Beryl Brenner, The Third Eye Knows All, paint, markers, glass, glue, paper, 8.5 IN W x 12 IN H, 2013
American, b. 1950, playing from Brooklyn, NY, USA
Beryl Brenner's career as an artist has taken a series of interesting turns. After obtaining her BA in fine arts and her MA in art-ed. from Brooklyn College, she explored a wide variety of art media, including painting, wood sculpture, metal works, photography, and clay. She exhibited the wood sculpture throughout the 1970's and she has worked in glass since that period of time. She has completed the stained glass for Our Lady of Guadeloupe Church in Danbury, Ct. and Congregation Beth Shalom Synagogue in Atlanta, Ga. In the spring of 2000, she began utilizing the studio at Urban Glass in Brooklyn, New York to produce her recent experimental work in fused glass. In addition to having had eight one woman shows including one with the National Park Service, she has exhibited in numerous group shows in both New York City as well as the rest of the Nation. Some of the prestigious museums and galleries that she has shown at include Dot Fifty-one in Miami, the Philadelphia Sketch Club, Altered Esthetics in Minneapolis, the Attleboro Arts Museum in Mass., the TRA gallery in Brooklyn, the Arsenal Gallery in New York City, Glenview Mansion Art Gallery in Rockville, Maryland and the whimsical Crest Hardware Art show in Brooklyn. In the winter of 2008 she proudly displayed her work with the NCGAA at Ann Marie Gardens, a Smithsonian Affiliate in Maryland. Her works are part of the permanent collection of the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center where she had her first one woman show. In addition, she is a member of the Williamsburg Salon. In addition, she is a member of the Board of Directors of BSAG which promotes art exhibitions in previously underserved parts of Brooklyn. In 2013, Ms. Brenner exhibited her work in a one woman show at the gallery of the National Monument Bok Tower Gardens in Florida. Further information about Beryl Brenner may be found at www.berylbrenner.com. You may write to her at Beryl2b@yahoo.com
Artist statement: The creative process can be thought of as a spiritualOne. The piece shows a “Hamsa” (hand that blesses) blessing a can of paint.
Thoughts on the Telephone process
I really enjoyed the prospect of participating in a project that connects artists from all over the world. I found this to be very challenging. Every nation has its own culture but art, all art, stems from the soul of the person who creates it. It is this act of artistic creation that unites all artists the world over regardless of the nation that they come from or their gender or their age or their politics or their religion or what they look like. In addition to being a professional artist, I work in a profession that permits me to study and interpret art every day of my life. Therefore I am quite accustomed to doing so and I really enjoy the process so I did not find this to be difficult. I enjoyed the premise of the exercise and can’t wait to see the final result. Thanks for letting me be part of it.