AM DeBrincat is a Maltese American painter based in Brooklyn, New York. Her work blends oil paint, digital photography, and printmaking into layered paintings that explore a person’s online constructed identity and offline life. DeBrincat’s signature mixed-media paintings embrace strangeness and offer beauty in its unexpected approach to figurative painting. Each painting contains a woman figure which is composed of a digital photograph, and the face of each figure is isolated from the photo, leaving a negative space which DeBrincat fills with a lush, oil-painted rendering of the face. The result is intensified when the viewer feels like they’re entering a silent, colorful, masquerade ball. In addition to her unique mix of digital archives and traditional painting techniques, she adds contrast with her painted backgrounds.
AM DeBrincat was born in San Francisco, California and studied literature and art at the Universidad de Sevilla and the University of Oregon. She received her Master of Fine Arts degree from Parson the New School for Design in New York City.