Brian Gefen was born in Hollywood, Florida in 1982. He received his Bachelor’s in Fine Art from Ai Miami International University of Art and Design in 2007 and Master’s in Painting from the University of Miami in 2011. His style is very diverse, ranging from abstracted digital photography to metaphorical figurative painting. As a working artist, Gefen’s goal is to be a creative individual who pushes boundaries by defying genres and constantly looks for new types of media and materials to work with.
Gefen has been published in Supermix, Union of the Diverse Contemporary Art in Miami by Charo Oque & David Vardi, 2008. Press includes: Sobre el exceso de lo real by Amable Lopez Melendez, Hoy Newspaper, Oct. 24, 2008 and Sunshine Spate by Carlos Suarez De Jesus, Miami New Times, Jan. 24, 2008.
Gefen’s has had several solo exhibitions in Miami, Florida: Star Focus at Butter Gallery in 2016; All Seasons at Flowerbox Projects in 2016; Salute at Flowerbox Projects in 2015; and The Dee Dee and Jack Wedding at Emerson Dorsch Gallery in 2011.
Gefen's work is publicly collected by the NSU Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale and has been included in a variety of group shows in South Florida since 2005. These exhibitions include Exposed, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, FL in 2017, Wrestling the Snake: Open Season in Political Art, The Projects at FAT Village, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, curated by Leah Brown and Peter Symons in 2016, 100 + Degrees In The Shade, Laundromat Art Space, Miami, FL, curated by Jane Hart in 2015; Smash & Grab (15th anniversary) at Locust Projects, Miami, Florida in 2013 and Home: Dream Home at Praxis International Art, Miami, Florida, curated by Grela Orihuela in 2011.
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