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New York artist Charis J. Carmichael Braun juxtaposes biblical concepts of Creation and Redemption in her vivid illumination.

Isaiah 44:24

Deuteronomy 4:32

Isaiah 43:1



Charis Carmichael Braun


Artist Location: New York City

Curated by: 

Jonathon Roberts


Image by Giorgio Trovato

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This work is a conceptual color study for a series of larger works visualizing Christian doctrines. The series seeks to juxtapose concepts that, from a quasi-Lutheran point of view, encourage the combination of ideas that seem or can be construed to be antithetical, such as “life” and “death.” Based on the concepts of Creation and Redemption, this image is the first in the series.

This work was created for and shown in the Solus Christus Juried Art Exhibition (April 2010) at the dedication of the Chapel of the Christ at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota.

Other images developed in this context may include:



Life Passion/Ascension


Spark Notes

The Artist's Reflection

Charis J. Carmichael Braun grew up in New Ulm, MN. After a year as an exchange student in Switzerland (Gruezi, mittenand!), she earned her BA from Bethany Lutheran College and her MFA from the New York Academy of Art. She received a Juror's Award for her work in Representational Art in the 21st Century, University of Hawaii at Hilo, HI in 2015 and was chosen as a Sing For Hope Piano Artist in 2016. She has been published in PoetsArtists, The Huffington Post, and LINEA: The Artist's Voice.

As an arts administrator, she has focused on communications and publicity, having worked for the Edward Hopper House in Nyack, NY; The League Residency at Vyt (Art Students League of New York), and the New York Academy of Art. She has managed two galleries in New York City, and has served on the boards of two greater New York City not-for-profits: as a founding member of Spark and Echo Arts, and as President of the Alumni Association of the New York Academy of Art.

With her husband Andrew Braun, a woodworker, Charis lives and works in the Hudson Valley, New York.

Charis Carmichael Braun

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