The inevitability of its destruction creates more creativity.
Biography photo by Chris Sanders
Brian Belott (born 1973 in East Orange, New Jersey) lives and works in New York City.
He has exhibited internationally with shows in galleries including Morán Morán (Los Angeles), Studio d'arte Raffaelli (Trento), Loyal Gallery (Stockholm), Tanya Leighton (Berlin), Gavin Brown's Enterprise (New York), CANADA Gallery (New York) ). Belott has been included in the 2019 Whitney Biennial.
Belott's works are exhibited in institutions including the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), COBRA Museum (Amstelveen), Yuz Museum (Shanghai), The Jewish Museum (New York), MoCAD ( Detroit), The Aldrich Museum (Ridgefield), and Musée d'Art Moderne (Saint-Etienne).
Brian Belott's work is part of the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art (New York) and the Whitney Museum of American Art (New York).
Combination, reconfiguration, confusion: each of these features plays a vital role, because Belott is a great assembler of things. ("Everything revolves around fusion," he noted in 2017).
Fans and cotton balls; collections of children's books; calculators bejeweled with stones; cats with clocks for eyes: Belott's is a Dadaist intent on making ordinary things extraordinary, thus creating a new kind of (entirely illogical) logic.
"Tear it up, start over, see what you have " : a policy of endless revision that seems strangely familiar as people pass through life.
"The inevitability of destruction creates more creativity," says Belott, and there is definitely a destructive, punk quality to this process of cut, paste and paint all over the place: a playful disregard for the intended uses of objects.
Brian Belott: Reassembler 3, Canada, New York City, NY, United States
Brian Belott, The Reassembler, Loyal
Brian Belott - Can Opener Door Stop, Morán Morán - Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Brian Belott, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York City, NY, United States
Brian Belott - Dr. Kid President Jr., Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York City, NY, United States
Brian Belott - Puuuuuuuuuuffs, Moran Bondaroff, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Show #16: Ed Blackburn + Brian Belott, and/or gallery, Dallas, TX
"Swirly Music" CANADA, New York, NY
"Brian Belott Lost and Found Slide Show", Community Outreach Gallery, Ontario, Canada
"Deep Data" Freight and Volume, New York, NY
With Michael Mahalchick, Atelier Cardenas Bellanger, Paris, France
"Books, books, books, books, books, books and books", CANADA, New York, NY
"Adult Soda", Stefan Stux, New York, NY
"What's Going On", Kenny Schacter, New York, NY
"Touching Fantasy Through Color", CANADA, New York, NY
To Begin Again: Artists and Childhood, Institute of Contemporary Art Boston (ICA), Boston, MA, United States
The Drawing Center Show, Le Consortium, Dijon, France
Evidence, Mercer Union, Toronto, ON, Canada
Zusammen zeichnen - 201 Cadavres Exquis, Museum im Bellpark, Kriens, Switzerland
Collection en mouvement, Camelote et déchets, les effets du déplacement systématique, FRAC-Artothèque Nouvelle Aquitaine, Limoges, France
Dadahrea, Miami, United States
"Book / Shelf" Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
"I Won't Grow Up", Cheim Read, New York, NY
"Sunshine" Ritter/Zamet at Rental Gallery, New York, NY
"The Ice Cream Show", LOYAL, Stockholm, Sweden
"What Glue Do You Use?", Atelier Cardenas Bellanger, Paris, France
"Bits and Pieces: The Collage Impulse", Lehman College Gallery, Bronx, NY
"Cabinet of Curiosities", The Journal Gallery, New York, NY
Group show at Ritter/Zamet, London, England
"Collage Party", Zieher Smith, New York, NY
"CANADA", CounterGallery, London, England
"Frisky Flaming Hot", Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen, Denmark
"(CANA)RICO?", Galeria Comercial, San Juan, Puerto Rico
"Available", curated by Angela Dufresne and Monya Rowe, Monya Rowe Gallery, New York, NY
"Searching for Love and Fire", David Castillo Modern Contemporary Art, Miami, FL
"Welcome Home", Galleri Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden
"Personal Assistance" DNA Gallery, Provincetown, MA
"You have to be almost gifted to do what I do" Alexander and Bonin, New York, NY
"Hanging by a Thread", The Moore Space, Miami, FL
"WITH US AGAINST REALITY, OR AGAINST US!", curated by Ida Ekblad and Anders Nordby,
Willy Wonka Inc., Oslo, Norway and Galleri S.E, Bergen, Norway
"Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere", Galleri Loyal, Stockholm, Sweden
"Put it in Your Mouth...", Rivington Arms, New York, NY
"Precious Moments", Joymore, Brooklyn, NY
"In Deep Water", Dinter Fine Art, New York, NY
"New York's Finest", CANADA, New York, NY
"Where do we come from? What are we? Where Are we going?" Champion Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
"California Earthquakes", Daniel Reich Gallery, New York,NY
"Rowdy Remix", ATM Gallery, New York, NY
"Majority Whip", White Box, New York, NY
"Word of Mouth, A Selection: Part I" Dinter Fine Art, New York, NY
"Art Band", Capitale; a Kenny Schacter/Rove Project, New York, NY
"You Are My Sunshine/You Is My Sunshine", CANADA, New York, NY
"Black Out", Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA
"Full Serve"; a Kenny Schacter Project, New York, NY
"OY"; a Kenny Schacter Project, New York, NY
Performance with Lucio Pozzi New York, NY
Events, Posted on 29/01/2023
Cellar Contemporary sarà presente alla 46esima edizione di **Arte Fiera** con uno stand dedicato a Donald Baechler e la scuola di New York assieme ai lavori di Lance De Los Reyes e Brian Belott.Read more
Events, Posted on 11/05/2022
Cellar renews the appointment with the Bolognese Art Week with two booths at ARTEFIERA and BOOMingRead more
Events, Posted on 08/06/2021
Cellar Contemporary starts a collaboration with Lunetta11 with the artists Brian Belott and David Aaron Angeli on the occasion of the summer exhibition in Mombarcaro (CN).Read more
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