12700 Hill Country Blvd
Aria Brownell has a BFA in Painting from SUNY Purchase College in New York. She is currently living and working in Austin, Texas. She is a figurative oil painter with a studio at ContraCommon in Bee Cave near Austin, Texas. She has previously worked through studios at Mosaic Sound Collective and Pump Project, both in Austin, Texas.
I'm invested in portraying the figures I paint in a way that is honest to my perspective as a female. I've employed a cast of characters and I depict them in scenes that invoke a familiarity and sentimentality that is universal to anyone. I look through romantic goggles upon my friends. I enjoy being close and expressing my affection. Finding an ease, a comfort in a moment, that's what triggers me most. I'm creating legends of of kinship, affinity, and intimacy. I'm sharing a feeling of exhilaration and warmth, expressing through our idiosyncrasies our similarities.