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Brendan Monroe


Oakland-based artist, Brendan Monroe, is constantly challenging himself with new ideas and mediums. His interpretations of the world are mostly rooted in science then executed through painting and sculpting.




Born
Born 1980, Santa Barbara, CA
Lives and works in Oakland, CA

Exhibitions
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014
Blobography, Heath Ceramics, Los Angeles, CA

2013
Melting into the Floor, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Turning, Galerie L.J., Paris, France

2012
Observations of Light and Matter, Cooper Cole Gallery, Toronto, Canada

2010
Figments, Galerie L.J., Paris, France

2009
Between Here and Here, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2008
Nodes, White Flag Projects Library, St. Louis, MO
Mircocosm, Faye Fleming Gallery, Genève, Switzerland

2007
Insides, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2006
Blob Blob Blob…, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

2005
Momentary Murk, Giant Robot, San Francisco, CA
What Leaves Track, Junc. Gallery, Los Angeles CA

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015
Behold!  The Blob, Richard Heller Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Blobography, Boiler Room at Heath Ceramics, San Francisco, CA
Lost in Space, Grumpy Bert, Brooklyn, NY
20 Years Under the Influence of Juxtapoz, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The 2nd Annual POW! WOW!: Exploring The New Contemporary Movement, curated by Thinkspace, Honolulu Museum School of the Arts, Honolulu, HI

2014
Dime Bag 4, curated by Jordin Isip, The End is Near, Brooklyn, NY
Corrective Course, Marcas Gallery, Santa Ana, CA
Decade of Decadunce, Cinders Gallery, New York, NY
Black and Night, two-person show with Evah Fan, Shimokitazawa Generations, Taipei
First Annual EMA Show, Hellion Gallery, Portland, OR
Gold Blood, Magic Weirdos, Backwoods Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
LAX/TXL, curated by Andrew Hosner (pop-up collaboration between Thinkspace and Urban Nation),Berlin, Germany
POW! WOW!: Exploring The New Contemporary Movement, Honolulu Museum School of the Arts, Honolulu, HI

2013
Don’t Wake Daddy, Gallery Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg, Germany
Risque, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
Beer is Art, La Luz de Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Buddy System Invitational, Breeze Block Gallery, Portland, OR
Wider Than a Postcard, Breeze Block Gallery, Portland OR
Suggestivism, Casa dell'Architettura/Acquario Romano, Rome, Italy

2012
Miami Project, Richard Heller Gallery, Miami, FL
Don’t Wake Daddy VII, Galerie Feinkunst Krüger, Hamburg, Germany
End of the World, Compound Gallery, Portland, OR
Ceramiques Contemporaines, Galerie L.J., Paris, France
Sugestivism, Bold Hype in New York, NY
Le Salon du Dessin Contemporain (Drawing Now Paris), Galerie L.J., Paris, France
Quarante Par Trente, Galerie L.J., Paris, France

2011
Human Nature, Espacio Minimo, Madrid, Spain
Resurrection, Cinders, Brooklyn, NY
East West Connect, Above Second Gallery, Hong Kong
2009
This Is the End of the World as We Know It, MOHS, Copenhagen, Denmark
Clay and Response, Heath, Los Angeles, CA

2008
Dwindle to a Tiptoe, Galerie L.J. Beaubourg, Paris, France
Bed and Breakfast, Little Cakes, New York, NY

2007
Une Estívale, Galerie L.J., Paris, France
Pale Analogies,  The Public Trust, Dallas TX

2006
Carry-On, Home of Marjory Graue, Curated by Meg Shiffler, Marfa TX
Drawn to Expression, Williamson Gallery, Pasadena, CA
LA Art in New York, Art Fair, Richard Heller Gallery, New York NY
BMG One, BLK/MRKT Gallery, Culver City, CA
Kamen Rider Lives, Diepzout, Curated by Hanna Aron Maastricht, Netherlands

2005
Unnatural History, Aidan Savoy Gallery, New York, NY
Ghosts Gather at Night, RHYS Gallery, Boston MA

Selected Bibliography
2014
Nastia Voynovskaya: “Preview: Brendan Monroe’s “Blobography” at Heath Ceramics,” Hi-Fructose, October 30
Nastia Voynovskaya:  “Recap: Forest For the Trees Mural Festival In Portland, Continued,” Hi-Fructose, August 27
Anna Carey:  “Pow! Wow! Taiwan 2014 Recap Part 1,” Hi-Fructose, June 10

2012
Nathan Spoor:  “Brendan Monroe - Observations of Light and Matter,” Hi-Fructose, March 16
“Brendan Monroe’s ‘Observations Of Light and Matter’ At Cooper Cole Gallery,” Huffington Post, March 4

2011
“Islands”, self-published comic, Oakland, CA
“Limbic Place” oversized zine, published by Six Pack France, Avignon

2010
Juxtapoz Magazine, issue 113, San Francisco, CA
“Between Here and Here,” self-published zine, Stockholm, Sweden
Ken Harman: “Brendan Monroe and Evah Fan at Galerie LJ,” Hi-Fructose,
August 31
“Between Here and Here,” self-published zine, Stockholm, Sweden

2009
“b.monroe,” Monograph, published by Paper Musuem Press, San Francisco, CA

2008
“The Upset,” published by Die Gestalten Verlag, Berlin, Germany

2007
“Exactly,” published by 826 Valencia, San Francisco, CA
“Organelles,” self-published zine, Berkeley, CA
“Art Week, Review of ‘Blob Blob Blob…’” by Shana Nys Dambrot, Los Angeles, CA
“Sour Leaves,” self-published comic, Berkeley, CA
“BLK/MRKT One,” Los Angeles CA, published by Die Gestalten Verlag
“The Great Escape,” published by Die Gestalten Verlag, Berlin, Germany
“Collectanea Magazine,” published by New York Collective for the Arts, New York, NY

2005
“Grafuck,” published by Me Me, Los Angeles, CA
Bant Magazine, Istanbul, Turkey
SF Gate, Review of “Momentary Murk” by Alison Bing, San Francisco, CA
Art Prostitute Magazine, Issue 6, Denton, TX
“Sour Harvest,” self-published comic, Los Angeles, CA
“Sour Crop,” self-published comic, Los Angeles, CA

Collections
FaceBook Headquarters, Menlo Park, CA

 


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