Reed van Brunschot
Being Peruvian and half-Dutch, as well as having nomadically lived in many different countries all over the world, I have been exposed to and enamored by the vast contrasts in cultures and languages. Yet, have been most fascinated by the similarities we share in basic non-verbal visual communication. What’s left when you are displaced and have to communicate with silence? We often resort to using objects, body language or general experiences we have as people. I like the awkwardness of this state and I use this accessible visual language of simple iconography in my artworks as a basis for narrative and connectivity.
As a visual artist, I work in several mediums predominantly sculpture, installation, performance & video. I often use the language of accessible domestic quotidian objects and rematerialize them or animate them to reiterate their temporality or sometimes I resize them into miniature or gigantic forms to challenge their correlation to the viewer. Through these actions, I aim to draw the viewer in with the familiar but let them feel the shift of the uncanny.
Not having had a firm home growing up, I am fixated on the idea of space and playing with our relationship to it, or taking it away. By amplifying scale in sculpture, I can create exaggerations and power plays directly with the viewer. Or through installations, by organizing a collection of objects in a certain way, I create shifts in narratives.
My subject matter majorly focuses on the domestic, labor, displacement, and memory.
My own upbringing, of being a displaced, -multi cultural coming from a working-class background creates this need to want to make things accessible in order to communicate to many, not just some. By using a basic iconography in my art, I feel that many viewers can find a space to enter and relate to the work. My aim is to create a perceptual shift that complicates the objects common meanings and instead adds dimension, traction, or pause.
Reed van Brunschot
1981 Lima, Peru. Peruvian/Dutch/American. Los Angeles
2019 University of Southern California Roski School of Art and Design, Masters of Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA.
2011 Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Bachelors in Fine Art/ Audio Visual. Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2009 School of Visual Arts, Fine Art, Exchange Program. New York City, NY.
2004 Amsterdam Fashion Institute. Bachelors of Science, International Fashion Management and Design, Amsterdam
2019- “People Write Congrats Because They Can’t Spell Congrajulashins ” IFT Gallery , Los Angeles, CA.
2018- “The New Familiar”, Make Room Gallery, Downtown Los Angeles, CA.
2015- “It’s Like the River De Nile”, Bass Museum of Art, Temporary Contemporary Public Art Program, Miami FL. 2013- “The Drawing Room” Freehand Garden, Miami, FL.
2012- “The Living Room” MILK Gallery, Amsterdam, NL.
2012- “Excuse the Mess” Inkijk (Metro Weesperplein), Amsterdam, NL.
2009 “Sailing Umbrellas” School of Visual Arts Lobby Exhibition Space , New York City, NY
2019- “Offel” Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2019- “Survey” Palm Court Arts Complex, Orange County Great Park, Irvine, CA
2017- “Fair.Market” Fair at Brickell City Center (Spinello Projects & Zoe Lukov). Miami, FL.
2017- “Compliments & Dichotomies” Young Arts Initiative, Miami Beach, FL.
2016- “Intersectionality” Museum of Contemporary Art NOMI, Miami, FL.
2015 “The Birthday Table” & “Thank you Bags” Spinello Projects, Littlest Sister Art Fair, Miami, FL. 2015- “New Art: 2015 South Florida Cultural Consortium. ” FAU Galleries, Boca Raton, FL.
2014- “International Friendship Exhibition”, Primary Projects, Miami, FL.
2014- “Fonte” Galeria Fita Tape, Porto Alegre, Brazil.
2013 “Smash and Grab”, Locust Projects, Miami, FL.
2012- “Transition  The Beliefs of Casualty” MILK Gallery, Amsterdam, NL.
2012- “Geslaagde Kunst 2011” Sta-art Gallerie, Alphen aan den Rijn, NL.
2011- “End Show” Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL.
2011- “Pandora’s Box” Het Oude Kerk, Amsterdam, NL.
2010- “Sphinx” De Orgelpark, performance, Amsterdam NL.
2010- “Uncut” De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam NL.
2009- “A Legacy Revised”, Westside Gallery, Chelsea, New York City, NY.
2009- “Privacy XYZ” / Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, NL.
2014- “Archival Elements” and the “Inexhaustible Well” Locust Projects at NADA Art Fair, Miami FL. 2012- “The Living Room” MILK Gallery at KunstVlaai- Art Fair Amsterdam, NL.
Public Artworks & Exhibitions:
2015- “Five More Minutes”, AIRIE, Pinecrest Gardens, Miami FL.
2015- “Five more Minutes” Everglades National Park, FL.
2013-“Godzilla” Downtown Development Authority & Fringe Public Art Projects, Downtown, Miami, FL.
Grants & Awards:
2018 University of Southern California International Artist Fellowship
2017 University of Southern California International Artist Fellowship
2015 South Florida Cultural Consortium Fellowship for Visual and Media Artists
2015- Research and Art Dialogue Program Spring Semester, Cannonball, Miami FL. 2014- AIRIE Artist in Residence Everglades National Park, September, Homestead, FL. 2013- Cannonball (Formally known as Legal Art). Year long Local Resident, Miami, FL