Karen Hochman Brown

Portrait Project, 2019

Friday, April 26, 7-8pm. Room 206

Karen Hochman Brown turns the visages of her subjects into unique digitally synthesized artworks. Using the model of a music synthesizer, the software Hochman Brown employs is able to read visual information from a photograph in the same way a music synthesizer interprets a series of notes. The artist creates custom virtual-paintbrushes, changing settings of endless parameters that react to the visual reference. The resulting portraits are lively and colorful. 

In addition to taking live commissions all weekend, Hochman Brown is creating a portrait performance event where she challenges herself to create as Many portraits as she can in an hour’s time. To accomplish this feat, she is inviting the public to submit a selfie in advance of the event and be part of this project.