Robin Braun was born in Annapolis, Maryland, close to water. She is a painter focusing on primarily nature and seascapes.

Born 1963 Annapolis, MD

Education

1997
M.F.A., University Of Iowa, Iowa City, IO

1989-1990
San Francisco Art Institute, credits toward B.F.A.

1985
B.A. St. John’s College, Santa Fe, NM

Select One Person Exhibitions

2018
Voyage, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

2016
Oceanic Meditations, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

2015
Ever-Changing, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

2014
Angelo, Charlotteville, VA

2013
Marsh, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

2011
Expanse, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

2010
Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens, Richmond, VA

2009
Waterworks, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

2008
Surface, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

2007
Angelo, Charlottesville, VA

2005
The Portsmouth Art Museum, Portsmouth, VA

2002
1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA September 2002

2000
McGuffey Art Center, 201 Second Street, NW, Charlottesville, VA

1998
Cedar Rapids Museum Of Art, Cedar Rapids, IA
The Cole Gallery, Cornell College, Mount Vernon, IA

Select Group Exhibitions

2015
Emerging/Emerged, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

2013
Chroma Projects, Charlottesville, VA
McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA

2011
Haze, Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
Chroma Projects, Charlottesville, VA

2010
Woodbury Forest School, Charlottesville, VA

2009
The Churchill Gallery, Newburyport, MA
Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA
Gallery Saint Martin, Philadelphia, PA

2008
Piedmont Virginia Community College, Charlottesville, VA

2007
Artivism, McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA
Les Yeux Du Monde, Charlottesville, VA
Gallery Saint Martin, Philadelphia, PA

2006
Gallery Saint Martin, Philadelphia, PA

2005
The Figge Art Museum, Davenport, IA
The Portsmouth Art Museum, Portsmouth, VA
Soho Myriad, Atlanta, GA
The Page Bond Gallery, Richmond, VA

2004
Pringle Gallery, Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA
McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA

2003
Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA

2002
Center for Emerging Artists, Philadelphia, PA
Klein Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2001
Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Newport News, VA, Good Things, Nov.-Jan.
Creative Artists Network (C.A.N.) 237 S. 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA
Spring Exhibition April/May and Small Works Exhibition, May

2000
C.A.N. Winter Exhibition, December & January, Philadelphia, PA.
Peninsula Fine Arts Center, Biennial 2000 Juror: Marcos Ramirez
Howard County Art Center, Art MD 2000, Ellicott City, Juror: Susan Rosenburg, Associate Curator, Philadelphia Art Museum

1999
University Of Wisconsin, In The Garden, Stevens Point, WI
Les Yeux Du Monde Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
The New Gallery, Nantucket, MA
Paintings From The Piedmont, Juried Show, Charlottesville, VA

1997
Quad Cities Art Center, Rock Island, IL

Bibliography

2005
Exhibition Catalogue, Contemporary Landscape at the Figge

2004
The Buzz: Robin Braun’s Dreaming Bee, The Hook, March

2002
Lightning Strikes, Philadelphia Inquirer, March 29
Philadelphia Inquirer, Weekend, Edward Sozanski, March 29
Moonlight Sonata, Philadelphia Weekly

2000
Philadelphia Weekly, Moonlight Sonata, Roberta Fallon, December 6, P. 58
The Press Daily, Newport News, VA, Mark St. John Erickson, Oct. 1
C-Ville Weekly, Tiny Jewels, Monica McTighe, February 8, P. 28

1999
C-Ville Weekly, The Greens and Browns of Robin Braun, Andrew Smith, January 26th, P. 20

1998
Icon With Transcendentialists Peering Over Her Shoulder, Todd Kimm, June 18, P. 8
River Cities Reader, The Landscapes of Robin Braun, Pete Schulte, April 9, P. 8.

Select Collections

Capital One, Richmond, VA
University of Virginia Cancer Center, Charlottesville, VA
Martha Jefferson Hospital, Charlottesville, VA

Awards

2002
Spring Island Visiting Artist’s Program, Spring Island, SC

2000
Howard County Art Center, Art MD 2000, 2nd PrizePeninsula Fine Arts Center, Biennial 2000, Award Of Recognition

1995-1997
Mildred Lynch Fellowship In Painting, University Of Iowa Virgil M. Beale Fellowship In Art, University Of Iowa

Auctions

2013
Washington Project for the Arts, Georgetown, Washington, DC

2010
1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA

2009
The Bridge, Charlottesville, VA

2008
Washington Project for the Arts, American University, DC
2nd Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

The ocean is never far from my thoughts and is constantly in my dreams. It can be ruthless and it can be supremely calm. I like to paint all of the moods of the sea. Having grown up near the water, I feel that it is an inherent part of my consciousness.

My paintings are about both the sublime and the more violent aspects of nature. I portray both the storm and the tranquility; the eye-dead calm of the hurricane; the breathless approach of a thunderstorm in the distance. A few years ago, while watching an approaching storm I saw several distinct emerald green slow flashes of light at different points throughout the approaching storm. I was so engrossed by this phenomena, that I forgot about the storm until it was everywhere around me. It was violent, loud, terrifying and unbelievably gorgeous at the same time. I hope that my paintings can convey some of the violence and stillness; beauty and spectacle of both the storms and the calm.