Phyllis Bramson was born in 1941 in Madison, Wisconsin. She is an artist and educator living and working in Chicago, Illinois.
MFA, School of the Art Institute; Chicago, IL (1974)
MA in Painting, University of Wisconsin; Madison, WI (1964)
BFA, in Drawing and Painting, University of Illinois; Urbana-Champaign, IL (1963)
Yale University; New Haven, CT (Summer 1962)
Professor Emerita of Studio Arts, Department of Art & Design, University of Illinois; Chicago, IL (active 1985-2007)
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship (1976 and 1983)
Louis Comfort Tiffany Grant (1980)
John Simon Guggenheim Grant (1993)
Women's Caucus of Art Lifetime Achievement Award (2014)
Bramson participated in two projects with Normal Editions Workshop, one collaboration in 2003 with short term residency and public lecture and one commission in 2016.
Object Lesson #1 and Object Lesson #2 may be purchased as a set for $800.00 .
Three Little Maids is included in the Illinois Artists traveling exhibition available from Normal Editions Workshop.
3 ink colors blended on the roller for one area on run #1
Amanda Smith sponging the plate for run one with Veda Rives ready to roll the ink
Felicia Cannon sponges the plate ready for hand brayer used by Micah Zavacky on run one
Veda Rives applies the blend roll ink roller to plate with assistants Felicia Cannon and Micah Zavacky
Amanda Smith and Veda Rives pulling a proof
Veda Rives revealing the printed proof during run one
Morgan Price prepares the orange ink on the brayer
Veda Rives uses the large roller to apply blue ink for the background color on the print
Veda Rives rolling the large roller while Morgan Price sponges the plate
Micah Zacacky sponging the plate while Veda Rives prepares the roller during run five
Dylan Welch sponging the plate while Veda Rives inspects the prints
Veda Rives inspecting a freshly printed impression
Phyllis Bramson handcoloring impressions of "Three Little Maids"
Phyllis Bramson reviewing prints for the edition
Phyllis Bramson and visitors review prints from the edition
Phyllis Bramson handcoloring a print as the final touch before signing the edition
Phyllis Bramson, Visiting Artist, drawing on a mylar
(left to right) Chris Shepherd, Phyllis Bramson, Richard Finch, Meda Rives, John Disco working on ink preparations for the color trial proofing
Chris Shepherd and Richard Finch rolling the key plate
Phyllis Bramson and Richard Finch inspect the in-progress proofs
Phyllis Bramson contemplating split fountain color samples
Veda Rives, John Disco, Phyllis Bramson and Nathan Bailey preparing to test a color for the snow areas of the print
Meda Rives testing color samples for the split fountain bulbs in the image
Meda Rives and Richard Finch inspecting the color samples on the proof