- TITLE: Flowers from the Sky Series
- SIZE: 16″ X 18″
- MEDIUM: Watercolor
- SIGNED: En Verso
Born in Guangdong Province, P.R. China in 1953, Brenda Louie is a California-based multidisciplinary artist who has exhibited in national and international museums and galleries since the late 1980s, including the Monterey Museum of Art, Oceanside Museum of Art, Crocker Museum of Art, Nelson Art Gallery at the University of California, Davis, Institute for East Asian Studies Gallery at University of California, Berkeley, the Center for Book Arts, Manhattan, as well as Zhejiang Art Museum, and Art and Design Gallery at Ningbo University, P.R. China.
Louie holds a Master of Arts degree in Drawing and Painting from California State University Sacramento (1991) and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Visual Arts from Stanford University (1993). While at Stanford, she trained with seminal artists David Hannah, Nathan Oliveira, and Frank Lobdell. Oliveira was particularly influential to her work as a mentor.
Since 1996, Louie has been a faculty member of the Art Department at California State University in Sacramento, and previously taught at the San Francisco Art Institute, Stanford University, and the University of California Davis. In the early part of her artistic career, she was the recipient of the Gordon Hampton Fellowship, the Robert Mondavi Fellowship, and the San Francisco Foundation’s Edwin A. and Adeline B. Cadogan Scholarship as well as awards and honors from Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commissions. Her work is housed in national and international collections, notably the Crocker Museum of Art, Sacramento, University of California, Davis, China Academy of Arts, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou, and Ningbo University, Zhejiang, P. R. China.