Profile

 

Blake Brasher grew up in North Pole,  Alaska.  He is inspired by everything in the natural world from super novae to microscopic organisms to quantum mechanics.  His paintings are abstract and experimental.  He has been living in the Boston area since 1997.

 

 

Education

 

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA––  BS in Art and Design, 2003

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA –– cross registered painting courses, 1997 - 1999

Carnegie Mellon University pre-college summer art program, Pittsburgh, PA –– 1996

 

 

Solo Exhibitions

 

Cambridge Common:  Cambridge, MA - APRIL 20 - JUNE 11, 2017

15 paintings on canvas gallery wrapped canvas in a solo show at the popular Cambridge Common restaurant and bar.

 

Mandarin Asian Bistro:  Lowell, MA - November 3, 2016 - January 3, 2017

An exhibition of large scale paintings on gallery wrapped textured polypropylene in a gallery attached to a BioTech incubator in Kendall Square.

 

Unum Pharmaceutical:  Cambridge, MA - February 2016 - February 2017

4 large paintings on polypropylene on a long term loan.  Organized by the Cambridge Arts Council.

 

Lab Central:  Cambridge, MA - June 2016 - February 2017

An exhibition of large scale paintings on gallery wrapped textured polypropylene in a gallery attached to a BioTech incubator in Kendall Square.

 

Cambridge Common:  Cambridge, MA - APRIL 29 - JUNE 9, 2016

15 paintings on canvas gallery wrapped textured polypropylene in a solo show at Cambridge Common.

 

BisQ:  Cambridge, MA - September 10 - November 15, 2015

13 paintings on canvas in a solo show at BISq in Inman Square, Cambridge.

 

Cambridge Common:  Cambridge, MA - August 6 - October 4, 2015

18 paintings on canvas in a solo show at the popular Cambridge Common restaurant and bar.

 

Boston Properties:  Cambridge, MA - February 2015 - February 2016

3 large paintings on long term loan to Boston Properties on display in the lobby at 355 Main St. in Kendall Square.  Organized by the Cambridge Arts Council.

 

Industry Lab solo show:  Cambridge, MA - April 26 - May 3, 2014

20 paintings on canvas and ten sculptures in a solo show marking the commencement of my tenure as Industry Lab’s artist in residence.

 

Landau Gallery at the Belmont Hill School, Lisa frank stole my unicorn:  Paintings by Blake Brasher:  Belmont, MA - September 13 - October 11, 2013

Solo show featuring 13 works on canvas and 20 works on paper from 2012 and 2013.

 

National Boston:  Boston, ma - November 1, 2012 - January 17, 2013

Solo show featuring 21 paintings on canvas from 2011 and 2012

 

Artists Crossing:  Boston, MA –– October - November 2010

Solo show featuring over twenty paintings on canvas and paper.

 

Wonderbar, Visual Enlightenment:  Allston, MA–  September2010

Solo show featuring several paintings on canvas.

 

 

Group Exhibitions

 

Sincerity and Sublimity:  From Right Now to Next:  University Place Gallery, Cambridge, MA April 31 - May 11, 2017

Gates Block Showcase:  ALL Gallery, Lowell, MA April 19 - May 21, 2017

Gallery 263 Members’ Show:  Cambridge, MA April 27 - May 20, 2017

Danforth Art Annual:  Danforth Art Museum, Framingham, MAJune 19 - August 21, 2016

Members’ Show:  Gallery 263, Cambridge, MAApril 27 9 - May 21, 2016

Vitreous Sol:  HUD Gallery, Ventura, CAMarch 9 - April 3, 2016

Abstract Catalyst:   Verum Ultimum Gallery, Portland, ORSeptember 26 - October 20, 2015

New Directions ‘15:   Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NYSeptember 26 - October 31, 2015

110 Artisti Raccontano L’Italia, Palazzina Liberty, Milan, Italy:  August 8 - August 29, 2015 

Pop Up Gallery, Center Plaza:  Boston, MA - August 5 - September 30, 2015

Spectrum, Cambridge College:  Cambridge, MA - April 30 - May 7, 2015

Gallery 263 Members’ Exhibition: Cambridge, MA - April 16 - May 14, 2015

Boston Properties lobby exhibition at 355 Main St.: Cambridge, MA- February 2015 - Feb 2016

L’Asino e la Luna:  Verdello, Italy - September 27 - 30, 2014

Cary Library:  Lexington, MA - September 7 - 30, 2014

CRIDA’R:  Roujan, France - may 22 - June 27, 2014

Gallery 263 Members’ Show:  Cambridge, MA - April 17 - May 17, 2014

Mined Over Matter, University Place Gallery:  Cambridge, MA - March 5 - 31, 2014

LaGrange National XXVIII, LaGrange Art Museum:  Lagrange, GA- February 21 - April 18, 2014

Riverside gallery, From me to You:  Cambridge, MA - December 1, 2013 - January 15, 2014

Gallery 263:  Cambridge, MA - December 6, 2013

Aids action committee, ARTcetera:  Boston, MA - October 5, 2013

Northern California Arts, Bold Expressions:  Sacramento, cA - October 1 - 26 2013

Cambridge ARt Association 69th Members’ Prize Show:  Cambridge, MA - October 4 - November 2, 2013

JP Art Market, Huh?:  Boston, MA - October 3 - November 3, 2013

Arsenal Center for the Arts Flash Art Show:  Watertown, MA - september 12 – October 29, 2013

Cambridge Art Association Fall Salon:  Cambridge, MA - September 6 – September 26, 2013

Chico Art Center National All Media Exhibition:  Chico, CA -August 10 – September 6, 2013

Cambridge Art Association New Member Show:  Cambridge, MA - July 16 - August 2, 2013

Workbar Workspace:  Cambridge, MA - June 2013 - June 2014

Visions and Viewpoints:  Fort Collins, CO - November 30, 2012 - January 5, 2013

Cambridge Art Association “Blue”, Cambridge, MA - November 9, 2012 - January 10, 2013

WorkBar workspace:  Boston, ma - July - October 31, 2012

Amanda Palmer’s Theatre is Evil art show:  Berlin, London, Brooklyn, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Boston - June - August 2012

Simposio Internazionale d’Art Contemporanea:  verbania, italy - may 2012

Blue Glass Cafe, Hancock Tower:  Boston, MA – May-July 2012 

Dogpatch workspace:  Cambridge, ma - March - May 2012

BioMed Exhibition:  Cambridge, MA – July - December 2011

Arthouse Garana:  Garana, Romania – July 2011

ArT@52OXFORD:  Cambridge, MA –– June 2011

Cambridge Open Studios:  Cambridge, MA – June 2011 & May 2012

 

 

Associations

 

List Visual Arts Center Advisory Board Member, MIT, Cambridge, MA:  2000 - 2003

TransCultural Exchange Board of Directors member, Boston, MA:  2014 - present

Gallery 263,  Cambridge, MA:  member –– 2013 - present

Cambridge Art Association, Cambridge, MA:  member –– 2012 - present

 

 

Awards

 

MASS MoCA / Assets for Artists Professional Development Grant — 2015/2016

“Visions and Viewpoints” at the Lincoln Center, Ft. Collins, Co.  2nd Place Winner –– 2012 

Contemporary Artist Center, Woodside merit fellowship –– 2012

 

 

Publications

 

The Grand Theft Art Companion, crowd sourced art companion for Amanda Palmer and The Grand Theft Orchestra's coffee table companion book for their 2012 album

 

 

Residencies

 

Factum:  Brasov, Romania – July 2016

Arthouse Garana:  Garana, Romania – July 2016

The Studios at MASS MoCA:  North Adams, MA - October 16 - 31, 2015

Water is Life, Natural Baay art residency:  Lago d’Orta, Italy - June 2015

L’Asino e la Luna, Fondazione Emilia Bosis:  Verdello, Bergamo, Italy - September 2014

CRIDA’R (Centre Regional et International des Arts de Roujan):  Roujan, France - May 2014

Industry Labs artist in residence:  Cambridge, MA - January - April 2014

Contemporary Artists Center Woodside:  Troy, NY - November 2012

XI edizione Simposio Internazionale d’Art Contemporanea:  Verbania, Italy - May 2012

Arthouse Garana:  Garana, Romania – July 2011