Born
1985 Littleton, Colorado
Lives in New York, New York

Education
2008 – Colorado State University, Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree

Semi Solo Exhibitions

2015 – Mark Humphrey Gallery, Vibrant Beauty, South Hampton, NY

Group Exhibitions
2014 – The (Un)Fair Exhibition New York, NY
2014 – 119 Gallery, Jackson, MS
2013 – 632 on Hudson, Where’s North Arts, New York, NY
2013 – Greenpoint Gallery, Open Call Salon Show, Brooklyn, NY
2013 – Broadway Gallery, Pool Art Fair, New York, NY
2012 – Broadway Gallery, Global Projects, New York, NY
2010 – Cameo Gallery, Milkfat, Brooklyn, NY
2008 – Curfman Gallery, All-Student Art Exhibition, Fort Collins, CO

Charity Events
2014 – National Artists Club Will Barnett Fund
2013 – heARtalot First Annual Fundraiser
2012 – ASPCA Annual Luncheon Invitation

Magazine
Megan, Bedard “Brittany Schall: Honey Got A Fresh Blowout”, Flaunt Magazine 2014, p.29

Web Publications

2016- “Reading the Signs” Infringe Magazine, March 29, 2016 http://infringe.com/reading-the-signs/

2015- “Artist Interview: Brittany Schall” Silence Is Accurate, February 17, 2015. http://www.silenceisaccurate.com/#/brittany-schall/

2015 – “Art Hunter Sardinas X Brittany Schall” Lomography, July 8, 2015. http://www.lomography.com/magazine/290596-art-hunter-sardinas-x-brittany-schall

2013 – Danny Olda, “Hypnotic Portraits of Hair,” Beautiful Decay, July 1, 2013. http://beautifuldecay.com/tag/brittany-schall/

2013 – “Hair Studies,” Ignant, July 10 2013. http://www.ignant.de/2013/07/10/hair-studies/#more-65295

2013 – M. Henderson, “Soulless Sunday,” Citizen Brooklyn, February 1, 2013. http://www.citizenbrooklyn.com/topics/eat/soulless-sunday/

2013 – “Artist Palate,” Buzzfeed, January 14, 2013. http://www.buzzfeed.com/campbellsgo/14-art-pieces-inspired-by-soup

Artist Residency Programs
2014 – 15 Nascent Art Artist Residency

Artist Statement

Initially, my thought process was that if I was able to draw hair in a photorealistic manner, I would be able to pretty much draw almost anything. While creating this series, I showed it to other artists and friends. Unprompted, they openly started making comments like ‘That’s totally a bohemian drop out’ or ‘She’s middle aged, isn’t she?’ and most profoundly, ‘That’s a rich white girl’s blow out.’” People try to identify gender, race, socio-economic status, and sometimes even the actual person (because they assume it’s someone I know or a celebrity). I find it utterly profound how in-tune our culture is to catch the difference between a ‘rich’ woman’s blowout or an ‘imitation’ hair relaxer done at home. It made me realize even the most subtle nuances of hair communicate who we are—or maybe more importantly, who we attempt to be.

With that in mind, I combine the use of hyper detailed drawing and devoid spaces to give the audience intense visual information without full context. My idea is that the viewer will project their own ideas into the negative space and fill in the blanks without being “spoon fed” ideas. The sensual aspects of my work invite the “male gaze” to the piece. I relieve the viewer of the potential of guilt arising from objectification by making my portraits faceless. Many of my works are titled after mythical or religious female figures that have met unfortunate ends or have been subdued by misogyny or a patriarchy.