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Brenna Youngblood


Born in 1979 in Riverside (California, United States).
She lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.


2006        MFA, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
2002        BFA, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

Solo exhibitions

- Lavender Rainbow, Riverside Art Museum, CA, USA

- The Game of Life, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels

- Abstracted realities, Seattle Art Museum, Seattle, WA, USA
- WHAT A FEELING, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA, USA

- Project Series 50: Brenna Youngblood, Pomona College Museum of Art, Pomona, CA
- Stairway, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris

- Loss Prevention, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO

- Spanning Time, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels
- Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA

- The Mathematics of Individual Achievement, Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA

- WHEN-WIN, Jack Tilton Gallery, New York, NY

- Susanne Vielmetter Berlin Projects, Berlin, Germany

- Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

- Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA         
- Murder by the Bank, Project Room, Wallspace, New York, NY    
- Wignall Museum, Rancho Cucamonga, CA

- Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA, 
Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

Group exhibitions

- High Emission Zone, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Paris

- In the Abstract, MASS MoCA, Massachusetts, USA
- OUT OF EASY REACH , DePaul Art Museum, Gallery 400 and Stony Island Arts Bank, Chicago, IL, USA

- L.A. Exuberance: New Gifts by Artists, LACMA, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA, USA
- Man Alive, Jablonka Maruani Mercier, Brussels, Belgium
- Magnetic Fields: Expanding American Abstraction, 1960s to Today, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
- Exposition d'été, Galerie Nathalie Obadia, Brussels
- Sonic Rebellion: Music As Resistance , Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), Detroit, USA

- Wasteland : New Art from Los Angeles, Mona Bismarck American Center, Paris, France / Galerie Thaddeus Ropac, Pantin, France
- A Shape That Stands Up, Art + Practice, Los Angeles, CA, USA
- AFRICA FORECAST: Fashioning Contemporary Life , Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, Atlanta, USA

- Surface of Color, The Pit, Los Angeles, CA, USA
- Hard Edged, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA, USA

- Rites of Spring, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX
- Black in the Abstract, Part 2: Hard Edges/Soft Curves, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
- Point of View: African American Art from the Elliot and Kimberly Perry Collection, Flint Institute of the Arts, Flint, MI
- Attunement, The Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA, USA

- Psychosexual, Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago, IL
- Murmurs: Recent Contemporary Acquisitions, LACMA / Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
- Demolition Woman, organized by Commonwealth & Council, Chapman University, Orange, CA, USA

- Dark Flow Lurking, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
- Fore, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
- What We Do for Fun: Kristin Calabrese with Caitlin Lonegan and Brenna Youngblood, The Green Gallery East, Milwaukee, WI
- Going Public – Telling it as it is?, performance with OJO, organized by the European Network of Public Art Producers, Bilbao, Spain
- Made in L.A. 2012, organized by the Hammer Museum in collaboration with LAXART, Los Angeles, CA

- G.L.O.W. Match Four: Kelly Cline & Brenna Youngblood, Commonwealth & Council, Los Angeles, CA
- Romare Bearden Centennial Exhibition, The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY
- A Painting Show, Harris Lieberman, New York, NY
- Unfinished Paintings, curated by Kristin Calabrese and Joshua Aster, LACE: Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
- Suelto, curated by Pilar Tompkins Rivas and Adrian Rivas, La Central, Bogotá, Colombia
- The Space Between, curated by Glenn Kaino and Derek DelGaudio, LAXART Annex, Los Angeles, CA

- Severed Arrangements, Latned Atsar, Los Angeles, CA

- Second Story, Pepin Moore, Los Angeles, CA

- 50 Artists Photograph The Future, curated by Dean Dardeko, Higher Pictures, New York, NY

- Works in Edition, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
- From My Universe: Objects of Desire Part II, curated by Janet Levy, See Line Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

- Panorama: Los Angeles, ARCO Madrid, curated by Kris Kuramitsu and Christopher Miles, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

- With You I Want to Live, Fort Lauderdale Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale, FL
- Glue, Paper, Scissors, Luckman Gallery, California State University, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
- Reading Standing Up, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
- Feelings and Power, Five Thirty Three, Los Angeles, CA

- 2008 California Biennial, organized by the Orange County Museum of Art, curated by Lauri Firstenberg, Los Angeles, CA
- Half-Life: Twenty-five Emerging LA Artists, LACE: Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
- Whatcha See is Whatcha Get, What You Don’t See (Is Better Yet), Five Thirty Three, Los Angeles, CA
- Asylum, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Fall In, Fall Out, Fall Down, Get Ready! Five Thirty Three, Los Angeles, CA
- Aspects of Mel’s Hole: Artists Respond to a Paranormal Land Event Occurring in Radiospace, curated by Doug Harvey, Grand Central Art Center, California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA

- Hammer Contemporary Collection Part II, Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Big Secret Cache, Angstrom Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
- “hovering over the universe…,” Honor Fraser, Los Angeles, CA
Blacks In and Out of the Box, California African American Museum, Los Angeles, CA

- Bling, curated by Mark Greenfield, Palos Verdes Art Center, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA

- Gray Korfmann Youngblood: New Forms in Photography, Carl Berg Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

- New American Talent: The 21st Exhibition, curated by Aimee Chang, Arthouse at  Jones Center, Austin, TX

- Then and Now and Again, Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles, CA

- 25 Bold Moves, House of Campari, Los Angeles, CA
Locale, curated by Kris Kuramitsu, Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Good Times For Never, curated by Eamon Ore-Giron, Queen’s Nails Annex, San Francisco, CA
Effacé, curated by Malik Gaines, Steve Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

- LA25, curated by Ilene Kurtz-Kretzschmar, Skadden Arps, Los Angeles, CA

- Handmade, curated by Tim Davis, Wallspace Gallery, New York, NY
Greater LA MFA Exhibition, California State University, Long Beach, Long Beach, CA

- State of Emergence: Unsuspected Cracks in the Art-World Infrastructure, curated by Doug Harvey, Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

- Macrae Semans and Brenna Youngblood, Hayworth Gallery, Los Angeles, CA 


Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
JP Morgan Chase Art Collection
Fundación/Colección Jumex, Mexico City, Mexico

Armand Hammer Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

The Blake Byrne Collection, Los Angeles, CA

Creative Artists Agency, Los Angeles, CA

Eileen Harris Norton, Santa Monica, CA

The Studio Museum in Harlem, New York, NY


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ArtNews, November 

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Infrastructure: A Catalogue.” LA Weekly, October 27


Los Angeles County Museum of Art Young Talent Award/AHAN Award