Rose Braun

Regina, Saskatchewan

Bio

There has been an evolution in my work over the years, from my earliest approach in a tightly realistic mode, to my current, looser methods of application and rendering. I am enthusiastic about the expressive potential in gesture. I began working with steel panels as supports in the year 2000, and like the resistance they provide, plus I enjoy the process of etching them with acid. I still sometimes work with oil on canvas, and with drawing on paper, and even in three dimensions, from time to time.

As far as meaning in my work, I like to keep things open-ended and ambiguous, and leave specific interpretations of the images to the individual viewer. I appreciate and have been inspired by artists who are able to convey intense emotion in their work, and also those who have made biting social commentary. Both Goya and the German Dada artists come to mind as examples. I continue to strive to keep my work feeling raw and uncontrived.



Curriculum Vitae

1976    One year’s study in Arts program, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
1974    B Ed, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan
1973    BA, Psychology/Sociology, University of Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan

2022

  • Rose Braun: Breathing Space , SOPA Fine Arts Gallery, Kelowna, BC

2012

  • Rose Braun: Eeny Meeny Miny Moe , SOPA Fine Arts Gallery, Kelowna, BC

2011

  • Rose Braun: Requiem, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC

2010      

  • Sideways, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC

2009      

  • Missing, Kelowna Art Gallery, satellite space at the Kelowna International Airport, Kelowna BC

2008      

  • Rendition, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC

2001      

  • Angels and Icons, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC

1982      

  • Yarrow Art Foundation, Montreal, Quebec

1981      

  • Muttart Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

2018

  • Two person show, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC
  • eRasism, Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton, BC
  • Sign of the Times, Lake Country Art Gallery, Winfield, BC

2017

  • Silent Service, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC
  • Man Overboard, Lake Country Art Gallery, Winfield, BC
  • The Big Picture, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC
  • Quarum, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC

2016

  • Drawning From Life, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC

2015

  • Boketto, two artist show, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC
  • Elementary BASIC, Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton, BC
  • A Steampunk Primer, Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton, BC

2014

  • Matter of Time, two artist show, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC
  • Wearable Art, Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton, BC
  • Welcome Home. Documenting the immigrant experience, Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton, BC

2013

  • TERROR: Physically Speaking, Penticton Art Gallery, Penticton, BC
  • No Wallflowers, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC

2011

  • Juried Show, Lake Country Art Gallery, Lake Country, BC
  • Sweet and Sour , Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC

2010

  • Wrap it Up, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC
  • Construction of Identity: Recent Additions to the Permanent Collections of the Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC

2009      

  • Artists’ Circle: The Next Generation, Triangle Art Gallery, Calgary, Alberta
  • Figments and Imagination, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC

2008

  • Rendition, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC

2007      

  • Continual Embodiment, two-artist exhibition with Harry Grunnert, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC
  • Granville Island Group Show, Granville Island Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2006      

  • Wrap It Up Christmas Show, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC
  • Urban Rhythms, Sopa Fine Arts, Kelowna, BC        
  • New Work, Granville Island Gallery, Vancouver, BC

2005      

  • Independent Thoughts, Art Ark Gallery, Kelowna, BC

2004      

  • Selected Works, Whistler Art Galleries, Whistler, BC

2003      

  • Landscape and Memory, Triangle Gallery, Calgary, traveled to Art Gallery of the South Okanagan, Penticton, BC, traveled to Triangle Gallery, Calgary, Alberta.
  • Art Ark Gallery, Kelowna, BC

2002      

  • Abstract and Metal, two-artist show, Art Ark Gallery, Kelowna, BC

2000      

  • Why Art? Art Ark Gallery, Kelowna, BC

1999      

  • Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, BC

1998      

  • Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, BC

1994      

  • Okanagan Artists Association, Alternator Gallery, Kelowna, BC

1993      

  • We Say It’s a Pipe, two-artist show, Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna, BC

2002 – present
Private art instructor for groups or individuals
Various studio classes held at the Kelowna Art Gallery

2009      

  • Member of Artists’ Circle – next generation at Triangle Gallery, Calgary, Alberta

2000      

  • Public Art Commission, donor wall, Lake Country Community Theatre, Lake Country, BC
  • Mentorship with Japanese artist Yamamoto, while residing in southeast Asia

  • Lock, Wanda. “Rose Braun: Matter of Time,” Okanagan Art Review, Kelowna, BC,
    posted Nov, 2014.
  • McKay, Sheryl. Interview on “North by Northwest,” in CBC Radio Canada, 2010
  • Odenbach, Dan. “Theatre Completed for School Opening,” The Magazine (Lake Country, BC),
    The Calendar
    , Sept, 1999.
  • Priegert, Portia. Salvaged Objects invite artistic treatment,” Event magazine, Kelowna Daily Courier,
    November 22-28, 2001, p. 8.
  • Smith, Jennifer. “Understanding, recovery accomplished through making art,” in Kelowna Capital News, Kelowna, BC, Nov, 17, 2011. pp.B1,B3
  • Truscott, Eileen. “Landscape and Memory,” in Landscape and Memory. Calgary: Triangle Gallery, 2003.
  • Wylie, Liz. “Rose Braun, Satellite Gallery at the Airport,” Capital News (Kelowna, BC), 27 May 2009, pp. B 12; 14.
  • “Piecing it Together,” in Constructions of Identity: Recent Additions to the Permanent Collections of the Kelowna Art Gallery, Kelowna: Kelowna Art Gallery, 2010, pp. 5-15.
  • Wylie, Liz. “Rose Braun, Requiem,” in Kelowna Art Gallery “Dossiers”, Kelowna, BC, November, 2011.
  • Wylie, Liz. “Art deals with what life doles out,” in Kelowna Capital News, Kelowna, BC, Nov, 24, 2011.

Alberta Art Foundation. Edmonton
Canadian Cancer Society, Kelowna, BC
Heart of Gold Foundation, Kelowna, BC Yarrow Art Foundation, Montreal

Lake Country Public Art commission
24ft x 28ft mural commemorating 20 years of Lake Country

Lake Country Public Art commission
The Birdhouse Project

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