Brandon Lipchik was born in Erie, (US), in 1993. Lives and works in Brooklyn, (US).

In recent years, a Wagnerian night has descended upon Brandon Lipchik’s paintings. Moons rise, beasts and titans move into this homogenous world of swimming pools, white picket fences and neatly trimmed lawns. Lipchik’s images, rendered on the computer and then transferred by hand to canvas, revolve around the backyard as a mythically charged pop culture site. The garishly lit, multi-perspective images echo typical shots from 1980s gay films and cite the clean American Apparel look. Lipchik digitally deconstructs male bodies, spaces, plants, objects, and fauna, breaking them down into rudimentary, abstract forms. His figures, staring at smartphones and water surfaces, are reminiscent of early computer animation. Yet the figures remain strangely empty, like avatar containers that can be filled with new speculative narratives.


Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting – Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, (US)
Digital Language Art – Brown University, Providence, (US)

Publications and Bibliography

2022 Moonbeams of Allegory, publication by Hatje Cantz and Kunstpalais Erlangen

 Awards and Residencies
2020  The Garage Residency, Amsterdam, (NL)
2019  Palazzo Monti Residency, Brescia, (IT)
2018  So Far Residency, Montpellier, (FR)
2018  Oli Epp’s Summer Residency, The Koppel Project Hive, London, (GR)
2014  Brooks Fellowship Award Winner, Snowmass Village, (US)
2011 Northwestern Pennsylvania Artists Association Scholar, Erie, (US)
2011 Rhode Island School of Design Scholarship, Providence, (US)


Solo Exhibitions
2024 Upcoming exhibition, Robert Grunenberg, Berlin, (DE)
2022 Moonbeams of Allegory, Kunstpalais Erlangen, Erlangen, (DE)
2021 Above the Surface, Robert Grunenberg, Berlin, (DE)
2021 Inground, Richard Heller Gallery, Los Angeles, (US)
2020 Visions of Song, Robert Grunenberg, Berlin, (DE)
2020 Upcoming Spring, Galerie Julien Cadet, Paris, (FR)
2019 Visions of Song, Robert Grunenberg, Berlin, (DE)
2018 Nu Digital, Galerie Julien Cadet, Paris, (FR)

Group Exhibitions
2023 IMAGINE — 10 Unrealized Projects, Robert Grunenberg, (DE)
2022 In Search of the Present, EMMA Museum Helsinki, Helsinki, (FI)
2022 Art Brussels (Double feature booth with Sonja Yakovleva), Brussels, (BE)
2021  THE ARTIST IS ONLINE, König Galerie, Berlin, (DE)
2020  Sincere Intentions, Robert Grunenberg, Berlin, (DE)
2020  Arena, East Projects, New York, (US)
2019-2020  Kunst nach den sozialen Medien, Museum der Bildenden Künste, Leipzig, (DE)
2019  Galleria Massimo Minini, Brescia, (IT)
2019  Expo Chicago, Richard Heller Gallery, Chicago, (US)
2019  Group Show Pop Up, Galerie Julien Cadet, Montpellier, (FR)
2019  Post Digital Pop, The Garage, Amsterdam, (NL)
2019  Something New, Something Borrowed, Plastic Murs, Valencia, (ES)
2019  Time Bomb, Wadstrom Tonnheim Gallery, Marbella, (ES)
2019  Ultra Light Beams, Mount Analogue, Seattle, (US)
2018  Last Minute, Art Haps Gallery, New York, (US)
2018  While Supplies Last, Seattle, (US)
2016  Senior Invitational Exhibition, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence, (US)
2016  RISD Annual Senior Thesis Show, Providence, (US)
2015  Erie Art Museum’s 92nd Annual Spring Show, Erie, (US)

past exhibitions
Brandon Lipchik: In Search of the Present at emma
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Brandon Lipchik: Moonbeams of Allegory at kunstpalais erlangen
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