b: 1977 Cleveland, OH
lives in Pittsburgh, PA



Education
2005  MFA  The Milton Avery Graduate Center for the Arts at Bard College
2001  BFA  The Cleveland Institute of Art

Solo Exhibitions 
2019

 “PENDULUM” Museum Lab at The Children’s Museum / PPG Color Moments.  Permanent Exhibit.
2017
• “Lazy Pricks”   Soloway Fine Arts  NYC. Sept 9 - Oct 22.
• "The Bald Ego"   Regina Rex, NYC.  April 7 - May 14.
• "All Kitchen Kitchen" collaboration with Mike Stickrod. Helper Projects. NYC. March 25 - April 22.
2009
• "VALET"  Romer Young Gallery  San Fransisco, CA. Sept 18 - Oct 16.
2008
• "The Fourth Molt"   High Energy Constructs   Los Angeles, CA.  Oct 25-Nov. 29
• "The Fourth Molt"   Harwood Arts Center   Albuquerque,NM.   Oct 3- Oct 29
2007
• "Late Holiday"   Rowland Contemporary, Chicago, IL
• “Discorporate”   High Energy Constructs, LA, CA

Group Exhibitions

2021

The Cleveland Institute of Art Alumni Exhibition 

2020
"Excerpts" Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art, UNLV.  Las Vegas, Nevada.  March 27 - July 25.  
2019
• “- - - - - -“  arranged by Brett Yasko.   Space Gallery, Pittsburgh,PA.  May-Aug. 
• “Rulers” Curated by Sue Havens and Jason Lazarus. Coco Hunday. Tampa, FL. June - July
• “Big Ringer” Curated by Andrew Guenther. Andrew Edlin Gallery NYC. April - June
2018
• "Here to Stay" Artist Books Exhibition. Works Progress Agency/MATTER, Portland OR. 11/2- 11/4. 
• "In The Rabbit Hole"  Mother Gallery.  Beacon, NY.  10/27 - 11/14.
• "Defining the Art of Change in the Age of Trump" The Center for Contemporary Political Art.  Washington D.C.  9/30-11/14. 
• “Plural”  The Marjorie Barrick Museum at UNLV.  Feb 2-May 12.  Las Vegas, NV.  
• “COLLECT”  Soloway, NYC.  Dec 17 - Feb 2018.
2017
• “A Dead Dog’s Eye”  Aquarius Showspace NYC. October 6 -November 4. Curated by Deric Carner
• “Bring It”  Soloway,  NYC.  March 11-18.
2016
• "If You Build It"  The Willows NYC @ The Lord & Taylor Bldg. 5th Ave.  http://thewillowsnyc.com
• "Costermongering" A Project by Paul Branca.  Belmacz Gallery, London, UK.
2015
• "39x17"  Presenting @17.  La Mama Galleria.  NYC.  Oct 15-25.   
• "Painting In Trees"  http://hyperallergic.com/211975/in-a-bushwick-park-the-artworks-are-growing-on-trees/
2014
• "If A Spider Falls From A Window Does It Break?"  Curated By Adrianne Rubenstein. Brennan & Griffin,NYC.
•  "To The Max"  Presenting @17.  NYC.  http://presenting-at-17.tumblr.com/page/4  Feb 18th.
•  "Oblique Strategies" Peter Fingesten Gallery, Pace University. NYC.  Jan 27 - Feb 28
2013
•  "Snail Salon"  Regina Rex. NYC.  Curated by Adrianne Rubenstein.   Nov 2 - Dec 15.
2012
• "A Tale in Two Cities"  Reinberger Galleries, The Cleveland Institute of Art.  Cleveland, OH.   Nov 2- Dec 22.
• "BAZAAR"  SOLOWAY. July 28
2011
• "Assembly"   Edward Thorp Gallery. NYC.  Sept 16 - Oct 22.      
• "Feelers."  Soloway NYC.  June 12 - July 17
•  Dependent Art Fair, W25th St. Sheraton Hotel, Soloway NYC. March 4th
• "The Open Daybook Exhibition"  LACE (Los Angles Contemporary Exhibitions) LA, CA.  Jan 6 - Feb 6.
2010
•"Gender:Transgressions"  The Harwood Art Center, Traveling to University of New Mexico, Albuquerque NM.
• "World's Greatest"  Daily Operation. NYC. Jun 4-6.  Curated by Jon Lutz.
2009.
• "Greynbow" Horse Trader Gallery. Brooklyn, NY.  May 9 - April 11.
2008
• "Cycling Apparati"  High Energy Constructs/SolwayJones. September 2008. LA, CA.
2007
• "Black Mirror"   High Energy Constructs, LA, CA
•  Monument to Paterson. Flux Factory. w/ S. Joelson. The Paterson Museum, Paterson, NJ.
• "One Night Stand/If Then, As If" 165 Bedford Ave. Brooklyn, NY
2005
• “See Scotland” The Dick Institute, Kilmarnock,Scotland,UK
2004
• MFA Thesis Exhibition. Bard College, UBS. Red Hook, NY
2001
• “Look, Paint.” SPACES Gallery. Cleveland, OH,
• “48 Hours of Making.” B.K. Smith Gallery, Lake Erie College. Painesville, OH
• BFA Thesis Exhibition. Reinberger Galleries. The Cleveland Institute of Art. Cleveland, OH
2000
•SPACE Lab. “Cinematic Daydreams” SPACES Gallery. Cleveland, OH
•“Successions in Torpor.” Inside Gallery. Cleveland, OH

Artist Talks
2017  “Walk and Chew Gum”  Artists Who Make Books.  Studio 10.  Brooklyn, NY  June 20.
2016  Visiting Lecturer.  SUNY Rockland College.
2015  "Art in Practice: Memory, Myth, and Storytelling." The Marjorie Barrick Museum, UNLV.  Las Vegas, NV.

University Teaching
• Lesley School of Art + Design MFA candidate Mentor.  Spring 2019 ongoing.  
• Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ.  Part Time Lecturer

Teaching-Artist in Residence & Appointments with Youth
The Children's Musuem of Pittsburgh, PA 
The Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh, PA
The Winchester Thurston School, Pittsburgh, PA
Avenues The World School, Manhattan, NY 
The Gillen Brewer School, Manhattan, NY
The Lang School - Manhattan, NY

Awards
2021 The Drawing Center Viewing Program
2019 PPG Color Moments Artist Grant
2013 The Haven Foundation
2013 Artist's Fellowship Inc.
2012 The Mayer Foundation
 
Artist Residencies
Interlude Artist Residency. Livingston, NY. Forthcoming Summer,2022.
Museum Lab at The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh / PPG Color Moments Artist in Residence,2019
The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh / Early Learning Team / Steam Garden 2019.
 
Collections
The Pratt Institute Libraries Zine Collection 
The Children's Musuem of Pittsburgh, Museum Lab
The Marjorie Barrick Museum at UNLV
The Cleveland Institute of Art Study Collection.

Reviews
• Las Vegas Weekly. ”The Barrick’s Plural Team’s Local and International” Dawn-Michelle Baude. 2018
• Hyperallergic. "Branden Koch Looks at America and Doesn't Like What He Sees." by John Yau. 2017.
• The Brooklyn Rail. "Feelers" by Linnea Kniaz. Jul/Aug 2011 issue.
• Artslant.com "Measuring Now" Branden Koch at High Energy Constructs. by Catherine Wagley 2008.
The Chicago Sun Times. Abstract Art Making Clear Contribution. March 30, 2007.
Artillery Magazine Volume 1, No. 2. Branden Koch at High Energy Constructs. November 2006
The Cleveland Plain Dealer“Abstract Painters make the medium their own.”; Nov.26,2001. Dan Tranberg

Published Critical Writing, Poetry, Editorial, and Books
“Bloken Exhaust” collaboration with John Yau & Ink Cap Press, NYC. 2020.
“OFF PEAK” Self-published publication drawings, critical writings, and excerpted text. Oct 2019.
• Hyperallergic - Drawing in a Time of Fear & Lies: “Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall” poetry and image Jan 2019
• Hyperallergic - Drawing in a Time of Fear & Lies: “Me and Bobby Mueller” poetry and image Dec 2018
• Hyperallergic - Drawing in a Time of Fear & Lies: "No Room for Satire” poetry and image Oct 2018
• Hyperallergic - Drawing in a Time of Fear & Lies: "The Senate's Sausage Party" poetry and image Sept 2018
• Hyperallergic -Drawing in a Time of Fear & Lies: "Faithful to Putin One Hundred Percent” poetry and image Aug 2018
• Hyperallergic - Drawing in a Time of Fear & Lies: "Bibimbop, Burgers, and Human Kimchi” poetry and image June 2018
• Hyperallergic - Drawing in a Time of Fear & Lies: “A-Tisket A-Tasket I Lost My Money Basket” poetry and image May 2018
• Hyperallergic - Drawing in a Time of Fear & Lies: “Feeding King Narcissus” poetry and image Jan 2018.
“Lazy Pricks” Self published publication in correlation with solo exhibition at Soloway Fine Arts. 2017.
“The Bald Ego” Self published artist book in correlation with Regina Rex solo exhibition. 2017.
• Artillery Magazine - “Bananas!” Exhibition Review / 94 Prince Street, Manhattan, NY 2007

In-Print Publications with Featured Work
Shifter Magazine. "On Waiting" 2021.
• "The Plague Review Digest"  Rotland Press. 2020
Cover Page Illustration "Our Insolvency" by Jermemy Hoevenaar. Published by Golias Books. 2021
Exhibition Catalogue. Excerpts: Works from the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art Collections 2020
La Tranchée Racine Hebdomadaire / Stéphane Blanquet. Published by Chacal Puant, France. October 2020
• Fields Magazine Volume 9. “Premonitions” with Bethany Ides . Austin TX. Spring 2018
• Shifter Magazine Vol. 19 -"Proposals" 2012
• "The War on Christmas" ed. by Cecilia Dougherty. Faye Hirsch & Cecilia Dougherty 2011
• The Open Day Book. Edited by David Earle. Mark Batty Publishers. 2010.
• Shifter Magazine Vol. 10. Transparent White. 2007 • Shifter Magazine 9: Ruin/Monument. 2006