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lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

 

 

SOLO: 

 

2014     |*/N0_N3W_M00N\*|, Western Project, Los Angeles, CA

 

2012     -(\DARKHOR5E/)-, Western Project, Los Angeles, CA 

 

2011     Supersymmetry for SP33D FR34KS, Western Project, Los Angeles, CA

 

2010     Moon Zero X-M, Donna Beam Fine Art, Las Vegas, NV  

 

 

 

GROUP:

 

2017

 

The Collectivists, Brand Art Center, Glendale, CA

 

2016

 

Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA

 

Open Range, Woskob Family Gallery / Penn State College of Arts and Architecture, State College, PA

 

Union Pacific, organized by Angela Kallus, Circuit 12 Contemporary, Dallas, TX (forthcoming)

 

The Garden, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Los Angeles, CA

 

Some More, curated by David Pagel, Claremont Graduate University East Gallery, Claremont CA

 

2015

 

Breaking Pattern, curated by Matthew Deleget & Rossana Martinez, Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon University, Ashland OR

 

Recent Aquisitions, Barrick Museum, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 

Abstracted Visions: Information Mapping; from Mystic Diagrams to Data Visualizations, Cerritos College Art Gallery, Norwalk CA

 

Plant People, Gar Gallery, Galveston Artist Residency, Galveston TX


2014    

 

NOW-ism: Abstraction Today, Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH (catalog)

 

Everyday Abstraction: Contemporary Abstract Painting, Jered Sprecher, Margaret Crowley, Brian Porray, and Megan Kathol-Berset, Curated by Benjamin Gardner, Anderson Gallery, Drake University, Des Moines IA (catalog)

 

Five by FiveCB1 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

Cut**Copy**Paste, Beers Contemporary, London, UK

 

Dazed & Confused, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY

 

Art for Art's Sake: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Barrick Museum, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 

2013    

 

New Neon: Light, Paint and Photography, Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA

 

Art for Art's Sake, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA

 

The 10th Circle, curated by David Pagel, Vast Space Projects, Henderson, NV (catalog)

 

2012    

 

Daylight Saving Time, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA

 

2011    

 

Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant Recipients, CUE Foundation, New York, NY (catalog)

 

Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

Tompkins West, Dan Graham Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

 

Spectrum, W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery, Pomona, CA

 

2010    

 

Drawing, Tompkins Projects, Brooklyn, NY

 

Construction Zone, Western Project, Los Angeles,

 

Free Range, organized by Mikayla Whitmore, Barrick Museum, Las Vegas, NV

 

Significantly Other, curated by Anthony Alston, Sierra Arts, Reno, NV 

 

2009    

 

Sush Machida Gaikotsu and Brian Porray, Trifecta Gallery, Las Vegas, NV 

 

2008    

 

Greater L.A. Masters of Fine Art (GLAMFA), CSU, Long Beach, CA (catalog)

 

 

 

EDUCATION:

 

2010     MFA, UNLV

 

2006     BFA, UNR

 

 

 

AWARDS/RESIDENCIES:

 

2012     Residency, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE 

 

2010     Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant           

 

 

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:

            

Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA

 

Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH

 

Barrick Museum, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 

City of Las Vegas

 

University of Nevada, Reno
  

 

 

WORKSHOPS/LECTURES:


2014     Panel Discussion, Drake University in conjunction with Everyday Abstraction

             exhibition, moderated by Benjamin Gardner

 

2014     Visiting Artist Lecture, Claremont Graduate University

 

2013     Panel Discussion, Vast Space Projects in conjunction with The 10th Circle exhibition,

             moderated by David Pagel

 

2012     Artist-In-Residence Lecture Series, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts

 

2011     Re-Visions of LA, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE),

 

 

 

PRESS/BLOGS:

 

- Baude, Dawn-Michelle, Mystified is Normal, Desert Companion Magazine, June 2015

 

- Huete, Betsy, Plant People, Glasstire {Texas Visual Art}, Apr. 2, 2015

 

- Starr Review, Brian Porray's Big Picture at the Pizzuti Collection, Jan 9, 2015

 

- Fraleigh, Angela, Five Questions with Brian Porray, www.angelafraleigh.com, Sep. 3, 2014

 

- Pagel, David, Brian Porray's Chaos in Focus at Western Project, Los Angeles Times, Feb. 21, 2014

 

- Caldwell, Ellen C., Guest Stars and Sci Fi: Brian Porray at Western Project, New American Paintings Blog, Mar 19, 2014

 

- Juxtapoz Magazine Blog, Brian Porray "|*/N0_N3W_M00N\*|" @ Western Project, Los Angeles, Mar 20, 2014


- Baude, Dawn-Michelle, Barrick's Art for Art's Sake - Winsome Visual Stunts and Optical Contortions, Las Vegas Weekly, Feb 26, 2014

 

- Thvndermag, Brian Porray - collage psicodélico, Feb 7, 2014

 

- Peterson, Kristen, Large, energetic and loud: works from the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation, Las Vegas Weekly, Jan 29, 2014

 

- ichinichiichinin, 01/01/2014

 

- Hoelscher, Jason, Pattern and Deregulation: Beauty and Non-Order in Contemporary Painting, ArtPulse Magazine, vol. 4, no. 17, November 2013 (feature)

 

- Surface & Surface, 10/15/2013

 

- MutantSpace, Brian Porray's Paintings are an Acid Trip Through the Excesses of Sin City. 08/29/13

 

- Pagel, David., The10th Circle, exhibition catalogue, Smacksheets publishing. 2013.

 

- Baude, Dawn-Michelle, The 10th Circle is a vibrant, thought-provoking triumph, Las Vegas Weekly, Mar 6, 2013.

 

- Peterson, Kristin, Sorry Dante, David Pagel takes it one hotter in '10th Circle' at VAST, Las Vegas Weekly, Feb 27, 2013

 

- Myers, Holly, Brian Porray at Western Project, Modern Painters Magazine, Vol. 24 Issue 8, p95, October 2012

 

- Patternbank 06/08/2012

 

- KCLOG: Brian Porray @ Western Project 07/08/2012

 

- Patternprints Journal 07/01/2012

 

- Caldwell, Ellen C., Western Project's Brian Porray, New American Paintings Blog, May 22, 2012

 

- A/ART 11/01/2011

 

- Structure and Imagery: In Chelsea Today, 6/16/2011

 

- TRYHARDER 6/14/2011

 

- In Conversation: Kelli Craig and Brian Porray @ Weekend Gallery, June 17, 2011

 

- Schultz, Charles M., The Work of Caitlin Lonegan, Micah Daw, Kristin Hass, Brian Porray, and Janet Bruhn, Joan Mitchell Foundation 2010 MFA Grant Recipients Catalog, 2010.

 

- Platow, Raphaela, New American Paintings, #87 MFA Annual            

 

- Sultan, Terrie, New American Paintings, #84

 

- TRYHARDER 4/20/2010            

 

- Hagen, Phil, NPR Desert Companion, September/October 2009 (cover/feature)