Kraft's hybrid "Clematithurium Orchidaceae, Hybrid No. 19" is featured in the May issue of Vogue Italia. Gucci’s FW/19 show declared: “The ancient world sang about the marvels of being between two sexes. Today it is one of the more difficult masks to wear, but being a hybrid is a blessing”. According to a study conducted by Pew Research Centre, 34 percent of Gen Z (those who were born between 1997 and 2012) said they personally know someone who uses gender-neutral pronouns like “they” and them”.
"...she gives life to a meditation on beauty, mortality and the relationship between fake and real in art"
Kraft's work with hybrid flowers is featured on the Vogue Italia website. Read the artist interview here.
Rakes Progress magazine feature
Rakes Progress is an independent limited edition journal which looks at the world outside, reconnecting us with the natural world through the eyes of artists. It is the UK's most original and beautiful magazine about gardens, plants and flowers.
Buy issue here
Nacka Forum Library!
Kraft will show paintings at the Nacka Forum Library March 1- 31st.
More information here: https://bib.nacka.se/sv/exhibition/brandy-kraft
Imaginary Flowers at the Gothenburg Botanical Gardens
Brandy Kraft will exhibit a new series of hybrid flower paintings at Gothenburg Botanical Gardens May 8th- September 27th.
Visitors to the tropical greenhouses will find Krafts' oil paintings and watercolors on display throughout the summer.
Check out the Gothenburg Botanical Gardens website for more info and more on their summer program.
Brandy Kraft featured at Affordable Art Fair Stockholm with Artely!
Brandy's hybrid flowers featured in Gardens Illustrated!
Check out the June edition of Gardens Illustrated for coverage of Natura curiosa exhibition at Linnés Hammarby.
Exhibition at Linnés Hammarby Uppsala opens May 11!
This spring historic estate and house museum, Linnaeus Hammarby, will feature new hybrid drawings, watercolors and oil paintings. The exhibition, titled "Natura curiosa" will display Kraft's new species of flora from a scientific standpoint. Come see new, imagined species amidst the charming 18th century home of one of botany's most revered scientists.
Linnaeus Hammarby, 15 km SE of Uppsala, Sweden
Exhibition- May 11- July 14
Museum in general- open May- Sept, Tues- Sun 11-17
Brandy Kraft prints now available exclusively through HEY ARTY
Five different flower hybrid designs are now available as limited edition prints! Check out the newly launched Hey Arty website for details. www.heyarty.se
All prints are limited edition of 90 each, on Hahnemühle German Etching (310g) paper.
National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) NYC Small works juried show Feb 7th
Brandy Kraft will proudly exhibit a hybrid flower with NAWA February 6-27th in New York City
Opening reception for the Small Works Winter 2019 show is February 7th. Address is NAWA Gallery, 315 W 39th St. NY, NY.
International Artist magazine features artist Brandy Kraft's work in a new 10 page spread!
Pick up a copy at book stores Barnes & Noble or Books a Million or purchase online at International Artist Magazine to learn the techniques and inspiration behind Kraft's work. The artist leads readers through her step by step process in developing a new, unique hybrid flower. Happy reading!
Brandy Kraft will show her series of hybrid flower paintings at Galleri Jan Wallmark 7/11-21/11
You are invited to step into the mysterious world of hybrid flower species by artist, Brandy Kraft this fall at Galleri Jan Wallmark. On opening night Wednesday, November 7th Kraft will debut 12 new hybrid flower paintings she has been developing over the past two years. Welcome!
Brandy Kraft for Stockholm Pride/ EuroPride August 2018!
This August, Stockholm will be the host city for Europride 2018. Europride House which will be at Kulturhuset Stadsteatern will house festivities, talks and live concerts. Brandy Kraft will host an artist talk at Europride House on August 1st at kl 15-15:45. She will debut her "Rainbow Hybrid" which was created specifically for Pride and explain the symbolism behind each carefully considered petal and how it relates to the themes and core values of the Pride message.
Guest Star Artist at Daniel Raphael Art's, "Anthophile" Group Exhibition
Brandy Kraft will debut two hybrid paintings in the floral themed group exhibition at Daniel Raphael Art in London on May 15th.
"Anthophile" brings together a group of twelve international artists who employ the use of botanicals to explore their own vanitas. The show seeks to re-examine still life's associations to mortality, materialism and spirituality and its role as a tool which adds commentary to a range of contemporary issues.
Private View: Tuesday 15th May, 5:30 - 8pm
Show runs: 15th - 31st May 2018
Hybrid Flower Prints at Hornstulls Bibliotek
Kraft will exhibit a series of paper prints at the public library in Hornstull on Södermalm in Stockholm, May 5- 31. The exhibition runs in correlation with Luma Library in Hammarby which will simultaneously feature digitally projected imagery of the hybrid series on its walls.
A Midsummer Night's Dream at Scandic Malmen
Artist Brandy Kraft is debuting a series of photo-realistic oil paintings based on the beauty and frivolity Swedish tradition.
Kraft explains, "In my new midsummer hybrid wildflowers series I dive into the world of Swedish folklore and draw upon the traditional midsummer folk myth of the wildflowers and wonder- Why are we still telling little girls to dream of whom they will marry?”
"Throughout the series I explore the notions of this folkloric custom by setting it in a modern day context. It touches on themes of tradition and sexuality and calls into question the subtle underlying themes woven tightly into the fabric of society. The newly created hybrid wildflowers are my response to the beauty yet absurdity of this tradition.”
“The wildflowers are constructed from seven different species of wild flora that can be found in bloom in Sweden at the time of midsummer. I physically “marry” the different petals into a completely new hybrid wildflower," says Kraft.
Paintings on display
Each original oil painting is available for purchase directly through the artist.
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Date & Location
Vernissage April 5th 17:30-19:30
April 5th 2018 - June 30th 2018
Scandic Malmen, Cocktail Bar
Götgatan 49-51 Stockholm, Sweden