Brandy Kraft (b.1984) is from south Florida and currently works in Stockholm, Sweden. Kraft is an artist focused mainly on the subject of florals- inventing species of her own. She briefly attended SAIC (2009) and the Swedish Atelier for Realist Art (2011). Apart from these 1 yr stints, she is self-taught. Currently she is focused on a painting series which brings imagined blossoms into the real world. Her creations are further anchored into reality via a systematic, scientific style documentation- each being assigned new binomial nomenclature. Kraft’s technically realistic style combines with imaginative vision to create works that are intriguing and relevant today. Her work touches on themes of climate change, fake reality, diversity and the resiliency of nature.
Kraft was a resident artist at Mana Contemporary with the Eileen Kaminsky Family Foundation during fall/winter of 2016. And she also completed the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Copyist Program during the fall of 2016 which grants a handful of artists the unique opportunity to copy a painting that hangs in the museum.