artist + organizer
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Work

Brianna Harlan is a multi-disciplinary artist who uses community organizing, participatory experience, and radical vulnerability to inquire and intervene on the effects of social norms and sociopolitical dynamics on health, intimacy, selfhood, and community. The work is shaped by social investigations that uncover the diverse nuances of sensitive topics and encourage moments of unpacking and connection. The experiences transfer into works that invite others to confront their own perspectives, habits, and conditioning. Brianna also works with self portraits, becoming a poster child for otherness and emotional struggle to process her own intersecting identities. The first step of her work is to break down the barriers of performative culture to reach a place that serves healing, connection, and discovery. Creative Motion: People x Knowledge x Art