brianblockinfo at gmail.com

 

Born Milton, MA.  Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

EDUCATION :

Whitney Museum of American Art, Independent Study Program. 2015-16
Independent Study, Hunter College, New York 2013-14
MFA School of Visual Arts, New York 1995
BA University of Massachusetts at Amherst 1989

 

EXHIBITIONS:

2017     Muse in the Mews, Salomon Contemporary, New York, NY

2016     Whitney Independent Study Program Studio Exhibition 

             Lake Life, Salomon Contemporary, New York, NY

2014    Odd Volumes: Book Art from the Chasanoff Collection, Yale University Art Gallery

            Surfaces et Mesures, La Tannerie, Begard, France

            A Talk by Rene Glete on the Unpublished Late Work Notes of F. Curtis Wott, CR10, Linlithgow, NY

2009     Exhibition, 211 Elizabeth Street, NY

2008     Summer Residency Program, Cooper Union, NY

2006     NADA Art Fair, Participant Inc., Miami

             Waiting for a Clean Shot, Participant Inc., New York (2 person with Noah Khoshbin)

             Boilermaker, Stellan Holm Gallery, New York

2000     Women, Egizio’s Project, NY

2000     Gary Baldwin, Brian Block, Steven Sollins, Front Room, Brooklyn, NY

1999     Forever is a Hell of a Long Time, Bronwyn Keenan Gallery, NY

1999     Paint A Rumor, Maria Cilena Gallery, Milan, Italy

1999     The Other Side of New York, Maze Gallery, Torino, Italy

1997     Fan-Dom, White Columns, NY

1996     Scherzo, Art in General, NY

 

COLLABORATIONS with A Front Group:

2003      A FRONT GROUP, Starbucks: The Great Tape Over, Front Room, Brooklyn, NY

2002      A FRONT GROUP, Ponsef: Coming Soon. Brooklyn, NY

2001      A FRONT GROUP, Ponsef: Nature Purified, Monk Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 

RESIDENCIES:

2010       Cuts and Burns Artist video editing residency, Outpost Artists Resources, NY

2008       The Cooper Union, Summer Residency Program

2004       The American Academy in Rome, Visiting Artist

2000       Watermill Center, Watermill, NY

 

VIDEO SCREENINGS:

2007      "Pattern", V22 Gallery, London

              “Get Ready For Action", V22 Gallery, London

              Split International Film Festival, Croatia (Special Award) (Catalogue)

              Deviant Art Festival, Gothenburg Kunsthallen, Sweden

              Stuttgarter Winterfilm 20, Stuttgart

              Blue Room, Open Video Projects, Rome

2006      IMPAKT video festival, Utrecht, Netherlands

              SELECT 5 Media Festival, Chicago

              Projection Gallery, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool

              ScopeHamptons, Southhampton, NY

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY:

      Interview with Alyona Coureau, Spaces Objects Art, June 2016

      Brian Boucher, "Brian Block and Noah Khoshbin" Art in America, March 2007, pp. 173-4. (ill)

      Baker, R.C., "Ugly Americana", The Village Voice, August 3, 2006

      Kalm, James, “Ponsef,” NY ARTS Reviews, Vol. 7 no.2, February 2002

      Ferrette, Candice, “Working With Robert Wilson,” The East Hampton Star, August 3, 2000

      Cotter, Holland, "Forever is a Hell of a Long Time," New York Times, July 12, 1999

      Smith, Roberta, "Fan-Dom," New York Times, November 14, 1997