brd is a visual and textual artist interested in understanding rhetorics and logics of form, and how perceived collective understandings of various forms determine their use, exchange, and gift value. in particular she considers possibilities (fictive and propositional properties) and pressures of painting, language, and image-encounters - instances where text and image combine, depart or fail one another - and how visual objects tend to be mediated and superseded by language and discourse. she also investigate notions of empathy and the limits of how the subjective experience can be inhabited or embodied (by another or by displacement). Finally, she is interested in assumptions, limitations, and possibilities regarding the sentimental, naivety, and sincerity. Slippages, conflations, and circular reasoning commingle with persistent preoccupations around the burdens and desires threaded between care and love.

brd (b. 1984, Minnesota) lives in Los Angeles and considers herself a life-long Chicagoan. She holds a MFA from California Institute of the Arts (2018), a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Painting and Drawing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (2016), and a BA in Art History and BS in Commerce from DePaul University (2007). She was a Paul Brach Visiting Artist Coordinator at CalArts in 2018.