Brit Borcher is a visual artist currently living and working in Fayetteville, AR. She received her MFA from the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and BFA from Hunter College, City University of New York, where she was a Kossak Painting Fellow. Borcher is a Wisconsin Visual Artists, SC chapter member and has participated in painting and textile workshops through New York Crit Club, Kent Blossom Art Intensive at Kent State University and the Peninsula School of Art.
Her work has been included in exhibitions in Arkansas, Virginia, Wisconsin, Ohio and New York, including recent exhibitions, What’s Yours, What’s Mine?, Blacksburg Museum and Cultural Center, VA, Brit Borcher: From an Unlikely Place, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, Waiting: Brit Borcher & Madison Svendgard, 211 South Contemporary Gallery, Bentonville, AR, 429, sUgAR Gallery, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR, Even When We Close Our Eyes: Brit Borcher & Bernadette Brownson Borcher, Drury Gallery, Portage, WI, and Brit Borcher: Incongruent Nature, Re: Vision Art Gallery, WI.
Borcher is a recipient of the 2023/24 Windgate Accelerator Grant.
“From an Unlikely Place” examines the intersections of landscape painting, gendered gaze, feminine experience, and the language of abstraction. As an artist, I consider where vulnerability, sensitivity, and generosity intersect my work and am curious about the strange potential an individual’s visual language; in my case, a concoction of abstract and figurative forms has to communicate the quality of experience. My hope is that when placed together on a painting’s surface, signifiers of feminine experience, my feminine experience, trigger a sensation of the sublime for the viewer.
Opening Reception: Friday, June 21, 2024, 5:00 – 7:00 PM = Gallery Talk 5:30 PM
Gallery Exhibits have been supported by MAC Corporate Underwriter Colony Brands, Inc. and Season Media Underwriter Big Radio, with additional support from David & Julie Buchanan, Lee & Chris Knuteson, Paul & Sue Barrett, David & Janeen Babler, Kevin & Chris Callahan, Deb Thompson, Barb Woodriff & Pete Guenther, Horst & Mary Alice Hart, Jane Paradowski, Chuck & Chris Wellington.