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Andrew Brischler (born 1987, Long Island, New York) is an artist based in Brooklyn, New York. Working primarily in painting and drawing, Brischler's work examines the underbelly of American popular culture through a mash up of graphic design and fine art abstraction. Words and phrases are culled from a wide swath of sources. Song lyrics, film posters, vintage book covers, and ephemera from out-of-print queer publications are appropriated and recreated in paint, marker, and colored pencil.

To quote Brischler, "As a queer kid growing up on Long Island in the late 1990s, I was awkward and anxious, and sought refuge in whatever would help me escape my pre-teen dread. On Friday nights my mother took me to Blockbuster Video, and there I would feel the loosening of my nerves. I spent what felt like hours there, and on one trip, I rented Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. Everything changed for me as the title sequence designed by Saul Bass started to play; the way Bass married text with aesthetic meaning dazzled me. Once that clicked, I became a voracious consumer of popular culture. Watching queer cinema, reruns of classic television, and even listening to Bruce Springsteen--the posterchild of machismo--helped me understand and celebrate my identity. That combination of cultural criticism and earnest emotional tribute remains the cornerstone of my studio practice today."

Andrew Brischler's work has been included in numerous exhibitions at galleries and museums throughout the United States and Europe. Recent highlights include: Drawn Together Again, FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY, 2018; Lonely Planet, Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach and Los Angeles; Hungry Heart, Organized by Sotheby's, Sagaponack, NY, 2018; When We Were Young: Rethinking Abstraction, University Art Museum, SUNY Albany New York, 2017; A Pointed Remark, Feuer/Mesler, New York, 2017; Re(a)d, Nathalie Karg Gallery, New York, 2015; Patient Zero, The Arts Club, London, 2014; Painting: A Love Story, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, 2014; and 39 Great Jones, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zürich, 2013. His work is in the collection of The Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL, and University Art Museum at SUNY Albany, New York. In 2015, he was awarded a Fellowship in Painting by the New York Foundation for the Arts. In 2013, he was awarded the prestigious Rema Hort Mann Foundation Visual Arts Grant. Brischler has collaborated on special projects with the British brand House of Holland and the Detroit based brand Shinola. In 2018, Brischler designed the cover of You Might Regret This by Abbi Jacobson, published by Grand Central Publishing. Brischler has been featured in numerous publications, including Architectural Digest, 100 Painters of Tomorrow (Thames & Hudson, 2014), Modern Painters, and New American Paintings.

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b. 1987 in Long Island, NY
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY


EDUCATION
2012  MFA Fine Arts, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
2009  BFA Painting and Drawing, Magna Cum Laude; SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY

 

SOLO AND TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2020     The Armory Show, Gavlak Booth 906

2019    Paradise, Andrew Brischler & Lee Relvas, The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, NY

            The Thing Itself, Andrew Brischler, Jack Pierson, and Rob Wynne, Gavlak, Palm Beach, FL

2018     Hungry Heart, organized by Sotheby's, Madoo Gardens, Sagaponack, NY

             The Armory Show, Gavlak, Pier 92, New York, NY

2017     Lonely Planet, Gavlak, Los Angeles, CA & Palm Beach, FL

2015     Storms, Gavlak, Los Angeles, CA

2014     Patient Zero, The Arts Club, London, UK

2013     I Made It Through the Wilderness, Gavlak, Palm Beach, FL

2012     Goodbye to All That, Gavlak, Palm Beach, FL

             Closing Time, 39 Great Jones, New York, NY


GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020    The Armory Show, Gavlak Booth 906

2019    The Thing Itself, Gavlak Palm Beach

2019    The Bunker Artspace: The Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection, West Palm Beach, FL

            Inaugural Exhibition, Gavlak, Los Angeles, CA

            This Paradise, Jonathan Hopson Gallery, Houston, TX

            Boyz Keep Swinging, curated by Maynard Monrow, The American Hotel, Sag Harbor, NY

            Drawn Together Again, FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY

2018    Tell Him What We Said About Paint it Black, Thorne-Sagendorph Gallery, Keene College, Keene, NH

            Heavenly Bodies, curated by Heather Moore, Fuigo Studio, New York, NY

            Secret Gay Box, curated by John Wolf, Spring Break Art Show, New York, NY

2017    The Bunker Artspace: The Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection, West Palm Beach, FL

             When We Were Young: Rethinking Abstraction, University Art Museum, SUNY Albany, Albany, NY

             Flaming June VII, Gavlak, Los Angeles, CA

             Sharper Image, Present Company, Brooklyn, NY

             Not I, We, Gavlak, Los Angeles, CA

             A Pointed Remark, Feuer/Mesler, New York, NY

2016     NADA Miami Beach, Feuer/Mesler, Deauville Beach Resort, Miami Beach, FL

2015     10 Year Anniversary Show, Gavlak, Los Angeles, CA and Palm Beach, FL

             Re(a)d, curated by Ryan Steadman, Nathalie Karg Gallery, New York

             The Valentine's Day Cardiovascular, Geoffrey Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA

             Puente, KINMAN, London, UK

2014    The Go Between: Selections from the Ernesto Esposito Collection, Museo di Capodimonte, Naples, IT

           100 Painters of Tomorrow: New York Exhibition, One Art Space, New York, NY

            Painting: A Love Story, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston, TX (catalogue)

2013    This is the Story of America, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy

            Acid Summer, curated by Matthew Craven, DCKT Contemporary, New York, NY

            My Echo, My Shadow, Gavlak, Palm Beach, FL

            39 Great Jones, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich

            239 Days, School of Visual Arts MFA Alumni Show, Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York, NY  (catalogue)

2012     News From Chicago and New York City, Fiebach Minninger, Cologne, Germany

             Time, After Time, Ronchini Gallery, London, UK (catalogue)

             What's the Point, Jen Bekman Gallery, New York, NY

             The Virgins Show, curated by Marilyn Minter, Family Business, New York, NY

             Just the Tip, SVA MFA Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, Visual Arts Gallery, New York, NY

2011     Sentimental Education, Gavlak, Palm Beach, FL

             College Art Association New York MFA Exhibition, Hunter College Gallery, New York, NY

2010     Emerge to be Seen, Westside Gallery, New York, NY

             Marks That Matter, Muroff Kotler Visual Arts Gallery, SUNY Ulster, Stone Ridge, NY



AWARDS AND HONORS
2015 Painting Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts

2013  Rema Hort Mann Foundation Visual Arts Grant

2012  School of Visual Arts MFA Fine Arts Award

2011  School of Visual Arts MFA Fine Arts Award

2010  5th Annual Artist VIP List, Long Island Pulse Magazine
          Student Representative, New York Art & Culture Exhibition Series, Albany, NY

2009  Best in Show, Fall 2008 Best of SUNY Art Exhibition Series, Albany, NY

2008  Alex Minewski Memorial Fine Art Scholarship

2007  Best in Show, Spring 2007 SUNY New Paltz Foundation Department Art Exhibition

2006  Best in Show, Fall 2006 SUNY New Paltz Foundation Art Exhibition

2005  Curran & Connors Art & Design Scholarship
          Smithtown High School Art & Literary Magazine Scholarship
          Regional Gold Key Winner, Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
          Winner, Award of Distinction, “Long Island’s Best: Young Artists at Heckscher”

2004  Winner, Award of Excellence, “Long Island’s Best: Young Aritsts at Heckscher”


PRESS

2017     Pagel, David. “No wallflowers here: Sparks fly when art mingles on the walls of 'Flaming

             June VII',” Los Angeles Times, June 27.

2016     Vicky Lowry, “Visiting Beth Rudin DeWoody and Firooz Zahedi at Home is Better Than a

             Trip to a Museum,” Architectural Digest, November 4,

2015     Moto Okawa, “Dirty Does It for Andrew Brischler,” Art I Like LA, June 26.
             Dan Halm, "Portfolio: Andrew Brischler", Visual Arts Journal, Spring 2015, School of  Visual Arts

2014     Grace Banks, "Aaron Curry and Andrew Brischler: The Art of Process", Apollo

Magazine Muse Room 29 August
"Andrew Brischler: Cut Hunter Through My Piercing Heart", H A R T Blog: 18 July.
"Studio Visit with Megan Skidmore", Artelier 8 June.
"Studio Visit: Andrew Brischler, Sunset Park, Brooklyn", Paddle8 Blog 10 June.
Indrisek, Scott. "You've Got It All Wrong: Andrew Brischler Humiliates His Imagery,” Modern Painters May: 68-70.
Indrisek, Scott. "Throw Your Brushes in the Air," Blackbook Magazine Blog 16 January.

2013    "Where Are We Going, Man?" ATPDiary 22 December. 
             Zevitas, Steven. "14 to Watch in 2014", New American Paintings Blog 19 December.
             Dust Magazine, 27 July. Web.
             "Andrew Brischler & David Kramer Studio Visits", Huffington Post 10 May.
             "Art.sy Editorial: Five Minutes with Andrew Brischler", ART.SY March 8.
             "A/ART: Andrew Brischler", March.

2012     BOOOOOOOM! blog 7 November.
             TIME, "After TIME at Ronchini Gallery", The Upcoming UK 7 September.
             Watchlist Artist, "Andrew Brischler @ Gavlak Gallery", ArtSlant Miami 24 July.
             Sjostrom, Jan. Palm Beach Daily News 19 July.
            "AO On Site," Inaugural Opening of Family Business, ArtObserved 20 February.
            "Marilyn Minter on Her Show for Maurizio Cattelan's New Gallery", Artinfo 15 February.

2011     "'Sentimental Education' Captures Artists' Torrid Love Affairs With Art History", Huffington  

              Post 6 December.
             "Andrew Brischler in Conversation", Powerslice 24 May

2010     "VUU Collective: A New Generation of Artists", Winter/Spring.
             "Emerge to be Seen", School of Visual Arts December.
             "5th Annual Artist VIP List", Long Island Pulse Magazine August.

 

PUBLICATIONS
Visual Arts Journal, School of Visual Arts, Spring 2015 (Cover, Feature)
The White Review, Issue #12, December 2014 (Cover)
Elephant Magazine, Issue #20, Autumn 2014
100 Painters of Tomorrow, Thames & Hudson
Luxe Interiors & Design, Fall 2012, Volume 10, Issue 4, pp 108-109.
New American Paintings #98: Northeast Edition, March 2012
VOLUME: A Printed Publication by the VUU Collective, Issue No. 1, Fall/Winter 2011
Long Island Pulse, August 2010, 5th Annual Artist VIP List

 

SPECIAL PROJECTS
2013  Shinola x Andrew Brischler, Installation & Capsule Collection, Tribeca Flagship Store, New York, NY
          Converse Footwear for Publicolor, organized by Grey Area

CURATORIAL PROJECTS

2017     Lonely Planet, Gavlak, Palm Beach, FL

 

COLLECTIONS

The Hall Art Foundation

Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL

University Art Museum, State University of New York, Albany, NY

The Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection (The Bunker), West Palm Beach, FL

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