Brandi Strickland (b. 1985) is a collage and mixed media artist living in Floyd, Virginia. She grew up in North Carolina and received a BA in Art from Queens University of Charlotte in 2007. Working from her home studio, Brandi creates small, detailed works of art combining collage, painting, and drawing. She runs a shop and blog called Paper Whistle and is a member of the WAFA Collective. Besides art, she enjoys living out in the country, cooking, gardening, and researching. She loves mail.
- One of my current favorite artists right now is Brandi Strickland. Each piece she does is something new, yet familiar and lovely.Art Milk
- Brandi Strickland’s collages are hyperreal explosions that remind us of two things: that the present is the culmination of everything that’s ever happened, and that everything new has already happened before....Her work condenses long periods of human history into short vignettes. In the title piece to her “Seed Stone” series, the Tower of Babel rises between dark industrial smoke stacks and bulbous, gray, futuristic spires that exist in a–perhaps not so distant–time where people probably have robots to do their hard work for them. Humanoid silhouettes litter landscapes, forests, and planets. The individual is nothing compared to the infinite, yet that individual is an integral part of the way that infinity is constructed. Each brick has its place. Chant Om.Cluster Mag
- Brandi Strickland is a mixed media and collage artist from nearby Charlotte, NC. Her work is so fun and quirky, and she’s one of my favorite artists right now.Need Supply Co.
- Though I was mesmerized by her works, I had a nebulous understanding of how she made them. I was shocked to hear that the majority, many so detailed that I assumed them to be digitally constructed, are made by hand. Strickland accidentally fell into mixed media collage by way of journaling. She didn’t set out to make this her “thing,” but the trajectory of her career speaks to the magic of letting small hobbies unfold into boundless passions.RVA Magazine
- Strickland’s exquisitely detailed collages show a healthy love of 1970s kitsch and rock ‘n’ roll album art as well as a propensity for off-kilter compositions and a great eye for color. Her collages have matured noticeably from her early beginnings only a few years ago, swiftly progressing from simple, small-scale cut-outs on paper to fully immersive landscapes made of painstakingly arranged bits and scraps that work close-up as a series of small ‘moments’ but are transformed into a dizzyingly powerful landscape when you step back.Sundance Channel Blog
- Wow. These pieces are just SO right on. So beautiful. Thank you Brandi Strickland…Mara Hoffman