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Adam Brent



Adam Brent creates sculptural installations that combine architectural and organic elements to explore issues of nature, reflection, interiors and structure. He received his BFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art in 1995 and his MFA in sculpture from Parsons The New School For Design in 2001. His work has been exhibited at such notable museums, institutions and galleries as The Islip Art Museum, The Bronx Museum for Contemporary Art, The Aldrich Museum For Contemporary Art, El Museo Del Barrio, The Mattatuck Museum, The New Museum’s Festival of Ideas, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Artists Space New Haven, Apex Art, Margaret Thatcher Projects, Gathering of The Tribes, Wave Hill, BRIC Rotunda, Momenta Gallery, The Bronx River Art Center, The New York Department of Transportation’s Urban Art Program, The New York Public Library, The 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale, The Center for Book Arts and several university galleries. Brent has a solo show in the fall of 2014 at Auxiliary Projects in Brooklyn, NY. Additionally, he has studied in notable residences such as Artists in the Marketplace at the Bronx Museum, Emerge at the Aljira Center for Contemporary Arts in Newark NJ and the DNA artist residency in Provincetown MA. Brent is also a principle-founding member of the BroLab Collective. BroLab will had its first major solo exhibition at Freight + Volume Gallery in New York in early 2014 and recently completed a 2-year installation for the Bronx Museum’s Lobby. Their first book of collaborative work was published in the spring of 2013 by Seton Hall University. Brent has received grants from The Greater New York Arts Development Fund as administered through the Brooklyn Arts Council and the New York Foundation for Contemporary Art and recently received grants from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, Newark Arts Council, and the Puffin Foundation. His individual and collective work has received critical attention from the Village Voice, L Magazine, The NY Press, Art Critical, The New York Daily News, Architect Magazine, Architizer, Artsy, Art Observed, and the New York Times. Brent also sits on the New York City Department of Transportation’s Art Advisory Committee, is a founding member of Food Design North America, and currently serves as Program Director; The BFA IN Integrated Design at Parsons The New School for Design. 



2001   MFA, Parsons School of Design, New York, NY

1995   BFA, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD



2016   Slag Contemporary, No Rain, No Rainbows, Brooklyn (Bushwick Location), NY

2014   Auxiliary Projects, Good Hill Drift, Brooklyn, NY

2014   Joyce Goldstein, Each One’s a Victory, Chatham, NY            

2013   Artspace New Haven, Thread, New Haven, CT

2011   Infusion Gallery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Make Your Self at Home, Brooklyn, NY

2010   Humanities Gallery, Beyond The Kitchen The Ceiling Soared, Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY

2008   Wave Hill, Sun Porch, The Ballad of Crook Horn Rd, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY

2007   The Korn Gallery, Adam Brent: Recent Sculpture, Drew University, NJ

2006   Gathering of Tribes Gallery, Replanting The Community Garden, Adam Brent and William Myers, New York, NY, (Michael Tong, Curator)

2004   Art Lot, Cooked Green, Brooklyn NY



2017   Wave Hill, Call and Response, Bronx, NY

2016   Pulse Contemporary Art Fair, Slag Gallery Exhibitor, Miami, FL

2016   DNA Gallery, DNA Residency Exhibition, Provincetown, MA

2016   Thompson Giroux Gallery, Blue Sky, Chatham, NY

2016   Kansas City Art Institute, #F*nked! In conjunction with the 50th Anniversary NCECA conference, Kansas City, MO, (Susie Silbert and Anna Walker, Curators)

2016   Wave Hill, (Not so) Still Life, Bronx, New York

2016   Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, Jamaica Flux, Workspaces and Windows, Queens

2015   Art Market Hamptons, Habitats, Bridge Hampton, NY (Chantel Foretich, Curator)

2015   Thompson Giroux Gallery, En Masse II, Chatham, NY

2015   Edward Hopper House, Behind Doors and Through Windows: Reflections on Contemporary Domestic Life, Nyack, NY

2015   Mattatuck Museum, Favorites from the Museum Collection, Waterbury, CT

2014   Thompson Giroux Gallery, En Masse, Chatham, NY

2014   DNA Gallery, DNA Residency Exhibition, Provincetown, MA

2014   Jamaica Center For Arts and Learning, HQ For Planning, Queens, NY

2014   Thompson Giroux Gallery, Friend of a Friend, Chatham, NY

2013   Gallery Bergen, The Imperative of Teaching, Bergen Community College, NJ, (Alieen Wilson and Tara Kopp, Curators)

2012   Skylight Gallery, Amplify Action: Sustainability through the Arts, Brooklyn, NY

2012   Big and Small Casual, Small Sculpture, Long Island City, NY, (Kate Teale, Curator)

2011   Rush Arts Gallery, Curate NYC, Chelsea, NY

2011   Pingry School, Scapes, Martinsville, NJ

2011   BRIC Rotunda Gallery, Neo Nomads: What Travels With You, Brooklyn, NY, (Baseera Khan, Aileen Wilson and Anne Laure Fayard, Curators (w/catalog)

2010   Carriage House, Islip Art Museum, Projects ’10, Islip, NY (w/catalog)

2009   Flux Factory, House Broken, Inaugural Exhibition Queens, NY (w/catalog)

2009   Bronx Museum of the Arts, Living and Dreaming: Aim 29, Bronx, NY (Micaela Giovannotti, Curator (w/catalog)­

2009   Aldrich Museum, Art Daze, Ridgefield, CT

2009   Apexart, I can’t get no satisfaction: Contemporary Views on The Everyday, New York, NY (w/catalog)

2008   Hungarian Cultural Center, Flux Factory Auction, Soho, NY

2007   Flux Factory, New York, New York, New York, Queens, NY, (Melanie Cohn, Curator)

2007   Shore Institute of Contemporary Art, Noah’s Ark, Long Branch, NJ

2007   Emergency Arts Gallery, Adam Brent, Kathryn Linch and Melissa Marks, Chelsea, NY

2007   English Kills Art Gallery, Wood, Bushwick, NY

2006   Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Emerge 7, Newark, NJ

2006   Margaret Thatcher Projects, Certain People I know, New York, NY, (Tommy Everett, Curator)

2005   Branchville Gallery, Equally Vulnerable, Ridgefield, CT, (Jessica Hough, Curator)        

2005   Branchville Gallery, NORM(L), Ridgefield, CT

2004   Artist Space, Strangely Familiar, New York, NY, (Titia Hulst, Curator)

2004   Art Basel Miami Beach, Miami Connections II, The Yard @ Casa Lin, Miami, FL

2004   Tastes Like Chicken Art Space, Art of the Neighborhood, Brooklyn, NY

2004   Visciglia Gallery, Borderlands, Caldwell, NJ



2015   Artscape (Commissioned Anchor Project), BroLab, Misty Mountain Royals, Baltimore, MD

2015   30 Rock, BroLab, Home Improvement, Brooklyn, NY (Leslie Heller and Deborah Brown, Curators)

2014   Governors Island, BroLab, Spontaneous Interventions, New York, NY (Cathy Lang Ho, Curator)

2014   Nurture Art, BroLab, Multiplicity, New York, NY (Marco Antonini, Curator)

2014   Mattatuck Museum, BroLab, Solo Exhibition, Bevel and Rub, Waterbury, CT

2014   El Museo Del Barrio, BroLab, Museum Starter Kit, Open with Care, New York, NY (Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, Curator)

2014   Collective Design Fair 2, BroLab, Collective Conversation, New York, NY

2014   Freight + Volume, BroLab, Solo Exhibition, New York, NY

2013   Untitled Art Fair, Special Projects, Miami, FL (Omar Lopez-Chahoud, curator).

2013   Chicago Cultural Center, Spontaneous Interventions Chicago, IL

2013   Korean Art Fair, BroLab, Seoul Korea (Heng-Gil Han, curator)

2013   Bronx Museum, Quarter Horse, (BronxLab Lobby Design and Installation) Bronx, NY (Sergio Bessa, Curator)

2013   Gallery Aferro, Stack and Rack, Newark, NJ

2013   Center for Book Arts, Brother Can You Spare a Stack, New York, NY

2012   Venice Architecture Biennale, Spontaneous Interventions, US Pavilion, Venice, Italy (Cathy Lang Ho, curator)

2012   Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning, The Making Of Humps and Bumps, Queens, NY

2012   NYC Department of Transportation’s Urban Art Program Presents, Summer Streets, New York, NY (commission)

2012   Mott Haven Public Library, Piazza Gratissima, Bronx, NY

2012   Newark Open Doors, Newark Arts Council, Stack & Rack, Newark, NJ

2012   Bogart Salon, Adrift, Brooklyn, NY

2011   NYC Department of Transportation’s Urban Art Program, Sponsored by Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning, Humps and Bumps, Queens NY (commission)

2011   Flux Factory, Congress of the Collectives, Queens, NY

2011   Bushwick SITE Fest, Habeas Corpus, Brooklyn, NY (Jeanne Brasile, curator)

2011   3rd Ward Bushwick SITE Fest, Hub Show, Brooklyn, NY

2011   Urban Festival Grid Scenes, New York, NY

2011   New Museum, Festival of Ideas for a New City, New York, NY

2010   Art in Odd Places, Pump 14, New York, NY

2003   Brewster Project, T-house, Brewster, NY



2015   Jamaica Center For Arts and Learning, Adam Brent, Queens, NY

2014   Auxiliary Projects, Adam Brent, Artist Talk, Brooklyn, NY

2014   Brooklyn Arts Council, Traci Talasco, Adam Brent, Kristen Nelsen, Brooklyn, NY

2014   Zimmeri Museum, BroLab @ Slide Jam, Princeton, NJ

2013   Bronx Museum, 1040 Lounge Artist Spotlight with BroLab, Bronx, NY

2013   Wesleyan University, New York Arts Program, Artist Talk, New York, NY

2013   Gallery Affero, BroLab Artist Panel, Newark, NJ

2011   Tactical Urbanism Salon, Organized by Do-Tank Flux Factory, BroLab Collective, Queens, NY

2011   Collaborative Presentation, Jamaica Center for the Arts, BroLab Collective, Jamaica, NY

2011   Conversation with Mary Miss and Adam Brent, Laboratory Lecture Series, Parsons The New School For Design

2010   Judicial Review w/ Bryan Zanisnik, Panelists Include: Steven Lam, Artist and Associate Dean at The Cooper Union, Adam Brent, Artist and Assistant Professor at Parsons School The New School For Design, Franklin Boyd, Lawyer, Jonathan Melber, Author & Lawyer, Winkleman Gallery, New York, NY

2008   Sun Room Artist Talk, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY

2007   Visiting Artist and Lecturer, Maryland Institute, College of Art

2007   Visiting Artist and Lecturer: Senior Thesis, Drew University, Fine Arts Department

2006   Visiting Artist and Lecturer: Graduate Thesis Maryland Institute, College of Art

2006   Visiting Artist and Lecturer: Senior Thesis, Maryland Institute, College of Art

2006   Visiting Artist and Lecturer Drew University, Fine Arts Department



2016   DNA Resident Artist, Provincetown, MA

2014   DNA Resident Artist, Provincetown, MA

2013   Grantee, Puffin Grant, BroLab Collective

2012   Grantee, Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, BroLab Collective

2012   Faculty Research and Innovation in Education Funds from the Provosts Office for Living Arts City along with New School colleagues Brian McGrath, Jaskiran Dhillon, Radhika Subramaniam, Victoria Marshall, and Jonathan Bach

2011   Grantee, Greater New York Arts Development Fund of the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs as administered from the Brooklyn Arts Council

2009   Artist in the Market Place Grantee, Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY 

2009   Wave Hill Sun Room Competition, Wave Hill, Bronx, NY

2008   Artists Space, Artists Space's Irving Sandler Artist File Web Space Artist                

2007   Nominee, 2007 Visual Artist Grant Award, The Rema Hort Mann Foundation

2005   Immediate needs Grantee, New York Foundation For Contemporary Art

2005   Emerge 7 Fellowship, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Newark, NJ

2001   Nomination, Emerging Visual Artist, Joan Mitchell Foundation



The private collection of David Howie, New York, NY

Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury CT

The private collection of Mary Lou Cohalanan, New York, NY

Flux Factory, Queens, NY

The Private Collection of Lin Lougheed, Miami, Florida & New York, NY

New School Collection, New York, NY

The Private Collection of Katherine Parker, Bridge Hampton, NY



Press D’Agostino, Paul, “Armory Week: A Pile of Great”, Brooklyn Magazine, March 11th, 2016

Möller, Sabrina, “10 Emerging Artists to Watch at Volta NY”, Art and Signature, March 6th, 2016

Kessler, Charles, “Greenpoint Open Studios Plus”, Left Bank Art Blog, October 10th, 2014

“Artist Collective BroLab’s Uplifting Public Art”, Artsy Editorial, Feb 19. 2014

Parsons School of Design, New York Meet Phnom Penh. Phnom Penh Meet New York, Edited by Victoria Marshall, Essay, Mine The Net, by Adam Brent 2014

Freight + Volume / Volume Editions, Freight + Volume Magazine Issue 5 x Winter 2013-14

Seton Hall University, “BroLab, Some Work Until Now”, Seton Hall University Press, 2013

Art in Odd Places (AiOP), 2011: RITUAL Ceremony. Habituation. Myth. Obsession. Superstition. Liturgy. Illustrated catalogue 2013

McKnight, Jenna M. “Biennale Bulletin: Here We Come Venice!”, Architzer, August 21st, 2012

Zeiger, Mimi, “Get Local” Architect the Magazine of the American Institute of Architects, August 13th, 2012

“Spontaneous Interventions #1 to #16”, Architect the Magazine of the American Institute of Architects, August 9th, 2012

Pinto, Fausto Giovanniy, “A European –Style Plaza Opens in Mott Haven, Mott Haven Herald, July 17th, 2012

Chinese, Vera, “BroLab art project in Jamaica”, NY Daily News, April, 19th, 2012

Bockmann, Rich, “Jamaica Art Peeks Curiosity”, Times Ledger, May 10th, 2012

Samuels, Tanyanika, “New ‘piazza’ Coming to Mott Haven Library”, NY Daily News, March 29th, 2012

Costella, AnnMarie. “Sit on it! New art will serve purpose” Queens Chronicle, March 29th, 2012

Samuels, Tanyanika, “Art group builds ‘Thrust of Sorrows’ catapult to relieve burdens in new show”, NY Daily News, September 20th, 2011

Danielle Balbi, “Public Displays of Performance”, The New School Free Press, Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

“Inside Casa Lin’s Quirky Art Jungle”, Ocean Drive Magazine, September Issue, 2011

Cohen, David, “In the Spirit of a World Fair, but Greener: The New Museum’s Festival of Ideas for the New City”, Art Critical May, 3rd, 2011

Rapkins, Rochana, “Last Chance to See Neo- Nomads”, The New York Times, The Local, February 24th, 2011

Lorraine, Marian, Why are these men carrying water L-magazine blog, October 8th 2010

Tran, Pauline, “Finding Art in Odd Places”, New York Press, Oct 1st, 2010

Varlese, Erica, “Parsons Adam Brent Explores Relationships Among Nature, Architecture and Humanity”, The Acorn, September 14th, 2007

Graeber, Laurel, “Spare Times”, The New York Times, October 3rd, 2008

Cohen, David and Walty, Jenny “The Seed Project” Artworld Digest, March 2007

Cotter, Holland, “Replanting the Community Garden” The New York Times, December 29th, 2006

Pareles, Marissa. “Close-Up on the Columbia Street Waterfront District” The Village Voice, July 1st, 2004


I create large and small sculptures that combine technology, raw materials, and found objects that explore the sentiment found in all things. With all of my work, it is important that the viewer experiences the surrounding space as impacted by color, visual depth of field, the impact of scale and a direct use of choice materials.
































































I tend to make work that has an underlying theme of domesticity, place and memory. When I print plastic objects that are either drawn or scanned, weave rag rugs, carve, or care for living plants, I am assembling these components into larger domestic or psychological portraits that loosely develop until each work feels complete.
































































Spanning from the very small objects to large-scale installations and collapsible structures, each work carries the balance between a story, form, space and material. 


































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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