Preston-Brame, Agnes

Agnes Preston-Brame was born in Budapest, Hungary.

She studied fine art in Europe (Desi Huber School of Art and Academy of Fine Art, Budapest), in Canada (Sir George Williams University, School of Arts, Montreal), Art Students’ League of New York, NY and in 1971 she earned a BFA (Summa Cum Laude) at NYU, New Paltz.

Since graduating she has been working as a professional artist and designer. Her career has been divided between painting, designing textiles for the home furnishing industry and interior design.

From 1973 until 1986 she had a freelance design studio for textiles and wallpaper (Agnes Preston, Inc) in New York City; designing for companies like: Schumacher, Lee Jofa, Stroheim, Kravet, Spectrum, among others.

After moving to Greensboro, NC in 1986 she spent a decade pursuing her painting career. She had several solo shows and participated in numerous group exhibits in local and regional galleries, as well as in other states, Canada and Hungary. Some of those venues were: Greensboro Artist’s League, Ann Compton Gallery, Green Hill Center for NC Art, Weatherspoon Art Museum, Elliott Art Gallery at UNCG, Greensboro, NC; Durham Art Guild, Durham, NC; Knoxville Museum of Art, TN; Ann Leonard Gallery, Woodstock, NY; Gallery 200 Columbus, OH; University of Georgia, Atlanta; Budapest Galeria, Hungary

In 1996 she established her interior design business Metamorphosis Design, LLC, which is still active.

Concurrently, from 2000 until 2009 she was creative director of Golding Fabrics, High Point, NC.

As a designer she has travelled extensively in the US, Asia and Europe.

For the past few years she has reduced the number of her design projects and she has been able to concentrate on her painting career.

Most recent shows:

    03/2019 – solo show at Ambleside Gallery, Greensboro, NC

    06/2018 – solo show at Central Gallery, Revolution Mill, Greensboro, NC

    12/2017 – invitational group at GreenHill Art Center, Greensboro, NC

    10/2017 – solo show at Ambleside Gallery, Greensboro, NC

    11/2016 – solo show at Ambleside Gallery, Greensboro, NC

Her paintings and drawings are in numerous private and corporate collections.

Represented by:    
Present Thyme, Roanoke, VA
Ambleside Gallery, Greensboro, NC


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