Brianna Bass

An American Contemporary artist in residency from October 24 – November 28, 2022

noh-art announces the second art residency in Naples (Italy) in collaboration with LatchKey Gallery. The guest is Brianna Bass, an American Contemporary artist in residency from October 24 – November 28, 2022.

Brianna Bass was born in 1990 in the United States and she lives and works in New York. Her compositions are a visual dance for the eye, manipulating our senses through color and form. The works are characterized by illusions of depth and movement, resulting in sensations of expansion and continued space; the interplay of gradient colors, created via mathematical formulas cause subtle shifts which transform and manipulate the other. These vibrations disrupt the site-line creating an all-encompassing environment that visually consumes the observer. Separating Bass from her Op Art influences is the artist’s imprint of brushstrokes, which are left visible, exposing the artists movements. These impasto-like marks rise and fall, allowing for a more emotional and personal reading of the painting.

My paintings are utterances, too. I move my hands and emit gestures that constitute fields of chromatic data. Patterned maps organize and define color, implying the rhythm and reliability of languages. When a red gradually becomes green, a moment exists when the color’s name disconnects from its visual impression. The murmur is not a lapse in understanding, but an active, alchemical space.  The relentless, orderly hum dissolves into chaos, into quiet, triggering a listening vision of the world between words and sounds.”

Brianna Bass (b. 1990, Knoxville, Tennessee) earned her MFA from Yale School of Art in 2022, and her BFA in Painting and Drawing from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in 2013. She has presented in public lectures with Stoveworks and Yale University, and has exhibited work nationally and internationally at Jeffery Deitch Gallery in NYC, Missouri State University, and Tree Art Museum in Beijing, China. She co-founded and developed the operations model of Mineral House Media, an artist-run platform designed to enrich emerging artists’ agency within their communities.