Michael Brennan is a New York based painter and instructor of color theory at Pratt Institute. His minimalist and abstract paintings are often influenced by cinema and film history.
He has exhibited his work nationally and internationally for the past three decades, including in the United States, Mexico, Belgium, Germany, Australia, and New Zealand.
His paintings and works on paper have been reviewed in publications, including The New York Times, Art in America, ARTnews, Art New England, The Brooklyn Rail, ArtNet Magazine, and NY Arts.
Brennan is also an accomplished writer, and his reviews and essays have been published in The Brooklyn Rail, ArtNet Magazine, The Village Voice, The Architect’s Newspaper, American Abstract Artists, and Archives of American Art/Smithsonian Institution, among other publications.
Brennan’s work is included in collections, such as the Baltimore Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Jose Museum of Art, American Express, General Dynamics, Daimler AG, and Sony Corporation. He holds an MFA from Pratt Institute and a BA from the University of Florida.
Image courtesy of Michael Brennan
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