About

As an artist, designer, sculptor and photographer, my work has been seen in Popstar Magazine, Bikini Magazine, Radar Magazine as well as in galleries in NY and Los Angeles. Artworks have been purchased by large and small collectors including, SEI Investments Co, Mixed Greens and West Collection among others.

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Ron Braverman
Ron Braverman

Artist Statement & Resume

Artist Statement

My artwork draws from the cultural and geographic makeup of my American roots and favorite artist like Marc Chagall, Paul Klee and Richard Diebenkorn to name a few. My work explores my relationship with the space, colors, lines and textures from my particular urban experience of streets, buildings, grids and graphs.

Working with traditional and digital mediums, I create and destroy using angles, lines both abstractly and representationally. When done well my work should engage you and arouse the power of art… that momentary beauty found in a poetic glimpse of something that is indescribable.

All of my paintings tell stories. Many stories are basic narratives other are metaphors, some are symbols. I begin almost every piece without trying to create a specific image. I attempt to forget what I know until I discover a theme to pursue or until it resembles my vision or mood. Starting a piece without knowing the outcome keeps the work honest. I work until the painting seems to breathe on its own.

The treatment of the surface is important – abrasions, lines, scratches, gouges, and layers of paint or paper are not suppressed. Most often, I want the viewer to see the process and path of the work.

I often get my inspiration by combining colors and shapes until the sum of the parts emerge. Mixed media provides the best medium for exploring my visual concerns.

When my art ‘works’ people will relate to my work on an subtle intuitive and/or profound level. It’s my hope viewers will find an relatable aspect of their life experience as an entry point into the art piece.

Resume

2021

• Re-launched RonBraverman.com
Article about my artwork published in VoyageLA
Article about my artwork published in Shoutout L.A.

2020
• Launched BraverGuide – a site to inspire people to live well and courageously

2019
• Launched Starfish and Whale with Lindsay Ash [Press 1] [Press 2]

• Launched Etsy store and Society 6 Store.2018
• Group Show, Culver City Art Walk and Roll, Culver City (#24)

2017
• Launched BraverGuide’s Instagram page and BraverStudio’s Instagram page

2016
• Two person show with Chris Heltai at Abbot Kinney Gallery, Into Abstraction – L.A.

2015
• Co-designed a shirt with Joao Cowperthwaite to in cooperation with the film ‘Blackfish’ to raise money for the Humane Society of the U.S.

2009 – 2020
 As VP of Marketing for an independent Hollywood entertainment company I created and managed websites, social media, strategic partnerships and designs. Associate Producer for various TV programs(IMDB). Created and produced a sponsored integration during the Daytime Emmys on CBS Television

2007 – 2008
• Co-wrote, directed & released short film, ‘Adjusting Arbie’ [Credits] [Entire Film]
• Launched a simple website for my art (paintings, carvings, illustrations and photos) using Wix

2007 
• Group Show, About Glamour Gallery, NYC
• Solo Show, Gallery Café, ‘Synaptic Bridges,’ Bergamot Station – L.A.

2006
• Two person show, Ron Braverman and Timothy Georgarakis entitled, Art Metropolis, ‘Propaganda from the Dark World’ – L.A.

2005
• Solo Show, Fritto Misto, ‘New Work’ – L.A.
• Gallery Director Patricia Faure Gallery – L.A.

2003
• Group Show, Electric Lodge, ‘Group Show’ – L.A.
• Whitney Cline’s Album, ‘Bring on the Rain (select photography)

2002
• Group Show, Postcards from the Edge Benefit @ Visual Aids, NYC
• Renee Stahl’s Album, ‘Melancholy Pop‘ (select photography)
○ School of Visual Arts, Painting with Nancy Chunn, NYC

2001
• Solo Show, MTV Studios/ headquarters, ‘Dataist,’ Times Square – N.Y.C.

2000
• Chaotic Space Purchased by the West Collection/ SEI Investments Company – Oaks, PA
[The art works from the West Collection are on long-term loan to SEI. West Collection has built the collection in a 15 year period with SEI’s audience in mind, but also with the sole mission of finding the most compelling contemporary works available by leading international artists.]
• Whitney Museum of American Art, ‘Annex (Staff) Exhibition’ – N.Y.C.
○ Columbia University, Art History Seminars 1850-1950

1999
• Irving Sandler Artist File @ Artist Space – NYC
• Featured Artist – feature film ‘Creosote’

1998
• Featured Artist – Bikini Magazine (March)
• Solo Show, Galaxy Gallery, ‘Quadrasexual’ – L.A.
• Solo Show, Michael Lohr’s Hollywood Loft, ‘Solo Exhibit’ – L.A.
• Solo Show, Steve Crise Gallery, ‘Maricopa Highway Paintings’ – L.A.
• Group Show,Museum of Modern Art, ‘Staff Exhibitions’ – NYC
○ New York Studio School, ‘Drawing Marathon‘ – NYC

1997
• Featured Artist – Bikini Magazine (November)
• Solo Show, Westside Jewish Center Gallery, L.A.
• Solo Show, The Buzz @ Virgin Megastore, L.A.
• Group Show,Soka Gakkai International Summer Show, L.A.
○ Art Center, Contemporary Graphic Design, L.A.

1996
• Millies Café, ‘Brkfst O’ Chmpns’ – L.A.
• Peace is my Name Gallery – L.A.
• Wrote and Illustrated “Tumbler”

1995
• Created and launched Dataism.com, a conceptual art site, domain name was sold in 2017
○ UC Berkeley, Multimedia Communications – Berkeley

1993
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New York University, Graphic Designing with Jeffrey Leder – NYC

1991
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Pratt Institute, Multimedia Director Classes – NYC
○ School of Visual Arts, Sculpture Series – NYC

1990
• Metropolitan Museum of Art, ‘Staff Exhibitions’  -NYC
○ University of Hartford, B.A, International Business Advertising Association Scholarship

1985-1986
• Director @ WHC-TV | West Hartford, CT – Wrote and Directed “America’s Least Wanted” and partnered with the ASPCA about animal adoption

1982 – 1985
• Co-created an experimental art rock group, “H.S.S.T” with alter ego, “Tums.” Collaborated with three bandmates and created 14 albums. Adjusting Arbie trailer music by H.S.S.T.