Brent Hallard

United States 1957

Abstract Art

Brent Hallard
Brent Hallard
United States
January 28, 2016
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Brent Hallard is an American contemporary artist born in Australia in 1957, currently living in San Francisco. His abstract art is minimalistic and exploring monochromatic expression. He also works as a curator and a writer, and he is a professor as well, never adventuring too far away from the world of art.

Art by Brent Hallard

Brent Hallard - QBE I, 2015 - QBE II, 2015
Brent Hallard – QBE I, 2015 / QBE II, 2015

Hallard received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1990 and Master of Arts in 1992 from the University of New South Wales. He teaches at the San Francisco Art Institute and the California College of the Arts. Inspired by spaces and geometrical forms, the artist manipulates both the image and the arrangement of the object, so the observers and their perception could be challenged. He sticks to minimalism, as the forms of a square and rectangle are making his art widely recognizable.

Art by Brent Hallard

Brent Hallard - 2nd Bite, 2015 - Squaare, 2015
Brent Hallard – 2nd Bite, 2015 / Squaare, 2015

Hallard knowns that the pieces he makes are simple. And he would certainly like it to stay that way. The artworks on paper and aluminum are, in the same time, both challenging and not that much complicated. The idea is to create a sort of language where a lot could be expressed using simpler terms. His artworks have been exhibited throughout the world, and he has curated a number of shows.

Art by Brent Hallard

Brent Hallard - Mailer (blue and black), 2010 - Landed, 2014
Brent Hallard – Mailer (blue and black), 2010 / Landed, 2014

He is represented by IdeelArt gallery in London, UK.

Brent Hallard lives and works in San Francisco, USA.

All images courtesy of the artist.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2016Hydrography lllLaKaserna Artspace, Bad Nieuweschans, Netherlands
2015Nolan ProjectsNolan Foundation, Wales, UK
2015VolumeSchema Projects, New York
2015Formal WatercolorMuseum Waterland, Purmerend, Netherlands
2015Territory of AbstractionPentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia
2015Paperazzi 4Janet Kurnowski Gallery, New York
2014un·bound·edRoot Division, San Francisco
2014Doppler ShiftNew Art Center, New Jersey
2014Abstract Realites, Jan Van de Ploeg, Brent Hallard, Richard Van der AaUniversity of Southern Queensland
2014Dressed in PinkRaygun Art Projects, Southern Queensland
2014Hard-Edge AbstractionRichard F. Brush Art Gallery at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York
2014Paperazzi 3Janet Kurnowski Gallery, New York
2013Sydney Non Objective Turns 100SNO Contemporary Art Projects, Sydney, Australia
2013The Big small Graphic Art ShowGraphic Studio Daglicht Eindhoven
2013LIGHT SPACE PROJECTS 2013: Rituals of Exhibition II by The Talent AgencyH Gallery Chiang Mai, Thailand
2013DOPPLERParallel Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
2013Hydrography - Abstract in WatercolorDe Vishal, Haarlem, The Netherlands
2013Rituals of ExhibitionDon't Be Selfish, Phayao Thailand
2013Paperazzi 2Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, New York
2013Right and Other AnglesSoft-spot
2013Never Underestimate a MonochromeWignall Museum of Contemporary Art
2012Index #3Melbourne
2012Dripping Color AmazementGalerie oqbo, Berlin
2012Never Underestimate a MonochromeUniversity of Iowa Museum of Art
2012PaparazziJanet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2011VOID289, UNVOIDKOBE Biennale, Japan
2011A Romance of Many DimensionsBrooklyn Artist's Gym, Brooklyn, NY
2011Saturation Point International Survey of Reductive ArtLondon
2011Gifting AbstractionSoho20 Chelsea Gallery, NY
2011Sugarmountain 2Galerie van den Berge, NL
2011Chase the Tear NIADRichmond, CA
2011Recent Movements in Non-objective ArtReuten Galerie, NL
20111st International Festival of Non-Objective ArtGrenoble, France
2011Plane SpeakingMcKenzie Fine Art, NY
2010Informal RelationsIndianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (IMOCA)
2010Touch + ParisParisCONCRET
2010Hydrography: Abstracts in WatercolorRC de Ruimte in IJmuiden
2010Fuzzy LogicThompson Gallery The Cambridge School of Weston, MA
2009Editionen aus Deutschland den Niederlanden und der SchweizGesellschaft für Kunst und Gestaltung, Bonn GKG Bonn
2009Trans: Form | ColorMeridian Gallery, San Francisco
2009Personal Space, three person show with Richard Roth and Henriette van 't HoogparisCONCRET, Paris
2009Kosmos Light and SpaceLeiden
2009Trans:formalPharmaka, Los Angeles
2009Pour faire simpleparisCONCRET, Paris
2008T-showPolverara, Italy
2008The Space BetweenSan Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, San Jose, CA
2007Trans WeltraumMarienplatz, Munich
2007U-shapeMinatomirai, Yokohama
2007Solid Space storefrontSetagaya, Tokyo
2007New Wall DrawingsBus-Dori Projects, Tokyo