About

Born

1985 Littleton, Colorado

Lives in New York, New York

 

Education

2008 – Colorado State University, Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree

 

Solo Exhibitions

2017 – Porter Lyons Studio, Mirror, New Orleans, LA 

 

Semi Solo Exhibitions

2020 – Future Romantics, B.A.L. Gallery, New Orleans, LA

2019New Orleans to Denver, Colle Collective Gallery, Denver, CO

2017 – Prospect 4, Being in Two Places, New Orleans, LA

2015 – Mark Humphrey Gallery, Vibrant Beauty, South Hampton, NY

 

Group Exhibitions

2019 – Grief, B.A.L. Gallery, New Orleans, LA 

2018 – Femaissance: Primavera, Oleander, New Orleans, LA

2017 – Building a Peaceful Community, New Orleans Art Center, New Orleans, LA 

2017 – Bywater Art Gallery, 48 Tentacles, New Orleans, LA 

2016 – La Femme, New Orleans Art Center, New Orleans, LA

2014 – Lomography, La Sardinias, New York, NY

2014 – (Un)Fair Exhibition, New York, NY

2014 – 119 Gallery, Jackson, MS 

 

Charity Events

2014 – National Artists Club Will Barnett Fundraiser 

2013 – heARtalot First Annual Fundraiser

2012 – ASPCA Annual Luncheon Invitation

 

Magazine

Megan, Bedard “Brittany Schall: Honey Got A Fresh Blowout”, Flaunt Magazine 2014, p.29

 

Web Publications

2019 – “Home On the Road” November 21, 2019. Country Roads Magazine

2016 – “Front Page Femmes” March 4, 2016. National Museum of Women in the Arts 

2016 -”Update On Brittany Schall”, March 2, 2016. Juxtapose Magazine https://www.juxtapoz.com/news/illustration/update-on-brittany-schall/

2014 – “Brittany Schall: Figurative Drawing”, September 26, 2014. http://www.juxtapoz.com/erotica/brittany-schall-figurative-drawing

2014 – Myra Chung, “Art Hunter Sardinas x Brittany Schall,” Lomography, Setempber 9, 2014. http://www.lomography.com/magazine/lomoamigos/2014/09/09/art-hunter-sardinas-x-brittany-schall

2013 – Danny Olda, “Hypnotic Portraits of Hair,” Beautiful Decay, July 1, 2013. http://beautifuldecay.com/tag/brittany-schall/

2013 – “Hair Studies,” Ignant, July 10 2013. http://www.ignant.de/2013/07/10/hair-studies/#more-65295

 

Artist Statement

Initially, my thought process was that if I was able to draw hair in a photorealistic manner, I would be able to pretty much draw almost anything. While creating this series, I showed it to other artists and friends. Unprompted, they openly started making comments like ‘That’s totally a bohemian drop out’ or ‘She’s middle aged, isn’t she?’ and most profoundly, ‘That’s a rich white girl’s blow out.’” People try to identify gender, race, socio-economic status, and sometimes even the actual person (because they assume it’s someone I know or a celebrity). I find it utterly profound how in-tune our culture is to catch the difference between a ‘rich’ woman’s blowout or an ‘imitation’ hair relaxer done at home. It made me realize even the most subtle nuances of hair communicate who we are—or maybe more importantly, who we attempt to be.

With that in mind, I combine the use of hyper detailed drawing and devoid spaces to give the audience intense visual information without full context. My idea is that the viewer will project their own ideas into the negative space and fill in the blanks without being “spoon fed” ideas. The sensual aspects of my work invite the “male gaze” to the piece. I relieve the viewer of the potential of guilt arising from objectification by making my portraits faceless. Many of my works are titled after mythical or religious female figures that have met unfortunate ends or have been subdued by misogyny or a patriarchy.