New Guest Blogger: Brendan Carroll, Artist, Writer and Independent Curator, NY


Our grateful thanks to Mike HJ Chang for his guest blog series on contemporary art–and contemporary art issues–in Singapore right now. You can keep up with what Mike is writing and working on by visiting his website here.

Next up, get ready for a meaty series of Q&As with artists and curators about the role and impact of money in the art world. For his guest blog stint, Brendan Carroll, an artist, writer and independent curator based in New York, will present a guest blog series he’s calling “Money Matters.” Each post will look at how money and income streams influence the type of work and aesthetic decisions artists (as well as curators) make inside and outside the studio. We’re extremely excited to have Brendan on board the Art21 Blog for the next two weeks!

Brendan Carroll is an artist, writer, and independent curator. He is a regular contributor to Web site Hyperallergic, where he covers museum and gallery exhibitions, as well as contributes sibling movie reviews with his sister, Marisa. Currently, he is photo-bombing candid photographs from Instagram and painting a wall-size mural of chicken and waffles. Artist Vidal Centeno has invited Brendan to participate in a collaborative text-based project that will take place this autumn. His upcoming curatorial projects include solo exhibitions of Valeri Larko and Tom McGlynn, as well as a group exhibition at The Pierro Gallery in South Orange, NJ, in 2013. He and his wife, Marie, live in Astoria with Hammer, their 17-pound Beagle-mix.

Brendan has exhibited his work in numerous galleries and museums, including Munch Gallery, Lower East Side, NY; Spattered Columns, New York, NY; Famous Accountants, Bushwick, NY; The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Bronx, NY; Leubsdorf Art Gallery (Hunter College), New York, NY; Center for the Book Arts, New York, NY; A.M. Richard Fine Art, Brooklyn, NY; Exile, Berlin, Germany; Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ. His work has been reviewed in several periodicals, including The New York Times, Village Voice, Art Fag City, ART:21 Blog, and Time Out New York. He has participated in AIM 28 (Artist in the Marketplace) at The Bronx Museum of the Arts. He has won several awards, including a Geraldine Dodge Fellowship to attend Vermont Studio Center in 2001. He received his BFA from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA, in 1996.

You can see Brendan’s artwork at these websites:

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