Saturday, July 20, 2024

Brian Alfred

Brian Alfred is an artist, musician, and curator based out of Brooklyn, and has shown his work internationally for the past seventeen years. Alfred is the recipient of an American Academy of Arts and Letters Purchase Award, the New York Foundation of the Arts Inspiration Award, and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.

This is the first of two interviews with Brian, the second interview can be found by clicking here.

He is an alumnus of Yale, Skowhegan, and Penn State. His work is in the collections of institutions such as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among others.

Alfred is also the creator and host of the Sound & Vision podcast, which features conversations with contemporary artists and musicians.

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  1. […] Brian Alfred is a painter and animator born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He received his BFA in 1997 from Penn State University and his MFA in 1999 from Yale University. This is his second interview, the first can be found by clicking here. […]

  2. […] Brian Alfred is a Brooklyn based artist. He had a show in NYC during February and March and is now in the process of gestating new work. His recent show Future Shock was in part inspired by the book of the same name by Alvin Toffler. The work in the show related to how Alfred was thinking while reading the book. Landscape images make up the meat of the show. Alfred does not try to proffer any particular narrative, though he does say that there is a loose narrative of environmental issues running through Future Shock. Alfred’s big ask is that the viewer look at the world a little differently when they leave the gallery. Of exhibtions, Alfred says, “it’s kind of like dropping your kids off at school you know, it’s like ‘alright, go get ’em.'” Reception of Future Shock was quite positive. […]


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