Game Gentleman's

Biography

Gentleman's Game is a partnership of artists, Brandon Friend and Jason Douglas Griffin. In their signature technique, Friend and Griffin collaborate and create works by combining mixed-media that is unlike any other. Gentleman's Game has a unique process of turn-based mark making that results in arresting pieces rich with depth and texture. This process employs various methodologies rooted in painting, printmaking, collage, drawing and image transfer. Each mark on the canvas, whether unintentional or deliberate, forces the painting into a new context that is non-linear and shifting. The emergence of recognizable images or gestures is intended to provoke a sense of familiarity that echoes throughout the works. Gentleman's Game provides an aesthetic that explores themes in pop culture and mythology, which seamlessly fuses together a partnership built on individual approach, mutual respect, trust, and fair play.

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Brandon Friend


EDUCATION
CUNY Queens College - MFA 2006 - 2008
University of Maryland College Park - BA (Department of Art Honors Program) 1999 - 2002

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014
1155 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY "Atlantic"
Fountain Art Fair, New York, NY


2013
Fountain Art Fair, New York, NY

2012
Jeffrey Leder Gallery, Long island City, NY

2011
ACNY Spattered Columns, New York, NY
The Industry, Long Island City, NY
Lambert Fine Arts, New York, NY

2010
Noerr LLP, New York, NY
Le Salon D' Art, New York, NY

2009
Guthrie Contemporary, New Orleans, LA

2008
MFA Thesis Exhibition, Queens College Art Gallery, Flushing, NY

2007
Pi Art Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Guthrie Contemporary, New Orleans, LA

2006
Jade Lounge, Flushing, NY
Guthrie Contemporary, New Orleans, LA

2005
Pi Art Gallery, Kansas City, MO

2004
Lolita, New York, NY
Pitcairn Scott Gallery, Seattle, WA

2002
Engine Performance, Baltimore, MD
Wohlfarth Galleries, Washington, D.C

2001
Unica, Short Hills, NJ

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2014
"Art on the Edge: The New Contemporary" Vered Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Scope Art Fair, NY, NY
Project Gallery, LA, CA "Troika"
Scope Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
Reverse Gallery, Brooklyn, NY "Unchartered Waters"

2013
Scope Art Fair, Miami, FL
Fountain Art Fair, Chicago, IL
Reverse Gallery, Brooklyn, NY "Unchartered Waters"
Reverse Gallery, Brooklyn, NY "Defrost" !

2012
Fountain Art Fair, New York, NY
Lambert Fine Arts, New York, NY " Unbearable's Celebrate Sex"
Cojo Art Space, Brooklyn, NY " The Line Show"

2011
Exit Art Auction, New York, NY
Pure West, Long Island City, NY
ACNY Spattered Columns, New York, NY "Altered Books"
Fountain Art Fair, Miami, FL
Lambert Fine Arts, New York, NY " Round #1"
Mikhail Zakin Gallery, Demarest NJ "Aipotu: Visions"
LIC Arts Open, Long Island City, NY
Fountain Art Fair, New York, NY

2010
Flux Factory Annual Benefit Auction, New York, NY
B&AB Projects, Brooklyn, NY "50 Drawings"
Spread Art, Brooklyn, NY "Psychology of Eroticism"
Gershwin Hotel, New York, NY. "Denatured"

2009
All Souls, New York, NY " Art & Soul Group Show"
Convertible Art Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Lyons Wier Gallery, New York, NY. "Art Bazaar"
Long Island City Open Studios, Long Island City, NY
T&P Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA. " Give Less Fruit Cake, Buy More Art"

2008
Heart & Soul, Brooklyn, NY. "Contrast"
Ise Cultural Foundation Gallery, New York, NY. "Art Student Exhibition" Queens
College Art Gallery, Flushing, NY. "MFA Group Show"

2007
Queens College Art Gallery, Flushing, NY. "MFA Group Show"
OIA Gallery 402, New York, NY. "Glorious Food"
Surface Library Art Gallery, East Hampton, NY. "Mixed Messages" Guthrie
Contemporary, New Orleans, LA. " Organic"

2006
24 Prince, New York, NY. " Clearance Sale"
Queens College Art Gallery, Flushing, NY. " MFA Group Show"

2005
Miami Art Basel, Miami, Fl, World Art Media
New Art Center, New York, NY. Juried Exhibition
Broadway Gallery, New York, NY. " Gross Domestic Product"
DC Arts Center, Washington D.C. " Superstition"

2004
Lolita, New York, NY. " The People's Placard"
Pi Art Gallery, Kansas City, MO. "Declare Yourself"
Chung-Cheng Art Gallery, Jamaica, NY. Juried Exhibition
Guadalupe Arts Center, Austin, TX. Juried Exhibition
Pitcairn Scott Gallery, Seattle, WA

2003
The Altman building, New York, NY. Emerging Arts presents: "Media Mix"

2002
West Gallery, UMDCP. Honors Thesis Exhibition
Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, UMDCP, " Propaganda" George Mason
University, " Response"

SELECTED PRESS
Ryan Michael Commins, "Goddesses of the Atlantic", Working Class Magazine -
"Iconic symbolism drawing from all of history give them physical life, their eyes
meeting yours as you become aware of a sentient presence..."
Margaret Graham, "69th Armory Building", The Brooklyn Rail - "...the duo
behind the collaborative entity "Gentleman's Game," put forth a number of mixed media
works from their current Atlantic series..."
Selavy Say's, "Gentleman's Game", Fountain Art Fair - "Their oh-so-suave
shared canvasses explore themes such as pop culture, myth, and competition."
Culture Label - "Brandon's eye for colour, pattern, and composition results in
paintings that are a visual feast - they give something extra on each viewing."
Culturelabel.com 2013
Ryan Michael Commins. "It's work like this that moves people, physically,
pushing and pulling them similar to the constant addition and subtraction within his
process." Working Class Magazine, November 1, 2011
Brad Martin. "Queens-based artist Brandon Friend has a mixed media style
unlike anything I've ever encountered." SecretStill.com, September 18, 2008
Markos Papadatos. " Brandon Friend: A Loyal Chum To All His Artwork" The
Knight News, May 2008
Jessica Dawson, " A Show That Gets Into The Spirit of ‘Superstition', The
Washington Post, June 2, 2005, C5 Kim Battista. " Sidewalks", Radar3 Baltimore Arts
and Culture , December 2002, p.17
Bruce Miller. " Ad agency gives young struggling artists a public venue", The
Daily Record, November 2, 2002, v.114, n.27, p.13a

DIGITAL MEDIA
Gentleman's Game iPad app- available for download in the iTunes app store,
created by Born & Raised, LLC. Link to download
"Brandon Friend- Artist Files 2010", directed by Manny Nomikos, filmed 2010
"Brandon Friend - NY Artist", directed by Manny Nomikos,

 

Jason Douglas Griffin


EDUCATION
University of Maryland College Park - BA (Department of Art Honors Program) 2000 - 2004

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2014
1155 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY "Atlantic"
Fountain Art Fair, New York, NY
2013
Fountain Art Fair, New York, NY
2011
Lambert Fine Arts, New York, NY "Identity Crisis"
2009
Leo Kesting Gallery, New York, NY "80's Babies ll"
2008
Leo Kesting Gallery, New York, NY "80's Babies"
McCaig Welles Gallery, Brooklyn, NY "Life Partner"
2007
Capla Kesting Gallery, Brooklyn, NY "Jason and Steve"
2006
Broadway Gallery, New York, NY
2005
Bella Facia, Washington, D.C
2004
University of Maryland Atrium, College Park, MD

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014
Scope Art Fair, NY, NY
Project Gallery, LA, CA "Troika"
Scope Art Fair, Basel, Switzerland
2013
Fountain Art Fair, Chicago, IL
Scope Art Fair, Miami, FL
Reverse Gallery, Brooklyn, NY "Unchartered Waters"
Reverse Gallery, Brooklyn, NY "Defrost"
2012
Fountain Art Fair, New York, NY
Lambert Fine Arts, New York, NY " Unbearable's Celebrate Sex"
2011
Exit Art Auction, New York, NY
Christina Ray Gallery, New York, NY "Jason Douglas Griffin & Danni Rash"
Fountain Art Fair, Miami, FL
Lambert Fine Arts, New York, NY " Round #1"
Pure West, Long Island City, NY
LIC Arts Open, Long Island City, NY
Fountain Art Fair, New York, NY
2010
Flux Factory Annual Benefit Auction, New York, NY
B&AB Projects, Brooklyn, NY "50 Drawings"
2009
Long Island City Open Studios, Long Island City, NY
PIP Gallery, Den Haag, Holland "A Sparrow in the Hand"
Leo Kesting Gallery, New York, NY "My Name is Jason. Mine too"
2008
Fountain Art Fair, New York, NY
Leo Kesting Gallery, New York, NY "Grand Opening"
Leo Kesting Gallery, New York, NY "Guaranteed Good"
Hillyer Art Space, Washington, DC
2007
Fountain Art Fair, Chicago, IL
Capla Kesting Gallery, Brooklyn, NY "Sunset & St. Marks ll"
Guild of the Black Eagle, New York, NY
Broadway Gallery, New York, NY "Dreamy Techniques"
2006
Capla Kesting, Brooklyn, NY "Sunset Meets St. Marks"
Broadway Gallery, New York, NY " Joker: 10 Artists Question Identity"

SELECTED PRESS
Ryan Michael Commins, "Goddesses of the Atlantic", Working Class Magazine -
"Iconic symbolism drawing from all of history give them physical life, their eyes
meeting yours as you become aware of a sentient presence..."
Margaret Graham, "69th Armory Building", The Brooklyn Rail - "...the duo
behind the collaborative entity "Gentleman's Game," put forth a number of mixed media
works from their current Atlantic series..."
Selavy Say's, "Gentleman's Game", Fountain Art Fair - "Their oh-so-suave
shared canvasses explore themes such as pop culture, myth, and competition."
Jessica Dawson, "Highs -- and Lows -- in the 20's", The Washington Post - "the
artworks of Jason Griffin... arrive clapping and stomping"
Jessica Gallucci, "The Way an Art Fair Should Be", The Economist - "Griffin's
painting is...sensual and grimy"
Steven Psyllos, "Dreamy Techniques", NYArts Magazine - "crowd favorite, Jason
Douglas Griffin...blends classic portraiture with a contemporary, if not urban,
sensibility"
Rebecca Davis, "Jason Douglas Griffin: 80's Babies", Flavorpill

DIGITAL MEDIA
Gentleman's Game iPad app- available for download in the iTunes app store,
created by Born & Raised, LLC. Link to download

 

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