Melinda Braathen b. 1985


In both her paintings and drawings, Braathen seamlessly transitions between elements of skillful figuration and expressively ambient abstraction. This blending of genres, traditions, and technique imbues her work with a unique sensibility that melds close observation of nature and human dynamics with theatricality and acute emotional attunement. Braathen’s work stills and materializes the flux of life’s constant becoming into a bodied abstraction of meditative paint swirled in masterful grooves of balanced coloration.


The artist lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.