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Brian Bress

Education
2007 Skowhegan School of Painting and Drawing, Skowhegan, ME
2006 MFA, Painting & Drawing, University of California, Los Angeles
1998 BFA, Film/Animation/Video, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence

Solo Exhibitions
2017
Solo Exhibition, Josh Lilley, London, Upcoming April 2017
Brian Bress: The Desmond Six55 5th Avenue, New York, NY

2016
In the Box: Brian Bress, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
Brian Bress: Make Your Own Friends, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Brian Bress: Make Your Own Friends, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO
Brian Bress, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA

2015
Brian Bress: A Toyota's a Toyota, Los Angeles Nomadic Division at The Desmond, Los Angeles, CA
Brian Bress: Make Your Own Friends, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT. Travels to Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO, January 2016.

2014
You Can't Sleep on a Door, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA

2013
Brian Bress: Idiom (Brian, Raffi, Britt), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Brian Bress, Museo d'arte contemporanea Roma, Rome, Italy
Brian Bress, Galeria Marta Cevera, Madrid, Spain

2012
Interventions: Brian Bress, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara,CA
Brian Bress: Status Report, New Museum, New York, NY
Under Performing, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA

2011
Creative Ideas for Every Season, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT
Creative Ideas for Every Season, Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

2009
The Royal Box, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA

2007
Project Room, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, NY
Pardon Me, Angstrom Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2006
Sometimes You Are Just A Hat, RC Art Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

2003
Brian Bress: New Drawings, Open-End Gallery, Chicago, IL

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016
Moving Image Biennial, Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
Hydroponic Forms, Galerie Ampersand, Cologne, Germany
Painting2 , Espacio 1414, Puerto Rico

2015
Dopplegänging, Work|Release, Norfolk, VA
SECOND WAVE: Aesthetics of 80s in Today's Contemporary Art, Culver Center of the Arts / Sweeney Art Gallery, Riverside, CA
San Diego Collects, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
PLAY: Process, Activism, Subversion, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
Mark Leckey: UniAddDumThs, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland
Personalities: Fantasy and Identity in Photography and New Media, Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, CA

2014
Mark Leckey: Lending Enchantment to Vulgar Materials, WIELS Centre d’Art Contemporain, Brussels, Belgium
Sniff the Space Flat on Your Face, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA
Another Cats Show, 356 Mission, Los Angeles, CA
OK Great THANKS this is SO RIDICULOUS, ACME., Los Angeles, CA
Mark Leckey: UniAddDumThs, Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York, NY
Left Coast: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

2013
Pop Culture: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ
Brian Bress, Matt Connors, Mari Eastman, Nathan Mabry, T. Kelly Mason, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA
The Scandalized Mask, Josh Lilley Gallery, London, UK
The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things, curated by Mark Leckey, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, United Kingdom. Traveled to De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-sea, East Sussex, United Kingdom

2012
Raze; Revert; Repeat, Pepin Moore, Los Angeles, CA
This Was Funny Yesterday, College of Creative Studies at UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA
Photography is Magic!, Daegu Photo Biennial 2012, Daegu, South Korea
Four by Four: Collector Series, University of Denver, Victoria H. Myhren Gallery, Denver, CO

2011
Future Present: Five Artists, Five Weeks, Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, TX
Stagecraft, curated by David Norr, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL
Object Orientation: Bodies and/as Things, Cerritos College Art Gallery, Norwalk, CA
Staff Curated Video Show, LA>
2010
Underground Pop, Parrish Art Museum, South Hampton, NY (catalog)
cut/PASTE: Collage as Methodology in Contemporary Video, POST, Los Angeles, CA
do I know you, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
The Mystic's Circle, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA
Portugal Arte, Lisbon, Portugal
In The Eyes of Lions, 533 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Video Art: Replay, Part 3: Ludicrous, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

2009
"Now that I'm by myself," she says, "I'm not by myself, which is good", DiverseWorks, Houston, TX
COMMUNE, Black and White Gallery, New York, NY
FIRST SHOW, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA
LA Woman, Hanes Art Gallery, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC

2008
Young Curators, New Ideas, Bond Street Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Free Love Gods, Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland, OR
Party Favors, Bonelli Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
Against The Grain, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
California Video: Artists and Histories, Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Living Room Paintings, Bucket Rider Gallery, Chicago, IL

2007
Rear/View, Freight + Volume, New York, NY
Stalemate, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University School of Arts, New York, NY
Brian Bress & Ruby Stiler, Sunday L.E.S. Gallery, New York, NY
Trudi, Rental Gallery, New York, NY
Machine Imaginaire, Lisa Boyle Gallery, Chicago, IL
Distinctive Messengers, Curated by Simon Watson and Craig Hensala, House of Campari, Los Angeles, CA
Big Secret Cache, Angstrom Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Beyond Image, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
Kairos!, Kantor / Feuer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2006
Landslide: Works by Emerging California Artists, Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington, DC
Naïve Set Theory, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
i know you, but you don't know me, Fette’s Gallery, Culver City, CA
Greater LA MFA Exhibition and Screening, California State University, Long Beach, CA
One Shot 100x100, LA>Chain Letter, High Energy Constructs, Los Angeles, CA
Supersonic 2006, L.A. Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Ecolux: Art in the Light of Ecology, Lightbox, Los Angeles, CA
Just My Funny Way of Laughing, South La Brea Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Soft-Boiled Wonderland, I-5 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Boat Show, High Energy Constructs, Los Angeles, CA
Rough Trade, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Latest Fiction, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
State of Emergence, LA Weekly Biennial, Track 16, Santa Monica, CA

2005
Untitled Play About Gravity by Krysten Cunningham, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, offsite performance, Los Angeles, CA
Character Traits, I-5 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Exhibition #9 - Some Romantic Landscape, Champion Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA

2003
Anti-Spacesuit: The Dirty Future, G1 Gallery, Chicago, IL

2001
Fellows' Invitational, Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA

1999
Young Guns NYC Biennial, The Art Directors Club of New York, New York, NY

Screens: Virtual Material, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Boston, MA
1 October 2017

In Lieu of Flowers Send Memes, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA
1 May 2017 – 1 June 2017

Baltimore Museum of Art, public commission, Baltimore, MD
12 February 2017 – 10 September 2017

Commercial Break, Public Art Fund 40th Anniversary exhibition, Times Square, New York, NY
6 February 2017 – 5 March 2017

Solo exhibition of The Desmond Six, , Time Equities Inc. Art-in-Buildings, New York, NY
29 September 2016 – 1 March 2017

In The Box: Brian Bress, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
15 September 2016 – 7 May 2017

Painting2, Espacio 1414, Puerto Rico
28 April 2016 – 24 March 2017

Works Biography News

Brian Bress

Education
2007 Skowhegan School of Painting and Drawing, Skowhegan, ME
2006 MFA, Painting & Drawing, University of California, Los Angeles
1998 BFA, Film/Animation/Video, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence

Solo Exhibitions
2017
Solo Exhibition, Josh Lilley, London, Upcoming April 2017
Brian Bress: The Desmond Six55 5th Avenue, New York, NY

2016
In the Box: Brian Bress, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
Brian Bress: Make Your Own Friends, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA
Brian Bress: Make Your Own Friends, Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO
Brian Bress, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA

2015
Brian Bress: A Toyota's a Toyota, Los Angeles Nomadic Division at The Desmond, Los Angeles, CA
Brian Bress: Make Your Own Friends, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT. Travels to Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, CO, January 2016.

2014
You Can't Sleep on a Door, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA

2013
Brian Bress: Idiom (Brian, Raffi, Britt), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Brian Bress, Museo d'arte contemporanea Roma, Rome, Italy
Brian Bress, Galeria Marta Cevera, Madrid, Spain

2012
Interventions: Brian Bress, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara,CA
Brian Bress: Status Report, New Museum, New York, NY
Under Performing, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA

2011
Creative Ideas for Every Season, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT
Creative Ideas for Every Season, Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

2009
The Royal Box, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA

2007
Project Room, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, NY
Pardon Me, Angstrom Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2006
Sometimes You Are Just A Hat, RC Art Gallery, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

2003
Brian Bress: New Drawings, Open-End Gallery, Chicago, IL

Selected Group Exhibitions
2016
Moving Image Biennial, Centre d'Art Contemporain Genève, Geneva, Switzerland
Hydroponic Forms, Galerie Ampersand, Cologne, Germany
Painting2 , Espacio 1414, Puerto Rico

2015
Dopplegänging, Work|Release, Norfolk, VA
SECOND WAVE: Aesthetics of 80s in Today's Contemporary Art, Culver Center of the Arts / Sweeney Art Gallery, Riverside, CA
San Diego Collects, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
PLAY: Process, Activism, Subversion, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
Mark Leckey: UniAddDumThs, Kunsthalle Basel, Switzerland
Personalities: Fantasy and Identity in Photography and New Media, Palm Springs Art Museum in Palm Desert, CA

2014
Mark Leckey: Lending Enchantment to Vulgar Materials, WIELS Centre d’Art Contemporain, Brussels, Belgium
Sniff the Space Flat on Your Face, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA
Another Cats Show, 356 Mission, Los Angeles, CA
OK Great THANKS this is SO RIDICULOUS, ACME., Los Angeles, CA
Mark Leckey: UniAddDumThs, Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York, NY
Left Coast: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara, CA

2013
Pop Culture: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Mana Contemporary, Jersey City, NJ
Brian Bress, Matt Connors, Mari Eastman, Nathan Mabry, T. Kelly Mason, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA
The Scandalized Mask, Josh Lilley Gallery, London, UK
The Universal Addressability of Dumb Things, curated by Mark Leckey, Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham, United Kingdom. Traveled to De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-sea, East Sussex, United Kingdom

2012
Raze; Revert; Repeat, Pepin Moore, Los Angeles, CA
This Was Funny Yesterday, College of Creative Studies at UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA
Photography is Magic!, Daegu Photo Biennial 2012, Daegu, South Korea
Four by Four: Collector Series, University of Denver, Victoria H. Myhren Gallery, Denver, CO

2011
Future Present: Five Artists, Five Weeks, Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, TX
Stagecraft, curated by David Norr, University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL
Object Orientation: Bodies and/as Things, Cerritos College Art Gallery, Norwalk, CA
Staff Curated Video Show, LA>
2010
Underground Pop, Parrish Art Museum, South Hampton, NY (catalog)
cut/PASTE: Collage as Methodology in Contemporary Video, POST, Los Angeles, CA
do I know you, Inman Gallery, Houston, TX
The Mystic's Circle, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA
Portugal Arte, Lisbon, Portugal
In The Eyes of Lions, 533 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Video Art: Replay, Part 3: Ludicrous, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

2009
"Now that I'm by myself," she says, "I'm not by myself, which is good", DiverseWorks, Houston, TX
COMMUNE, Black and White Gallery, New York, NY
FIRST SHOW, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA
LA Woman, Hanes Art Gallery, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC

2008
Young Curators, New Ideas, Bond Street Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Free Love Gods, Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland, OR
Party Favors, Bonelli Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA
Against The Grain, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
California Video: Artists and Histories, Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Living Room Paintings, Bucket Rider Gallery, Chicago, IL

2007
Rear/View, Freight + Volume, New York, NY
Stalemate, LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University School of Arts, New York, NY
Brian Bress & Ruby Stiler, Sunday L.E.S. Gallery, New York, NY
Trudi, Rental Gallery, New York, NY
Machine Imaginaire, Lisa Boyle Gallery, Chicago, IL
Distinctive Messengers, Curated by Simon Watson and Craig Hensala, House of Campari, Los Angeles, CA
Big Secret Cache, Angstrom Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Beyond Image, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
Kairos!, Kantor / Feuer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2006
Landslide: Works by Emerging California Artists, Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington, DC
Naïve Set Theory, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
i know you, but you don't know me, Fette’s Gallery, Culver City, CA
Greater LA MFA Exhibition and Screening, California State University, Long Beach, CA
One Shot 100x100, LA>Chain Letter, High Energy Constructs, Los Angeles, CA
Supersonic 2006, L.A. Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Ecolux: Art in the Light of Ecology, Lightbox, Los Angeles, CA
Just My Funny Way of Laughing, South La Brea Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Soft-Boiled Wonderland, I-5 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Boat Show, High Energy Constructs, Los Angeles, CA
Rough Trade, Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Latest Fiction, Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
State of Emergence, LA Weekly Biennial, Track 16, Santa Monica, CA

2005
Untitled Play About Gravity by Krysten Cunningham, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, offsite performance, Los Angeles, CA
Character Traits, I-5 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Exhibition #9 - Some Romantic Landscape, Champion Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA

2003
Anti-Spacesuit: The Dirty Future, G1 Gallery, Chicago, IL

2001
Fellows' Invitational, Hudson D. Walker Gallery, Fine Arts Work Center, Provincetown, MA

1999
Young Guns NYC Biennial, The Art Directors Club of New York, New York, NY

News
Screens: Virtual Material, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Boston, MA
1 October 2017

In Lieu of Flowers Send Memes, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA
1 May 2017 – 1 June 2017

Baltimore Museum of Art, public commission, Baltimore, MD
12 February 2017 – 10 September 2017

Commercial Break, Public Art Fund 40th Anniversary exhibition, Times Square, New York, NY
6 February 2017 – 5 March 2017

Solo exhibition of The Desmond Six, , Time Equities Inc. Art-in-Buildings, New York, NY
29 September 2016 – 1 March 2017

In The Box: Brian Bress, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA
15 September 2016 – 7 May 2017

Painting2, Espacio 1414, Puerto Rico
28 April 2016 – 24 March 2017