training and course in drawing by Thomas Möser (Toskana, Italy)
2001: Course in watercolour painting at the VHS Munich
2002: Course in acrylic painting at the VHS Munich
2009: Summeracademy of fine Arts, Salzburg (Austria)
Class: Zhou-Brothers (Chicago)
2009 - 2013: Individual Instruction from Elisa Betancort (Lanzarote)
2011: Summeracademy 4801, Traunkirchen (Austria)
Class: Zhou-Brothers (Chicago)
2013 /2014: Academy of fine Arts Bad Reichenhall (Germany)
Class: Zhou-Brothers (Chicago)
2015: Academy of fine Arts Kolbermoor (Germany)
Class: Zhou-Brothers (Chicago)


“Isolation Chronicles”, International virtual exhibition, Sergio Gomez Curates Net
“A la Deriva”, Gallery ARTENMALA, Lanzarote (Spain)

Because of the pandemic all my planned expositions where canceled. I had only two virtual expositions: "Lost / Perdido" (La Lacuna Festivals), "Retreat & Action" (SOLO exposition via Kunstmatrix)
Lanzarote Art Festival, Sala de Expociones Quirófano, Lanzarote (Spain) |
Gallery artenmala, Lanzarote (Spain): FACING - SOLO EXP. | Gallery artenmala, Lanzarote (Spain): Con el viento
33contemporary gallery, Chicago (USA): With the Wind | Hesperides, Villa de Teguise, Lanzarote (Spain): Ventana abierta | Art NXT level projects, Chicago (USA): Self Portraits
Espacio Dörffi, Art Center, Lanzarote, Spain | 33contemporary gallery, Chicago (Zhou B Art Center) – "Sketchbooks" | Gallery artenmala, Lanzarote, Spain – "Animalalia" | 33 contemporary galleryY, Chicago (Zhou B Art Center) – "Layered“ |
Gallery artenmala, Lanzarote, Spain - SOLO EXP. |
USK Lanzarote (Bienal OFF), Tías, Lanzarote |
Sala de Expociones "El Aljible", Haría / Lanzarote - SOLO EXP. |
Bodega "El Grifo" (Vine Museum), La Gería, Lanzarote, Spain |
Gallery artenmala, Lanzarote, Spain |
Alte Spinnerei, Kolbermoor, Germany |
Centro Cívico de Costa Teguise, Spain |
Gallery artenmala, Lanzarote, Spain - SOLO EXP. |
Gallery artenmala, Lanzarote, Spain - SOLO EXP. |
Gallery artenmala, Lanzarote, Spain |
La Puerta Verde, Haría / Lanzarote - SOLO EXP. |
Utopia, Mala, Lanzarote |
Casa de la Cultura "Benito Pérez Armas", Yaiza / Lanzarote |
Mararía, Arrecife / Lanzarote |
Sala de Expociones "El Aljible", Haría / Lanzarote - SOLO EXP. |
Casa de la Cultura "Benito Pérez Armas", Yaiza / Lanzarote - SOLO EXP.
Russen-Villa, Traunkirchen, Austria |
Gallery "La Molina", Tiagua, Lanzarote |
Alte Saline, Hallein, Austria (final group exhibition of the class "Feeling is Liberty", ZHOU Brothers) |