Brandi Twilley’s figurative paintings draw on powerful autobiographical memories. She repeatedly returns to subjects of significance from her childhood in Oklahoma, seeking to capture their essence in intimate renderings made with an accomplished painterly technique. Her work depicts both psychological states and the atmosphere of objects, activities and spaces.



Brandi Twilley was born in 1982 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. She received her MFA in 2011 from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

Her work has been exhibited at: Josh Lilley in London, UK; 1969 Gallery in New York City; Zero Gallery in Milan, Italy; the Museum of Sex in New York City; and Kate Werble Gallery in New York City; among others.

Three solo exhibitions of her work have taken place at Sargent’s Daughters in New York City.

Her work has been reviewed in: The New York Times; ARTFORUM; ARTnews; The Art Newspaper; The New Yorker; Artnet News; Time Out; The Observer; and Hyperallergic; among others.

Twilley lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.