Gregory Brellochs

Gregory Brellochs

Contact Information

gbrellochs@gmail.com

Phone: (215) 837-4569

https://www.instagram.com/gbrellochs/

Studio

21 W. Phil-Ellena St., Philadelphia, PA 19119

Drawings

Artist's Biography

Gregory Brellochs is a Philadelphia-based artist, Professor, and the Visual and Performing Arts, Chair at Camden County College in Blackwood, New Jersey. Brellochs' work has been recognized through awards such as the 2018 Meyer's Family Award for Contemporary Arts, the Center for Emerging Visual Artists CDP Fellowship, the Wind Challenge Exhibition Series at the Fleisher Art Memorial, and the William D. Davis Award for Drawing at the Art of the State Exhibition in Harrisburg, PA. Brellochs has held numerous solo exhibitions and has been featured in a number of prestigious juried and curated group exhibitions, both regionally and nationally. His work is included in the contemporary drawings collection of the Viewing Program through The Drawing Center in New York City. Brellochs earned his B.F.A. from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston, and an M.F.A. from the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia.

Artist's Statement

I find that the immediate and direct process of drawing serves as a means by which I can meditate on the fundamental nature of things. I see image-making as a way of creating not just a physical relationship to concepts, but a sensual and emotional one as well. I want my work to be felt, not just experienced. I want the concepts that I am exploring to resonate with the viewer on a basic visceral level. Like Niels Bohr's self-titled model once served to make the concept of an atom's structure visually and conceptually accessible, so too am I interested in employing my art and the process of drawing as a way of visualizing and graphically realizing concepts which speak to a layer of reality beyond the senses, bringing such concepts back into a world of physical relationships that we can more readily relate to and grasp.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2018
What IS & What If, 14th Annual Betsey Meyer Memorial Exhibition, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA

Gregory Brellochs, Allens Lane Art Center, Philadelphia, PA

2016
Quintessence, Duke Gallery, Wallingford, PA

2012
Immersion, Marlin Gallery at Camden County College, Blackwood, NJ

2009
Biomorphic, Museum of the Earth, Ithaca, NY

2008
Symbiote Hybrids, AXD Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2007
The Wind Challenge Exhibitions 2007-2008, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA

Material_Mind, Clay College at Cumberland County College, Millville, NJ

2006
An Evolution of Form, Marlin Gallery at Camden County College, Blackwood, NJ

Geomorphic, Clay College at Cumberland County College, Millville, NJ

2005
Organicist Sculpture and Drawing, Clay College at Cumberland County College, Millville, NJ

2004
Graduate Thesis Exhibition, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

1999
Current Drawings, Opus One, Munich, Germany

Two and Three Person
2020
Growth Determined, HOT•BED Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2018
Visions of Biophilia, Mount Airy Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA

2017
Evolving Dynamics, Azavea, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Eric Preisendanz

2015
Microverse, The Haverford School, Haverford, PA

2013
Discovery and Perception, Episcopal Academy, Newtown Square, PA
Curator: Susan Cotes

2012
Abstractions, Perkins Center for the Arts, Collingswood, NJ
Curators: Philip Carrol and Karen Chigouinis

2011
Lay of the Land, Bluestone Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2010
The Imagined, CDP Fellowship Spotlight Exhibition, CFEVA Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Other Worlds, AXD Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Group
2020
NATURphilosophie, 1241 Artspace, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Brooke Hein

2019
Downriver in the Multiverse, Alumni Gallery, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

Art of the State, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA
Jurors: Janet Koplos, Rachelle Mozman Solano, Dr. Marin R. Sullivan

Your Plus One, Mount Airy Contemporary, Philadelphia, PA

Works on Paper II, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
Juror: Rochelle Toner

2018
The Line Miami @ Aqua Art Fair, Aqua Art Fair, Miami, FL

The Woodmere Annual: 77th Annual Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Juror: Syd Carpenter

Navigating Elements, 2018 Arts Annual Exhibition, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
Jurors: Ysable Pinyol and Jodi Throckmorton

2015
The Woodmere Annual: 74th Annual Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Jurors: The Dufala Brothers

Cosmos: Imagining the Universe, Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Dowell, MD

2014
Snowflake Salon, 110 Church Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Art of the State, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA
Juror: Linda Francis

Surface, Community Arts Center, Wallingford, PA
Juror: Lorraine Riesenbach

2013
Curious Investigations, Episcopal Academy, Newtown Square, PA
Curator: Susan Cotes

CFEVA Artists at the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, Philadelphia, PA

Art Mobile, Bucks County, PA
Curator: Joan Menapace

Transformation, Flying Kite, Philadelphia, PA

2012
Why Drawing?, University of Wisconsin La Crosse, La Crosse, WI
Curator: John Ready

Artists and Their Mentors, Gallery 50, Bridgeton, NJ

Annual Juried Exhibition, Abington Art Center, Jenkintown, PA

2011
Black and White, BWAC, Brooklyn, NY

Art of the State, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA

2010
The Philadelphia Artist Salon on the Main Line, Lower Merion, PA

Between the Studio and Facebook, Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
Curator: Chuck Thurow

Material Motion, Dalet Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Amie Potsic

Free Form, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
Curator: Mary Salvante

CFEVA Fellows, Middlesex County College, Middlesex, NJ

2009
CFEVA Exchange, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, PA

Works on Paper 2009, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ
Jurors: Syd Sachs, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery

Vitreous: Of Optics and Seeing, Esther Klein Art Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Art + Soul Food, MM Partners, Philadelphia, PA

Treasures, Morgan, Lewis and Bockius, Philadelphia, PA

Introduction ’09, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA

2008
Grand Small Works, F.U.E.L Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2007
Street Button, Winter Invitational 2007, Fleisher Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Curators: Claire Iltis, Heather Shoemaker, and William Pym

microBiophilia, The Hicks Gallery at Bucks County College, PA
Curator: Susan Hagen

2005
Faculty Exhibition, Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, PA

2004
Works on Paper 2004, Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, PA
Juror: Jordan Kantor, Assistant Curator, Museum of Modern Art, NY

5 into 1, Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia, PA
Jurors: Paul Hubbard and Lucartha Kohler

1999
Thomas Art Exhibition, Thomas Architects and Engineers, Ithaca, NY

1997
Senior Show, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

The Crosby Show, Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA

Professional Experience

2005 - Present
Camden County College, Blackwood, NJ
Professor, Visual Arts, Coordinator (since 2014)
Visual and Performing Arts, Chair (since 2018)

Guest Lectures, Juror, Artist Talks & Panel Discussions

2019
Works on Paper, The Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA
Juror

2018
Camden County Senior Show, Cherry Hill, NJ
Juror

2016
Swarthmore University, Swarthmore, PA
Visiting artist

2014
Art Blooms, Cherry Hill Township Art Exhibit, Cherry Hill, NJ
Juror

2012
University of Wisconsin, La Crosse, La Crosse, WI
Guest speaker and visiting critic

Works on Paper, Medford Art Center, Medford, NJ
Juror

2011
Art Blooms, Cherry Hill Township Art Exhibit, Cherry Hill, NJ
Juror

2010
Middlesex County College, Middlesex, NJ
Free Form artist talk

2009
"An Intersection of Art, Science and Philosophy through the Art of Gregory Brellochs," Lawrence College, Appleton, WI
Guest speaker and visiting critic

2007
Wind Challenge Exhibition, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA
Artist talk

Bucks County College, Newtown, PA
microBiophilia panel discussion

Artist Residencies

2019
ArtLab at the Mountain Lake Biological Station, University of Virginia, Pembroke, VA

Awards & Honors

2019
Works on Paper II, Da Vinci Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
Juror’s Award

2018
Main Line Art Center, Haverford, PA
Meyer Family Award for Contemporary Art

The Woodmere Annual: 77th Annual Juried Exhibition, Woodmere Art Museum, Philadelphia, PA
Juror’s Award

2011
Art of the State, State Museum of Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA
William D. Davis Memorial Award

2009
Center for Emerging Visual Artists, Philadelphia, PA
Career Development Program Fellowship

Works on Paper 2009, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ
Juror’s Award

2007
The Wind Challenge Exhibitions Series, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA
Award Recipient

2004
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Independence Foundation Nominee, 2005, MFA Faculty Nomination

1997
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
Graduation with Distinction

Artist Registries

2006 - Present
The Drawing Center: Viewing Program, New York, NY

Education

2004
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
M.F.A.

1997
Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, MA
B.F.A.