Brian David Dennis


Contact Information

brian@bandkarts.com

Phone: 215-732-4501

http://www.briandaviddennis.com/

B&K Arts, LLC 527 S. 16th Street Philadelphia, PA 19146

Please contact artist for purchases, commissions, etc.

Installation / Mixed Media


Artist's Biography

Brian was born in 1959, raised in a home with movable walls designed by his father, an aspiring artist. The fluidity of the modular arrangement captured Brian’s imagination. His mother, a kindergarten teacher, encouraged Brian’s constant building.

As a student, Brian considered following his passion for stage design, but sought the more personal expression of fine arts. He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy and settled into mixed media. He later began to explore installation using the exhibition location as an essential part of the piece.

A life long resident of Pennsylvania, Brian has been in Philadelphia since 1984 with his life partner Keith Breitfeller. He began exhibiting with Vox Populi and remained an active member for 15 years. He has held solo exhibits at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, Sande Webster Gallery, Fleisher Challenge and recently in Krems, Austria. He has been granted an Independence Foundation Fellowship and other awards.

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2016
Tumble Well, Paper Moon Gallery, Buffalo, NY

2016
Echo (Nightscapes), Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA
Commission

Call It, Abington Art Center, Abington, PA

2012
Spliced Notions, Galerie Göttlicher, Krems, Austria

2005
Hold, Perkins Center For The Arts, Collingswood, NJ

Bridgehead (2), Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

2004
Leaning Keep, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA

2002
(sunday’s) Bridgehead, Ashley Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Roll Call, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

2000
Radio Cradle, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

1999
Firewall, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

1995
Skylock, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

1994
Sheltering Considerations, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

1992
Figure Head And Other Talk, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

1990
Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

1989
Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

1988
Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA

Two person
2015
Oberfläche, Galerie Göttlicher, Krems, Austria
with Brian David Dennis

2014
Abeyance, 110 Church Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
with Brian David Dennis

2011
3 Dimensions, Perkins Center For The Arts, Collingswood, NJ
with Laura Demme

2010
Continuum: New Works, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
with Keith R. Breitfeller

Brian David Dennis and Keith R. Breitfeller: Current Work, Firehouse, Del Rio, TX

2009
Adrian J. Falcon Gallery, Del Rio, TX

2007
Adrian J. Falcon Gallery, Del Rio, TX

Pause, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
with Keith R. Breitfeller

2005
Layers & Undercurrents, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
with Keith R. Breitfeller

2003
Pigment and, Paste, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
with Keith R. Breitfeller

2001
Surfaces and Subsurfaces, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
with Keith R. Breitfeller

Three Person
2016
being in the woods, Artspace 1241, Philadelphia, PA

Group
2014
Listening In: Philly Artists Speak, Grizzly Grizzly, Abington Art Center, Abington, PA
Invitational

2013
Against The Odds, A tribute to Sande Webster Gallery, Lawrence Gallery, Rosemont, PA

Natural Selection, 110 Church Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Invitational

Found Light, JUNK, Snowball Silent Auction
Curated by Snyderman-Works Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2012
Pop-Up, Bainbridge Club, Philadelphia, PA

4 X 10: Ten American Artists, Sande Webster Presents, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

2010
Battle Of The Bowls, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
Invitational

2009
Battle Of The Bowls, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia, PA
Invitational

Yes We Did!, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Invitational

2007
Pink, Perkins Center For The Arts, Collingswood, NJ
Invitational

Art & The City, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Invitational

Out Loud & Proud, William Way Community Center, Philadelphia, PA
Invitational

2006
Dialogues, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Invitational

2005
The Digital Process, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Invitational

2004
Don’t Forget, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA
Invitational

2004 - 2008
USArtists at the Armory, Philadelphia, PA

2001
Roustabout’s Hold, Fleisher Art Memorial, Philadelphia, PA
Challenge Competition

2000
Black, White And Grey, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Invitational

1998
Optimist’s Society Presents: New Nehilism Now, Institute Of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

Out On The Farm, Chester Springs Studios, Chester Springs, PA

1996
On The Edge, Painted Bride Arts Center, Philaelphia, PA
Curator: A.M. Weaver

1994
Sixth Juried Painting Exhibition, The Baum School of Art, Allentown, PA
Juror: Peter A Tatistcheff, Tatistcheff & Co. Gallery

A Group Of Grids, Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Invitational

Shouts And Whispers, Venue, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Barbara During

Allentown Art Museum Biannual, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA
Juror: Charlotta Kotic

1993 - 1994
Gala Visual Arts: Annual Gay And Lesbian Group Shows, Philadelphia, PA

1993
Steel, Paper, Rocks (Six Artist), Sande Webster Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Invitational

A Collective Voice, Selections from Vox Populi, The Temple Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Curator: Stephen Salel

El-A-Vision, Muse Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Juried Exhibition

1992
Vox Populi at the Community Education Center, Philadelphia, PA

Gala Visual Arts: Annual Gay And Lesbian Group Shows, Philadelphia, PA
Juror: Judith Stein And David Lebe

Northern Lights Festival, Site-Specific Installation, North Second Street, Philadelphia, PA
Juried Exhibition

Gala Visual Arts: Annual Gay And Lesbian Group Shows, Philadelphia, PA
Juror: Anthony Gorny

1989
Works On Paper, Abington Arts Center, Abington, PA
Juried Exhibition

1988 - 1990
Gala Visual Arts: Annual Gay And Lesbian Group Shows, Philadelphia, PA

Artist's Bibliography

2014
Brewer, Don “Keith and Brian”, DonArTNeWs.com, April 28, 2014

2013
Booker, Bobbi “Sande Webster tribute …”, The Sunday Tribune, December 8, 2013

2011
Friedman, Sally “A river of talent”, Philadelphia Inquirer, June 10, 2011,

2009
Ludovich, Joe’l and Katherine Sender, “The Brian Dennis Project”, Video Documentary, 2009

Donohoe, Victoria “Show of seven”, Philadelphia Inquirer, August 14, 2009

2006
Sozanski, Edward J. “Some dialogues, some duds”, Philadelphia Inquirer, August 4, 2006

Booker, Bobbi “Artists, protégés, debut works”, Philadelphia Tribune, July 14, 2006

2005
Sifuentes, Hervey “Pintores de Filadelfia...”, Zócalo De Ciudad, Acuña, November 5, 2005

Fallon, Roberta “A-List”, Philadelphia Weekly, March 9, 2005

Rosof, Libby “Shadows, falsehood and deceit”, Artblog, March 22, 2005

2004
Fallon, Roberta “Local Muses”, Philadelphia Weekly, November 3, 2004

Rosof, Libby “Five at Art Alliance”, Artblog, October 12, 2004

2002
Ludovich, Joe’l and Katherine Sender, “Cradle”, Short Film, 2002

Hill, Lori “First Friday Focus”, Philadelphia City Paper, June 6, 2002

2001
Sozanski, Edward J. “The magic, not the meaning matters”, Philadelphia Inquirer, September 14, 2001

1995
Rubin, Daniel “An Artistic Notion...”, Philadelphia Inquirer, August 22, 1995

Brown, Gerard “To Strike or Maneuver, Conceal or Reveal?”, Philadelphia Weekly, March 15, 1995

1993
Rice, Robin “Architecturama”, Philadelphia City Paper, January 22, 1993

1992
Rice, Robin “Glass House”, Philadelphia City Paper, June 26, 1992

D!versions, Best Bet, Philadelphia Gay News, January 10, 1992

Awards and Honors

2001
Fellowship, Independence Foundation, Philadelphia, PA

1995
Punch Point. N, Artfronts Partnership, Philadelphia, PA
Selected Site Specific Installation

Solo Show Awarded From Juried Exhibition, Shrouded Schemes, The Baum School Of Art, Allentown, PA

1994
Winner 1994 Elf Atochem/Kynar 500 Design Competition: “All The World Is A Stage”, Lou-See-All/Spiked Night, Stage Design, Beaux Arts Ball, The Foundation For Architecture, Philadelphia, PA

1994
Tobeleah Wechsler Annual Award, Annual Award Show, Cheltenham Center For The Arts, Cheltenham, PA