Born in Albany, New York, in 1947, I left for New York City in 1965 to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology. Majoring in Fashion Illustration I learned the discipline of figure drawing but never took to a career in commercial art. Instead, I moved to the East Village and lived the hippie life of the Sixties. After fun communes turned to frightening cults and domestic violence, I somehow, as a single mom, found my way back to school to earn an MFA from the University at Albany in 1983. Several years later I returned to New York and set up a live/work studio on the Lower East Side and became part of a wonderful community, which included the burgeoning Bushwick art scene. I remained there until 2018 when I returned to my hometown of Albany. Here my whole house is a studio, and the whole Hudson Valley is bursting with art.

My career spanned a range of work, from realistic paintings of angels to wall-sized photocopies of genitals, from pristine symmetrical drawings to charcoal fingerprint murals. There have also been forays into wood construction and video as I carry "the personal as political” torch. I have had name changes along the way too, from my early married name, Weinman, converted to Weinperson for several years, and now back to my birth name, Braun. It's all part of a search for selfhood, best expressed by my concurrent shows in 2016, "Homeostasis" and "Crazy Bitch".

Since 2003 my practice is defined by my chosen constraints of symmetry and carbon mediums, in what I call "Symmetrical Procedures". Chosen because they're embedded in the creative process of life as we know it, these limitations serve as the binding force between the various trajectories of my work.

All my papers are archived at the Fales Library, at New York University, in their Special Collection of Downtown New York Artists from 1980s-90s.

Currently my show, "Beyond Ritual", is on view at The Re Institute, a fabulous converted barn, in Millerton, NY, through October 29, 2023. See pics under PHOTOCOPY. And pics from my solo "My Pleasure", at Opalka Gallery, at Russell Sage College, in Albany, NY, from 2022 can be viewed under PAINTINGS.