Aria Brownell is a figurative oil painter currently living and working in Austin, Texas. She graduated with a BFA in Painting from SUNY Purchase College in New York in 2015. She captures images of intimacy and personal memory in her paintings, in which the narrative can evolve and warp throughout each layer of paint. Touching on small instances of contact, mischief, comfort, grief, messiness, and familiarity, she creates a myth behind a cast of painted characters and scenes portrayed in vivid color. Aria is the Outreach Director at Contracommon Gallery in Bee Cave where she is also a studio member. She has shown work in Texas, Connecticut, and New York.