DVAA Member since June 2019
Brooke Lanier received 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 earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She has shown her work in Rome, Prague, and across the United States, most notably in The Smithsonian Institute and the John F. Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. She teaches watercolor painting at Tyler School of Art, Temple University. She also teaches private lessons specializing in drawing and painting, focusing on developing a set of technical skills that will enable her students to visually express themselves.
In late 2012, Brooke Lanier Fine Art opened in Washington Square West, Philadelphia. The gallery programming focuses on highlighting subtle, nuanced artwork by emerging and mid-career artists.
“I use my art as a way to make sense of an unfathomably complex world that is always changing by looking for patterns and logic. Through my compositions, I seek balance between elements that are active and tranquil; natural and artificial; moving and stable. By using collage sensibilities, I can combine patterns and relationships of color, motion, and light from different sources, times, and locations. Finding these commonalities is like discovering a solution to a puzzle with endless possible solutions. It is simultaneously comforting and exhilarating to feel like I understand this small corner of the world.
Architectural elements, sometimes reduced to geometric planes, simultaneously unite and divide the scenes. Similarly, docks and boardwalks invite us to come closer and look at but not touch the landscape. This is much like the way we are taught to interact with artwork.”