Braydee Euliss

Muncie native and GFAF Gallery Manager, Braydee Euliss received her Sculpture BFA from Ball State University in 2011. Today, her various curatorial endeavors foster a supportive and engaging environment for local, emerging artists. Generally, her artistic practice, though often sporadic, begins with found/everyday objects and attempts to redirect the viewer’s perception of their function and aesthetic or intrinsic value.

GFAF is the first committed stockist of  WORN, a jewelry line launched in 2014 by the artist. Her sculpture background informs both her design and production processes. The collection draws inspiration from natural, raw, and industrial materials. Found or salvaged components are frequently incorporated in her pieces, rendering each a one-of-a-kind or limited edition design. Her commitment to quality and wearability ensures that each piece is completed by the artist in her studio.

Spring of 2014, GFAF featured her first post-grad body of work, Case Studies. This exploratory work investigates institutional methods of 3-dimensional display. The pedestal, the vitrine, and various incarnations of both have been designed to unobtrusively showcase other objects. Case Studies asks the viewer to acknowledge the contextual framework of display and reconsider its furniture as a medium that filters our perception of what is contained within.

Euliss has participated in numerous solo and group exhibits, including Select Fair in Miami, FL; Contexture at the Marshall J. Gardner Center for the Arts in Miller, IN; 19th, 21st, and 23rd Minnetrista Annual; 73rd , 74th & 75th Annual Student Art Shows (BSU); Art for Change: Reclaim, Reuse, Renew, Atrium Gallery (BSU); and the Whitewater Valley Annual at IU East, Richmond, IN and several group shows, including the Monkey Thunder series, and Bodega at the Murphy Arts Building, Indianapolis, IN. The artist was selected for the Art Faculty Award for Outstanding Senior Art Student at BSU in 2010. Other awards include the Muncie Art Students League Annual BSU Student Art Award in 2009 and the Lucia Mysch Scholarship Award in 2009.