Brian Getnick                       Bio

Bio and Resume

born Utica, NY, 1976

Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA



2004 MFA, Fiber and Material Studies, School of the Art Institute, Chicago, IL

1998, BA, Studio Art, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY

Selected Exhibitions and Performances

2021   (anticipated) “Prime Time”, Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA

2019   “Secret Joy” Human Resources Los Angeles

2018   “Cowboy” in collaboration with Dorothy Dubrule, LAPP    

           “The Past”, Margarethe Drexel Studio, Los Angeles, CA

           “Punishment’s Place” Human Resources Los Angeles, CA

           “Assembly of the Punishment Place” Pieter PASD and POST gallery LA, CA

2017   “Artefacts of the Theater” Central Park Gallery and USC Irvine Graduate studios, LA, CA

2016   “Moonchops”, solo show, Automata, Los Angeles, CA

           “Chorus”, Summer Camp, Los Angeles, CA

           “Chorus”, Driveway 327, Venice, CA

2015   “Choreography of the old Magician”, Boris R, Los Angeles, CA

           “A chain of memory thaws in the woods”, PAM, Los Angeles, CA

2014   “Music for Evidence”, Machine Projects, Los Angeles, CA

           “One Good Spell” Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2013   “The Pest Horse”, Station Independent Projects, New York, NY

           “RGB”, Monte Vista Projects, Los Angeles CA

           “The Memories Themselves” KUNSTEN - Museum of Modern Art,Copenhagen, Denmark

           “Tell Me Not To Be Afraid”, Honor Fraser Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2012   “Memories: The Memories Themselves, Redcat, Los Angeles, CA

           “Three Little Numbers”, LACE, Los Angeles, CA,

           “A Delight for Children and the Elderly”, Torrance Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA


2014-present founder/director of PAM, a venue and residency for long form performance

2011-2017 founder, co-director with Tanya Rubbak of Native Strategies, the performance journal of LA

Awards and Honors

2019   Wallis Annenberg Helix Fellowship

2016   Nominated for Art Matters Grant

2008   Nominated for the 4th Annual Performance Prize, Galleria Civica, Trento Italy