Ashlynn Browning

Raleigh, NC

“My work contains a hybrid of geometric and organic forms created through an intuitive painting process. The forms in the paintings function as stand-ins for figures, each one exhibiting its own personality and implied narrative. Some of the forms are hunched over, vulnerable and contemplative. Others are bold and daring, their postures barely contained within the panel’s parameters. The many layers in each piece speak to the history of the painting’s creation, as well as to the concealed parts of ourselves that we hold back. Windows into under layers reveal hidden depths and untold stories.”

Browning earned a BA in Studio Art and English from Meredith College in 2000 and her MFA in painting and printmaking from the University of NC at Greensboro in 2002. She has received grants and residency fellowships from the Joan Mitchell Foundation, United Arts Council, Vermont Studio Center, and Virginia Center for Creative Arts. Browning’s work was featured in the 2009 and 2015 southern edition of New American Paintings, and has been reviewed by Burnaway, The Washington Post, Washington City Paper, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She is represented by if ART Gallery, Columbia, SC, Whitespace, Atlanta, GA, and Hodges Taylor, Charlotte, NC.