Brian Block’s art is concerned with relationships between language and other realities, often looking into ways that language can frame perception. His works often develop in relation to original research into perceptual authorities and the forms of knowledge, information and reality they produce and propagate.
Brian Block was born in Milton, MA and studied English literature prior to completing his MFA at SVA in NYC where he studied closely with Mel Bochner and Sarah Charlesworth. Recently, he has returned to institution based education, at the Whitney Independent Study Program 2015-16, and Hunter College in 2013-14.
He has exhibited at PARTICIPANT INC, the Yale University Art Gallery, Stellan Holm Gallery, and White Columns, while his video work has been screened internationally, most notably at RECONTRES in Paris, IMPAKT in Utrecht and at V22 in London. Block has done residencies at the American Academy in Rome, The Watermill Center, and The Cooper Union.