Prilla Smith Brackett is known for working with landscape conceptually, depicting more than a description of a place.
Brackett has exhibited throughout eastern US including a solo show traveling to 8 venues in New England and the mid-Atlantic States. Other venues include DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, MA, National Academy of Sciences, DC, The Art Complex Museum, MA, and Hanoi Contemporary Art Center, Vietnam. Her work is in the collections of Harvard University Art Museums, New Britain Museum of American Art, Danforth Art Museum, Worcester Art Museum, and the National Museum of Women in the Arts.
Her honors include a finalist award in painting from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and the Ragdale Foundation, an award & residency at the Ucross Foundation, an Earthwatch Artist award in Madagascar, and a fellowship in painting at the Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College.
Born in New Orleans, Brackett has social science degrees from Sarah Lawrence College and the University of California/Berkeley. She earned her MFA in drawing & painting from the University of Nebraska/Lincoln. She added printmaking to her practice in 2003. Brackett lives and works in Boston, MA.