Naomi Brodner was born and raised in Southeast Portland. She’s been oil painting and working in collage for over a decade, and making art for as long as she can remember. Having grown up somewhere in the crossfire of Jewish mysticism, former Deadheads and the West Coast punk scene, her work makes contact with, and reaches beyond, her roots. Brodner is both formally trained as a painter and an autodidact; she spent time studying at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, but even more in the Victorian attics and concrete basements she’s called her studios. When she's not painting, she plays the drums and travels the world, tornadoes at her heels.
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