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Brian Bress

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Birthplace
Norfolk, VA

Birth year
1975

Lives in
Los Angeles

Website

Statement

born 1975, norfolk, VA.
Brian Bress is a Los Angeles based artist and filmmaker. He received his BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 1998 and his MFA from University of California, Los Angeles in 2006. His collages, photographs, videos and paintings have been exhibited in various group shows and film festivals in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York, including Spike and Mike's Festival of Animation, Black Maria Film Festival, New York Director's Club Biennial and The LA Weekly Biennial. In 2001, he created a pilot for MTV Animation Studios. Upcoming exhibitions include an October solo show at The University of Michigan, School of Art and Design, a group show in November at Cirrus Gallery in Los Angeles, and a project room in December at Angstrom Gallery in Los Angeles. Also Brian is currently working on an artist book to come out in 2007, published by 2nd Cannons Publications.

Biography

EDUCATION

2007    Skowhegan School of Painting and Drawing, Skowhegan, MA

2006    MFA, Painting & Drawing, University of California, Los Angeles
1998    BFA, Film/Animation/Video, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

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

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, Inmnan Gallery, Huston, TX
The Mystic's Circle, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA
Portugal Arte, Lisbon, Portugal (traveling to Depart Foundation, Rome)
In The Eyes of Lions, 533 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Video Art; Replay, 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><ART, Culver City, CA
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

SELECTED SCREENINGS

2009
The Young Pretenders, Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY

2007
Mini Mini Max, Under Cover, Appetite Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Vertical Hold, The Portrait Room, Ellensburg Film Festival, Ellensburg, WA
The Imminent Failure Show, Over and Over, Hard Job, UND#2 Art Fair, Karlsruhe, Germany
Video Day SXSW, Portrait Room, Over and Over, World Report, Hard Job, Brainquest, Okay Mountain Gallery, Austin, TX
The Imminent Failure Show, Over and Over, Hard Job, The Ice Factory, Chicago, IL
DigitalForum, Portrait Room, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
Neurotic Naturalism, Rock Cowboy, Monkeytown, Brooklyn, NY

2003
Prime Shorts -- The Best of 2003, The Hideout and the Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago, IL

1998
Spike and Mike's Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation, Karate Dick Boys, La Jolla, CA

CURATED EXHIBITIONS
2008
From Panic to Power!, Angstrom, Los Angeles, CA

2004
Magic Show, Hayworth Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2005
Dark Side of The Sun, Wight Gallery, UCLA


BIBLIOGRAPHY

Campagnola, Sonia. "Brian Bress," FlashArt.com, December 10, 2009.
Taubman, Lara. "Endless Summer," artnet, October 15, 2009.
Berardini, Andrew. "PICKS: Brian Bress," Artforum.com, October 1, 2009.
Pagel, David. "Brian Bress tells a story slowly and well," Los Angeles Times, September 25, 2009, p. D23.
Harvey, Doug. "Snips and Snails: Let The Fall Art Season Begin!", LA Weekly, September 10-16, 2009.
Krasinski, Jennifer. "Studio Visit: Behind the Scenes With Brian Bress," ArtinAmerica.com, September 9, 2009.
Berardini, Andrew. "Young L.A. Performers," Style and the Family Tunes, Issue 123, March 2009.
Bedford, Christopher. “Against the Grain,” Frieze, issue 119, Nov-Dec 2008.
Ollman, Leah. “A Show’s Artists in a State of Unrest,” Los Angeles Times, August 8, 2008.
Standish, Maude. "Brian Bress," Glitterati Magazine, No. 3, Summer 2008, p.30.
Taft, Catherine. California Video: Artists and Histories, Getty Publications, May 2008, pp. 54-57.
Ivison, Tim. “Brian Bress,” UBER / Ten by Ten, May 5, 2007.
Ollman, Leah. “Ambiguity is essence of 'Beyond Image,” Los Angeles Times, April 14, 2007, p. E8.
Holte, Michael Ned. “Reviews: Los Angeles, Brian Bress,” Artforum, March 2007, pp.325-326.
Roth, Charlene. “Naïve Set Theory: Brian Bress, Julie Lequin, Jennifer Sullivan and Ami Tallman’ at Cirrus Gallery,” Artweek, January-February 2007.
Dawson, Jessica. “A California 'Landslide' Cascades Into Addison/Ripley” Washington Post, December 23, 2006.
Kennon, Brian. "Television could be much better: Brian Bress," NY Arts Magazine, November–December 2006.
Russel, Christopher. “Kennon’s Cannons, Labor of Love Begets Publishing House,” Artillery, November 2006, p. 22.
Register, Craig. “Sometimes You Are Just A Hat,” RC News, Fall 2006, p.13.
Myers, Holly. "The master and his followers," Los Angeles Times, March 31, 2006, p. E25.
Taft, Catherine. “Critics’ Picks: Rough Trade”, Artforum.com, May 2006.
Harvey, Doug. "State of Emergence, Undiscovered cracks in the art-world infrastructure: a catalog," LA Weekly, October 28, 2005, pp. 46-47.
Frank, Peter. “Magic Show: curated by Brian Bress,” Artcircles.org, AC #3, Winter 2004-2005.
Camper, Fred. “Anti-Spacesuit: The Dirty Future,” Chicago Reader, September 5, 2003, p. 33.
“Two Scenes From a Party”, Cover image, Chicago Review, Volume 49, Number 1, Spring 2003.
Susman, Gary. “Spike and Mike’s Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation,” Village Voice, January 27, 1999.

Recent Exhibits

Brian Bress participated in these exhibits:

Jul, 2013 Brian Bress, Matt Connors, Mari Eastman, Nathan Mabry, T. Kelly Mason
Cherry and Martin
 
May, 2013 The Scandalized Mask
Josh Lilley Gallery
 
May, 2013 The Scandalized Mask
Josh Lilley Gallery
 
May, 2013 Artisti in residenza #3. Studio Shows
Macro - Museum of Contemporary Arts
 
Nov, 2012 Raze; Revert; Repeat
Pepin Moore
 
Sep, 2012 This Was Funny Yesterday
CCS Gallery_ University of California, Santa Barbara
 
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