Brooke Moyse

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Yellow Flags, 2009, oil on canvas, 54” x 54”
Beige Landscape, 2009, oil on canvas, 24” x 35
Landscape with Red Triangle, 2009, oil on canvas, 14” x 17”
Forest M.E., 2009, oil on canvas, 54” x 54”
Artist's Statement

My work uses landscape painting to explore depictions of space and spirituality. In so doing, I take cues from that genre like clouds and the horizon line, and then abstract and reduce them into simple shapes and lines. The resulting spacial contrasts within the picture plane allow the paintings to unfold over time for the viewer. While my jumping off point is the landscape tradition, other primary influences include film and literature. I work on multiple pieces of varying sizes and subjects simultaneously; a method that allows me to focus each piece in a unique and particular way.


Brooke Moyse was born in 1978 in Bronxville, New York. In 2001, she received a BA in painting from Bard College, and in 2006 an MFA in painting from New York University. Moyse has been included in group exhibitions in Manhattan and Brooklyn, NY, and in the fall of 2009 had a solo exhibition at Norte Maar Gallery in Brooklyn. In 2009 Moyse was admitted to the White Columns Artists Registry, and in 2005 she was nominated for Deadalus and Joan Mitchell grants. In 2004 and 2005 she was awarded Graduate Student Grants by New York University. Brooke Moyse currently lives and works in Brooklyn.