Brian Garbrecht

Elgin, IL

E-Mail: brianjgarbrecht@gmail.com

Instagram: www.instagram.com/theoryofbrian

Education

Northeastern Illinois University. 2020 - Present. Anticipating Bachelors in Studio Arts in Fall 2023.

Elgin Community College. 2014 - 2020. Received Associates Degree in the Arts in Fall of 2019.

Work Experience

Northeastern Illinois University Art Galleries. August 2021 - Present. Gallery Assistant/Attendant.

Elgin Community College Art Galleries. August 2014 - December 2019. Assistant Curator and Gallery Attendant.

Awards

2021

Art Merit Scholarship. Northeastern Illinois University. May.

1st Runner Up. "LENS" juried by J. Gibran Villalobos. Perspective Gallery. Evanston, IL. March.

Art Merit Scholarhip. Northeastern Illinois University. February. 

2020

SPE Student Award for Innovations in Imaging. March. Houston, TX.

2019

Honorable Mention. College Student Juried Exhibition at Northeastern Illinois University.

2018

2nd Prize in Juried Exhibition at Northeastern Illinios University. Juried by Gwendolyn Zabicki

Florence B. Palmer Foundation Scholarship. 1st Prize. Visual Arts, Design & Photography Awards. May.

Honorable Mention. "#tpsNewVisions" Juried by Kenda North, Professor of Photography at University of Texas, Arlington. January.

2017

Runner Up. "Vicinity" Juried by Melissa Ann Pinney. Perspective Gallery. Evanston, IL. July.

Honorable Mention. Juried Exhibition at Northeastern Illinois University. Chicago, IL. May.

2nd Place for 2D Artwork. Juried by Fred Stonehouse. Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL. April.

Florence B. Palmer Foundation Scholarship. 2nd Prize. Visual Arts, Design & Photography Awards. April.

2016

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

2015

Award of Merit. "Skyway Juried Art Competition" March.

Florence B. Palmer Foundation Scholarship. 3rd Prize Visual Arts, Design & Photography Awards. April.

2014

1st Prize ECC Juried Exhibition. April. Elgin Community College. Elgin, IL.

Recipient of John Grady Scholarship for photography.

Group Exhibitions

2021

Northeastern Illinois University Juried Art Exhibition. May. Chicago, IL.

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

Northeastern Illinois University Art Merit Scholarship Exhibition. February. 

2020

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

2019

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

Midwest SPE Regional Student Juried Exhibition. Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. September - October. Milwaukee, WI

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

College Student Juried Exhibition. Northeastern Illinois University. July. Chicago, IL

E. Max Von Isser Gallery. Curated by Juan Fernandez, Curator of Safety-Kleen Gallery. March - April. Elgin, IL

MWCP Juried Exhibition. Midwest Center of Photography. January - February. Wichita, KS

2018

Big Print Show. Juried by Tim Campos of Catherine Edelman Gallery. November 2018 - November 2019. Spartan Terrace. Elgin, IL

SPE Midwest Student Exhibition. Juried by The University of Toledo. November. Atrium Gallery at The School of Art & Visual Studies at University of Kentucky. Lexington, KY

Curated Exhibition by Juan Fernandez. September - November. Healing Gallery. Elgin, IL    

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

Juried Exhibition. Juried by Gwendolyn Zabicki of the Hyde Park Art Center. June. Northeastern Illinois University. Chicago, IL

Juried Exhibition. Juried by Carrie Johnson of the Rockford Art Museum. May - July. Elgin Community College. Elgin, IL

"FEEL" An Instant Photography Exhibition. Curated by Brooklyn Film Camera. April - May.  b[x] Gallery. Brooklyn, NY

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

"LENS" Juried by Paula Tognarelli. February. Perspective Gallery. Evanston, IL

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

"tpsNewVisions" Juried by Kenda North. Jan. 20 - March 31. Tammy Cromer Gallery. Dallas, TX

2017

"TAPPED" Artists and Their Professors. December 2017 - January 2018. Manifest Gallery. Cincinatti, OH

"Water" MWSPE Juried Student Exhibition. October. Peoria Public Library. Peoria, IL

"2nd Annual Alternative Process Photography Juried Exhibition" Sep. 9 - Nov. 27. The Image Flow. Mill Valley, CA

"Happy Accidents" September. Pryme Editions. online exhibition.

"Vicinity" Juried by Melissa Ann Pinney. June 29 - July 30. Perspective Gallery. Evanston, IL

Juried Exhibition. May. Northeastern University, Chicago, IL

Juried Exhibition Juried by Fred Stonehouse. April. Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL

"Return to Sender" January. University of Idaho. Moscow, ID

2016

"Big Print Juried Show" December. Spartan Terrace. Elgin, IL

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

"Juried Exhibition" May. Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL

2015

"Skyway Juried Art Exhibition" March. Morton College. Cicero, IL.

"ECC Juried Exhibition" April. Elgin Community College, Elgin, IL.

"Art History Exhibition" April. John R. Grady Exhibit of Photographic Arts. Elgin, IL.

"509: Street" September - November. John R. Grady Exhibit of Photographic Arts. Elgin, IL.

2014

"Skyway Juried Art Exhibition" March. McHenry County College. Crystal Lake, IL.

"ECC Juried Exhibition" April. Elgin Community College. Elgin, IL.

"Big Print Juried Show" April. John R. Grady Exhibit of Photographic Arts. Elgin, IL.

Publications

2021

Seeds Journal of the Arts. Northeastern Illinois University.

2020

Juniper Magazine: https://juniperzine.com/sustainterview/ Includes photos and an interview of the band Susto by Brian Garbrecht

2019

Before My Eyes: An Instant Film Zine. Volume 1

The Hand Magazine. Issue 23. thehandmagazine.space

2018

Sprire: A Journal of the Arts. Volume 44. May. Hagg Press

2017

Public Storage: Interview on instant film.

The Observer. Newspaper. Elgin, IL. October.

Pryme Editions. "Happy Accidents" September.

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

Spire: A Journal of the Arts. Volume 43. May. Hagg Press.

2016

Spire: A Journal of the Arts. Volume 42. June. Hagg Press.

2015

Spire: A Journal of the Arts. Volume 41. May. Hagg Press.

Curated:

2019

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

Other

2021

Panel Member at Polacon Bay Area, Polaroid Convention. "State of the Emulsion" March.

2020

Presenter at Midwest SPE Conference. Student Dialogic. October 3.

Presenter at Polacon Virtual Polaroid Conference. Septmeber.

2019

Workshop: "Making Tintypes With a Polaroid Camera" September. Polacon. Denton, TX

Panel Member, "State of the Emulsion" September. Polacon. Denton, TX

2018

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

Guest on "Film Photo Geeks: Live From Polacon" Podcast. October. https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/film-photo-geeks

Workshop: "Wet Plate Photography: The First Instant Film" October. Polacon. Denton, TX

Panel Member, "State of the Emulsion" October. Polacon. Denton, TX

Panel Member, "Instant Film Discussion" October. Polacon. Denton, TX

2017

Workshop: "Wet Plate Photography: The First Instant Film" October. Polacon. Denton, TX

Presentation: "Polatypes: Making Tintypes in Polaroid Cameras" October. Polacon. Denton, TX

Panel Member, "State of the Emulsion" October. Polacon. Denton, TX

Memberships

12:12 Men's Project. July 2021 - Present

Instant Film Society 2017 - Present

Society For Photographic Education 2014 - Present

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