FROM KOLAJ 32
Brittany M. Reid’s Artist Portfolio
“I let my childhood memories, experiences as a queer, Black woman, and life as a mother dictate much of my work,” writes Brittany M. Reid in Kolaj 32. “The themes I present ask the viewer to consider humans’ complicated relationship with nature, the macrocosm vs.the microcosm, and the power of the female experience.” A portfolio of Reid’s work appears in Kolaj 32.
Reid’s “Gynephilia Series” is a celebration of the feminine. These minimalist collages use material from the Eighties and Nineties. Reid pairs women in undergarments with floral fragments and mounts the pairings on scenes from nature. In doing this, she venerates feminine figures and reinforces the association between women and nature.
Brittany M. Reid was born, raised, and lives in Rochester, New York, where she studied Psychology and Fine Arts at St. John Fisher College and SUNY Brockport. Her artmaking is deeply influenced by frequent childhood trips to art galleries with her mother and an interest in astronomy from a young age. Before collage, Reid’s work in photography and painting focused on finding comfort in nature and in close relationships with others. In 2020, her collage work was shown in four exhibitions. In April 2021, she was a resident with the Dear Artists Project. To see more of Reid’s collage, visit the Kolaj Magazine Artist Directory, www.paperheartgallery.com, and on Instagram @paper.heart.gallery.