Three Things You Should Know About Troy Brauntuch
1. Troy Brauntuch emerged as a member of the Pictures Generation, known for the iconic “Pictures” exhibition in 1977 at Artists Space in SoHo with Robert Longo, Sherrie Levine, Jack Goldstein, and Philip Smith.
2. He is known for his grisaille paintings of everyday objects created using conté crayons and cotton canvas. Brauntuch’s works, which are based on his own photographs, display a careful mystifying treatment of light and gradation.
3. He won a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 2010, NEA grants in 1981 and 1983, a grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation in 1999, and a Creative Research Grant in 2009 from the University of Texas, where he has been a professor since 2004. His works can be found at the Blanton Museum of Art, the Met, MoMA, and the Hirshhorn.
Find Brauntuch’s work in the TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art auction, 2013.