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­­BRENDAN BARRETT

Minneapolis, MN


EDUCATION

  BFA Furniture Design, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis MN, 2019

  AAA Professional Craft: Fine Woodworking, Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe NM, 2015


FELLOWSHIPS + GRANTS

  2019-2020     Windgate Fellowship, Center for Craft & The Windgate Charitable Foundation

  2019              “Get Ready” Studio Preparedness Grant, CERF+


AWARDS

  2020             Distinguished Artist Series Mentorship Program, James Renwick Alliance

  2018              Kinji Akagawa Merit Award, Minneapolis College of Art and Design

  2017              Furniture Design Competition Winner, Room & Board Inc.

                        (Baltic Bench Coat Rack, currently in production by Room & Board)

  2017              Dean Wilson Art of Making Merit, Minneapolis College of Art and Design

  2017              Liberal Arts Merit Award, Minneapolis College of Art and Design

  2016              SITE Scholar, SITE Santa Fe


EXHIBITIONS

  2019              Process as Practice, altSpace Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

  2019              Made at MCAD, Minneapolis College of Art and Design

  2018              The Auction at MCAD, Minneapolis College of Art and Design

  2018              Garden Reception, Whittier Sculpture Garden, Minneapolis, MN

  2018              Northern Woods, Minnesota Woodworkers Guild, Eden Prairie, MN

  2018              Touch, Texture, Connection, Tuller Garage Gallery, Minneapolis, MN

  2018              NASAD Accreditation Review, Minneapolis College of Art and Design

  2018              Bird in the Hand, Walker Methodist Senior Center, Minneapolis, MN

  2018              Discovery, Invention, Process, Homewood Studios, Minneapolis, MN

  2017              Barnes & Thornburg + MCAD X, Barnes & Thornburg, Minneapolis, MN

  2016              3D Cast and Printed, Minneapolis College of Art and Design

  2016              SITE Scholars Exhibition, SITE Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM

  2015              Summer Art Review, The Visual Arts Gallery, Santa Fe, NM

  2014              Winter Art Review, The Visual Arts Gallery, Santa Fe, NM


WORKSHOPS + CONFERENCES

  2020            (Upcoming) Teaching Assistant, “Spoon Carving” with Julian Watts & Aspen Golann, Penland School of Crafts, Spruce Pine, NC

  2020            Mentee, “Distinguished Artist Series: Annie Evelyn,” American University  Museum, Washington, DC

  2019             Attendee, “Present Tense: 2019,” American Craft Council, Philadelphia, PA

  2019             Student, “Carving Handheld Sculptures” with Julian Watts, Haystack Mountain School, Deer Isle, ME


PRESS

  “Studio Furniture Maker Wins $15,000 Fellowship,” Woodshop News, 2019

  “Room & Board Manufactures Winning Student Designs,” MCAD News, 2017


AFFILIATIONS

  Minnesota Woodworkers Guild

  American Craft Council

  Furniture Society