Brianna Lamar is an artist & designer from Ojai, California working in fine art, jewelry & textile surface design. She holds a degree in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC where she spent one year abroad studying at Polimoda in Florence, Italy. She works from intuition, inspired by Nature and the inner dimensions of Dreamtime. Sometimes playful, sometimes seductive, always mystical, her style is lush and feminine, suffused with a dark edge yet informed by a masculine sense of minimalism.
In January 2014 Brianna founded her namesake jewelry label of modern adornments for men and women and sold in many outlets and was listed in the Not Just A Label Designer Directory until retiring her label in April 2018. From March 2016 - March 2017 she ran her own weekend art & design gallery in downtown Ojai, CA where she sold her own art and jewelry along with a few select local artists she represented.
Brianna currently works for Patagonia as a Textile Designer.
< textile design >
Authentic, Artistic, Fashion-Forward Textile Surface Designs.
I combine the artistry of hand-work with the precision of computer software to create original, bold, compelling, charming and versatile surface print designs for the textile industry.
I am also available for collaborations and commissioned work. I can create two-way and multi-directional prints, in full repeat if needed. Conversationals, Coordinates, Florals, Geometrics & Stripes. Please email [email protected]
Visit my Linked In profile to view my work experience.
< art >
"My artwork is an exploration of the realm of the Lucid Lush™,
an infinitely expanding visionary dreamtime space unfolding as the multi-dimensional expression of beauty."
Lucid is the dreamer in the Lush and lulling land.....seeking the voice that speaks through her own hand....
My art process is personal and poetic, thoughtful and intuitive, passionate and meditative. My subject consists of shapes, lines, and colors emerging as forms and symbols to express the mythical, sensual, spiritual, provocative, playful and ever-present unfoldment of being. By allowing the authentic quality of the media to work through me, the lucid lush™ experience comes alive through brush and pen, engaging the viewer into the visceral act of painting and drawing.....an act of the dreaming divine...the dance of the lucid line™.
lush - fluid - visceral - spatial
< design >
My world is experienced in two ways simultaneously: through the sensory and the symbolical. My work explores the interwoven dimensions of form and symbolism, construction and connection, beauty and invocation. The Natural Universe is my greatest inspiration, offering the purest insight into the depth and complexity of this creative communion of form, beauty and design with function, purpose and meaning. My design process is intuitive like my art process, however the approach is more structural and engineered according to the application.
modern - rooted - dimensional - ethereal
Polimoda Summer Knitwear Program, Prato, Italy 2004
Fashion Institute of Technology, NYC & Polimoda, Florence, Italy 2002-2004
AAS Degree in Fashion Design
Fashion Industry Work Experience:
Textile Designer at Patagonia - Kids & Baby
Freelance Textile Designer for startup organic baby clothing company
Freelance Textile Designer for Patagonia - designed for mens category
Associate Textile Designer at Patagonia - designed for kids & baby category
Studio Assistant at Stewart & Brown - organic womenswear
Intern at Linda Loudermilk - eco-couture womenswear
Art Gallery Representation:
Elizabeth Gordon Gallery in Santa Barbara, CA - 2007-2010
Ojai Celebrates Art III Exhibit October 7 - December 31, 2010
Ojai Valley Museum, Ojai, CA
Buenaventura Art Association 2nd Annual Watercolor & Aqua Media Open Competition Sept 14-Nov 6, 2010
Pancakes & Booze Art Show Sept 10th, 2010
Los Angeles, CA
Ojai Celebrates Art II Oct. 17 - Nov. 22, 2009
Ojai Valley Museum, Ojai, CA
Buenaventura Gallery Open Art Competition Jan. 16 - Feb. 3, 2007
Art in the Canyon August 2005
Matilija Canyon, Ojai, CA
Feminine Forces Jan. - Feb. 2006
Farmer and the Cook, Ojai, CA