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Brian Alfred

Associate Professor of Art
Brian Alfred
Contact
bwa104@psu.edu
312 Visual Arts Building
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Brian Alfred (b. 1974 in Pittsburgh, PA) received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1997 from Pennsylvania State University and his Master of Fine Arts degree in 1999 from Yale University. He has had numerous solo exhibitions nationally and internationally.

His work may be found in the permanent collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Cleveland Clinic Art Foundation Program, Lyndhurst, OH; Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, NY; Musuem of Fine Arts, Houston, Houston, TX; Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia; New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, CT; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA; Phoenix Museum of Art, Phoenix, AZ; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; University Museum of COntemporary Art, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, MA; Wellmark BlueCross Blue Shield Corporate Art Collection, Des Moines, IA and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.

Alfred is the recipient of Jerome Foundation Film Video and Digital Production Grant, the Carriage House Arts Residency in Islip, NY, the Excellence Award from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, Japan Media Arts Festival, Pennsylvania State University Alumni Achievement Award, Joan Mitchell Foundation Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters Purchase Award and the New York Foundation of the Arts Inspiration Award.

  • Education
    • BFA from Pennsylvania State University in 1997
    • Studied at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Skowhegan, Maine
    • MFA from Yale University, New Haven, CT in 1999
  • Courses Taught
    • Begin Oil Painting
    • Advanced Drawing
    • Independent Studies
    • Special Topics
    • Painting I
    • Painting II
    • Individual Studies
    • Advanced Painting
    • Advanced Painting Critique
  • Exhibitions & Presentations

    SOLO EXHIBITIONS

    2019

    • Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY

    2018

    • “Future Shock,” Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY

    2017

    • “Techno Garden,” Maho Kubota Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

    2016

    • “In Praise of Shadows,” Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York, NY

    2015

    • “It Takes A Million Years To Become Diamonds So Let’s Just Burn Like Coal Until The Sky Is Black,” Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York, NY

    2014

    • “New Animations,” Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel
    • “Beauty in Danger,” Salon 94 Video Wall, New York, NY

    2013

    • “Storms and Stress,” Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

    2012

    • “It’s Already the End of the World,” Frist Center for Visual Art, Nashville, TN

    2011

    • “Co-op,” Giraud Pissarro Ségalot, New York, NY
    • “Rise Above,” Haunch of Venison, London, United Kingdom

    2010

    • “It’s Already the End of the World,” Haunch of Venison, New York, NY

    2009

    • “Majic Window,” Studio La Città, Verona, Italy

    2008

    • “Millions Now Living Will Never Die!!!,” Haunch of Venison, Berlin, Germany

    2007

    • “Global Warning,” SCAI the Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan

    2006

    • “Surveillance,” Haunch of Venison, Zürich, Switzerland
    • “Space is the Place!,” Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY

    2005

    • “Paper and Pixels,” Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY
    • “Conspiracy?,” Haunch of Venison, London, United Kingdom

    2004

    • “The Future is Now!,” Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ
    • “Overload,” Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY
    • “Fallout,” Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA

    2003

    • “New Work,” Sandroni Rey Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

    2002

    • Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY

    2000

    • Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY

    GROUP EXHIBITIONS

    2019

    • “Fixed Contained,” Kotaro Nukaga Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
    • “Alex Katz, Brian Alfred, Guy Yanai, Laurel Nakadate, Taro Komiya, Ryunosuke Yasui: Door Into Summer / M’s collection +,” Maho Kubota
    • Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
    • “Rag & Bone Mural,” Houston Street, New York, NY
    • “Art on Link,” Art on LINK/NYC Kiosks, New York, NY

    2018

    • “Belief in Giants,” Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY

    2017

    • “The Frame,” Samsung Art TV, Samsung, USA
    • “Like Oxygen,” Mountain Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

    2016

    • “Room with a View,” EDDYSROOM, Brooklyn, NY
    • “Art Film,” Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, FL
    • “Tokyo / London / New York,” Maho Kubota Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
    • “Audacious: Contemporary Artists Speak Out,” Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
    • “Genbi Shinkansen,” Echigo Yuzawa, Niigata Prefecture, Japan
    • “In an Illusion Village: Our Form Connected by Media Art,” Aomori Museum of Art, Aomori, Japan
    • “Extended Practice,” Palmer Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
    • “Animated! Explorations into Moving Pictures,” Palmer Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

    2015

    • “BLACK | WHITE,” (curated by Brian Alfred), Ameringer | McEnery | Yohe, New York, NY
    • “The Search For The Real,” (curated by Brian Alfred), DeBuck Gallery, New York, NY
    • “Villissima,” Hôtel Des Arts, Toulon, France
    • “The Everywhere Exotic,” Culturadora, Art Miami New York, New York, NY

    2014

    • “BLACK | WHITE,” (curated by Brian Alfred), LaMontagne Gallery, Boston, MA
    • “Art Film,” Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong
    • “100 Works for 100 Years: A Centennial Celebration,” Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ
    • “Mercury Retrograde: Animated Realities,” Lafayette Art Galleries, Lafayette College, Easton, PA
    • “Film Cologne,” Art Cologne, Cologne, Germany

    2013

    • “Uncanny Congruencies,” Palmer Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
    • “Art Film,” Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami, FL
    • “Mercury Retrograde: Animated Realities,” Stephen Stoyanov Gallery, New York, NY
    • “Epic Fail,” Storefront Ten Eyck, Brooklyn, NY

    2012

    • “exURBAN SCREENS,” Frankston Arts Centre/Cube 37, Melbourne, Australia
    • 15th Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo, Japan
    • “Sourced,” Steven Vail Fine Arts, Des Moines, IA

    2011

    • “Beyond,” SCAI the Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan
    • “Videosphere: A New Generation,” Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY
    • “Animations,” The Big Screen Project, Big Screen Plaza, New York, NY
    • “Printer’s Proof,” Bertrand Delacroix Gallery, New York, NY

    2010

    • “12th International Cairo Biennale,” Cairo, Egypt
    • “The Big Screen Project,” Big Screen Plaza, New York, NY
    • “Me, Undoubtedly. 1309 Faces,” Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany
    • “Aichi Triennale,” Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya, Japan
    • “Surface Tension,” South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN
    • “onedotzero,” The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
    • “New Art For A New Century: Contemporary Acquisitions 2000 – 2010,” Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA

    2009

    • “Mercury Retrograde: Animated Realities,” Big Medium Gallery, Austin, TX
    • “The Figure and Dr. Freud,” Haunch of Venison, New York, NY

    2008

    • “Uncoordinated: Mapping Cartography in Contemporary Art,” Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
    • “Ru Ru Ru Landscape: How I see the World Around Me,” Shizuoka Prefectural Museum of Art, Shizuoka, Japan
    • “Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks,” Den Frie Udstilling, Copenhagen, Denmark

    2007

    • “The Shapes of Space,” Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY
    • “System Error: War Is A Force That Gives Us Meaning,” Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena, Italy
    • “Art Fair Tokyo,” Tokyo, Japan
    • “Art Film,” Art Basel, Basel, Switzerland

    2006

    • “The 59th Minute, Times Square Panasonic Astrovision Screen,” Creative Time, New York, NY
    • “American Academy of Arts and Letters Invitational Exhibition,” American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
    • “Radar: Selections from the Kent and Vicki Logan Collection,” Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
    • “New Code,” Studio La Città, Verona, Italy
    • “Signal Channel: Contemporary Video Art,” Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, NE

    2005

    • “Produced at Eyebeam,” Eyebeam, New York, NY
    • “Surface,” Lucas Schoormans Gallery, New York, NY
    • “ART!+*><WORK,” Ignivomous, New York, NY

    2004

    • “Metropolis,” National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia
    • “Art and Architecture 1900 – 2000,” Palazzo Ducale, Genoa, Italy
    • “Inaugural Show,” Sandroni Rey Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
    • “Trouble in Paradise,” Van Brunt Gallery, New York, NY
    • “Happy Ending,” Kingfisher Projects, Queens, NY

    2003

    • “Toxic,” Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY
    • “Digital Showcase,” Austin Museum of Digital Art, Austin, TX

    1999

    • “Group Show,” Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY
    • “MFA Thesis Exhibition,” Yale School of Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
  • Expertise

    Brian Alfred is the host of the Sound & Vision podcast (www.soundandvisionpodcast.com) of conversations with contemporary artists about the creative process. Selected artists include Tom Sachs, Svenja Deininger, Chloe Wise, Fred Tomaselli, Sarah Cain, Inka Essenhigh, Sean Landers, Daniel Heidkamp, Shara Hughes, amongst others.

  • Publications & Presentations

    2018

    • College of Art & Architecture Faculty Research Grant, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

    2016

    • College of Art & Architecture Faculty Research Grant, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

    2015

    • Institute for the Arts and Humanities Individual Faculty Grant, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
    • Jerome Foundation Grant, St. Paul, MN

    2013

    • Carriage House Arts Residency, Islip, NY
    • Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, NY

    2011

    • Excellence Award, Japan Media Arts Festival

    2008

    • Pennsylvania State University Alumni Achievement Award

    2006

    • Joan Mitchell Foundation Award, New York, NY
    • American Academy of Arts and Letters Purchase Award, New York, NY
    • Pennsylvania State University Alumni Award, University Park, PA

    2005

    • New York Foundation of the Arts Inspiration Award, New York, NY

    2003

    • Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, NY

    1999

    • Phelps Berdan Memorial Award, Yale University, New Haven, CT
    • Skowhegan Match Scholarship, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, Madison, ME

    1997

    • Edwin W. Zoller Scholarship, Penn State School of Visual Arts, University Park, PA