Lex Braes

Lex Braes is a Brooklyn-based, Scottish artist represented by Ringel Galerie, Düsseldorf, Germany and Show Room Gowanus, New York. His work spans three decades and has been exhibited widely across Europe and in the U.S. Braes also teaches in the department of Architecture at Pratt Institute. Recent exhibitions, Galerie der Moderne, Munich 2010, Ringel Galerie, Düsseldorf 2010, Show Room Gallery 2012, Sideshow Gallery 2014, National Academy Museum, 2012. Braes has enjoyed residencies at Yaddo, Villa Waldberta, Munich, Triangle NY and most recently at Vermont Studio Center. Collaborations include (Re-doing) Allan Kaprow’s 1959 “18 happenings in 6 parts” along with Coryl Krane-Kaprow, Deitch Studios, LIC NY Performa07. Live floor-set painting with Eve Best’s Shakespeare sessions NYC 2010. “Territorial Rights” collaboration with Salwa Aleryani through after her artists visiting visa to US was denied, Aleryani unable to participate collaborated with Braes through email and phone communication, together re-defining temporary studio practice and boundary conditions as a part of the Triangle 2012 Workshop Program. Braes also collaborated with Freya Powell in a piece titled Loving Is Repeating, an accordion book that explores the structure of a memory and an exploration of how every time a memory is recalled it changes slightly, new details are added, or moments fade away. Braes is currently involved in a collaboration that he’ll work on at the Marble House in June of 2014, involving improv brush drawing with dancer Annie Wang. Previous to Wang he did a collaboration with dance performer Kayoko Nakajima in the fall of 2012. Recent publications include Lex Braes Works From 1986 – 2009 Monograph published by Michael Langen, Berlin 2010, The Grace of the Birch, New Stobhill Hospital Collection, Glasgow, 2011, Art Slant interview by Charlotte Jensen, Routine at Show Room NY 2012, and Mnemosyne Atlas, 2013 by Freya Powell.