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Brent Green

American, contemporary.
Born 1978, Baltimore, Maryland.


Brent Green is a self-taught animated filmmaker living and working in rural Pennsylvania. A 2005 Creative Capital grantee, Green’s sculptures, films, live performances and drawings have been exhibited in venues ranging from city rooftops to The Museum of Modern Art (New York), The Kitchen (New York), The Hammer Museum (Los Angeles), The Berkeley Art Museum, The Walker Art Center (Minneapolis) and the Sundance Film Festival (Park City, UT). His art is in the permanent collections of several institutions including The Museum of Modern Art and The Hammer Museum.


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2012, To Many Men Strange Fates Are Given, traveling exhibition, Grand Central Arts Center, UC Fullerton, Santa Ana (California); San Francisco Film Society & Steven Wolf Gallery, San Francisco; EMPAC, Troy (New York); Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York

2012, God Builds Like Frank Lloyd Wright, Washington & Lee University, Lexington

2011, Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then, traveling exhibition, Land of Tomorrow, Louisville; Hallwalls, Buffalo (New York); 2010, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York; 2010, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe

2010, Brent Green: Perpetual and Furious Refrain, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley

2010, Any Kind of Temporal Cure for This Wholly Temporary World, DiverseWorks, Houston

2009, Art Basel Miami Beach (Art Positions), Andrew Edlin Gallery, Miami Beach

2009, Brent Green: Watts and Volts Across a Field, SITE Sante Fe, Sante Fe

2008, All of History Wraps Around Him, Contemporary Art Museum of St. Louis, St. Louis

2007, Paulina Hollers, Bellwether Gallery, New York

2007, Brent Green: Animation in Four Dimensions, The Sculpture CenterCleveland

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014, Empathy School, EMPAC, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

2014, Haunts and Habitats, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

2012, Born Digital, Contemporary Art Museum, Raleigh (North Carolina)

2012, Future Normal (2012 Edition of New Frontier), Sundance Film Festival, Park City (Utah)

2011, Pulse, Andrew Edlin Gallery, Miami

2010, Resurrectine, Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, New York

2010, Paulina Hollers, Creative Capital Exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, New York

2010, The Dissolve, Site Sante Fe Biennial, Sante Fe (New Mexico)

2010, What Makes Us Smile, American Visionary Art Museum, Baltimore

2009, In Through the Out Door, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York

2009, In the No, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York

2009, Art Forum Berlin, Andrew Edlin Gallery, Berlin

2009, Art Brussels, Andrew Edlin Gallery, Brussels

2007, Witness, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York

Selected Live Performances

2012, Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then, Hallwalls, Buffalo; School of the Art Institute of Chicago; Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara

2011, Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis; Perth Revelation Film Festival, Perth; Black Rat Projects, London; Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis; University of Akron; MOCAD, Detroit; The Brooks Museum, Memphis; The Kitchen, New York; Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam; Punto de Vista Documentary Film Festival, Pamplona (Spain)

2010, Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then, LA Animation Festival, Los Angeles; MoPA, San Diego, CA; Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Houston Cinema Arts Festival, Houston, TX; Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA; True/False Film Fest, Columbia, MO

2010, Paulina Hollers, MoMA, New York; IFC Center, New York; SITE Santa Fe Biennial, Santa Fe, NM; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus; Ragtag Cinema, Columbia, MO; Guild Cinema, Albuquerque; Museum, Eugene, OR

2009, Weird Carolers, Mike Plante’s Lunchfilms, Sundance Film Festival, Park City, UT

2009, An Evening with Brent Green, EMPAC, Troy, New York; CineVegas Film Festival, Las Vegas, NV

2008 An Evening with Brent Green, Cornell Cinema, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

2008, Carlin, The Sundance Film Festival, Park City, UT

2008, God Builds Like Frank Lloyd Wright: Califone and the animated films of Brent Green, New Frontiers; The Sundance Film Festival, Park City, UT

2008, An Evening with Brent Green, Montalvo Art Space, Saratoga, CA

2008, An Evening with Brent Green, The Kitchen, New York

2008, Aurora Picture Show’s “Media Archeology,” Orange Show Center for Visionary Art, Houston, TX

2008, Hammer Presents: An Evening with Brent Green, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Collections

Arizona State University, Tempe (Arizona)
Museum of Modern Art, New York
The Progressive Collection, Cleveland

Selected Bibliography

Rooney, Kara L.,“Winter @ The Kitchen,” The Brooklyn Rail, March 2011.

Brent Green on "Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then", Filmmaker Magazine, February 17, 2011.

Ostrow, Saul, “In the Studio: Brent Green,” Art in America, January 2011.

Ollman, Leah, “Everything Moves, All the Time,” Art in America, October 2010.

Ollman, Leah, Review, Art in America, October 2010.

Kley, Elisabeth, “Gotham Art & Theater,” artnet Magazine, May 2010.

Saltz, Rachel, “A Healing House,” New York Times, May 7, 2010.

“With These Hands,” Filmmaker Magazine, Spring 2010.

“Real estate at the movies,” New York Daily News, April 23, 2010.

Plante, Mike, “The Healing Machine,” The Believer, March/April 2010): 37-39.

Sheets, Hilarie M., “A Foundation That Means Business,” ARTnews, January 2010): 42-43.

Gómez, Edward M., “The New Outsiders,” Art & Antiques, January 2010.

Corcoran, Heather, “Farm Fresh: DIY filmmaker Brent Green grows his first feature,” Tokion Magazine, November 2009.

Tobin, Richard, “Brent Green: Casting About,” THE magazine, July 2009): 49.

Abatemarco, Michael, “Houses that Obsession Built,” Pasatiempo, June 12-19, 2009.

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