(American, b. 1977 in Boston, MA. Lives and works in New York City)
Brett Wallace is a conceptual artist and entrepreneur whose art practice involves an exploration of the labor model and territories within accelerated capitalism through video, narrative storytelling and installation. In 2016, he has had his first solo exhibition in New York at ART 3 now SILAS VON MORISSE Gallery, where he is currently represented, followed by a solo exhibition at TFNF (This Friday or Next Friday). Both exhibitions examined the social issues of work in increasingly automated fulfillment centers. A recent review in artcritical shared how Wallace’s work examines the “gap between lived experience and digital immateriality that these workers inhabit daily.” Wallace is currently launching Amazing Industries, a startup that inspires new futures for work. Wallace is PART-TIME MEMBER at NEW INC (The New Museum Cultural Incubator), September 2017.
Wallace participated in the 2014 Dublin Biennial (curated by Maggie McGee) and has participated in exhibitions at Wright State University (Ohio), Purdue University (Indiana), Norwalk Community College (Connecticut), the Barrett Art Center (New York), Hera Gallery (Rhode Island), Central Booking (New York), Governor's Island Art Fair (New York), Art House Productions (New Jersey), the UMass Amherst Fine Arts Center, and Smith College (Massachusetts). His work is held in the permanent collections of LinkedIn Corporation, Suffolk University School of Law, and 1 Beacon Place (Boston).
Wallace has studied technology’s impact on society through his work at Forrester Research and LinkedIn/Microsoft. He holds a BFA from UMass Amherst, is an alumnus of Harvard Business School and is pursuing an MFA at MICA. In 2014, he founded “The Conversation Project”, an interview series at the intersection of art and technology, illuminating the career trajectories and production values of influential voices in contemporary art including Sharon Louden, Michelle Grabner, Massimiliano Gioni, James Fuentes, and John Yau.