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Adam Brent creates sculptural installations that combine architectural and organic elements to explore issues of nature, reflection, interiors and structure. He received his BFA from the Maryland Institute, College of Art in 1995 and his MFA in sculpture from Parsons School of Design in 2001. His work has been exhibited at such notable museums, institutions and galleries as The Islip Art Museum, The Bronx Museum for Contemporary Art, The Aldrich Museum For Contemporary Art, El Museo Del Barrio, The Mattatuck Museum, The New Museum’s Festival of Ideas, Aljira Center for Contemporary Art, Artists Space New Haven, Auxiliary Projects, Apex Art, Margaret Thatcher Projects, Gathering of The Tribes, Wave Hill, BRIC Rotunda, Momenta Gallery, The Bronx River Art Center, The New York Department of Transportation’s Urban Art Program, The New York Public Library, and The 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale, US pavilion. Brent will have new work exhibited in Wave Hill, Volta NY, and a solo show at Slag Gallery in 2016. Additionally, he has attended notable residences such as Artists In the Marketplace at the Bronx Museum, Emerge at the Aljira Center for Contemporary Arts in Newark NJ and the DNA artist residency in Provincetown, MA. Brent is also a principle-founding member of the BroLab Collective. BroLab had its first major solo exhibition at Freight + Volume Gallery in New York in early 2014 and recently completed an ambitious out door sculpture for Baltimore’s Artscape 2015. Their first book of collaborative work was published in the spring of 2013 by Seton Hall University. Brent has received grants from The Greater New York Arts Development Fund as administered through the Brooklyn Arts Council and the New York Foundation for Contemporary Art and recently received grants from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, Newark Arts Council, and the Puffin Foundation. His individual and collective work has received critical attention from the Village Voice, L Magazine, The NY Press, Art Critical, The New York Daily News, Architect Magazine, Architizer, Artsy, Art Observed, and the New York Times. Brent also sits on the New York City Department of Transportation’s Art Advisory Committee, and currently serves as Program Director; The BFA in Integrated Design at Parsons School of Design. He is represented as solo artist by Slag Gallery, NY and as BroLab by Freight and Volume Gallery, NY.