BRIAN ALFRED was born in 1974 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1997 from Pennsylvania State University and his Master of Fine Arts degree in 1999 from Yale University.
He has had numerous solo exhibitions nationally and internationally. Recent solo exhibitions include “New Animations,” Hezi Cohen Gallery, Tel Aviv, Israel; “Beauty in Danger,” Salon 94 Video Wall, New York, NY; "It’s Already the End of the World," Frist Center for Visual Art, Nashville, TN; "Co-op," Giraud Pissarro Ségalot, New York, NY; "Rise Above," Haunch of Venison, London, England; "It’s Already the End of the World," Haunch of Venison, New York, NY; "Majic Window," Studio La Città, Verona, Italy; "Millions Now Living Will Never Die!!!," Haunch of Venison, Berlin, Germany; "Global Warmings," SCAI the Bathhouse, Tokyo, Japan; "Surveillance," Haunch of Venison, Zurich, Switzerland; "Space is the Place!," Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY; "The Future is Now!," Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ; and "Overload," Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY.
Recent group exhibitions include "Room With A View," EDDYSROOMS, Brooklyn, NY; "Audacious: Contemporary Artists Speak Out," Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; “In An Illusion Village: Our Form Connected by Media Art,” Aomori Museum of Art, Aomori City, Japan; “Mercury Retrograde: Animated Realities,” Galerija Galzenica, Velika Gorica, Croatia; “100 Works for 100 Years: A Centennial Celebration,” Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ; "Uncanny Congruencies," Palmer Museum of Art, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; "Videosphere: A New Generation," Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; "Me, Undoubtedly. 1309 Faces," Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany; "Aichi Triennale," Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya, Japan; "Surface Tension," South Bend Museum of Art, South Bend, IN; "New Art for a New Century: Contemporary Acquisitions 2000 – 2010," Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA; "Teaching An Old Dog New Tricks," Den Frie Udstillingsbygning (Den Frie Center of Contemporary Art), Copenhagen, Denmark; "The Shapes of Space," Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; "American Academy of Arts and Letters Invitational Exhibition," American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY; "Radar: Selections from the Kent and Vicki Logan Collection," Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; "Metropolis," National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia; and "Digital Showcase," Austin Museum of Digital Art, Austin, TX.
His work may be found in the permanent collections of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO; Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA; Phoenix Museum of Art, Phoenix, AZ; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY.
Alfred is the recipient of the Jerome Foundation Grant; Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, the Excellence Award from the Japan Media Arts Festival, Pennsylvania State University Alumni Achievement Award, Joan Mitchell Foundation Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters Purchase Award, Pennsylvania State University Alumni Award, New York Foundation of the Arts Inspiration Award, Phelps Berdan Memorial Award, Skowhegan Match Scholarship, and the Edwin Zoller Scholarship.
Brian Alfred lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.