Brendan Joseph Fagan

I cannot tell you how I feel. Art was a secret I kept as a kid, along with reading and playing chess. I grew up in a neighborhood called Peachtree Community Housing.  When out of the house I changed my speech. I held my body to signify aggression not fear.  I fought to show I was strong. I held my head high and made eye contact. I never crossed to the other side of the street.

In my house I was free. I spent hours painting and drawing. I could live in fantasy.  I found an escape an out. Creativity, the act of making was a spiritual experience. I found a connection to something outside myself and I found a sliver of serenity.

I cannot tell you how I feel. Art was a secret I kept as a kid, along with reading and playing chess. I grew up in a neighborhood called Peachtree Community Housing.  When out of the house I changed my speech. I held my body to signify aggression not fear.  I fought to show I was strong. I held my head high and made eye contact. I never crossed to the other side of the street.

In my house I was free. I spent hours painting and drawing. I could live in fantasy.  I found an escape an out. Creativity, the act of making was a spiritual experience. I found a connection to something outside myself and I found a sliver of serenity.

James Madison University B.F.A  2002

The Brooklyn Rail
Interview 2007

Nuart Stavanger, Norway
Group show 2009

English kills Collective
Brooklyn, NY
Solo show 2009

Leonard Street Gallery
London, UK
Solo show 2010

New Image Art Gallery
Los Angeles, California
Solo show 2011

Clocktower Gallery Residency
Installation and film 2013

Bed-Stuy Arts Residency
Year long resident 2016

Redbull house of Art Detroit
Residency 2017

Osmos Press
Solo show 2018