Born 1974 in Pittsburgh, PA


1999   MFA, Yale University

Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

1997   BFA, Pennsylvania State University




‘Storms and Stress’ Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel

2012  ‘It’s Already The End Of The World’ Frist Center for Visual Art, Nashville, TN

2011   ‘Co-op’ Giraud Segalot Pissarro, New York

‘Rise Above’ Haunch of Venison, London

2010  ‘It’s Already The End Of The World’ Haunch of Venison, New York (catalog)

2009  ‘Majic Window’ Studio La Citta, Verona

2008  ‘Millions Now Living Will Never Die!!!’ Haunch of Venison, Berlin (catalog)

2007  ‘Global Warning,’ SCAI the Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan

2006  ‘Surveillance,’ Haunch of Venison, Zurich (catalog)

‘Space is the Place!’, Mary Boone Gallery, New York

2005   ‘Paper and Pixels,’ Mary Boone Gallery, New York

‘Conspiracy?,’ Haunch of Venison, London  (enhanced CD ROM catalog)

2004   ‘The Future is Now!,’ Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ  (enhanced  CD

ROM catalog)

‘Overload,’ Max Protetch Gallery, New York

‘Fallout,’ Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisberg, PA

2003   Sandroni Rey Gallery, Los Angeles (enhanced CD ROM catalog)

2002   Max Protetch Gallery, New York (enhanced CD ROM catalog)

2000   Max Protetch Gallery, New York


2013     ‘Mercury Retrograde:Animated Realities’, Stephen Stoyanov Gallery, NYC

2012     ‘exUrban Screens’, The Frankston Arts Centre/Cube 37, Melbourne, Australia

15th Japan Media Arts Festival, Tokyo, Japan

‘Sourced’, Steven Vail Fine Arts, Des Moines, Iowa

2011     ‘Beyond’, SCAI the Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan

‘Videosphere: A New Generation’, Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY

‘Animations’ Big Screen Project, Big Screen Plaza, NY, NY

‘Printer’s Proof’, Bertrand Delacroix Gallery, NY, NY

2010    ‘12th International Cairo Bienniale’ Cairo, Egypt

‘The Big Screen Project’ Eventi Plaza HD Screen, NY, NY

‘Me, Undoubtedly. 1309 Faces’ Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany

‘Aichi Triennale’, Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya, Japan

‘Surface Tension’, South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN

‘OneDotZero’, EMPAC Digital Art Center, Troy, NY

‘New Art For A New Century: Contemporary Acquisitions 2000-2010”, Orange

County Museum of Art, CA

2009    ‘Mercury Retrograde: Animated Realities’ Big Medium Gallery, Austin, Texas

2008    ‘Uncoordinated: Mapping Cartography in Contemporary Art.’ Contemporary Art

Center Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio

‘Ru Ru Ru Landscape: How I see the World Around Me’  Shizuoka Prefecture

Museum of Art, Shizuoka, Japan

‘Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks’ @ Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, Copenhagen


2007     ‘The Shapes of Space,’ Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

‘System Error: War Is A Force That Gives Us Meaning,’ Palazzo delle Papesse,

Sienna, Italy

‘Art Fair Tokyo.’ Tokyo, Japan

‘Art Film.’ Art Basel, Switzerland

2006   ‘The 59th Minute’, Times Square Panasonic Astrovision Screen, Creative Time,


‘American Academy of Arts and Letters Invitational Exhibition,’  American

Academy of Arts and Letters, NYC

‘Radar : Selections from the Kent and Vicki Logan Collection’, Denver Art


‘New Code’, Studio La Citta, Verona, Italy

‘Signal Channel : Contemporary Video Art’, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts,

Omaha, NE

2005    ‘Produced at Eyebeam’, Eyebeam, NYC

‘Surface’, Lucas Schoormans Gallery, NYC

‘Art/+><Work’, Office Space, NYC

2004   ‘Metropolis,’ The National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

‘Art and Architecture 1900-2000,’ Palazzo Ducale, Genoa, Italy

Sandroni Rey Gallery, Los Angeles

‘Trouble in Paradise,’ Van Brunt Gallery, New York

‘Happy Ending,’ Kingfisher Projects, Queens, NY

2003   ‘Toxic,’ Max Protetch Gallery, New York

‘Digital Showcase,’ Austin Museum of Digital Art

1999    ‘Group Show,’ Max Protetch Gallery, New York

‘MFA Thesis Exhibition,’ Yale School of Art Gallery, New Haven, CT


2012     Hutson, Laura, ‘Installation View:Brian Alfred’ Nashville Scene. Oct 2, 2012.

2010     Flavorwire, Daily Art Pick, Paul Laster, Feb 3, 2010.

‘Brian Alfred:The End of the World’ Nowness, Jan 19, 2010.

2008     Bradley, Kimberly ‘ Digest.’, Feb 2008.

Stephenson, Sarah ‘Brian Alfred: Millions Now Living Will Never Die!!!’

ArtKrush, Issue 80, March 19, 2008

‘Brian Alfred.’ ArtNews Magazine, June 2008.

2007    Cash, Stephanie ‘Report from Colorado.’ Art in America, Feb 2007.

Goto, Shigeo ‘Brian Alfred.’ Esquire Magazine Japan, June 2007.

Satterthwaite, Julian ‘Flat But Expressive.’ The Daily Yomiuru, April 7, 2007.

2006    Boucher, Brian ‘Brian Alfred at Mary Boone.’ Art in America, June/July 2006.

Vogel, Carol ‘Big and Bold.’ The New York Times, March 3, 2006.

2005    The New Yorker. ‘Brian Alfred.’ Goings On About Town, September 19,


Zinman, Greg. ‘Brian Alfred: Paper and Pixels.’ ArtKrush, Issue 15,

September, 2005

Johnson, Ken. ‘Surface.’ The New York Times, June 24, 2005.

2004   The New Yorker. ‘Trouble in Paradise.’ June 28, 2004.

Johnson, Ken. ‘Brian Alfred.’ The New York Times, March 26, 2004, E37.

The New Yorker. ‘Brian Alfred.’ Goings On About Town, April 5, 2004.

The Village Voice. ‘Brian Alfred.’ Voice Choices, April 5, 2004.

Time Out New York. ‘Brian Alfred.’ Critic’s Picks, Time Out New York, April

5, 2004.

Alfred, Darrin. ’The Garden in the Machine: The Paintings of Brian Alfred.’

Loud Paper 4, no. 3 (2004).

Nilsen, Richard. ‘Artist Dissects Life.’ The Arizona Republic, November 21, 2004

Schepper, Ron. ‘Sounding Board: Brian Alfred.’ Grooves Magazine, July


2003   Tema Celeste. ‘Brian Alfred,’ September/October 2003.

Worman, Alex. ‘LA Confidential,’ Artnet Magazine, 2003.

Dwell Magazine. ‘The Art of Architecture,’ September 2003.

2002   Vitamin P: New Perspectives in Painting, New York: Phaidon Press, 2002.

ZingMagazine. ‘Why I Don’t Leave the House,’ Fall 2002.

XLR8R Magazine. ‘Surreal Sounds,’ 2002.

Casa Brutus (Japan). ‘NY Art,’ November 2002.

2001   Robinson, Walter. ‘Weekend Update.’ Artnet Magazine, 2001.

Afterhours (Tokyo). ‘Brian Alfred.’ 15 (2001): 50–55.

Harris, Jane. ‘Brian Alfred at Max Protetch.’ Art in America, December


Humphrey, David. ‘New York E-Mail.’ Art Issues, Spring 2001.

Johnson, Ken. ‘Brian Alfred.’ The New York Times, March 9, 2001, E37.





2011   Excellence Award, Japan Media Arts Festival

2008   Penn State Alumni Achievement Award

2006   Joan Mitchell Foundation Award

American Academy of Arts and Letters Purchase Award

Penn State Alumni Award

2005   New York Foundation of the Arts Inspiration Award

2003   Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

1999   Phelps Berdan Memorial Award

Skowhegan Match Scholarship

1997   Edwin Zoller Scholarship




Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, California

Denver Art Museum, Colorado

Albright-Knox Art Gallery, New York

Phoenix Museum of Art, Arizona

National Gallery of Victoria, Australia

Montclair Art Museum, New Jersey

Orange County Museum of Art, California