Tegan Brozyna Roberts
Medium: Painting and Collage

Studio Location:
540 President Street (Spaceworks 2nd Floor)
Studio # 2E

Website:: www.teganmbrozyna.com

Artist Bio:
Originally from the Philadelphia area, Tegan M Brozyna (Roberts) is an artist based out of Brooklyn, NY. Tegan's work draws from her background in painting and sculpture as well as a long family tradition in textiles. Her intuitive work is inspired by materials, landscape, mapping and an insatiable curiosity with the world around her.

Tegan has shown in group and solo exhibitions in New York and Brooklyn as well as in Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Allentown, PA. She has also exhibited work internationally in Orvieto, Italy, and Blonduos, Iceland. Recently as part of a solo exhibition, three of Tegan's large-scale sculptural pieces were on view at the Philadelphia International Airport.

In addition to teaching at Brooklyn College, Tegan has lectured at Messiah College and Hussian School of Art in Philadelphia. She is a former artist in residence at World Class Learning Academy in New York, and the Icelandic Textile Center in Blonduos, Iceland.

Artist Statement:
I have a natural penchant for exploring my surroundings in fine detail. It is a desire for communion: I want to experience the intimate in the immense landscape and to break down the complexity of my daily environment. As part of this exploration I collect artifacts: unique shapes and color palettes from my everyday habitat. By investigating the smaller aspects of an environment, particularly those that I can hold in the palm of my hand, I am able to communicate its specific essence. I am also forced to confront my own vulnerability and hypervigilance.

This process of investigation manifests itself as woven collages that are modular with smaller components being dissected and gathered, much like stones accumulating into a mountain. Borrowing from the language of weaving, colorful clusters of paper are layered and suspended in space by the tension of threads. Delicate yet strengthened by their interwoven structure, these modular forms reach upward in harmony. This reflects a need to find and cultivate peace in a world clamoring with noise and weighted by violence and pain.

All images and text copyright Tegan Brozyna Roberts