Born in Albany, New York, in 1947, I left for New York City in 1965 to attend the Fashion Institute of Technology. There I learned the valuable discipline of figure drawing but I was not cut out for commercial art. Rather, 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. On returning to New York, I set up a live/work studio on the Lower East Side and became part of a wonderful art community for the next twenty-four years. In 2018 I moved back upstate, to find the Hudson Valley bursting with art.


My practice has ranged from realistic paintings of angels (80s), to wall-sized photocopies of genitals (90s), from small symmetrical pencil drawings to charcoal fingerprint murals (2000s). 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, converting my early married name, Weinman, 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, all my work is within the constraints of symmetry and carbon mediums, the building blocks of life as we know it. I like working with limitations because they trigger exploration of endless possibilities. I call it freedom through discipline.


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