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BIOGRAPHY

BROOKLYN NAVY YARD, Visiting Artist
2012-2013 

BROOKLYN HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Public Perspectives Exhibit
“Gowanus Transformations”, curated by Christine MacKellar and Margaret Maugenest
65 Photographs profiling 11 current manufacturing/artisan businesses in the Gowanus area
2008

NEW YORK CITY COORDINATING ARTIST (with Kim Gledhill)
The Tile Project, a one-year NYC Parks Department Public Art Installation in Mercer Playground
2004

DOROTHY BULEY FELLOWSHIP AWARD, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont
2004

PUFFIN FOUNDATION LTD, Project Grant
2003

SET DESIGNER AND PAINTER for Caravan Theater Company production of "Half Life",
by Peter B. Hodges, an Equity showcase performed at the Louis Abrons Arts for Living Center
1988

MFA PRATT INSTITUTE, Brooklyn, New York. Painting Major
1984

BFA SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE. Painting Major
1976

HOLLINGWORTH WORKSHOP-GALLERY, Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Studied Ceramics

WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY, Detroit, Michigan. Honors Program. Creative Writing and Humanities

SOLO EXHIBIT

DRESDNER BANK AG, Jülich, Germany
1998

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

*DENOTES CATALOG

HOB'ART GALLERY, Hoboken, NJ
"Women Live", curated by Meredeth Turshen and Miriam Untoria
2017

FISHS EDDY GALLERY, New York
Plein Air artists
2015

RENATE ALBERTSEN-MARTON GALLERY, Brooklyn, New York
Two-Person Exhibit (with Ben Cowan)
2015

STEINHARDT CONSERVATORY GALLERY, Brooklyn Botanic Garden
"Visions of Nature", Faculty and student exhibit
annually, 2006-2015

CYNTHIA BROAN GALLERY, New York City 
“Artist Tax Forms”, book format curated by Elise Engler
2006 

THE TILE PROJECT: DESTINATION THE WORLD*
Public art installation in 22 international locations organized by TransCultural Exchange
2004 

Partial list of sites include:

  • Mercer Playground, New York City
  • Chapel of Art, Wales
  • Tel Aviv University, Israel
  • Fine Arts Museum of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
  • City Council of Chinchón, Spain
  • Taipei Artist Village, Taiwan
  • Pantanegra, Mexico City
  • Cultural Centre Verkatehdas, Hameenlinna, Finland
  • Pataka Museum, Porirua City, New Zealand
  • Centre for Visual Arts, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

KENTLER INTERNATIONAL DRAWING SPACE, Brooklyn, NY
“Small Works On Paper”
2002 

THE BOND MARKET ASSOCIATION, New York City*
“From the Painted to the Painterly”, Group Show
curated by Younghee Choi Martin and Barbara Sussman
2000 

NATIONAL ARTS CLUB, New York City
Creative Center Faculty Exhibit
1999 

CASINO GALLERY, Point O'Woods, Fire Island, New York 
"Fire Island Art Show"
2000, 1998, 1996
 

SMITHTOWN TOWNSHIP ARTS COUNCIL, St. James, NY
"Hair: The Long and Short of It"
1994 

TRIBECA 148 GALLERY, New York City
"File Pix," curated by Eddie Peel for Art Initiatives, a Four-Person Exhibit
1994 

BROOKE ALEXANDER GALLERY, New York City
Organization of Independent Artists Benefit
1993 

THE GALLERY, THREE ZERO, New York City
“People II"
1993 

LOWER EAST SIDE TENEMENT MUSEUM, New York 
“Art Walk" of Lower East Side Artists' Studios
1992 & 1993 

TRIBECA ORGANIZATION OF INDEPENDENT ARTISTS, New York
1991

"OIA Salon `91"

WARD-NASSE GALLERY, New York
"City Views"
1991 

CORK GALLERY, LINCOLN CENTER, New York
"The Figure Now" curated by Sue Collier and Beth Sutherland
1990 

SALENA GALLERY, Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University
“The Figure Now” curated by Sue Collier and Beth Sutherland
1990 

MARYMOUNT MANHATTAN COLLEGE, New York
"Realist Painting," curated by Sylvia Sleigh
1982 

PACIFIC BASIN SCHOOL OF TEXTILE ARTS, Berkeley, California
"Two-Person Show of Works on Paper"
1981 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

“A Mending Fence: Pieces of Art for World Peace”, by Aileen Torres, The Villager, December 29, 2004; volume 74, number 34

“Erste Deutsche Ausstellung der in New York Lebenden Künstlerin Enid Braun in Jülich: Bilder erzählen vel über USA,” Jülich Wochenster, October 30, 1998

“Leben in New York verarbeitet: ‘American Exhibition,’” Jülicher Zeitung, October 30, 1998

"Point O'Woods Hosts Popular Island-Wide Show," by Andy Smith, Fire Island News, August 29, 1996, volume 40, number 15.

"Realist Paintings: People and Things in Women's Lives," by Sylvia Sleigh, Women's Art Journal, Spring/Summer, 1982; volume 7, number 1.

"Subjects and Objects," by Kathleen Rowley, Artweek, February 7, 1981; volume 12, number 5.

"Theater: Promise Deserves a Voice," by Ruis Woetendyke. The Villager, April 14, 1988; volume 58 number 11.

"What a Life," by Richard Hornby, The New York Press, April 13, 1988, volume 1, number 1.

COLLECTIONS

The Bond Market Association Permanent Collection, 40 Broad Street, New York, New York, 10004

The Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Various private collections

TEACHING BACKGROUND

FIGURE DRAWING CLASSES, Brooklyn, NY
*Small group private classes
2015 to present

THE VILLAGE AT GUREJE, Brooklyn, NY 
*Teach figure drawing
2010 to 2015

BROOKLYN BOTANIC GARDEN, Brooklyn, NY 
*Teach adult art pastel classes
*Teach adult drawing classes in black and white media
2006 to Present 

BATTERY PARK CITY PARKS CONSERVANCY, New York City 
*Taught adult art classes including figure and landscape drawing
*Taught “Public Art Explorations”, collaborative instruction with modern art historian Dorothea Basile
1999 to 2014

WESTSIDE YMCA, New York City
*Taught adult drawing class
2008 to 2010 

CREATIVE CENTER FOR PEOPLE WITH CANCER, New York City
*Taught figure drawing workshops
1998 to 2004 

92ND STREET "Y," New York City 
*Taught oil painting at all levels
*Taught drawing at all levels: Life drawing; intermediate/advanced all media drawing
1990 to 1998 

THE COOPER UNION, New York City 
*Taught figure drawing classes in their Public Programs
1992 to 1994 

SAN FRANCISCO ART INSTITUTE. Visiting Artist. 
*Instructed undergraduate Beginning/Further Painting class
1989 

COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES

GOOD NEIGHBORS, FORT GREENE, Volunteer 2014 to present

FORT GREENE ASSOCIATION, Member 2006 to 2013

COUNCIL OF BROOKLYN NEIGHBORHOODS, Steering Committee Member 2006 to 2009

FRIENDS AND RESIDENTS OF GREATER GOWANUS (FROGG) 2003 to 2009
Founding member of a group working to develop a community-based plan for this fast-changing, mixed-use neighborhood.

MANHATTAN COMMUNITY BOARD #2, Member
Appointed by City Council Member 1994 to 1996
Reappointed by Manhattan Borough President(s) 1996 to 2000

*Chair, Arts Committee

  • Defined mission as first chair of this new committee
  • Helped create survey to constitute a directory of arts organizations within CB2 area: SoHo,
  • Greenwich Village, Little Italy, NoHo, and Chinatown
  • Generated forums to support arts activities and advocacy: Public Art, held at the Guggenheim, Soho Branch; Arts in Education

*Served on Parks, Youth and Executive Committees

*Co-chair Special Task Force dedicated to bringing youth programs to the under-served eastern end of the Board Area — a mixed population of Dominicans, Puerto Ricans, Chinese and Italians.

  • Spurred creation of an evening youth program for teens in a Chinatown public school.
  • Raised funds for youth program from discretionary monies of State Assembly and City Council members.
  • Facilitated cooperative project management by the Greenwich Village Youth Council and the Chinese-American Planning Council, a group that focuses on new Chinese immigrants.
  • Evaluated Community Board’s youth programs and rated them (as part of qualifying process to receive funds from the Department of Youth Services).

LOWER MANHATTAN NEIGHBORS’ ORGANIZATION, INC., President 1991 to Present

Founded and directed LMNO(P), a not-for-profit community group dedicated to establishing and improving green spaces and parks in the downtown area.

*Established Mercer Playground, a new park on Mercer Street, generating the transfer of Department of Transportation property to the Parks Department, in partnership with the local Community Board and New York University.

*Created a twice-yearly newsletter as part of fundraising efforts; raised nearly $200,000 in grants and donations.