New Home for Brooke Lanier Fine Art

I’m excited to announce that on January 4th, 2013 I will be having a Grand Opening of the new location of Brooke Lanier Fine Art, a creative space on the 4th floor of 201 S Camac Street, Philadelphia.  I will be teaching private and small group lessons, displaying my art, and housing my studio in this space.  Follow me on twitter @BrookeLanierArt for news and updates.

Holiday Art Sale

Feel good about yourself this holiday season by supporting local artists, artisans, and small businesses.I’m selling art in a broad range of styles, sizes, and price points from $7 to $6,000, stocking stuffers to …substantially larger work (6′ x 8′).Black Friday Art SaleWhile my latest paintings are on display in the gallery space, I will also be pulling old work from the archives and pieces that aren’t on my website. However, if you would like to see a piece that is included in my online portfolio, visible on this site.

Please let me know and I will gladly show it to you.I’m moving to a new location, where I will have space to paint, show my work, and teach lessons. I’d like to find good homes for my paintings so I have less things I need to move, so I might just cut you a deal if there’s a piece that you really like.If you can’t make it, there is a closing reception for YOU ARE HERE and an art sale on December 7th, first Friday, or you can make an appointment to come visit at another time.  Happy Thanksgiving!

YOU ARE HERE: New Work by Brooke Lanier at Goldilocks Gallery

YOU ARE HERE: New Work by Brooke LanierOpening Reception Friday, November 9, 2012 6-10 pm;  Closing reception and Holiday Art Sale Friday, December 7, 6-10 pm

Brooke Lanier: YOU ARE HERE

PHILADELPHIA, PA: Goldilocks Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Artist-In-Residence Brooke Lanier.  YOU ARE HERE will be on view from November 9, through December 7, 2012.  There will be an opening reception on Friday, November 9 from 6-9 pm.

For her spotlight solo exhibition at Goldilocks Gallery, Lanier created a series of paintings that examine the history implied in the structures of dilapidated and abandoned buildings.  When things start to fall apart, you can see what they’re made of.

Lanier’s paintings address the history of place through various means.  These highly physical compositions focus on the creation and destruction of derelict buildings.  Sometimes making paint from the dust of bricks collected from abandoned lots in Fishtown, Lanier carefully paints each brick, then replicates the process of urban decay, scraping away the strata to reveal the history of the painting’s creation.

Touched by the destruction of her own home, in scenes of the exterior of Lanier’s apartment after an arsonist set it on fire, she attempts to find order in the chaotic piles of twisted rubble by analyzing them as somewhat Cubist entities. Paintings of sunlight filtering into abandoned rooms add a quiet sense of intimacy to the show.  The unifying concept between these paintings is a person’s relationship to a place and time: Wherever you are, something has happened.  Something is about to happen.  You are here.

To view a complete Artist’s Statement, visit

Brooke Lanier earned her Masters of Fine Arts degree in Painting from Tyler School of Art, where she spent her first year of graduate school studying in Rome, Italy.  She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.  She has shown her work in Rome, Italy; Prague, Czech Republic; and across the United States, most notably in The Smithsonian Institute’s S. Dillon Ripley Center and the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Goldilocks Gallery is a complex that houses an art gallery, performance venue, and studio space for emerging artists-in-residence.  Gallery hours are generally 12-6 pm.  Please call 507-358-1596 for gallery attendant.  In addition to the opening, there will be a closing reception and Holiday Art Sale from 6-9 on Friday, December 7th.  Goldilocks Gallery is located at 723 Chestnut Street, 2nd Floor, above Morimoto Restaurant in the space formerly occupied by Basekamp.

Welcome to my new Blog!

Hello, thank you for visiting my new site design. This site is designed with WordPress and displays my paintings in a more organized manner. Please take a look around at your convenience.

There are some new Portfolio categories that house different collections of my art. For example there are four galleries in the category called Text-Based Art: Braille, Spring 2010, Eye Charts and Dissections. These pages contain different bodies of work, so please check them all out.

If you would like to give feed-back about my art, please leave comments on blog posts or send me an email via my Contact page.

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