Brandi was born in NYC in 1960. As a child she was taken to protests and marches in NYC and Washington, DC, learning to proudly fight against social injustices and advocate for human rights through her art. After college with a BFA from Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers, Brandi became art director of Tower Records, NYC. She traveled the world training others to make 3D displays. Then for 30+ years, she operated her own company and made custom 3D displays for the record industry, The Howard Stern Show and FAO Schwarz while showing her fine art in galleries and museums.
A proud Pop Artist with an interest in history, Brandi makes 3D art, takes photographs, makes drawings and constructs wreaths. Drawing has always been the foundation of her artwork. Her line drawings have appeared in magazines, newspapers and books for 40 years. She has 3 published books featuring her drawings to date.
As an environmental art activist, Brandi illustrates climate change based on science and concern about the planet in her artwork. Brandi addresses the issues of social injustice in her “Scenes From The Attic” series. Her Tat Art is an homage to the history of traditional American tattoos. She has blown-up these classic designs large-scale and 3D. This scale spills into her billboard and public art.
And after amassing a huge Vintage Christmas Ornament collection, Merolla began constructing them into one of a kind wreaths. It’s a departure from politics and they are masterfully assembled with attention to detail.