Using common and often overlooked elements from her environments, Brillhart creates work concerned with the construction, process and design of medium, light, color, value and form. Her studio is critical participant in works made within it. Her workspace is modified, arranged, decorated, adjusted and recorded regularly. Brillhart graduated with a BA from Smith College, studied at the Art Student’s League, and received an MFA in painting, from the New York Academy of Art. Her works has been shown at the CMCA in Rockland, ME, The deCordova Museum, Kuckei + Kuckei Gallery in Berlin, Germany, Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockland, Maine and Emerson Dorsch Gallery in Miami, Florida. She currently lives and works in Blue Hill, Maine.
"In these works the paint is thinking itself to be clay, to feel in one's mind as clay could feel and to absorb light as clay might. This paint superpower channels its inner Morandi and uses chunky brushstrokes and limited color." -JB