Alex Branch | Brooklyn, New York

EDUCATION
MFA SUNY Purchase, Purchase, NY        
BFA School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
EDGE Professional Development Program, Artist Trust, Seattle, WA

RESIDENCIES & AWARDS

2017 Sanitary Tortilla Factory. Albuquerque, NM
2016 Visiting Artist Residency. Resource Depot Reuse Center, West Palm Beach, FL
2015 Apexart International Research Fellowship, Athens, Greece 
2011-12 Art and Design Scholarship, State University of New York, Purchase
2011-12 In Praise of Merit Scholarship, State University of New York, Purchase
2011-12 Windgate Scholarship, State University of New York, Purchase
2009 Virginia Commonwealth University Summer Studio Program, Richmond, VA 2007 Blue Mountain Center Artist Residency, Blue Mountain Lake, NY                 1998-99 School of the Art Institute of Chicago Merit Scholarship, Chicago, IL

EXHIBITIONS/SCREENINGS

2017 
Fathoms and Measures. Sanitary Tortilla Factory Gallery. Albuquerque, NM.
Dead Horse Bay The Glass Graveyard of Brooklyn. Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY.
2016 
Signal House. Built a site specific architectural musical structure to house community art events, lectures, exhibitions and performances. Made possible by a grant from the Cultural Council of Palm Beach.
2015
Lilac Art Series, Lilac Steamship Preservation Project, Pier 25 Hudson River, NY
The End, Winter Shack, Classon-Fulgate Garden, Brooklyn, NY
2014
Bad Luck. Figment Festival, Governor’s Island, NY
Fold Out/Fold In,Winter Shack, Brooklyn, NY                                                    2013
Extremely Short Film Festival, Aurora Picture Show: Houston, TX, 
Juror, Emily Doe, Sundance Film Festival
2012
8 Degrees. Lu Magnus Gallery, New York, NY                                                    Between The Walls. Crawl Space, Silver Lake, NY
2011
Make The Road By Walking, Curated by Stamatina Gregory, Passage Gallery, Purchase, NY                       
And I have A Bridge To Sell You, Passage Gallery, Purchase, NY
College Art Association Exhibition, Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York, NY
2010
Trial and Error, Richard and Dolly Maas Gallery, Purchase, NY                     Title. SUNY Purchase, Purchase, NY
2009
Day Job, Dexter Gallery, Seattle, WA                                       
Smash It And Grab It.  VCU Gallery, Richmond, VA
Pint Sized.  Locker 50B, Richmond, VA
Drawing As A Verb. Ouch My Eye, Seattle, WA
2008
Ashes To Ashes, Biodegradable Coffin Show. Good Shepherd Center, Seattle, WA Encroachment. AFS Gallery, Seattle, WA
Ship It.  Ouch My Eye, Seattle, WA
Bread Baby Installation.  Myrtle Edwards Park, Seattle, WA
2007
Poemscape. Red Rover Series, Nature Center, Chicago, IL                       
Mutiny. AFS Basement, Seattle, WA
2006
Contagion. Washington Ensemble Theater, Seattle, WA                             
2005
Quarantine. Prudential Building, Seattle, WA                                  
Coyote Art Auction. Seattle, WA
2002 
Breath. Remmington-May Gallery, Racine, WI                               
Flying Contraption. Remmington-May Gallery, Racine, WI

CURATED EXHIBITIONS

2016
Winter Shack Season Three, co-curated with Nicole Antebi in partnership with Brooklyn Queens Land Trust and Classon-Fulgate Community Garden.
Season specific readings/art installations/performance/lecture series taking place in a shack I originally built in my backyard out of repurposed materials
2015
Winter Shack Season Two, co-curated with Nicole Antebi, in partnership with Brooklyn Queens Landtrust and Classon-Fulgate Garden
2014
Bad Luck. Figment Festival, Governor’s Island, NY, co-curated with Nicole Antebi.
For this event we curated a series of lectures/demonstrations/readings/performances that took place under a structure we constructed from broken umbrellas collected from the streets of New York.
Winter Shack Season One. Bed-Stuy Brooklyn, co-curated with Nicole Antebi
Season specific readings/art installations/performances/lecture series 
2012    
Between The Walls, Crawl Space, Silver Lake, NY                                             (After the opening the exhibiting was permanently sealed inside the walls)

PUBLICATIONS

“Ships Not At Sea, The Work of NYC Based Artist Alex Branch at Sanitary Tortilla Factory”, Alibi Journal V 26 No. 36 Sept 7-13, 2017. Maggie Grimason, Albuquerque, NM
http://alibi.com/art/54063/Ships-Not-at-Sea.html

Untapped Cities. Arts and Culture, New York, News. Shervin Abdolhamidi. 3/17/2017.
http://untappedcities.com/2017/03/17/remnants-of-old-nyc-landfill-explored-in-dead-horse-bay-the-glass-graveyard-of-brooklyn/

“Art Project Brings Musical Element To Community”. ABC News.  Channel 25 WPBF.
April 13,  2016.
http://www.wpbf.com/article/art-project-brings-musical-element-to-community/1405642

Apexart Research Fellowship Journal
Athens, Greece. May 31-June 29, 2015
http://apexart.org/fellowship/branch.php

"Every Creeping Thing That Creepeth".
The New York Times, The Opinion Pages,
Alison Kinney, June 22, 2015
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/06/22/every-creeping-thing-that-creepeth/?_r=2

"Man is the Pasture of Being 3: Mandeville in Tibet, at long last", In the Middle
Karl Steel, August 7, 2015
http://www.inthemedievalmiddle.com/2015/08/man-is-pasture-of-being-3-mandeville-in.html

American Alliance of Museums, Curator Competency Update
Alex Branch, Winter Shack: Seasonal Space, March 2015, pages 3-4.
Images Courtesy John Kilbane

"Parting Images from Wayward Girl Productions"
Seattle Times, Entertainment Section
by Gayle Clemans Nov 7, 2008
http://www.seattletimes.com/entertainment/parting-images-from-wayward-girls-productions/






 
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