Under Construction Series: Brent Green

Brent Green presents his animated films accompanied by a live performance featuring his sound sculptures, live Foley sound effects, and a thirteen-piece band. The performance will be followed by a studio visit to further examine his creative process. During his residency Green will continue to work on his film, EE, about his grandfather and the ways in which people influence others around them. Simultaneously, Green is creating a series of new sound sculptures, including a 16’ tall accordion filled with pipe-organ reeds – which he will add to his portfolio of similar works.

Working in the Appalachian hills of rural Pennsylvania, Brent Green is a self-taught visual artist and filmmaker. Green’s films have screened, often with live musical accompaniment, in film and art settings alike at venues such as MoMA, The J. Paul Getty Museum, The Walker Art Center, The Hammer Museum, The Boston MFA, The Wexner Center for the Arts, The Indianapolis Museum of Art, The Rotterdam Film Festival, the Sundance Film Festival and even extending to rooftops, warehouses and galleries throughout the globe. Often, his sculptural work and large-scale installation are displayed alongside his animated films, most recently with solo exhibitions at the ASU Art Museum, Site Santa Fe, 21c/Art Without Walls, Diverseworks Houston and the Berkeley Art Museum. Green has received grants from Creative Capital and the MAPfund. His work is in some fine permanent collections including the Progressive Collection, the Hammer Museum and MoMA. He serves on the Board of Directors for Rooftop Films and the Susan J. Weiler Foundation.

The Under Construction Series is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Image: Still from To Many Men Strange Fates Are Given by Brent Green

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