Phyllis Bramson

Born in 1941
Lives in Chicago

Phyllis Bramson is a painter whose playful paintings depict the ongoing relations between men and women with an unusual, emotional sense of color. The seduction of her lush surfaces and the metaphoric dramas of her paintings and monotypes lure the viewer into unknown, fantastical territory. Bramson has collaborated with Master printer Bud Shark since 1991 to produce monotypes infused with the luxurious, painterly imagery of her paintings. She accomplishes these monotypes with an uninhibited use of wallpaper collage, chine collé, Xerox, and various painting and printmaking techniques. Bramson’s images of puppet lovers, an Aladdin’s lamp perfuming the air with images, and a mysterious scene in a snow globe evoke the world of Hieronymous Bosch.

Bramson received the “Anonymous Was A Women” Award for 2009.

Phyllis Bramson is currently Associate Professor of Painting at the University of Illinois, Chicago and has exhibited her work widely. She is represented in the collections of The Art Institute of Chicago, The Hirshorn Museum, Washington DC, The Milwaukee Art Museum and the Museé de Toulon, France. In May 1998 she had a one-person exhibition titled “Concupiscence” at the Chicago Cultural Center.

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