Biography

Srule Brachman

I grew up in the Bronx, New York. There I attended the High School of Music and Art, the School of Visual Arts, and Pratt Institute where I received my BFA in Painting, Art Education and Art History. In New York City I taught for the NYC Public Schools in the Bronx and Harlem.

After leaving New York City in 1990 with my family and settling in Santa Fe, New Mexico, I taught for the Santa Fe Public Schools and helped establish Edward Ortiz Middle School and Monte del Sol Charter School. At Monte del Sol I taught arts humanities classes to grades 7-12 and supervised an eight teacher arts department.

While living in New Mexico, I earned my Master of Arts in At Risk Educational Leadership, and an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Administration. I have worked with at risk students in Charter and alternative schools throughout my educational career teaching courses in visual arts, social studies, language arts, drama, art history, adolescent skills, and talented and gifted education.

I have been creating and exhibiting my paintings, drawings and constructed work for many years in New York City, New England, Santa Fe and Portland. My work is abstract, and derived from the work of Cezanne (the “father of abstract painting”), the Cubists, Russian Constructivists, the New York School of Abstract Expressionism and contemporary painting.

In Portland, Oregon I presently show my work at the Cannibals Gallery, the 100th Monkey Art Studios, the LaGrave-Brachman Studio and Gallery 105 at Mile Post 5, and the Geezer Gallery in Multnomah Village. In New York City I exhibit at the 85 Mercer Street Gallery. My art making career extends to teaching visual arts to children and adults. I now teach visual arts part time at Geezer Gallery and 100th Monkey Studio in Portland.