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Juror - Brian Dettmer

Brian Dettmer


Brian Dettmer is one of the leading contemporary artists working with the book today. Over the last 20 years, his work has been the subject of over 25 solo exhibitions at both international galleries and institutions, including: the Geiger Foundation, Cecina, Italy; MiTO, Barcelona, Spain; the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCAGA), GA; the International Museum of Surgical Science, IL; and the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (VAMOCA), VA.

Dettmer’s work has been featured in exhibitions at the Museum of Arts and Design, NY; the Renwick Gallery at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, DC; the Chicago Cultural Center, IL; the High Museum of Art, GA; NYU AD Space, Abu Dhabi; and the Perez Art Museum, FL, among many others. Dettmer’s work can be found in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian American Art Museum Renwick Gallery, DC; the Art Institute of Chicago Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, IL; the High Museum of Art, GA; the National Gallery, Oslo, Norway; and the Yale University Art Gallery, CT, among several others. He has lectured on his work at a number of museums and institutions (NYU Abu Dhabi; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK; the New York Public Library, New York, NY) and has given a TED talk at the TED youth conference, NYC. Dettmer’s work has been featured in numerous publications and media including The New York Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Chicago Tribune, Art News, Modern Painters, Wired, The Village Voice, Harper’s, CBS News and NPR.

He resides in Chicago, Illinois.


21st Century Museum Hotel
The Art Institute of Chicago Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, Chicago, IL
Aurora University, Aurora, IL
The Blackstone Hotel, Chicago, IL
Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, ME
Buck Company, Chicago, IL
California Polytechnic State University, Pomona, CA
The Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH
Collección DKV, Spain
Collección Solo, Madrid, Spain
The Eaton Collection at UC Riverside, Riverside, CA
Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Fundación Sorigué, Barcelona, Spain
The Gadsden Public Library, Gadsden, AL
Harper College, Palatine, IL
High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Indiana University Fine Arts Library, Bloomington, IN
MacEwan University, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Microsoft, U.S.A.
Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT
The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta, GA
The Museum of Old and New Art, Tasmania, AU
The National Museum, Oslo, Norway
The New York Public Library, NY
Pérez Art Museum, Miami, FL
The Phoenix Public Library, Phoenix, AZ
Ringling College of Art and Design, Sarasota, FL
Sackner Archive of Concrete and Visual Poetry
San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA
Savannah College of Art & Design, Jen Library, Savannah, GA
Shandy Hall, Coxwold, England
Smithsonian American Art Museum
Renwick Gallery, Washington, D.C.
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
University of Miami, Miami, FL
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT 

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