Brett Reichman

Symposium Chair; Associate Professor in Painting, San Francisco Art Institute

Brett Reichmanʼs approach to figuration addresses the complexities of queer identity. His images stage the body in performative situations, instigating complex narratives about masculinity, sexuality, and desire. Rigorously painted and full of detail, his labor-intensive mannerism references the Renaissance and Baroque eras while conveying the artifice and camp often found at the center of contemporary gay culture. Brett’s work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, including shows at the CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles; Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco; PPOW Gallery, NY; Feature Inc, NY; and the Orange County Museum of Art. He was recently curated into the exhibition Art AIDS America that traveled nationally. Brettʼs paintings and drawings are in many public collections including SFMOMA, the Berkeley Art Museum, The Portland Art Museum, and the Orange County Museum of Art. He is Associate Professor and the former Chair of Painting at San Francisco Art Institute.

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