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Brian Bress was born 1975 in Norfolk, VA, USA

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA, USA





Skowhegan School of Painting and Drawing, Skowhegan, MA, USA



MFA, Painting & Drawing, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA



BFA, Film/Animation/Video, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI, USA


Solo Exhibitions


Brian Bress. Josh Lilley Gallery, London, UK


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

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


Solo exhibition, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA, USA


Brian Bress, MACRO, Rome, Italy

Brian Bress. Galería Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain



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

Status Report. New Museum, New York, NY, USA

Under Performing. Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA, USA



Creative Ideas for Every Season. Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT, USA

Creative Ideas for Every Season. Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, USA



The Royal Box. Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA, USA



Project Room. Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Pardon Me. Angstrom Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA



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



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



Group Exhibitions


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

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

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


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


Raze; Revert; Repeat, Pepin Moore, Los Angeles, CA, USA

This Was Funny Yesterday. College of Creative Studies at UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA, USA

Photography is Magic. Daegu Photo Biennial 2012, Daegu, Korea

Four by Four: Collector Series. University of Denver, Victoria H. Myhren Gallery, Denver, CO, USA



Future Present: Five Artists, Five Weeks. Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, TX, USA

Stagecraft, curated by David Norr. University of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum, Tampa, FL, USA

Object Orientation: Bodies and/as Things. Cerritos College Art Gallery, Norwalk, CA, USA

Staff Curated Video Show. LAX Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA



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

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

Portugal Arte. Lisbon, Portugal

do I know you. Inman Gallery, Houston, TX, USA

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

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

Video Art: Replay, Part III: Ludicrous! Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA, USA



“Now that I’m by myself,” she says, “I’m not by myself, which is good”. DiverseWorks, Houston, TX, USA

COMMUNE. Black and White Gallery, New York, NY, USA

FIRST SHOW. Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles, CA, USA

LA Woman. Hanes Art Gallery, Wake Forest University, Winston Salem, NC, USA



Young Curators, New Ideas. Bond Street Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA

Free Love Gods. Pulliam Deffenbaugh Gallery, Portland, OR, USA

Party Favors. Bonelli Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Against The Grain. Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA, USA

California Video: Artists and Histories. Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA, USA(catalog)

Living Room Paintings. Bucket Rider Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA



Rear/View, Freight + Volume. New York, NY, USA

Stalemate. LeRoy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University School of Arts, New York, NY, USA

Brian Bress & Ruby Stiler. Sunday L.E.S. Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Trudi, Rental Gallery. New York, NY, USA

Machine Imaginaire. Lisa Boyle Gallery, Chicago, IL, USA

Distinctive Messengers. House of Campari, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Big Secret Cache. Angstrom Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Beyond Image. Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA, USA

Kairos!, Kantor. Feuer Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA



Landslide: Works by Emerging California Artists. Addison/Ripley Fine Art, Washington, DC, USA

Naïve Set Theory. Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA,USA

I know you, but you don’t know me. Fette’s Gallery, Culver City, CA, USA

Greater LA MFA Exhibition and Screening. California State University, Long Beach, CA, USA

One Shot 100x100. LA, USA

Chain Letter, High Energy Constructs. Los Angeles, CA, USA

Supersonic 2006. L.A. Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Ecolux: Art in the Light of Ecology. Lightbox, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Just My Funny Way of Laughing. South La Brea Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Soft-Boiled Wonderland. I-5 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Boat Show. High Energy Constructs, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Rough Trade. Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

The Latest Fiction. Cirrus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

State of Emergence. LA Weekly Biennial, Track 16, Santa Monica, CA, USA



Untitled Play About Gravity by Krysten Cunningham, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, offsite performance, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Character Traits, I-5 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Exhibition #9 - Some Romantic Landscape, Champion Fine Arts, Los Angeles, CA, USA



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



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



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



Selected Screenings


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



The Young Pretenders. Kate Werble Gallery, New York, NY, USA



Mini Mini Max, Under Cover. Appetite Gallery, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Vertical Hold, The Portrait Room, Ellensburg Film Festival, Ellensburg, WA, USA

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, USA

The Imminent Failure Show, Over and Over, Hard Job, The Ice Factory, Chicago, IL, USA

DigitalForum, Portrait Room, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA, USA

Neurotic Naturalism, Rock Cowboy, Monkeytown, Brooklyn, NY, USA



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



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



Exhibitions curated


From Panic to Power!, Angstrom, Los Angeles, CA, USA



Magic Show, Hayworth Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, USA



Dark Side of The Sun, Wight Gallery, UCLA, USA





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. 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.



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,, August 28, 2011.

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



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

Los Angeles Takes the Show. Phil Tarley., 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., August 2, 2010.



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.



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.



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.



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., May 2006.



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., AC #3, Winter 2004-2005.



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.



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

January 27, 1999.

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