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BREE GANT

Detroit, MI

gant.studio

bree@gant.studio

(b. 1989) Detroit bred multidisciplinary artist and photographer.

 

EDUCATION

BA Film Howard University 2007-2011

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2017

Agential Cuts, Pittman-Puckett Gallery at Affirmations, Ferndale, MI

 

2015

The Happening, 1917 American Bistro, Detroit

Crown City, Detroit Public Library, Main Branch

Lost&Crowned, Great Lakes Coffee, Detroit

 

2014

Lost&Crowned, 555 Nonprofit Gallery & Studios, Detroit

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2017

Black Women Rock, MASH, Detroit

Personal Space, Public Pool, Detroit

10e Saint-Etienne Design Bienniale, France

Murals & Sliders, Baltimore Gallery, Detroit

Black Identity: Redefining the Black Body, The Carr Center, Detroit

 

2016

Survive, Detroit Clothing Circle, Detroit

Softer Side, curated by the Seraphine Collective at El Club, Detroit

Illimation, Grand Lofts, Detroit

If we came from nowhere here, why can’t we go somewhere there? curated by the Mambu Badu Collective, Trenton Art Center, New Jersey

Create Detroit, Liquid Flow Media Arts Center, Detroit

Black Independence Day, Baltimore Gallery, Detroit

Young Heroes, Robert Adler Gallery at Will Leather Goods, Detroit

 

2015

Holiday Recess, Playground Loft, Detroit

JAAS, The Black Suites, Detroit

 

2014

Water Is Life, 555 Nonprofit Gallery & Studios, Detroit

If we came from nowhere here, why can’t we go somewhere there? curated by the Mambu Badu Collective,  Vivid Solutions Gallery, DC

Beauty in the Streets, Pangea Gallery, Detroit

Are You Afraid of the Dark? Baltimore Gallery, Detroit


 

CURATOR

2016 Art Babes, Detroit Culture Club, Detroit

2014 Rock City Art House, Baltimore Gallery, Detroit

 

BOOKS

-Topophilia, photobook produced in collaboration with The James and Grace Lee Boggs School and Detroit Future Schools Rida Institute, 2016

-CROWN CITY, exhibit catalog, 2015

-The 13th Peace: A Story of Grace & Majesty, art book documenting the making of Everett ‘Flaco’ Weathersby’s portrait series of Misty Copeland, 2014

-Henry ‘Box’ Brown: Forever Free, documenting Wilmer V. Wilson’s performance suite, 2011

 

EDITORIAL

-The Rock City Lookbook Vol II, editor, 2016

-”Living Legends: The Makers” portrait series, The Metropolitan February 2016

-”Detroit” and “The Makers” photo essays, The Tenth Zine Volume III 2016

-”The Makers” portrait series, Journal of the Leslie-Lohman Museum of Gay & Lesbian Art Issue 55 2015

-”Urban Visionaries” photo essay, BLAC Magazine 2015

-”Negra, Te Veo” excerpt, joINT Literary Magazine Issue Wen 2014

-”Negra, Te Veo” excerpt, Starved Magazine 2014

-”Negra, Te Veo” excerpt, Side B Magazine Issue 9 2013

 

AWARDS

Detroit Narrative Agency Seed Grant Fellowship 2016-2017 Cohort

Knight Arts Challenge Winner 2016

 

RESIDENCIES

Detroit Future Schools Teaching Artist Residency 2016

555 Nonprofit Gallery & Studios Artist Residency 2014

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

-”Detroit style: How some of the city’s fashion-makers define their city’s aesthetic” Model D Media 2016

-”What Detroit is Really Like According to Artist Bree Gant” The FADER 2016

-”Two of a Kind: Bree Gant and Blair Watts” Pride Source 2015

-”Bree Gant: Black, Bold, and Creative” Black Bottom Archives 2015

-”You Can’t Sit With Us, New Detroit” by Taylor Renee Aldridge for Arts.Black 2015

 

 
  Seeded,  2014

Seeded, 2014