Bio

1980 Born in South Carolina

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY

 

Education

2003 Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC, Bachelor of Fine Arts

 

Solo Exhibitions

2014 For Thinkin’ Long and Dark, English Kills Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2012 Party Sub, Invisible Exports Booth, NADA Hudson, Hudson, NY

2011 Grab Bag Sack, English Kills Art Gallery, Brooklyn NY

2009 The Gnastic Pursuit, English Kills Art Gallery, Brooklyn NY

 

Group Exhibitions

2013 “Quote Bushwick Bohemia Unquote”, presented by Schoolhouse Projects, ArtHamptons Art Fair, Bridgehampton, NY

See the Pyramids Along the Nile, English Kills Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

We Know What We Like, presented by the Triangle Arts Association at Lori Bookstein Fine Art, New York, NY

Public Art Fund 2013 Benefit Gala, New York, NY

I Killed My Father, I Ate Human Flesh, I Quiver With Joy: An Obsession with Pier Paolo Pasolini, presented by Invisible Exports at Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York, NY

Walking with The Dutch Giant, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA

By Way of the South: Going Home, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA

 

2012 Peekskill Project V, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Peekskill, NY

Scenic Routes, Molloy College, Rockville Center, Long Island

English Kills Booth at Bushwick Basel, Starr Space, Brooklyn, NY

English Kills Annex, Bushwick Open Studios, Brooklyn, NY

Sculpture Garden, The Onderdonk House, Brooklyn, NY

Intramurals, AFA Gallery, Scranton, PA

Ghost Face, Bobby Redd Project Space, Brooklyn, NY

Knickerbocker Mini Maw, Brooklyn, NY

Till Dust Gathers on Grass, Spring/Break Art Show, New York, NY

These Friends 3, This:Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

The Permanent Collection Volume 2: My Own Private Serpico, English Kills Art Gallery,

Brooklyn, NY

 

2011 Notes on Notes on Camp, Invisible Exports, New York, NY

Scope Art Show, English Kills Art Gallery booth, New York, NY

The Mother Ship, English Kills Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

These Friends 2, This: Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

 

2010 English Kills Minor, English Kills Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

NurtureART Benefit, Zieher Smith Gallery, New York, NY

Dieu Donné Benefit and Auction, Dieu Donné, New York, NY

The Third Year Anniversary Show, English Kills Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

Common Jive, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY

Solitary Pleasures, The Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

Collaborative Forgeries, or Forged Collaborations, Centotto, Brooklyn, NY

The Permanent Collection: Vol. 1, English Kills Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

I Wish I Was Dead Biennial: Works by Unsettled and Unsettling Natures,

Barrister’s Gallery, New Orleans, LA

 

2009 Impart to Product/Part of the Process? Or Quest, Phantom, Vestigium,

Centotto, Brooklyn, NY

ABCYZ.ORG, Silvershed, New York, NY

Gods of Mars, English Kills Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

 

2007 Knucklehead Blues, a two person exhibition, English Kills Art Gallery,

Brooklyn, NY

 

Performance

2010   Hayseed and Squirrel’s Moonshine Tasting, Fred Torres Collaborations, New York

 

Bibliography

“Brawn & ‘Glitz Brut’: Brent Owens at English Kills, by Paul D’Agostino, L Magazine, February 26, 2014

“Bobos in Paradise,” by Max Nesterak, ARTSLANT.COM, July 9, 2013

“See Highlights From NADA Hudson’s Slimmer and Stronger Second Edition,” by Benjamin Sutton and Katya Valevich, ARTINFO.COM, July 30, 2012

“9 Artists to watch from the 2012 Bushwick Open Studios,” by Hrag Vartanian, HYPERALLERGIC.COM, June, 2012

“Artists in Bushwick,” by Stephen Truax, The Brooklyn Rail, July 2011

“Bushwick Art Scene, For Love of the Game, by Emily Nathan, ARTNET.COM, June 2011

“Goings On About Town,” The New Yorker Magazine, May 9, 2011

“Is The Campiest Camp Necessarily Naive?,” by Dierdre Hering, L Magazine, April 13, 2011

“Brent Owens Grab Bag Sack at English Kills,” video by James Kalm, ARTREVIEW.COM, April 27, 2011

“Art Uncovered” interview with Thomas Seely, BREAKTHRURADIO.COM, March 29, 2011

“In The Studio: Brent Owens at English Kills,” Stephen Truax, BUSHWICKBK.COM, March 10, 2011

“Brent Owens gets a Woody at English Kills,”  Daniel Larkin, HYPERALLERGIC.COM, November 16, 2009

“Aesthetic Cleansing”, James Kalm, The Brooklyn Rail, October 2009

“Adolescent Art,” Stephen Truax, BUSHWICKBK.COM, September 22, 2009

“Authentic Beauty, or The Real Phony,”  James Kalm, The Brooklyn Rail, February 2008