Brent Green (b. 1978) is an American self-taught artist and filmmaker living and working in rural upstate New York. 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 public institutions including The Museum of Modern Art (New York), the American Folk Art Museum (New York) and The Hammer Museum (Los Angeles). His work has been supported by Creative Capital, The Sundance Institute, SFFS and MAPfund.
|SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
A Brief Spark Bookended by Darkness, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York
Brent Green: Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI
To Many Men Strange Fates Are Given, Grand Central Arts Center, UC Fullerton, Santa Ana, CA
God Builds Like Frank Lloyd Wright, Washington & Lee University, Lexington, VA
To Many Men Strange Fates Are Given, San Francisco Film Society/Steven Wolf Gallery, San Francisco
Penn State University, State College, PA
To Many Men Strange Fates Are Given, EMPAC, Troy, NY
To Many Men Strange Fates Are Given, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY
Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then, Art Without Walls/Land of Tomorrow, Louisville, KY
Brent Green: Perpetual and Furious Refrain, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Berkeley, CA
Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York
Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
Any Kind of Temporal Cure for This Wholly Temporary World, DiverseWorks, Houston, TX
Art Basel Miami Beach (Art Positions), Andrew Edlin Gallery, Miami Beach, FL
Brent Green: Watts and Volts Across a Field, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM
All of History Wraps Around Him, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, St. Louis
Paulina Hollers, Bellwether Gallery, New York
Brent Green: Animation in Four Dimensions, The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH
Live shows and screenings
A Brief Spark Bookended by Darkness, Sundance Film Festival, Park City, UT
Filmmaker Magazine Presents An Evening with Brent Green, IFC Center, NYC
A Brief Spark Bookended by Darkness, Brent Green and Brendan Canty live show, National Gallery, Washington, DC
A Brief Spark Bookended by Darkness, Brent Green and Brendan Canty, Grand Central Arts Center, Santa Ana, CA
A Brief Spark Bookended by Darkness, Brent Green, Kate Ryan and Emmet Moeller, Andrew Edlin Gallery, NYC
Brent Green and Sam Green: Live Cinema, Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
Brent Green and Sam Green: Live Cinema, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR
A Brief Spark Bookended by Darkness, Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Brent Green and Sam Green: Live Cinema, University of Mississippi, Oxford, MS
The First Night on Earth, Sundance-sponsored script read with live soundtracks and storyboards, the Kitchen, NYC
Brent Green and Sam Green: Live Cinema, Varna, Bulgaria
Brent Green and Sam Green: Live Cinema, Sofia, Bulgaria
Brent Green and Sam Green: Live Cinema, Sibiu, Romania
Brent Green and Sam Green: Live Cinema, Rooftop Films benefit, NYC
Study for Lesser Satellites, The Headlands Center for the Arts/UNTITLED Art Fair, San Francisco, CA
Brent Green and Sam Green: Live Cinema, BAM, Brooklyn, NY
Brent Green and Sam Green: Live Cinema, Philadelphia Fringe Fest, Philadelphia, PA
Brent Green and Sam Green: Live Cinema, UC San Diego, San Diego, CA
Brent Green and Sam Green: Live Cinema, Exploratorium, San Francisco, CA
Brent Green and Sam Green: Live Cinema, Hot Docs Film Festival, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Solo live shorts show, Binnacle Books, Beacon, NY
Brent Green: Under construction Series, Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY
Empathy School & Love Story, Abrons Arts Center, New York, NY
Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
The Progressive Collection, Cleveland, OH
The Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
American Folk Art Museum, New York, NY
Berkeley Art Museum, Berkeley, CA
Washington State University Museum of Art, WA
Headlands Center for the Arts, Marin Headlands, CA
SFFS/Hearst Screenwriting Grant
Sundance Institute Grant
Artist-in-Residence, Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY
Sundance Director’s Lab
Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab
Sundance Composer’s Lab
MAP Fund Grant
Peggy Irving Foundation Grant
Artist-in-Residence, EMPAC, Troy, NY
Main Festival Prize, 18th edition of the Barcelona Independent Film Festival, l’Alternativa
Creative Capital Grant
Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship
Chris Chang, “Brent Green,” Bomb Magazine, May.
Ben Brantley, “’Empathy School & Love Story’ Plumbs the Varieties of Loneliness,” The New York Times, April.
Chris Chang, “Material Boy: The Earthly Devotions of Brent Green,” Film Comment, July/August.
Sean Uyehara, “Green’s Screens,” Filmmaker Magazine Web Exclusive, January.
Brent Green on “Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then”, Filmmaker Magazine Web Exclusive, February.
Kara L. Rooney, “Winter @ The Kitchen,” The Brooklyn Rail, March.
Saul Ostrow, “In the Studio: Brent Green,” Art in America, January.
Edward M. Gomez, “The New Outsiders,” Art & Antiques, January.
Elisabeth Kley, “Gotham Art & Theater,” artnet Magazine, May.
Leah Ollman “Everything Moves, All the Time,” Art in America, October.
Leah Ollman, Review, Art in America, October.
Mike Plante, “The Healing Machine,” The Believer, March/April: 37-39.
“Real estate at the movies,” New York Daily News, April 23.
Hilarie M. Sheets, “A Foundation That Means Business,” ARTnews, January: 42-43.
Rachel Saltz, “A Healing House,” New York Times, May 7.
“With These Hands,” Filmmaker Magazine, Spring.
Michael Abatemarco, “Houses that Obsession Built,” Pasatiempo, June 12-19.
Heather Corcoran, “Farm Fresh: DIY filmmaker Brent Green grows his first feature,” Tokion Magazine, November.
Richard Tobin, “Brent Green: Casting About,” THE magazine, July: 49.
“An interview with filmmaker Brent Green,” Popcorn Youth, 2008.
Anna Feuer, “Brent Green’s Brave New Worlds,” LA Weekly, July 23.
Dan Green, “Review: An evening [sic] With Brent Green,” a-n The Artists Information Company, February 13.
Patrick Wall, “Animation Plus Rock Equals Awesome,” Free Times: Columbia Art & News, Issue 21.15, April 9-15.
R.C. Baker, “Best in Show: ‘Paulina Hollers’: Brent Green,” The Village Voice, Vol. LII, No. 3, January 17-23, 2007: 49.
Theresa Bembnister, “Green on Screen: Filmmaker ponders death, captures it on reel,” Scene Magazine, November 7-13.
Jimmy Calhoun, “The Animated Films of Brent Green,” BOMB, No. 99, Spring, Editor’s Choice: 23.
Benjamin Genocchio, “Brent Green: ‘Paulina Hollers’” The New York Times, January 12: E35.
“Brent Green,” The New Yorker, February 5: 14.
Paddy Johnson, “Animator Green Hollers in NYC,” The Reeler, January 10.
Katya Kazakina, “Wobbling Skeletons, Moist Brad Pitt, Angry Chimps: Chelsea Art,” Bloomberg.com, January 23.
Lex Lancanster, “Maryland artist brings stop-motion films to Sculpture Center,” The Observer, Vol. XL, Issue 10, November 9.
Steven Litt, “Short Films and related props reveal an artist driven to create,” The Plain Dealer, November 23: T23.
Kate Lowenstein, “Brent Green, Paulina Hollers: Moving Images,” The L Magazine, December 19.
Joshua Mack, “Brent Green,” Time Out New York, February 1-7: 69.
Jillian Steinhauer, “Brent Green: Paulina Hollers,” NYArts Magazine, May/June.
Kate Strassman, “Brent Green, Bellwether Gallery, New York,” whitehot magazine, March.
Douglas Max Utter, “Re-animator: Brent Green’s Lost Souls Rise Again At The Sculpture Center,” Free Times, Vol. 15, Issue 33, December 19.
David Velasco, “Brent Green: Bellwether,” Artforum, March 2007: 319-320.
Michelle Falkenstein, “Critic’s Pick: Brent Green,” ARTnews, December: 176.
Taylor Jessen, “Fresh from the Festivals: January 2006 Reviews,”Animation World Magazine, January.
Interview with Lorenzo Micheli Gigotti, “Selfilmmaking in Cressona,”Nero Magazine, No. 7, December/January: 4-6.
Scott Macaulay, “25 Faces to Watch in Independent Film” Filmmaker: The Magazine of Independent Film, Vol. 13, No. 4, Summer: 67.