Brian Garbrecht

Elgin, IL

brianjgarbrecht@gmail.com

Education

2022    

Northeastern Illinois University. Chicago, IL. Bachelors Degree of Fine Arts, December.

McNair Scholars Program, Northeastern Illinois University. Chicago, IL.

2019    

Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL. Associates Degree in the Arts.

Related Professional Experience

2021  

Northeastern Illinois University Fine Arts Center Gallery, Chicago, IL. August 2021 - Present. Gallery Assistant/Attendant.

2014 - 2019    

Elgin Community College Art Galleries. Assistant Curator and Gallery Attendant.

Awards

2022

Fritzman–Hallberg Memorial Award. Northeastern Illinois University. Chicago, IL.

The Dr. Bernard J. Brommel Award For Outstanding Student Research and Creative Activity. Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL. 

Best in Show. Annual Juried Student Art + Design Exhibition. Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL.

Fall Art Merit Scholarship. Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL.

CAS Merit Tuition Scholarship. Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL.

Spring Art Merit Scholarship. Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL.

2021

Honorable Mention. Dorthea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize. Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Durham, NC.

Fall Art Merit Scholarship. Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL.

1st Runner Up. LENS International Juried Photography Exhibition, Juried by J. Gibran Villalobos, Curator at Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Perspective Gallery. Evanston, IL.

Spring Art Merit Scholarship. Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL.

 2020

Society for Photographic Education (SPE) Student Award for Innovations in Imaging. Houston, TX.

2019

Honorable Mention. Community College Student Juried Art Exhibition. Northeastern Illinois University Fine Arts Center Gallery. Chicago, IL.

2018

2nd Prize. Community College Student Juried Art Exhibition. Northeastern Illinois University Fine Arts Center Gallery. Chicago, IL. Juried by Gwendolyn Zabicki

Florence B. Palmer Foundation Scholarship. 1st Prize. Visual Arts, Design & Photography Awards. Elgin Community College. Elgin, IL.

Honorable Mention. #tpsNewVisions. Juried by Kenda North, Art Department Chairperson, and Professor of Photography at University of Texas, Arlington.

2017

1st Runner Up. Vicinity. Juried by Melissa Ann Pinney. Perspective Gallery. Evanston, IL.

Honorable Mention. Community College Student Art Exhibition. Northeastern Illinois University Fine Arts Center Gallery. Chicago, IL.

2nd Place for 2D Artwork. ECC Juried Student Art and Design Exhibition. Juried by Fred Stonehouse. Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL.

Florence B. Palmer Foundation Scholarship. 2nd Prize. Visual Arts, Design & Photography Awards. Elgin Community College. Elgin, IL.

2016

Best in Show. Best of Black & White. Black Bar Gallery. Boise, ID.

2015

Award of Merit. Skyway Student Juried Art Competition. Morton College. Cicero, IL.

Florence B. Palmer Foundation Scholarship. 3rd Prize Visual Arts, Design & Photography Awards. Elgin Community College. Elgin, IL.

2014

1st Prize. ECC Student Juried Art and Design Exhibition. Elgin Community College. Elgin, IL.

John Grady Scholarship for Photography. Elgin Community College. Elgin, IL.

Curator

2019

Before My Eyes: An Instant Film Exhibition. Side Street Studio Arts. Elgin, IL.

Grants/Fellowships

2022

McNair Scholars Program Summer Research Fellowship. Northeastern Illinois University. Chicago, IL.

2019

City of Elgin Cultural Arts Grant. Elgin, IL.

Solo Exhibitions

2022

We've Adopted Someone Special. Northeastern Illinois University Fine Arts Center. Gallery 217. Chicago, IL. 

Second Born, Fourth Born, Only Child. Bradley University. Red Door Gallery. Peoria, IL. 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2022

The 12:12 Project International Polaroid Group Exhibition. Kaleid Gallery. San Jose, CA. August.

NEIU Annual Art + Design Juried Student Exhibition. Northeastern Illinois University. Fine Art Center Gallery. Chicago, IL.

2021

NEIU Annual Art + Design Juried Student Exhibition. Juried by Todd Irwin. Northeastern Illinois University. Skylight Gallery. Chicago, IL.

Northeastern Illinois University Art Merit Scholarship Exhibition. Northeastern Illinois University. Skylight Gallery. Chicago, IL.

LENS International Juried Photography Exhibition. Juried by J. Gibran Villalobos, Assistant Curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Perspective Gallery. Evanston, IL. 

Northeastern Illinois University Art Merit Scholarship Exhibition. Online Exhibition. 

2020

Community College Juried Art Exhibition. Northern Illinois University 4th St. Gallery. Dekalb, IL. 

2019

Before My Eyes: An Instant Film Exhibition. Side Street Studio Arts. Elgin, IL. 

Midwest Society for Photographic Education (SPE) Regional Student Juried Exhibition. Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. Milwaukee, WI.

Photos, Paintings, and Prints, Oh My! Three person exhibition. E. Max Von Isser Gallery. Elgin, IL. 

Community College Student Juried Exhibition. Northeastern Illinois University Fine Arts Center Gallery. Chicago, IL.

MWCP Juried Exhibition. Midwest Center of Photography. Wichita, KS.

2018

Big Print Show. Juried by Tim Campos of Catherine Edelman Gallery. Spartan Terrace. Elgin, IL.

Midwest Society for Photographic Education (SPE) Regional Student Juried Exhibition. Juried by The University of Toledo Art Faculty. Atrium Gallery at The School of Art & Visual Studies at University of Kentucky. Lexington, KY.

Curated Exhibition by Juan Fernandez, Curator of Elgin Community College Art Galleries. Healing Gallery. Elgin, IL.     

Vicinity. Juried by David Travis, Professor at Columbia College Chicago. Perspective Gallery. Evanston, IL. 

Community College Student Juried Exhibition. Juried by Gwendolyn Zabicki of the Hyde Park Art Center. Northeastern Illinois University Fine Art Center Gallery. Chicago, IL.

ECC Student Juried Art and Design Exhibition. Juried by Carrie Johnson of the Rockford Art Museum. Elgin Community College Library Gallery. Elgin, IL. 

FEEL. An Instant Photography Exhibition. Curated by Kyle Depew of Brooklyn Film Camera. b[x] Gallery. Brooklyn, NY. 

Skyway Community College Juried Arts Exhibition. Koehnline Museum of Art. Oakton College, Des Plaines, IL.

LENS International Juried Photography Exhibition. Juried by Paula Tognarelli, Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography. Perspective Gallery. Evanston, IL.

College Student Juried Art Exhibition. Jack Arends Art Gallery. Northern Illinois University. Dekalb, IL.

#tpsNewVisions. Juried by Kenda North, Art Department Chairperson, and Professor of Photography at University of Texas, Arlington. Tammy Cromer Gallery. Dallas, TX. 

2017

TAPPED: Artists and Their Professors. Manifest Gallery. Cincinnati, OH. 

Water: Midwest Society for Photographic Education (SPE) Regional Student Juried Exhibition. Curated by Carol Hays, Executive Director of Prairie Rivers Network; and Alexander Martin, Co-Founder of Project 1612. Peoria Public Library. Peoria, IL.

2nd Annual Alternative Process Photography Juried Exhibition. Juried by Max Kellenberger, and Mark Nelson. The Image Flow. Mill Valley, CA.

Happy Accidents. Curated by Michael Behlen. Pryme Editions. Online exhibition. 

Vicinity. Juried by Melissa Ann Pinney, Columbia College Chicago. Perspective Gallery. Evanston, IL.

Community College Student Juried Exhibition. Northeastern Illinois University Fine Arts Center Gallery. Chicago, IL.

ECC Student Juried Art and Design Exhibition. Juried by Fred Stonehouse, Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin. Elgin Community College Library Gallery. Elgin, IL.

Return to Sender. University of Idaho, Prichard Art Gallery. Moscow, ID.

2016

Best of Black & White. Black Bar Gallery. Boise, ID. 

ECC Student Juried Art and Design Exhibition. Elgin Community College Library Gallery. Elgin, IL. 

2015

Skyway Juried Community College Student Art Exhibition. Morton College Art Gallery. Cicero, IL.

ECC Student Juried Art and Design Exhibition. Elgin Community College Library Gallery. Elgin, IL.

509: Street. John R. Grady Exhibit of Photographic Arts. Elgin, IL.

2014

Skyway Juried Community College Student Art Exhibition. McHenry County College Art Gallery. Crystal Lake, IL.

ECC Student Juried Art and Design Exhibition. Elgin Community College Library Gallery. Elgin, IL.

Publications

2022

Northeastern Illinois University's Independent. Volume 41 Issue 8. pg. 14-15.

2021

Seeds Literary & Visual Arts Journal. Spring Edition. 

2020

Juniper Magazine. https://juniperzine.com/sustainterview

2019

Before My Eyes: An Instant Film Zine. Volume 1.

The Hand Magazine. Issue 23.

2017

Polaroid Tips for Storing Instant Film. Public Storage.

The Observer. How Brian Garbrecht Brings the 1800’s to ECC Hallways. Elgin, IL.

Hylas Magazine: Hardbound Edition of Artist's Photos and Words.

Pryme Editions. Happy Accidents. September.

Other Professional Experience

2022

We've Adopted Someone Special. Dr. John Sargon Albazi Student Research and Creative Activities Symposium. Northeastern Illinois University. Chicago, IL

2021

How To: Emulsion Lifts. Workshop Leader. Side Street Studio Arts. Elgin, IL.

How To: Emulsion Lifts. Workshop Leader. Polacon Instant Film Photography Convention. Denton, TX.

State of the Emulsion. Panel Member at Polacon Bay Area, Instant Film Photography Convention.

2020

Coming Into Focus. Midwest SPE Conference. Student Dialogic. 

How To: Emulsion Lifts. Workshop Leader. Polacon Virtual Instant Film Photography Conference.

2019

Making Tintypes With a Polaroid Camera. Workshop Leader. Polacon Instant Film Photography Convention. Denton, TX. 

State of the Emulsion. Panel Discussion Member. Polacon Instant Film Photography Convention. Denton, TX. 

2018

Polaroid Originals: Instant Photo used in Polaroid Originals Winter magazine, advertising, and packaging for Polaroid Spectra B&W film.

Film Photo Geeks: Live From Polacon. Podcast Guest. 

Wet Plate Photography: The First Instant Film. Workshop Leader. Polacon Instant Film Photography Convention. Denton, TX.

State of the Emulsion. Discussion Panel Member. Polacon Instant Film Photography Convention. Denton, TX.

Instant Film Discussion. Panel Discussion Member. Polacon Instant Film Photography Convention. Denton, TX.

2017

Wet Plate Photography: The First Instant Film. Workshop Leader. Polacon Instant Film Photography Convention. Denton, TX.

Polatypes: Making Tintypes in Polaroid Cameras. Artist Presentation. Polacon Instant Film Photography Convention. Denton, TX.

State of the Emulsion. Panel Discussion Member. Polacon Instant Film Photography Convention. Denton, TX.

Memberships

2021

12:12 Project.

2017

Instant Film Society.

2014

The Society For Photographic Education.

2013

Southern Graphics Council International.

 

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