Inspiration of the day-Now Be Here: Virginia Broersma

1 Nov

Now Be Here: Virginia Broersma #46

Feeling inspired after attending the historic event Now Be Here at Hauser Wirth & Schimmel. My goal is to feature every artist that attended, one artist a day. Considering the number of artists that showed up, this will take me two years to complete. I am looking forward to getting to know the work of each and every artist!

Your inspiration for the day- Now Be Here edition: Virginia Broersma

Study for Sit Like A Lady, 2017
Acrylic on canvas 20″x 16″

From Virginia Broersma:

Virginia Broersma (b. 1982) lives and works in Los Angeles. Her work uses painting to focus on how the representation of the body can influence patterns of power and control over one another in the everyday, including one’s perception of self. Recent exhibitions include Trophies at The Lodge (Hollywood, CA), Echo Location at Eastside International (Los Angeles, CA), Werewolf at Charlie James Gallery (Los Angeles, CA) and a collaborative project and exhibition with performance artist Natalie Mik at Grab Bag Studio in Long Beach. Additionally, Broersma takes on select curatorial and writing projects that relate to her interests in the studio and in 2016 was jointly selected for the Emerging Curators Program at Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE). Broersma has been the recipient of several grants including funding from the California Institute of Contemporary Arts, the Puffin Foundation and was awarded a Community Arts Assistance Program grant from the City of Chicago, IL in both 2010 and 2011. Her projects have been reviewed in CARLA, Art and Cake and Artillery Magazine.

Broersma is also a contributor to the Huffington Post Blog. View her posts here.

Virginia Broersma

Swish, 2012
Oil on canvas 33″x 46″
from the Exercise Project Series

Guy Hepner Gallery


Huffington Post

The Lodge


Grab Bag Studio

Pit, 2014
Oil on canvas 14″x 11″
from the Dithyrambic Series

Art and Cake


CARLA Contemporary Art Review LA

Art and Cake- The Ecstasy of Mary Shelley Exhibition

Artillery Magazine

LA Times

Doppelganger, 2013
Oil on canvas 40″x 32″
from the Knockout Series

Thanks for the Mammaries

Good- Thanks for the Mammaries

Charlie James Gallery

Eastside International

Maiden LA 2017

Peripheral Vision Arts


LACMA- Inglewood Art+Film Lab

Diversions LA

We Choose Art


Artillery Magazine

Peripheral Vision Arts


VAS Visual Art Source

Curate LA

Wall Street International

Long Beach Post

365 Artists 365 Days- Interview

Art Dinners

INAG I Need A Guide

Only in Hollywood

Best of

NY Art Beat

Art Letter




Just A Few Minutes Longer, 2015-16
Oil on canvas 45″x 108″
from the Trophies Series

Now Be Here NY Times

Now Be Here LA Times

Now Be Here Huffington Post

Now Be Here KCET

Now Be Here Art and Cake

Now Be Here Inside a Tipping Point

Now Be Here Film by Eric Minh Swenson

*The idea for the amazing Now Be Here event came from the brilliant mind of artist Kim Schoenstadt.

*Virginia Broersma – Now Be Here LA artist #46

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