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Brandon Brookbank

Bio/Statement

Brandon Brookbank's practice blends installation, photography, sculpture, and writing. He graduated in 2015 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University with a major in Photography and is currently an MFA Candidate with a major in Photography at Concordia University. His work has been shown at the Anna Leonowens Gallery in Halifax, Eyelevel Gallery in Halifax, Friends and Neighbours Gallery in Montreal, among others. He is the recipient of various awards and scholarships including the Roloff Beny Undergraduate Photography Scholarship and a Faculty of Fine Arts Fellowship from Concordia University.

Born and raised in Halifax, Nova Scotia, currently Brandon Brookbank lives and works in Montreal, Quebec.

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Education:
  • 2018 - 2022
  • Master of Fine Arts, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec
  • Major in Studio Arts: Photography
  • 2011 – 2015
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Major in Photography
  • 2014
  • International Exchange, The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • BA (Hons) Fine Art – Photography
Scholarships and Awards:
  • 10/2020 Roloff Beny Finalist Award
  • 09/2018 Concordia Faculty of Fine Arts Fellowship
  • 05/2015 BMO 1
  • st Art Award Nominee
  • 04/2015 Flash Forward 2015 Honorable Mention
  • 12/2014 Photo Life Emerging Photographer Award
  • 04/2014 Roloff Beny Photography Scholarship
Relevant Work / Volunteer Experience:
  • 02/2022 – present Gallery Attendant, Leonard and Bina Ellen Gallery, Montreal, QC
  • 09/2019 – 04/2020 Archival Assistant, Visual Collections Repository, Concordia University, Montreal, QC
  • 01/2020 – 04/2020 Teaching Assistant to Mary Sui Yee Wong, Concordia University, Montreal, QC
  • 09/2019 – 12/2019 Teaching Assistant to Jinyoung Kim, Concordia University, Montreal, QC
  • 01/2019 – 05/2019 Teaching Assistant to Genevieve Cadieux, Concordia University, Montreal QC
  • 09/2016 – 11/2016 Gallery Intern, L’Inconnue, Montreal, QC
  • 10/2015 – 07/2016 Programming Committee Member, The Khyber Centre for the Arts, Halifax, NS
  • 10/2015 – 07/2016 Board Member, The Khyber Centre for the Arts, Halifax, NS
  • 01/2015 – 05/2015 Gallery Intern, The Khyber Centre for the Arts, Halifax, NS
  • 09/2013 – 05/2014 Student Assistant, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design Photography Department, Halifax, NS
Solo/Duo Exhibitions:
  • 2022 TBD, Centre Clark, Montreal, Quebec
  • 05/2015 Peel, Obey Convention / Art in Fest, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 01/2015 Pools and Other Nouns, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Group Exhibitions:
  • 05/2019 Maureen IV, Yves Laroche Gallery, Montreal, Quebec
  • 07/2017 Take Me Away, Friends and Neighbours Gallery, Montreal, Quebec
  • 12/2015 Art in Drag, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 08/2015 Y-Level Emerging Artists Exhibition, Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 05/2015 NSCAD 2015 Graduation Exhibition, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 04/2015 Some Photographs, Khyber Centre for the Arts, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 01/2015 Video Screening, Center for Contemporary Art, Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • 07/2014 Great Life, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 04/2014 Intermedia General, NSCAD University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 04/2014 NSCAD Annual Photography Show & Sale, NSCAD University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 01/2014 Altered Landscapes, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 12/2013 Queer Gestures, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 12/2013 Media Landscape Group Show, The Khyber Centre for the Arts, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 10/2013 Media Landscape Artist Group: Media Mountain, Scotia Square, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 04/2013 NSCAD Annual Photography Show & Sale, NSCAD University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 12/2012 Language into Art and Friends, Khyber Centre for the Arts, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 05/2012 – 10/2012 Foundation Student Show, NSCAD University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Curatorial Projects:
  • 05/2016 Art In Fest Vol.3, The Khyber Centre for the Arts, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 06/2015 Perform Vol.3, The Khyber Centre for the Arts, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 04/2015 Perform Vol.2, The Khyber Centre for the Arts, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 03/2015 Perform, The Khyber Centre for the Arts, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 07/2014 INTER: between/among, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • 12/2013 Media Landscapes Group Show, The Khyber Centre for the Arts, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Web / Text Publications:
  • 09/2017 Objects for Queer Play, Esse Arts + Opinions, Genevieve Flavelle
  • 04/2015 Still Life, Brandon Brookbank
  • 01/2015 Emerging Art: Brandon Brookbank, The Coast Halifax Weekly, Stephanie Johns
  • 01/2015 Photo Life, Student Art Award Showcase
  • 12/2014 Essentials, Brandon Brookbank
  • 09/2014 RIPA, Rencontre Interuniversitaire de Performance Actuelle Publication
  • 05/2014 The Dialogue Issue, CRIT Newspaper
  • 04/2014 Free Cof ee 2014, NSCAD Student Publication
  • 01/2014 Queer Collective Zine, NSCAD Student Publication
  • 08/2013 Issue 7: The Natural World, The Periodical Project
  • 03/2013 Free Cof ee 2013, NSCAD Student Publication
  • 02/2013 Issue 5: Distance, The Periodical Project