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Brian Alfred - Artists - Miles McEnery Gallery

Brian Alfred in his studio, 2021, Brooklyn, NY

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.

Recent solo exhibitions include “Escape Plan,” Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; “High Rises and Double Vision: Images of New York,” Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; “Future Shock,” Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; “Techno Garden,” Maho Kubota Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; “New Animations,” Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel; “Beauty in Danger,” Salon 94 Video Wall, New York, NY; “It’s Already the End of the World,” Frist Center for Visual Art, Nashville, TN; “Co-op,” Giraud Pissarro Ségalot, New York, NY; and “Rise Above,” Haunch of Venison, London, United Kingdom.

Recent group exhibitions include “CITY - COUNTRY - CONNECTIVITY,” KUNST für ANGELN e.V. | Wittkielhof, Angeln, Germany (forthcoming); “Why I Make Art” (curated by Brian Alfred), Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; “HOME/STUDIO,” Palmer Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; “Transformed: Objects Reimagined by American Artists,” Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ; “Do You Think it Needs a Cloud,” Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; “Fixed Contained,” Kotaro Nukaga Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; “Door Into Summer / M’s collection +,” Maho Kubota Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; “Rag & Bone Mural,” Houston Street, New York, NY; “Belief in Giants,” Miles McEnery Gallery, New York, NY; “The Frame,” Samsung Art TV, Samsung, USA; “Like Oxygen,” Mountain Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; and “Room with a view,” EDDYSROOM, Brooklyn, NY.

Alfred’s work is included in the 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; Museum 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; Weisman Art Museum, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; Wellmark BlueCross Blue Shield Corporate Art Collection, Des Moines, IA; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.

He is the recipient of the College of Art & Architecture Faculty Research Grant, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; Institute for the Arts and Humanities Individual Faculty Grant, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; Jerome Foundation Grant, St. Paul, MN; CarriageHouse Arts Residency, Islip, NY; Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, NY; Excellence Award, Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo, Japan; Pennsylvania State University Alumni Achievement Award, University Park, PA; Joan Mitchell Foundation Award, New York, NY; American Academy of Arts and Letters Purchase Award, New York, NY; New York Foundation of the Arts Inspiration Award, New York, NY; Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, NY; Phelps Berdan Memorial Award, Yalue University, New Haven, CT; Skowhegan Match Scholarship, Skowhegan, ME; and the Edwin Zoller Scholarship, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA.

Alfred is the host of SOUND & VISION, a podcast of conversations with artists and musicians about the creative process. Guests have included Diana Al-Hadid, Jules de Balincourt, Inka Essenhigh, Dominique Fung, Daniel Heidkamp, Ridley Howard, Kahlil Robert Irving, Byron Kim, Hein Koh, Chris Martin, Tony Matelli, Leeza Meksin, Hilary Pecis, Tom Sachs, James Siena, Sarah Slappey, Alexandria Smith, Fred Tomaselli, and Chloe Wise.

The artist lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.