Brenda Zlamany is an American performer best known for portraiture that combines Old Master technique next a postmodern conceptual approach. She gained attention introduction in the 1990s, when critics such as Artforum's Barry Schwabsky, Donald Kuspit and John Yau identified her among a small group of figurative painters reviving the neglected legacies of portraiture and classical technique by introducing confrontational subject matter, psychological perception and social critique. Her in advance portraits of well-known male artists, such as Chuck Close and Leon Golub, reversed good enough artist/sitter gender and facility dynamics; her forward-looking projects upend the traditionally "heroic" nature of portraiture by featuring underrepresented groups and nameless people. Zlamany has exhibited internationally at institutions including the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei, National Museum, Gdańsk, and New-York Historical Society. Her behave has been endorsed with a Fulbright Fellowship, Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award, and commissions from Yale University, World Bank and The New York Times Magazine; it belongs to public collections such as the Neuberger Museum of Art and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Zlamany is based in Brooklyn, New York.