Bio & Shows

Brandi Pfleider
Brandi Pfleider was born and raised in Texas, but she’s lived coast to coast.  She’s always been an artist; she says, “I was created to create.”  An artist and entrepreneur at heart, she recalls selling “funny faces” in 3rd grade.  In 4th grade she sold her first two oil paintings, the only ones she ever produced.  In junior high, she began making beaded jewelry pieces and selling them just as fast as she could make them.  In high school, she was commissioned for a portrait and, although she never took an art class, an art teacher asked her to paint a mural on the wall in the classroom.

After falling in love with the culture, scenery and colors of California, this self-taught artist has found her new home.  Brandi’s artwork is still continuing to evolve as she keeps challenging the limits of her art. While not always entirely possible to categorize her work, “contemporary art with an attitude” does seem to come close.

She has a passion for multimedia and up-cycling, but lately seems to be favoring work with gunpowder and smoke bombs!  Inspired by Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang, a gunpowder art video was sent to her by a close friend; it instantly ignited a spark deep within her soul.  She found the nice little burst of hell to be dark, edgy, dangerous, wickedly exciting, and a little sexy.  She immediately learned everything she could and began to ”be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire”.

When asked why gunpowder, she simply replies, “because I’m from Texas.” She lets out a giggle and you can see the fire in her eyes.

Current Shows

The Fall Show – Rancho Cordova City Hall – Rancho Cordova, CA – November-January

Solo Show: Famous Faces – Pronto’s Pizzeria – Folsom, CA – October-Present

Upcoming Events

Black and White Show – ACAI Gallery and Studios – Fair Oaks, CA – January 2019

Where to See Brandi’s Work

FSB Core Strategies – Midtown Sacramento, CA

Prontos’s Pizzeria – Folsom, CA

Waffle Experience – Folsom, CA

Law Office of Christopher Terrill – Rancho Cordova, CA

Rancho Cordova City Hall – Rancho Cordova, CA

Sacramento Fine Arts Center – Carmichael, CA

Memberships & Activities

2018 – Present Northern California Arts Inc. – President

2019 – Crocker Art Museum Member

2017 Northern California Arts Inc. – 2nd Vice President, Technology Director & Website Committee Chair, Head Website Committee Member

Sacramento Fine Arts Center – Gift Shop Committee Member

Past Shows


Petite Pleasures – Tim Collom Gallery – Sacramento, CA – December

Animalia – Tim Collom Gallery – Sacramento, CA – November

NCA Artist Standing – Sacramento Fine Arts Center – – Carmichael, CA – October

“Sky High: 100 Years at Mather” – “Ze Plane!” – Rancho Cordova City Hall – July-October

KVIE Live Art Auction – Sacramento, CA – October (Auction Sunday October 27th 3-3:30pm)

Milagro Featured Artist – Carmichael, CA – July-September

Solo Show: Flower Show – Pronto’s Pizzeria – Folsom, CA – August-September

Coast to Coast – Marin Society of Artists – September

Sac Open Studio Tour Preview at Verge – “Dance Like No One’s Watching II” – September

Sac Open Studio Tour and Demo – Fair Oaks, CA – September

Sips and Savors (solo show) – FSB Core Strategies – Sacramento, CA – August

Sac Open Studio Tour Preview at SFAC – “Under Tower Bridge” – August

Brushes and Brews – Old Republic Brewery, Rancho Cordova, CA – August 24, 2018

“Go Figure: Group Show” – Tim Collom Gallery – Sacramento, CA – July

California State Fair – Ruins of Cannery Row (Merit) – Sacramento, CA – July

In the Park – Egret, Who? – Rancho Cordova City Hall, Rancho Cordova, CA – April

30th Annual Decatur Fine Arts Exhibition – Decatur, GA – May

With Gusto – Featured Artist and Demo -ACAI Gallery Fair Oaks, CA – May

Gunpowder Demo – ACAI Gallery – Fair Oaks – May

Gunpowder Demo – Rocklin Event Center – Rocklin – May

BOB – 1st Friday Art Show – Sacramento, CA – May

Window Display – E-I-E-I-Oh No! – SFAC – May

Coldwell Banker 20th Annual Art Show – Sacramento, CA – April

Judging at Diamond Springs Art Association Spring Show  – Placerville, CA – April

Solo Show – Jimmy’s Barber Garage – Midtown Sacramento, CA – March-April

Patterns – Cave of Hands, Perception – Rancho Cordova City Hall – January -April

HODA Show – Sacramento Fine Arts Center

NCA Board Member Show – Bluecasso

Black & White Show (ACAI) – Do What Blows Your Skirt Up

Magnum Opus -Boulder Perspective (Honorable Mention) -SFAC- February

Rocklin Fine Arts Annual Juried Show – Egret, It’s 5 O’clock Somewhere, Tower Bridge – Rocklin Event Center, Rocklin, CA – February

SFAC Board Member Show – Cindercat, Crappie – Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Carmichael, CA

Animal House – Who? – Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Carmichael, CA


Fall Show – Dali V, Girl on Fire – Rancho Cordova City Hall, Rancho Cordova, CA

SFAC Foyer Gallery Solo Show – 18 pieces – Sacramento Fine Arts Center, Carmichael, CA

Gunpowder Painting Demo – Sacramento Fine Arts Center – November 11

Northern California Arts Board Member’s Show – Sacramento Fine Arts Center

Bold Expressions – Dali-Pop – Sacramento Fine Arts Center

Summer of Love – Jimi, Summer in the City – Rancho Cordova City Hall

Women Lawyers of Sacramento Art Fest (Beatnik Studios) – September

In the Style of the Old Masters – The Scream-ing Ukulele

One Breath at a Time – Be the Change

California State Fair – Call Me Maybe? (Merit)

Art Where the Wild Things Are – Gunpowder Crow (Selected for Live Auction)

Artistic Journey – Smoking at Tiffany’s (3rd Place), Perception (Merit)

What? You Call that Art?!? – Wine Time Mobile, Transformation

Aspiring Artist Debut – Smoked Tarpon (Webmaster’s Choice Award)


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