BRENNA YOUNGBLOOD

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BIOGRAPHY

Born in Riverside, CA
Lives in Los Angeles, CA

EDUCATION
2006
MFA, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
2002
BFA, California State University, Long Beach, CA

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017
Affection, Tilton Gallery, New York, NY
Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels, Belgium
2016
WHAT A FEELING, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA
2015
abstracted realities, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA
Project Series 50: Brenna Youngblood, Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA
Stairway, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris, France
2014
Brenna Youngblood: Loss Prevention, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO
A Phrase That Fits, Tilton Gallery, New York, NY
2013
ACTIVISION, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA
Spanning Time, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels, Belgium
2011
The Mathematics of Individual Achievement, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA
2010
WHEN-WIN, Tilton Gallery, New York, NY
2009
Susanne Vielmetter Berlin Projects, Berlin, Germany
2008
Brenna Youngblood, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2007
Brenna Youngblood, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Murder by the Bank, Project Room, Wallspace, New York, NY
Wignall Museum, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
2006
Hammer Projects: Brenna Youngblood, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2017
POWER, Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles, CA
Signifying Form, Landing Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
The Future is Abstract, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture, Charlotte, NC
Man Alive, Jablonka Maruani Mercier, Brussels, Belgium
Magnetics Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
2016
L.A. Exuberance: New Gifts by Artists, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
AFRICA FORECAST: Fashioning Contemporary Life, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
A Shape That Stands Up, Art + Practice, Los Angeles, CA
Wasteland, Los Angeles Nomadic Division (LAND), Paris, France
2015
Surface of Color, The Pit, Los Angeles, CA
Hard Edged, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2014
Selections from the Permanent Collection, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Saying yes to everything, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA
Attunement, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA
Please Enter, curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY
TRAINS, curated by Sterling Ruby, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
but that joke isn't funny anymore..., Tilton Gallery, New York, NY
Point of View: African American Art from the Elliot and Kimberly Perry Collection, Flint Institute of the Arts, Flint, MI
Rites of Spring, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
Black in the Abstract, Part 2: Hard Edges/Soft Curves, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
2013
Demolition Woman, organized by Commonwealth & Council, Chapman University, Orange, CA
Murmurs: Recent Contemporary Acquisitions, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Turn of Phrase, Pepin Moore, Los Angeles, CA
Fanatic, Post, Los Angeles, CA
Psychosexual, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL
2012
Dark Flow Lurking, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
Fore, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
What We Do for Fun: Kristin Calabrese with Caitlin Lonegan and Brenna Youngblood, The Green Gallery East, Milwaukee, WI
Made in L.A. 2012, organized by the Hammer Museum in collaboration with LAXART, Los Angeles, CA
Going Public – Telling it as it is?, performance with OJO, organized by the European Network of Public Art Producers, Bilbao, Spain
TAG! you're it, curated by Amber Noland, Royal/T, Culver City, CA
2011
G.L.O.W. Match Three: Kelly Cline & Brenna Youngblood, Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles, CA
Romare Bearden Centennial Exhibition, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
A Painting Show, Harris Lieberman, New York, NY
Unfinished Paintings, curated by Kristin Calabrese and Joshua Aster, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
Suelto, curated by Pilar Tompkins Rivas and Adrian Rivas, La Central, Bogotá, Colombia
The Space Between, curated by Glenn Kaino and Derek DelGaudio, LAXART Annex, Los Angeles, CA
2010
Severed Arrangements, Latned Atsar, Los Angeles, CA
Second Story, Pepin Moore, Los Angeles, CA
50 Artists Photograph The Future, curated by Dean Daderko, Higher Pictures, New York, NY
Works in Edition, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
From My Universe: Objects of Desire Part II, curated by Janet Levy, See Line Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2009
With You I Want to Live, Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL
Glue, Paper, Scissors, Luckman Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Reading Standing Up, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Feelings and Power, Five Thirty Three, Los Angeles, CA
2008
California Biennial, University Art Museum, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
Half-Life: Twenty-five Emerging L.A. Artists, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
Whatcha See is Whatcha Get, What You Don't See (Is Better Yet), Five Thirty Three Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Asylum, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Fall In, Fall Out, Fall Down, Get Ready!, Five Thirty Three, Los Angeles, CA
Aspects of Mel's Hole: Artists Respond to a Paranormal Land Event Occurring in Radiospace, curated by Doug Harvey, Grand Central Art Center, California State University at Fullerton, Fullerton, CA
2007
Hammer Contemporary Collection Part II, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Big Secret Cache, Angstrom Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"hovering over the universe…," Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA
Blacks In and Out of the Box, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA
2006
Bling, curated by Mark Greenfield, Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Gray Korfmann Youngblood: New Forms in Photography, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
New American Talent: the 21st Exhibition, curated by Aimee Chang, Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin, TX
Then and Now and Again, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, CA
25 Bold Moves, House of Campari, Los Angeles, CA
Locale, curated by Kris Kuramitsu, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Good Times For Never, curated by Eamon Ore-Giron, Queen's Nails Annex, San Francisco, CA
Effacé, curated by Malik Gaines, Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
LA25, curated by Ilene Kurtz-Kretzschmar, Skadden Arps, Los Angeles, CA
2005
Handmade, curated by Tim Davis, Wallspace Gallery, New York, NY
Greater LA MFA Exhibition, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA
State of Emergence: Unsuspected Cracks in the Art-World Infrastructure, curated by Doug Harvey, Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2004
Macrae Semans and Brenna Youngblood, Hayworth Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

AWARDS & RESIDENCIES
2015
Seattle Art Museum Gwendolyn Knight/Jacob Lawrence Prize
2014
The Hermitage Artist Retreat, Englewood, FL
2012
Los Angeles County Museum of Art Young Talent Award/AHAN Award

BIBLIOGRAPHY
2017
Anderson, Claressinka. Exquisite L.A. Carla, March
2016
Colacello, Bob. "The Lure of LACMA." Vanity Fair, December
"Armory Show Show Show." Harper's Bazaar Korea, April
"Black Art Reigns." Art Talk KCRW, January 21
"The Week Ahead." The Seattle Times, January 10
Upchurch, Michael. "Digesting Duchamp: A roundup of micro-exhibitions at Seattle Art Museum." The Seattle Times, January 5
"Brenna Youngblood: abstracted realities." The Stranger
2015
Langner, Erin. "Museum Admission: Brenna Youngblood at the Seattle Art Museum." New American Paintings
"Seattle Art Museum presents prize-winner Brenna Youngblood's solo exhibition." Artdaily.org, November 15
Ahn, Abe. "Forging Queer Identity with Abstraction." Hyperallergic, October 19
Tattersall, Lanka. "Ones to Watch." Sleek, July
Elbaum, Sarah. "Brenna Youngblood at Pomona College Museum of Art." Artillery, March 3
"Brenna Youngblood at Pomona College Museum of Art." Art Talk KCRW, March 12
Micallef, Carlisle. "Project Series Stars Youngblood." The Student Life, February 6
"Highlights of 2015." Art Talk KCRW, January 1
2014
Tung, Robin. "Saying yes to everything at Honor Fraser." Daily Serving, December 2
Williams, Maxwell. "Meaningful Expression." Cultured Magazine, Summer
Li, Jennifer S. "Brenna Youngblood."Art in America, January
2013
Wilk, Deborah. "50 Under 50: The Next Most Collectible Artists." Art + Auction, June
Wise, Lloyd. "Fore: Studio Museum in Harlem." Artforum, May
Harvey, Doug. "Art of the City, The Artist: Brenna Youngblood." New American Paintings, Issue 103, p.154
2012
Ramírez-Montagut, Mónica. "Juror's Pick: Brenna Youngblood." New American Paintings, Issue 103, p. 154
Cotter, Holland. "Racial Redefinition in Progress: 'Fore' at Studio Museum in Harlem." The New York Times, November 29
Ziemba, Christine N., "Pencil This In: 'Slake' Readings, 'Memes' Art Show, First Fridays and a Rogue Taxidermy Show." LAist, May
Chang, Ian. "Brenna Youngblood." Frieze, April
2008
Miles, Christopher. "Review." Artforum 47. no. 4, December, p. 310-11
Beil, Kim. "Artist Profile: Brenna Youngblood." art ltd., November/December, p. 68-9
Donohue, Marlena. "Review." ArtSceneCal, October
Mizota, Sharon. "The Details Tend to Accumulate." Los Angeles Times, October 10, p. E19
"Brenna Youngblood: Light Bulb; Color Checker; Horses." BLIND SPOT, no. 37
Psyllos, Steven. "USA Today: A Visual Mixtape, The Best of the Best From Our Neck of the Woods." Trace Magazine, issue 8, February
2007
Miles, Christopher. "Our Favorite Shows and Artifacts, by L.A. Weekly Art Critics." LA Weekly, December 26
Kim, Christine. "3 Questions." STUDIO, Fall
ArtNews, November
Pagel, David. "Kristin Calabrese Show at Honor Fraser Gallery Invites the Imagination into Action." Los Angeles Times, August 31
Brooks, Amra. "Hovering Over the Universe... at Honor Fraser." Honor Fraser, LA Weekly, August 8
Summers, Robert. "Brenna Youngblood." ArtUS, Summer
Miles, Christopher. "Brenna Youngblood." Flaunt, June
2006
Beil, Kim. "Powers of Ten." art ltd., December
Christie, Tom and Myers, Holly. "L.A. Weekly's Annual Biennial." LA Weekly
Brooks, Amra. "Must See Art." LA Weekly, December 27
Brooks, Amra. "Los Angeles Roundup: A Report on Current Gallery, Museum Shows." Art Info, July 21
Brooks, Amra. "Must See Art." LA Weekly, July 26
Muchnic, Suzanne. "Giving Local Artists a Good First Shot." Los Angeles Times, July 7
Myers, Holly. "Photo Installations That Aim High." Los Angeles Times, June 23
Harvey, Doug. "A Full Serving of Rauschenberg, with a Side of Youngblood and Hundley." LA Weekly, May 24
2005
Harvey, Doug. "State of Emergence: Undiscovered Cracks in the Art-World Infrastructure: A Catalogue." LA Weekly, October 27

PUBLICATIONS
2016
Wasteland: New Art from Los Angeles. Paris: Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac
2015
Brenna Youngblood. Claremont: Pomona College Museum of Art
2014
Arning, Bill, Valerie Cassel Oliver, and Dean Daderko. Outside the Lines. Minneapolis: Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
2013
Garcia, Cesar, Naima J. Keith, Franklin Sirmans and Brenna Youngblood. The Mathematics of Individual Achievement: Brenna Youngblood. Los Angeles: MISPRINT Press
2012
Ellegood, Anne, Lauri Firstenberg, Malik Gaines, Cesar Garcia, and Ali Subotnick. Made in L.A. 2012. Los Angeles: Hammer Museum, University of California; New York: DelMonico Books, Prestel
2008
Aspects of Mel's Hole. Santa Ana, CA: Grand Central Press
Ore-Giron, Eamon. CB08. Newport Beach: Orange County Museum of Art

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
Art, Design, and Architecture Museum at UC Santa Barbara, CA
The Blake Byrne Collection, Los Angeles, CA
Creative Artists Agency, Los Angeles, CA
Eileen Harris Norton, Santa Monica, CA
Fundación/Colección Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico
Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA
JP Morgan Chase Art Collection
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Pomona College Museum of Art, Claremont, CA
The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY


abstracted realities, 2015 Installation view at Seattle Art Museum