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Brandon Friend
Long Island City, NY

About the Artist

Brandon Friend was born in Flushing, NY on April 20, 1980. He attended The University of Maryland College Park in 1998 where he studied in the Honors Art Program and received a BA degree in Fine Art. In 2002, Friend began his professional career with two solo exhibitions in Washington, D.C and Baltimore, MD. In 2008, he received his M.F.A. degree in Fine Art from CUNY Queens College and currently works in his Long Island City studio, a few blocks from the P.S 1 Contemporary Art Center.

Friend’s works have been exhibited in galleries throughout the United States, including Seattle, WA; K…

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About the Artist

Brandon Friend was born in Flushing, NY on April 20, 1980. He attended The University of Maryland College Park in 1998 where he studied in the Honors Art Program and received a BA degree in Fine Art. In 2002, Friend began his professional career with two solo exhibitions in Washington, D.C and Baltimore, MD. In 2008, he received his M.F.A. degree in Fine Art from CUNY Queens College and currently works in his Long Island City studio, a few blocks from the P.S 1 Contemporary Art Center.

Friend’s works have been exhibited in galleries throughout the United States, including Seattle, WA; Kansas City, MO; New Orleans, LA; Austin, TX; Short Hills, NJ; New York, New York and featured in several reputable print and online publications such as The Washington Post, Queens College Knight News, The Daily Record, The Pitch Kansas City, Radar, "www.artistaday.com":http://www.artistaday.com/ and "www.theworldsbestever.com":http://www.theworldsbestever.com/. His work is collected domestically and internationally.

Artist’s Work

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Selected Exhibitions

  • Solo exhibition at Jeffrey Leder Gallery
    Long Island City, NY, 2012
  • "Identity Crisis" at Lambert Fine Arts
    New York, NY, 2011
  • Solo show at Le Salon D'Art
    New York, NY, 2010
  • Solo exhibition at Noerr LLP
    New York, NY, 2010
  • Solo show at Guthrie Contemporary
    New Orleans, LA, 2009

Press and Accolades

  • Brad Martin. “Queens-based artist Brandon Friend has a mixed media style unlike anything I’ve ever encoun-tered.” SecretStill.com
    September 18, 2008
  • Jessica Dawson, “ A Show That Gets Into The Spirit of ‘Superstition’, The Washington Post
    June 2, 2005
  • Kim Battista. “ Sidewalks”, Radar3 Baltimore Arts and Culture, p.17
    December 2002

Education

  • CUNY Queens College, MFA
    Queens, NY,2008 
  • University of Maryland, BA in Department of Art Honors Program
    College Park, MD,2002