Collage Artist

Brandi Strickland

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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.

For prints and products: Society6,  SaatchiGalleray, & Little Paper Planes.

  • Brandi Strickland’s collages are a mixture of photographs, painting, and drawing. Exploring different themes, Strickland fills her compositions with people and textures, utilizing a lot of old, faded papers, and National Geographic-like magazines. Inner Space is a series about the galaxy and our world, examining topics such as overcrowding, our relationship to our planet, and our perception of space.
    Beautiful Decay
  • I bought “Mountain Brothers” and “Day Break,” and they make such a nice, complementary pairing. Currently, they are hanging on the wall above my bed.
    Louise, Minnesota
  • You name it, Brandi Strickland will make something out of it. Hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina, this talented young lady uses paint, pencils, cameras, magazine clippings, and so many more materials than one could possibly name here. The best part is that it all comes together in a perfect harmony of colour, texture, emotion and individuality. Brandi’s work is layers upon layers of beautiful colors, cut-outs and textures.
    Antler Mag
  • Brandi Strickland is a 25 year-old mixed-media and collage artist based out of Richmond, Virginia. Strickland’s compositions range from simple and impactful to sweepingly ambitious and hyper-detailed. Even while manipulating found images, Strickland manages to create enveloping, otherworldly landscapes. The interplay between images is often ingenious, but Strickland’s work moves far beyond cleverness. Rather, her pieces are passionate, heartfelt, and revelatory.
    It's Nice That
  • Yay for Paper Whistle! I had a problem with the post office and after Brandi did much investigation into the delivery issue, my print arrive in pristine condition. Such good customer service, I appreciate how much effort you made to make sure that I got my order :) I LOVE the print, it is even more beautiful than i imagined and makes me smile every time I see it.
    Sarah, Pennsylvania
  • 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