Brian Belott

Brian Belott

Brian Belott (born 1973, East Orange, NJ) lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Belott’s practice encompasses a rich vocabulary of drawing, sound, paper collage, sculpture, frozen sculpture, painting on glass, performance and bookmaking (a large collection of which are included MOMA’s permanent collection). Belott is represented by Gavin Brown’s Enterprise (New York), Moran Bondaroff (Los Angeles), LOYAL (Stockholm). Belott was included in The 2019 Whitney Biennial. Previous exhibitions include Museum of Modern Art (New York), COBRA Museum (Amstelveen), Yuz Museum (Shanghai), The Jewish Museum (New York), MoCAD (Detroit), The Aldrich Museum (Ridgefield), Musee d’Art Moderne (Saint-Etienne). Solo performances include the Serpentine Galleries, London (2016) and Performa 17, New York (2017). Belott curated an exhibition featuring works by child educator, scholar, artist Rhoda Kellogg at White Columns, New York in 2019. Belott’s work is included in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York).

1995 BFA, School of Visual Arts, New York, NY
1994 Cooper Union, New York, NY (thrown out)

Solo Exhibitions

Can Opener Door Stop, Moran Moran, Los Angeles, CA
Brian Belott’s RHODASCOPE: Scribbles, Smears, and the Universal Language of Children According to Rhoda Kellogg, San Francisco Arts Commission, San Francisco City Hall, San Francisco, CA

Brian Belott, Gavin Brown Enterprises, New York, NY

Dr. Kid President Jr., Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY

Puuuuuuuffs, Moran Bondaroff, Los Angeles, CA

Dr. Kid President Jr., 247365, New York, NY
Sweather: Brian Belott, Ross Simonini, Fredricks & Freiser, New York, NY

Cat Food, Brian Belott and Joe Bradley, Retrospective, Hudson, NY

Brian Belott, The Journal Gallery, New York, NY

A Goosh Noosh. Zürcher Studio, New York, NY

Windshield Unexpected Wipers. Brian Belott & Jesse Greenberg, LOYAL, Malmö, Sweden
Congo Guac. Galerie Zürcher, Paris, France

The Joy of File. Zürcher Studio, New York, NY

Jelly Harp. Galerie Zürcher, Paris, France

Show #16: Ed Blackburn + Brian Belott. and/or gallery, Dallas, TX
Leyendecker Gallery, Tenerife, Canary Islands

Swirly Music. CANADA, New York, NY
Brian Belott Lost and Found Slide Show. Community Outreach Gallery, London, Canada

Deep Data. Freight and Volume, New York, NY
With Michael Mahalchick, Atelier Cardenas Bellanger, Paris, France

Books, books, books, books, books, books and books. CANADA, New York, NY
Adult Soda, Stefan Stux, New York, NY

What’s Going On, Kenny Schacter, New York, NY

Touching Fantasy Through Color, CANADA, New York, NY

Group Exhibitions

Downtown Painting: Presented by Alex Katz, Peter Freeman Gallery, New York, NY
2019 Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Pulled in Brooklyn, International Print Center New York, New York

The Artist is Present, curated by Maurizio Cattelan, The Yuz Museum, Shanghai, China
An Unstoppable Force, Cobra Museum, Amstelveen, The Netherlands
Objects Like Us, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT
Without God or Governance, Marino Gallery, New York, NY

Performa 17, Performa, New York, NY
UNOBSTRUCTED VIEWS, The William Hawkins Ferry House, Michigan
99 Cents or Less, MoCAD, Detroit, MI
Call Me, Carl Kostyál, Stockholm, Sweden

CDCDDCDCDCDD: Brian Belott, Ara Peterson, Constance Tenvik, Steina & Woody Vasulka, LOYAL, Stockholm, Sweden
Paper In Practice, Moran Bondaroff, Los Angeles, CA
Hill of Munch, Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York, NY
All Summer In A Day, Unclebrother, Hancock, NY

Unorthodox, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY
Third Heat, CANADA, New York, NY
Call and response, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY

If You’re Accidentally Not Included, Don’t Worry About It, curated by Peter Saul, Zurcher, Paris, France
The New York Moment, Musée d’Art Moderne, Saint-Etienne, France
Surface Protection Plus, LOYAL, Stockholm, Sweden
Purple States, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY
Brian Belott, Paul DeMuro, Amy Feldman, Galerie Zürcher, Paris, France
Sundays (Like the Brightest Light in the Theatre Shining on an Empty Stage): Ted Gahl, Dodge Gallery, New York, NY
The Age of Small Things, curated by Chuck Webster, Dodge Gallery, New York, NY

Elements, Rudiments and Principles, Boston University Art Gallery, Boston, MA
Project Room (with Joe Bradley, Carroll Dunham and Michael Williams), The Journal Gallery, New York, NY
Elements, Rudiments and Principals, Boston University Art Gallery, Boston
Draw Gym, 247365, New York, NY
Brian Belott And Michael Mahalchick, Ober Gallery, Kent, CT
Deep Cuts, Anna Kustera Gallery, New York, NY

Portrait of a Generation, The Hole, New York, NY
Back From L.A., Galerie Zürcher, New York, NY
This is How my Brain Works. Radiator Gallery, New York, NY

Spaghetti and Beachballs, Studio Rafaelli, Trento, Italy
Facemaker, Curated by Kathy Grayson, Royal/t, Los Angeles, CA
Dadarhea, Curated by Jim Drain and Devin Flynn, CANADA, New York, NY
Paper A-Z, Sue Scott Gallery, New York, NY
Salon Zurcher, Zurcher Studio, New York, NY
Cutters/Cork : Contemporary Collage Exhibition. Curated by James Gallagher, West Cork Arts Centre, Cork, Ireland
POSTERMAT, The Hole, New York, NY
Underemployed, Galerie Zürcher, New York, NY
Go Figure, DODGE gallery, New York, NY
Summer Salt, Dinter Fine Art, New York, NY
Summer Salt, The Proposition, New York, NY
Dirt Don’t Hurt, Jolie Laide, Philadelphia, PA
So Zik!, Ober Gallery, Kent, CT

Philadelphia Out of Phase, Curated by Justin Samson, Bodega, Philadelphia, PA
The NY Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1 in The Classroom, New York, NY
Consider the Oyster, Curated by Ingrid Dinter, James Graham and Sons, New York, NY
Salad Days, The Journal, Brooklyn, NY
De-Nature, Jolie Laide Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Out of Order, Curated by Scott Hug, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY
Kook Books, Bravinlee, New York, NY
Mutant Pop, Curated by Dearraindrop and Brandon Joyce, LOYAL, Malmö, Sweden
August Group Show, Co-curated by Eddie Martinez, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Lost Horizon/Head Shop, Curated by Billy Miller, Exile, Berlin, Germany
Don’t Jump Eyes Up, Curated by Julie Ryan, Galeire BIGGER, Vienna, Austria
SummerCamp, Exile, Berlin, Germany
Figurer le regard, Galerie Zürcher, Paris, France

Wild Feature 2, Curated by Brian Belott, Galerie Zürcher, Paris, France
Relics From the Other Realms, Curated by Athena Llewellyn Barat, Barat Foundation, Newark, NJ
What’s Bin Did and What’s Bin Hid, Curated by Ryan Steadman, 106 Green, New York, NY
Cutters: An Exhibition of International Collage, Curated by James Gallagher, Cinders, Brooklyn, NY
New York Minute, Curated by Kathy Grayson, MACRO Future, Rome, Italy
Katharina Ziemke, Brian Belott, Gilles Saussier. Galerie Zürcher, Paris, France
Apartment Show, Curated by Denise Kupferschmidt and Joshua Smith, Envoy Gallery, New York, NY
The Living and the Dead, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY
The Soho Art + Fashion Event at 7 For All Mankind, Curated by John Connelly, New York, NY
Wild Feature, Curated by Brian Belott, Zürcher Studio, New York, NY
Loving Overkill Via Satellite, Directed and choreographed by Larissa Velez, Dance Theater Workshop, New York, NY
No Sockpuppet, Curated by Michael J. G. Olsen, The Switch Building, New York, NY
Rare Editions: The Book As Art, c. by Susan Fleminger, Lehman College Art Gallery, Bronx, NY
Peanut Gallery, Curated by Joe Bradley, The Journal Gallery, New York, NY

Book / Shelf, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
I Won’t Grow Up, Cheim & Read, New York, NY
The Ice Cream Show, LOYAL, Stockholm, Sweden
Sunshine, Ritter/Zamet at Rental Gallery, New York, NY

What Glue Do You Use?, Atelier Cardenas Bellanger, Paris, France
Bits and Pieces: The Collage Impulse, Lehman College Gallery, Bronx, NY
Cabinet of Curiosities, The Journal Gallery, New York, NY
Overbite/Underbite, Ritter/Zamet, London, England
Space is a Place, Portland Institute for Contemporary Art - PICA, Portland, OR

Collage Party, Zieher Smith, New York, NY
CANADA, Counter Gallery, London, England
Frisky Flaming Hot, Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen, Denmark
(CANA)RICO?, Galeria Comercial, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Available, Curated by Angela Dufresne and Monya Rowe, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY
Searching for Love and Fire, David Castillo Modern & Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
Welcome Home, LOYAL, Stockholm, Sweden
Personal Assistance, DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA
You have to be almost gifted to do what I do, Alexander and Bonin, New York, NY

Hanging by a Thread, The Moore Space, Miami, FL
WITH US AGAINST REALITY, OR AGAINST US!, Curated by Ida Ekblad and Anders Nordby, Oslo, Norway
Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, LOYAL, Stockholm, Sweden
Put it in Your Mouth…, Rivington Arms, New York, NY
Precious Moments, Joymore, Brooklyn, NY
In Deep Water, Dinter Fine Art, New York, NY
New York’s Finest, CANADA, New York, NY

Where do we come from? What are we? Where Are we going?, Champion Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
California Earthquakes, Daniel Reich Gallery, New York, NY
Rowdy Remix, ATM Gallery, New York, NY
Majority Whip, White Box, New York, NY
Lost & Found, Dinter Fine Art, New York, NY
Word of Mouth, A Selection: Part I, Dinter Fine Art, New York, NY

Art Band, Capitale, A Kenny Schacter/Rove Project, New York, NY
You Are My Sunshine/You Is My Sunshine, CANADA, New York, NY
Touching Color Through Fantasy, CANADA, New York, NY

Black Out, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA

Full Serve, A Kenny Schacter Project, New York, NY

OY, A Kenny Schacter Project, New York, NY

Performance with Lucio Pozzi, New York, NY


Mutant Pop, curated by Joe Grillo, Laura Grant, Brandon Joyce, published by LOYAL, Malmö, Sweden, 2010
Wipe That Clock Off Your Face, Picturebox and CANADA, New York, NY, 2007
Loyal and His Band, Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden, 2005

Selected Performances

People Pie Pool, Performa 17, Abrons Art Center, New York
TTYL, 247365, New York

Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York
Park Nights 2016, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
Private Time, White Columns, New York

Artist Talk | Jamian Juliano-Villani with special performance by Brian Belott, Swiss Institute, New York

Public Collections
Museum of Modern Art, New York
Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York

Saltz, Jerry, “See Rhoda Kellogg; It Sings,” New York Magazine, February, 2019
“9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week,” Art News, January, 2019
Whitney, Wallace, “On the Verge of Failure: Brian Belott at Gavin Brown,” artcritical, January, 2019
Nadel, Dan, “Brian Belott’s Time Pieces,” Hyperallergic, January, 2019
‘Maurizio Cattelan: The Artist Is Present’ at Yuz Museum, Shanghai, ArtNews, 2018
Fatima, Nishat, Is imitation a form or flattery or discovery? Gucci’s Shanghai Exhibition Has Some Answers, Elle India, 2018
Lallier, Ben, In Conversation with Brian Belott, Marfamily, 2017
Simonini, Ross, Brian Belott interviewed by Ross Simonini, Art Review, 2018
Indrisek, Scott, The Children’s Art pioneer You’ve Never heard of, The Artsy Editorial, 2017
Russeth, Andrew, ‘An Unstoppable Force’: Brian Belott on His Children’s Art Show at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, Art News, 2017
Indrisek, Scott, “Brian Belott Puts Puff In His Stuff,” BlouinArtinfo, January 2016
Creahan, D, “Los Angeles- Brian Belott: ‘Puuuuuuuuuuuuffs’ At Moran Bondaroff Through February 13, 2016,” Art Observed, February 2016
Johnson, Paddy, “Your Kid Did Do This: Brian Belott at 247365,” ArtFCity, June 2015
Smith, Roberta, Brian Belott: ‘Draw Gym’, The New York Times, 2013
Goodman, Jonathan, “Briant Belott, ‘A Goosh Noosh’,” The Brooklyn Rail, November 2012
Coates, Jennifer, “Brian Belott, ‘A Goosh Noosh’,” Time Out New York, October 2012
Greenberg, David, “Brian Belott,” Art in America, April 2010