Brian Bress was born 1975 in Norfolk, VA

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

 

 

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

2018

Brian Bress. Josh Lilley Gallery. London.

2017

In the Box: Brian Press. Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA.

Brian Bress: In lieu of Flowers Send Memes. Cherry and Martin. Los Angeles, CA.

2016

Solo exhibition, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA, January 16 - March 12, 2016

2013

Brian Bress, MACRO, Rome, Italy

Brian Bress. Galería Marta Cervera, Madrid

 

2012

Interventions: Brian Bress. Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara,CA

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

 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

Mark Leckey: Containers and Their Drivers. MoMa PS1. NY

Comercial Break. Public Art Fund 40th Anniversary Exhibition. Times Square. NY

Screens: Virtual Material. deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Boston, MA.

2016

Biennale of Moving Images 2016. Centre D'Art Contemporain Geneve, Switzerland.

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, 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. LAX Art, Los Angeles, CA

 

2010

Underground Pop. Parrish Art Museum, South Hampton, NY (catalog)

cut/PASTE: Collage as Methodology in Contemporary Video. POST, Los Angeles, CA

Portugal Arte. Lisbon, Portugal

do I know you. Inman Gallery, Houston, TX

The Mystic’s Circle. Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA

In The Eyes of Lions. 533 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

Video Art: Replay, Part III: 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 (catalog)

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. 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

 

 

SELECTED SCREENINGS

2011

Optic Nerve XIII, It’s Been a Long Day and Alone. Museum of Contemporary Art, Miami, FL

FAST-FORWARD II: A Screening of Contemporary Video Art, It’s Been a Long DaySanta Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA

The View from Out There: Southern California Video Art, Creative Ideas for Every Season, The Outhouse Artist Resource, Ridgewood, NY

 

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

 

 

EXHIBITIONS CURATED

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

 

 

BIBLIOGAPHY

2012

The Art That Was, and Continues to Be. Joseph Woodard. Scene Magazine, December 28, 2012 - January 3. 2013, pp. 46-47.

Photography is Magic! Exhibition catalog, Charlotte Cotton. Daegu Photo Biennale 2012, pp. 48-51.

Brian Bress: Children’s TV shows and trompe l’oeil. Sarah-Neel Smith. Frieze.

June-August 2012, no 148, p. 170- 171.

Brian Bress. Travis Diehl. Artforum, April 2012, vol. 50, no. 8, p. 220.

Meet Los Angeles- Based Artist and Filmmaker Brian Bress. Marta Jecu. Kaleidoscope.

Spring 2012, Issue 14. p. 42.

Brian Bress. Jody Zellen. Artillery, March 2012.

Brian Bress. Andrew Berardini .Art Review, March 2012, Issue 57, pp. 126-127.

Brian Bress. Doug Harvey. Art in America. March 2012.

Glimpses: Octopi and Other Loves, an Interview with Brian Bress. Stephanie Washburn. Zócalo Public

Square, February 24, 2012. 2012.

Continuing and Recommended. Michael Shaw. ArtScene, February 20, 2012.

Brian Bress. Genevieve Yue. Artforum.com CRITICS PICKS, January 30, 2012.

The Edge of a New Frontier. Peter Plagens. The Wall Street Journal, January 24, 2012.

Brian Bress. Wacky Videos Starring Scary Puppets and Gene Kelly. Catherine Wagley. LA Weekly,

January 19, 2012.

The Piercing Eye of the Camera. David Pagel. Los Angeles Times, January 12, 2012.

 

2011

Eight Reasons Why L.A. Art Is the Way it Is. Catherine Wagley. LA Weekly, September 22, 2011.

Videos intrigue, inform in Stagecraft at the USF Contemporary Art Museum. Lennie Bennett. St. Petersberg. Times, tampabay.com, August 28, 2011.

Memoirs of Ourselves Watching TV: The Disconcertingly Real Work of Brian Bress. Andrew Berardini. Mousse, February 2011, pp. 78-85.

 

2010

Fraulein Wurst unter Palmen. Silke Hohmann. MONOPOL, December 2, 2010.

Los Angeles Takes the Show. Phil Tarley. Fabrik.com, December 2010.

Playing at Work: Interview with Brian Bress. Andrew Berardini. ARTslant, November 2010.

Pop Goes the Underground. Jennifer Landes. The East Hampton Star, September 23, 2010.

The Allure of the Homespun in the Maw of the Digital Age. Ken Johnson. New York Times, September 2, 2010.

No soup cans in this Pop Art. Steve Parks. Long Island Newsday, August 11, 2010.

’Underground Pop’ exhibition opens at Parrish Art Museum. The East Hampton Press and The Southampton Press, August 10, 2010.

’Underground Pop’ New Exhibition at Parrish Art Museum. Hamptons.com, August 2, 2010.

 

2009

Brian Bress. Sonia Campagnola. Flash Art, online, December 10, 2009.

Endless Summer. Lara Taubman. artnet, October 15, 2009.

PICKS: Brian Bress. Andrew Berardini. Artforum, online, October 1, 2009.

Brian Bress tells a story slowly and well. David Pagel. Los Angeles Times, September 25, 2009, p. D23.

Snips and Snails: Let The Fall Art Season Begin!. Doug Harvey. LA Weekly, September 10-16, 2009.

Studio Visit: Behind the Scenes With Brian Bress. Jennifer Krasinski. Art in America, online, September 9, 2009.

Young L.A. Performers. Andrew Berardini. Style and the Family Tunes, Issue 123,

March 2009, pp. 122-127.

 

2008

Against the Grain. Christopher Bedford. Frieze, issue 119, Nov-Dec 2008.

A Show’s Artists in a State of Unrest. Leah Ollman. Los Angeles Times, August 8, 2008.

Brian Bress. Maude Standish. Glitterati Magazine, No. 3, Summer 2008, p.30.

 

2007

Brian Bress. Tim Ivison. UBER / Ten by Ten, May 5, 2007.

Ambiguity is essence of ‘Beyond Image. Leah Ollman. Los Angeles Times, April 14, 2007, p. E8.

Ned. Reviews: Los Angeles, Brian Bress. Michael Holte. Artforum, March 2007, pp.325-326.

Naïve Set Theory: Brian Bress, Julie Lequin, Jennifer Sullivan and Ami Tallman’ at

CirrusGallery. Charlene Roth. Artweek January-February 2007.

 

2006

A California ‘Landslide’ Cascades Into Addison/Ripley. Jessica Dawson. Washington Post,

December 23, 2006.

Cherry and Martin. 

Television could be much better: Brian Bress. Brian Kennon. NY Arts Magazine,

November–December 2006.

Kennon’s Cannons, Labor of Love Begets Publishing House. Christopher Russel. Artillery,

Nov. 2006, p. 22.

Sometimes You Are Just A Hat. Craig Register. RC News, Fall 2006, p.13.

The master and his followers. Holly Myers. Los Angeles Times, March 31, 2006, p. E25.

Critics’ Picks: Rough Trade. Catherine Taft. Artforum.com, May 2006.

 

2005

State of Emergence, Undiscovered cracks in the art-world infrastructure: a catalog. Doug Harvey. LA Weekly, October 28, 2005, pp. 46-47.

Magic Show: curated by Brian Bress. Peter Frank. Artcircles.org, AC #3, Winter 2004-2005.

 

2003

Anti-Spacesuit: The Dirty Future. Fred Camper. Chicago Reader, September 5, 2003, p. 33.

Two Scenes From a Party. Cover image, Chicago Review, Volume 49, Number 1, Spring 2003.

 

1999

Spike and Mike’s Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation. Gary Susman. Village Voice,

January 27, 1999.