Céline Browning

I am an artist, art writer and educator born and raised in Chicago, currently based in Grand Rapids. Using the vocabulary of surrealism and pop-art, I deconstruct, combine, and repurpose familiar functional objects, creating an uncanny visual language that reimagines what these objects signify. I am inspired by the diaristic capacity of everyday items; even the most mundane things have the ability to reveal personal, social, and inter-relational truths about their users. Many of my recent projects are moored in a sense of local history, using objects as portraits of an individual or a community.