Known for his paintings, collages and video animations that examine the ways in which perception of our surroundings and culture is mediated by technology, his works present a flattened, often depopulated and predominantly urban world derived from found images. His thematic concerns - including the signifiers of Modernist idealism and technological progress, conspiracy theories and the growing prevalence of surveillance in the post-9/11 world - have led him to focus on images featuring architecture, machinery, interiors, urban and suburban landscapes, as well as text. The world as depicted by Alfred is distanced, banal - as in visually unremarkable - yet highly charged with possible meanings.
 
BORN
1974 in Pittsburgh, PA
 
EDUCATION

1999
MFA, Yale University
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture

1997
BFA, Pennsylvania State University

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2012
Nashville, Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Brian Alfred: It's Already the End of the World (21 September 2012 - 13 January 2013)
 
2011
London, Haunch of Venison, Brian Alfred: Rise Above
 
2010
New York, Haunch of Venison, Brian Alfred: It’s Already The End Of The World  (catalog)
 
2009
Verona, Italy, Studio La Citta, Brian Alfred: Magic Window
 
2008
Berlin, Haunch of Venison, Brian Alfred: Millions Now Living Will Never Die!!! (catalog)
 
2007
Tokyo, Japan, SCAI the Bathhouse, Brian Alfred: Global Warning
 
2006
Zurich, Haunch of Venison, Brian Alfred: Surveillance (catalog)

New York, Mary Boone Gallery, Brian Alfred: Space is the Place!
 
2005
New York, Mary Boone Gallery, Brian Alfred: Paper and Pixels

London, Haunch of Venison, Brian Alfred: Conspiracy? (enhanced CD ROM catalog)
 
2004
Phoenix, Phoenix Art Museum, Brian Alfred: The Future is Now! (enhanced  CD ROM catalog)

New York, Max Protetch Gallery, Brian Alfred: Overload

Lewisberg, Pennsylvania, Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Brian Alfred: Fallout
 
2003
Los Angeles, Sandroni Rey Gallery, Brian Alfred (enhanced CD ROM catalog)
 
2002
New York, Max Protetch Gallery, Brian Alfred (enhanced CD ROM catalog)
 
2000
New York, Max Protetch Gallery, Brian Alfred