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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

2018

A Brief Spark Bookended by Darkness, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York

2014

Brent Green: Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then, John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, WI

2012

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

2011

Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then, Art Without Walls/Land of Tomorrow, Louisville, KY

2010

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

2009

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

2008

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

2007

Paulina Hollers, Bellwether Gallery, New York

Brent Green: Animation in Four Dimensions, The Sculpture Center, Cleveland, OH

 Live shows and screenings

2018

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

2017

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

2016

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

2015

  • April
    -“Sam and Brent Green” live show, Parrish Art Museum
  • August
    -Short Films live show, Andrew Edlin Gallery, NYC
  • October
    -Short Films live show, Park Ave. Armory, NYC
  • November
    -“Sam and Brent Green” live show, Keene College, Keene, VT

2014

  • January
    -“Strange Fates” solo exhibit, Mansfield University, Mansfield, PA
  • October
    -“Empathy School” theater piece with Aaron Landsman and Jim Findlay premiers at EMPAC, Troy, NY

2013

  • EMPAC-
    -We made a cloth-bound, hardcover book of Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then. It has a green foil chicken on the cover and a DVD and blu-ray of the live show inside- plus the handwritten script and piles of pictures. It’s beautiful- thank you EMPAC. Distributed by DAP and Factory 25.
  • October
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” live show, Penn State University
    -Short films live show- Empire Drive-in, Queens, NY

2012

  • January
    -“To Many Men Strange Fates Are Given” New Frontiers exhibit, Sundance Film Festival, Park City, UT
  • March
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” live show, Hallwalls, Buffalo, NY
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” screening, Gene Siskel Center, Chicago, NY
    -“Conversations at the Edge” lecture/screening with live band, Gene Siskel Center/SAIC, Chicago, IL
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” screening, Centre d’Art Contemporain, Geneva, Switzerland
  • September
    -“I feel the same way about cops I feel about criminals. If either one is in my house there’s something wrong” solo exhibition, Penn State University, State College, PA
  • October
    -“God Builds Like Frank Lloyd Wright” solo exhibition, Washington&Lee University, Lexington, VA
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” live show, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
2011

  • January
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” screening, Rotterdam International Film Festival, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • February
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” two live shows, The Kitchen, NYC, NY
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” live show, Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan, CT
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” live show, MOCAD, Detroit, MI
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” live show, Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” screening, Punto de Vista Documentary Film Festival, Pamplona, Spain
  • March
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” two live shows, True/False Film Festival, Columbia, MO
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” live show, UW Cinema, Madison, WI
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” screening, Flatpack Festival, Birmingham, UK
  • April
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” screening, BAFICI, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” screening, SLC Arts Center, Salt Lake City, UT
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” live show, CIMM, Chicago, IL
  • May
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” screening, IndieLisboa, Lisbon, Portugal
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” screening, Hot Docs, Toronto, Canada
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” screening, FilmFest Bildrausch Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    -live shorts show, FilmFest Basel, Basel, Switzerland
    -live shorts show, Zurich, Switzerland
  • June
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” screening, AnimaFest, Zagreb, Croatia
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” screening, FilmFest München, Munich, Germany
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” screening, Fantaspoa, Porto Alegre, Brazil
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” screening, Fest Anca, Zilina City, Slovakia
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” two live shows, Memphis Brooks Museum, Memphis, TN
  • July
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” live show, Revelation Perth Film Festival, Perth, Australia
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” live show, on a rooftop in Malmö, Sweden
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” live show, in a barn in Hammenhög, Sweden
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” live show, in an abandoned factory in Copenhagen, Denmark
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” live show, Black Rat Projects, London, UK
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” screening, New Horizons Film Festival, Wroclaw, Poland
  • September
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” screening, Message to Man, St. Petersburg, Russia
    -Todd Chandler and Jeff Stark broke into an abandoned drive-in and we did a live show with generators running all the equipment, somewhere in upstate NY
  • October
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then”, live show, Pittsburgh Filmmakers, Pittsburgh, PA
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then”, live show, Wexner Center, Columbus, OH
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then”, live show, Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indianapolis, IN
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then”, live show, IU Cinema, Blookmington, IN
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then”, live show, Boston MFA, Boston, MA
  • November
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then”, screening, L’Alternativa, Barcelona, Spain
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then”, screening, UC Monterey Bay Film Society, Monterey Bay, CA
2010

  • December
    -“Framed: Drawings in Motion” group show at the Drawing Center, NYC, NY
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” live show, LA Animation Festival, LA, CA
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” live show, MoPA, San Diego, CA
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” theatrical screening, Jordan Schnitzer Museum, Eugene, OR
  • -“Framed: Drawings in Motion” group show at the Drawing Center, NYC, NY
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” live show, LA Animation Festival, LA, CA
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” live show, MoPA, San Diego, CA
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” theatrical screening, Jordan Schnitzer Museum, Eugene, OR
  • November
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” two live performances, Cinema Arts Festival Houston, Houston, TX
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” theatrical screening, SF Animation Festival, San Francisco, CA
  • September
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” live show, EMPAC, Troy, NY
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” live show, Cornell Cinema, Ithaca, NY
  • July
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” screening, Dallas Art Museum, Dallas, TX
  • June
    -“The Dissolve” 2010 Site Santa Fe Biennial
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere” screening, Pacific Film Archives, Berkeley, CA
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” live show, the Hammer Museum, LA, CA
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” live show, Rooftop Films, NYC
  • May
    -“Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then” film premiere at the IFC Center, NYC
    -“Resurrectine”  group show at the Ronald Feldman Gallery, NYC
    -“Paulina Hollers”, short live show, MoMA, NYC
2009

  • Oct.-Nov.
    -A few pieces in the group show “In Through the Out Door”, Andrew Edlin Gallery, NYC
  • June
    -“Watts and Volts Across a Field” live show at CineVegas Film Festival, Las Vegas, NV
  • January
    -“Weird Carolers”, screens in the Mike Plante’s Lunchfilms section at the Sundance Film Festival
    -“An Evening With Brent Green”, live show at EMPAC in Troy, NY
2008

  • Sept.
    -“An Evening with Brent Green”, Cornell Cinema, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
    -Hammer Presents: “An Evening With Brent Green”, UCLA’s Hammer Museum, LA, CA, USA
  • June
    -“Carlin” screening at the LA Film Festival
  • April
    -Aurora Picture Show’s”Media Archaeology” festival- live show at the Orange Show for the Visionary Arts
  • February
    – “An Evening with Brent Green” 2 live shows at The Kitchen in NYC
    – “An Evening with Brent Green” at the Montalvo ArtSpace, Saratoga, CA
  • January
    -“God Builds Like Frank Lloyd Wright”, 3 live shows at the Sundance Film Festival
    – “Story”, 3-person exhibition at Metro State College in Denver, CO
    – “An Evening with Brent Green” at DiverseWorks in Houston, TX
    – “Carlin” screening at Sundance Film Festival

 

2007

  • November-December
    – “Hadacol Christmas” screening at DiverseWorks, Houston, USA.
    – “Carlin” screening as part of the BAM Next Wave Festival
  • July-Sept.
    -“Walt Whitman’s Brain” screening as part of Chris Doyle’s “50,000 Beds” exhibit at the Aldrich Museum, Ridgefield, CT
    -“Hand-Crank Flipbook” part of group show “Contemporary Art and Transport”, Santa Barbara Contemporary Arts Forum, Santa Barbara, CA
  • March-April
    -“Hadacol Christmas” screening at Arthouse at the Jones Center as 1/3 of their “Animations” show, Austin, TX
  • February
    Parasol Unit for Contemporary Art group show, London
    – “Fresh New York” group show at Threshold Artspace in Threshold, Perth, Scotland.
    – “Paulina Hollers,” “Hadacol Christmas,” “Francis,” and “Susa’s Red Ears” screening with live musical accompaniment at the Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis, MN, USA.
  • January
    – “An Evening with Brent Green” at the IFC Center in NYC, USA.- “Paulina Hollers” screening at Sundance Film Festival
2006

  • December
    – “Hadacol Christmas” and “Francis” screened as part of “The Territory,” Texas PBS.
  • November
    – “Paulina Hollers,” “Hadacol Christmas,” “Francis,” and “Susa’s Red Ears” screened with live music at the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, PA, USA.
    – “Paulina Hollers,” “Hadacol Christmas,” “Francis,” and “Susa’s Red Ears” screened with live musical accompaniment at the Wexner Center in Cleveland, OH, USA.
  • October
    – “Paulina Hollers” premieres at the Getty, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
  • July
    – “Hammer Projects” group show at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, CA, USA.
  • May
    – Andrew Edlin Gallery’s 5th Anniversary group show, NYC, USA.
  • February
    – “Hadacol Christmas” screened at Rotterdam International Film Festival.
  • January
    – “Hadacol Christmas” screened at Sundance Film Festival.

 

Public Collections

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

 

Awards/Neat things

2017

Headlands Center for the Arts, Marin Headlands, CA

2016

SFFS/Hearst Screenwriting Grant

SFFS/KRS Grant

Sundance Institute Grant

2015

Artist-in-Residence, Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY

Sundance Director’s Lab

Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab

Sundance Composer’s Lab

2014

MAP Fund Grant

Peggy Irving Foundation Grant

2011

Artist-in-Residence, EMPAC, Troy, NY

Main Festival Prize, 18th edition of the Barcelona Independent Film Festival, l’Alternativa

2005

Creative Capital Grant

Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship

 

SELECTED ARTICLES

2016

Chris Chang, “Brent Green,” Bomb Magazine, May.

Ben Brantley, “’Empathy School & Love Story’ Plumbs the Varieties of Loneliness,” The New York Times, April.

2012

Chris Chang, “Material Boy: The Earthly Devotions of Brent Green,” Film Comment, July/August.

Sean Uyehara, “Green’s Screens,” Filmmaker Magazine Web Exclusive, January.

2011

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.

2010

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.

2009

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.

2008

“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.

2007

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.

2006

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.

2005

Scott Macaulay, “25 Faces to Watch in Independent Film” Filmmaker: The Magazine of Independent Film, Vol. 13, No. 4, Summer: 67.

 

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