Martin Brief

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Ellsworth, ME
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Apr 7, 2008 to May 16, 2008

Trained as a photographer, Martin Brief is an artist who has worked in a variety of media including small-scale sculpture, drawing, artist's books, and photography. Martin's recent work, long-term, absurd, drawing-based tasks, explores the abstract nature of language and how we use it to define and codify our existence. Martin's work has been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally including exhibitions in New York, Paris, Zurich, Washington, D.C. and Chicago. In addition, his work is in several public collections, including those of the Art Institute of Chicago, Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection, the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona and the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts in Honolulu, Hawaii. Martin has been an Assistant Professor at Texas Woman's University and Longwood University. Born in Chicago he is currently living in Ellsworth, Maine.

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