artwork biography — selected press

Adam Brent

Adam Brent

Education

2001 MFA, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

1995 BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

Solo & Two Person Exhibitions

2016 Slag Contemporary, Title pending, Brooklyn (Bushwick Location), NY

2014 Auxiliary Projects, Good Hill Drift, Brooklyn, NY

2014 Joyce Goldstein, Each ones a Victory, Chatham, NY

2013 Artspace New Haven, Thread New Haven, CT

2011 Infusion Gallery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Make Your Self at Home, Brooklyn, NY

2010 Humanities Gallery, Beyond The Kitchen The Ceiling Soared, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY

2008 Wave Hill Public Garden and Cultural Center, Sun Room Project, The Ballad of Crook Horn Rd, Bronx, NY

2007 The Korn Gallery, Adam Brent: Recent Sculpture , Drew University, NJ

2006 Gathering of Tribes Gallery, Replanting The Community Garden, Adam Brent and William Myers, New York, NY, (Michael Tong, Curator)

2004 Art Lot, Cooked Green, Brooklyn NY

Selected Group Exhibitions

2016 Kansas City Art Institute, #F*nked! In conjunction with the 50th Anniversary NCECA conference, Kansas City, MO, (Susie Silbert and Anna Walker, Curators)

2016 Wave Hill Public Garden and Cultural Center, Glyndor Gallery, (Not So) Still life, Bronx, NY

2016 Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Jamaica Flux, Workspaces and Windows, Queens, NY

2016 Volta NY, Pier 92, Slag Gallery presents Adam Brent (Booth C3), New York, NY

2015 Art Market Hamptons, Habitats, Bridge Hampton, NY, (Chantel Foretich Curator),

2015 Thompson Giroux, Fusionera, Chatham, NY

2015 Edward Hopper House, Behind Doors and Through Windows: Reflections on Contemporary Domestic Life, Nyack, NY

2015 Mattatuck Museum, Favorites from the Museum Collection, Waterbury, CT

2015 Thompson Giroux, En Masse, Chatham, NY

2014 DNA Gallery, DNA Residency Exhibition, Provincetown, MA

2014 Jamaica Center For Arts and Learning, HQ For Planning, Queens, NY

2014 Thompson Giroux, Friend of a Friend, Chatham, NY

2013 Gallery Bergen, The Imperative of Teaching, Bergen Community College, NJ (Alieen Wilson and Tara Kopp, Curators)

2012 Skylight Gallery, Amplify Action: Sustainability through the Arts, Brooklyn, NY

2012 Big and Small Casual, Small Sculpture, LIC, NY, (Kate Teale, Curator)

2011 Rush Arts Gallery, Curate NYC, Chelsea, NY

2011 Pingry School, Scapes, Martinsville, NJ

2011 BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Neo Nomads: What Travels With You, Brooklyn, NY, (Baseera Khan, Aileen Wilson and Anne Laure Fayard, Curators [w/catalog])

2010 Carriage House, Islip Art Museum, Projects ’10, Islip, NY (W/catalog)

2009 Flux Factory, House Broken, Inaugural Exhibition Queens, NY (W/catalog)

2009 Bronx Museum of the Arts, Living and Dreaming: Aim 29, Bronx, NY ( Micaela Giovannotti, Curator [w/ catalog]) ­

2009 Aldrich Museum, Art Daze, Ridgefield, CT

2009 Apexart, I can’t get no satisfaction: Contemporary Views on The Everyday, NY, NY (w/catalog)

2008 Hungarian Cultural Center, Flux Factory Auction, Soho, NY

2007 Flux Factory, New York, New York, New York, Queens, NY, (Melanie Cohn, Curator)

2007 Shore Institute of Contemporary Art, Noah’s Ark, Long Branch, NJ

2007 Emergency Arts Gallery, Adam Brent, Kathryn Linch and Melissa Marks, Chelsea, NY

2007 English Kills Art Gallery, Wood, Bushwick, NY

2006 Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Emerge 7, Newark, NJ

2006 Margaret Thatcher Projects, Certain People I know, NY, NY, (Tommy Everett, Curator)

2005 Branchville Gallery, Equally Vulnerable, Ridgefield, CT, (Jessica Hough, Curator)

2005 Branchville Gallery, NORM(L),Ridgefield, CT

2004 Artist Space, Strangely Familiar, New York, NY, (Titia Hulst, Curator)

2004 Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami Connections II, The Yard @ Casa Lin, Miami, FL

2004 Tastes Like Chicken Art Space, Art of the Neighborhood, Brooklyn, NY

2004 Visciglia Gallery, Borderlands, Caldwell, NJ

Collaborative Work

2015 Artscape (Commissioned Anchor Project), BroLab, Misty Mountain Royals, Baltimore, MD

2015 30 Rock, BroLab, Home Improvement, Brooklyn, NY (Leslie Heller and Deborah Brown, Curators)

2014 Governors Island, BroLab, Spontaneous Interventions, New York, NY (Cathy Lang Ho, Curator)

2014 Nurture Art, BroLab, Multiplicity, New York, NY (Marco Antonini, Curator)

2014 Mattatuck Museum, BroLab, Solo Exhibition, Bevel and Rub, Waterbury, CT

2014 El Museo Del Barrio, BroLab, Museum Starter Kit, Open with Care, New York, NY ( Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, Curator)

2014 Collective Design Fair 2, BroLab, Collective Conversation, New York, NY

2014 Freight + Volume, BroLab, Solo Exhibition, Dead Lift, New York, NY

2013 UNTITLED Art Fair, BroLab, Special Projects, Moses Transpo, Miami, FL (Omar Lopez- Chahoud, curator).

2013 Chicago Cultural Center, BroLab, Spontaneous Interventions Chicago, IL

2013 Korean Art Fair, BroLab, Seoul Korea (Heng-Gil Han, curator)

2013 Bronx Museum, BroLab, Quarter Horse, (BronxLab Lobby Design and Installation) Bronx, NY (Sergio Bessa, Curator)

2013 Gallery Aferro, BroLab, Stack and Rack, Newark, NJ

2013 Center for Book Arts, BroLab, Brother Can You Spare a Stack, NY, NY

2012 Venice Architecture Biennale, BroLab, Spontaneous Interventions, US Pavilion, Venice, Italy (Cathy Lang Ho, curator)

2012 Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, BroLab, The Making Of Humps and Bumps, Queens, NY

2012 NYC Department of Transportation’s Urban Art Program Presents, BroLab, Summer Streets, New York, NY (commission)

2012 Mott Haven Public Library, BroLab, Piazza Gratissima, Bronx, NY

2012 Newark Open Doors, BroLab, Newark Arts Council, Stack & Rack, Newark, NJ

2012 Bogart Salon, BroLab, Adrift, Brooklyn, NY

2011 NYC Department of Transportation’s Urban Art Program, Sponsored by Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, BroLab, Humps and Bumps , Queens NY (commission)

2011 Flux Factory , BroLab, Congress of the Collectives, Queens, NY

2011 Bushwick SITE Fest , BroLab, Habeas Corpus , Brooklyn, NY (Jeanne Brasile, curator )

2011 3rd Ward Bushwick SITE Fest, Hub Show , Brooklyn, NY

2011 Urban Festival, BroLab, Grid Scenes, NY, NY

2011 New Museum, BroLab, Festival of Ideas for a New City, New York, NY

2010 Art in Odd Places, BroLab, Pump 14, NY, NY

2003 Brewster Project, With Michael Tong, T-house, Brewster, NY

Lectures and Presentations

2014 Jamaica Center For Arts and Learning, Adam Brent, Queens, NY

2014 Auxiliary Projects, Adam Brent, Artist Talk, Brooklyn, NY

2014 Brooklyn Arts Council, Traci Talasco, Adam Brent, Kristen Nelsen, Brooklyn, NY

2014 El Museo del Barrio Source Material, New York, NY
2014 Zimmeri Museum, BroLab @ Slide Jam, Princeton, NJ

2013 Untitled Art Fair, Integral Spaces hosted by BroLab, Miami FL

2013 Untitled Art Fair, Curating Social Practices hosted by BroLab, Miami FL

2013 Untitled Art Fair, Art Futures hosted by BroLab, Miami FL

2013 Bronx Museum, 1040 Lounge Artist Spotlight with BroLab, Bronx, NY

2013 Wesleyan University, New York Arts Program, Artist Talk, New York, NY

2013 Gallery Affero, BroLab Artist Panel, Newark, NJ

2011 Tactical Urbanism Salon, Organized by Do-Tank Flux Factory, BroLab Collective, Queens, NY

2011 Collaborative Presentation , Jamaica Center for the Arts, BroLab Collective, Jamaica, NY

2011 Conversation with Mary Miss and Adam Brent, Laboratory Lecture Series, Parsons The New School For Design

2010 Judicial Review w/ Bryan Zanisnik, Panelists Include: Steven Lam, Artist and Associate Dean at The Cooper Union, Adam Brent, Artist and Assistant Professor at Parsons School The New School For Design, Franklin Boyd, Lawyer, Jonathan Melber, Author & Lawyer, Winkleman Gallery, NY, NY

2008 Sun Room Artist Talk, Wave Hill, Bronx NY

2007 Visiting Artist and Lecturer, Maryland Institute, College of Art

2007 Visiting Artist and Lecturer: Senior Thesis, Drew University, Fine Arts Department

2006 Visiting Artist and Lecturer: Graduate Thesis Maryland Institute, College of Art

2006 Visiting Artist and Lecturer: Senior Thesis, Maryland Institute, College of Art

2006 Visiting Artist and Lecturer Drew University, Fine Arts Department

Honors

2014 DNA Resident Artist, Provincetown, MA

2013 Grantee, Puffin Grant, BroLab Collective

2012 Grantee, Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, BroLab Collective

2012 Faculty Research and Innovation in Education Funds from the Provosts Office for Living Arts City along with New School colleagues Brian McGrath, Jaskiran Dhillon, Radhika Subramaniam, Victoria Marshall, and Jonathan Bach

2011 Grantee, Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs as administered from the Brooklyn Arts Council

2009 Artist in the Market Place Grantee, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY

Wave Hill Sun Room Competition, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY

2008 Artists Space, Artists Space's Irving Sandler Artist File Web Space Artist

2007 Nominee, 2007 Visual Artist Grant Award, The Rema Hort Mann Foundation

2005 Immediate needs Grantee, New York Foundation For Contemporary Art

2005 Emerge 7 Fellowship, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ

2001 Nomination, Emerging Visual Artist, Joan Mitchell Foundation

Selected Collections

Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury CT

Mary Lou Colahan, Islip Museum, Islip, NY

Flux Factory, Queens, NY

The Private Collection of Lin Lougheed, Miami, Florida & NY, NY

New School Collection, New York, NY

The Private Collection of Katherine Parker, Bridge Hampton, NY

Publications

2014 Parsons School of Design, New York Meet Phnom Penh. Phnom Penh Meet New York, Edited by Victoria Marshall, Essay, Mine The Net, by Adam Brent

2013 Freight + Volume / Volume Editions, Freight + Volume Magazine Issue 5 x Winter 2013-14

This Publication contains interviews conducted by BroLab (written by Adam Brent and Travis LeRoy Southworth) with Ant Farm (Chip Lord and Curtis Schreier), James Hyde, and Mary Mattingly, with an essay written by Alan Reid

2013 Seton Hall University, “BroLab, Some Work Until Now”, Seton Hall University Press

This publication features the socially conscious practice of the artist collective BroLab, from 2010-2012.
Essays by Heng-Gil Han, Jeanne Brasile and an interview with Sergio Bessa
Edited by Jonathan Goodman and Benjamin Evans

2013 Art in Odd Places, 2011: RITUAL Ceremony. Habituation. Myth. Obsession. Superstition. Liturgy.

Art in Odd Places (AiOP) is a thematic, annual festival that presents visual and performance art in public spaces along 14th Street in Manhattan, NYC each October. In 2011, over sixty artists and performers created public art interventions as part of Art in Odd Places 2011: RITUAL. This richly illustrated catalogue is both a document of, and critical extension on, the diverse projects that were presented. Including commentary by leading practitioners in contemporary art and urban design including: AiOP Founder and Director, Ed Woodham, co-curators Kalia Brooks and Trinidad Fombella, Juliana Driever, Victoria Marshall, Adam Brent, Ernesto Pujol, and Linda Mary Montano.

Press D’Agostino, Paul, “Armory Week: A Pile of Great”, Brooklyn Magazine, March 11th, 2016

Moller, Sabrina, “10 Emerging Artists to Watch at Volta”, Art and Signature, March 6th, 2016

Kessler, Charles, “Greenpoint Open Studios Plus”, Left Bank Art Blog, October 10th, 2014
“Artist Collective BroLab’s Uplifting Public Art”, Artsy Editorial , Feb 19. 2014

McKnight, Jenna M. “Biennale Bulletin: Here We Come Venice!”, Architzer, August 21st, 2012

“Zeiger, Mimi, “Get Local” Architect the Magazine of the American Institute of Architects, August 13th, 2012

“Spontaneous Interventions #1 to #16”, Architect the Magazine of the American Institute of Architects, August 9th, 2012

Pinto, Fausto Giovanniy, “A European –Style Plaza Opens in Mott Haven, Mott Haven Herald, July 17th, 2012

Chinese, Vera, “BroLab art project in Jamaica”, NY Daily News, April, 19th, 2012

Bockmann, Rich, “Jamaica Art Peeks Curiosity”, Times Ledger, May 10th, 2012

Samuels Tanyanika, “New ‘piazza’ Coming to Mott Haven Library”, NY Daily News, March 29th, 2012

Costella, AnnMarie. “Sit on it! New art will serve purpose” Queens Chronicle , Mar 29

Samuels, Tanyanika, “Art group builds ‘Thrust of Sorrows’ catapult to relieve burdens in new show”, NY Daily News, September 20th, 2011

Danielle Balbi, “Public Displays of Performance”, The New School Free Press, Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

“Inside Casa Lin’s Quirky Art Jungle”, Ocean Drive Magazine, September Issue, 2011

Cohen, David, “In the Spirit of a World Fair, but Greener: The New Museum’s Festival of Ideas for the New City”, Art Critical May, 3rd, 2011

Rapkins, Rochana, “Last Chance to See Neo- Nomads”, The New York Times, The Local, February 24th, 2011

Lorraine, Marian, Why are these men carrying water L-magazine blog, October 8th 2010

Tran, Pauline, “Finding Art in Odd Places”, New York Press , Oct 1st, 2010

Varlese, Erica, “Parsons Adam Brent Explores Relationships Among Nature, Architecture and Humanity”, The Acorn, September 14th, 2007

Graeber, Laurel, “Spare Times”, The New York Times, October 3rd, 2008

Cohen, David and Walty, Jenny “The Seed Project” Artworld Digest, March 2007

Cotter, Holland, “Replanting the Community Garden” The New York Times, December 29th, 2006

Pareles, Marissa. “Close-Up on the Columbia Street Waterfront District” The Village Voice, July 1st, 2004