Colin Brant’s art combines a love for French romantic painting with an interest in trees and birds. Both reverent and skeptical, his paintings aim to explore ideas of utopia and our relationship with the natural world.
Brant is represented in New York by the Adam Baumgold Gallery and in Boston at the Beth Urdang Gallery. His paintings have also been exhibited at the Geoffrey Young gallery, The Westport Arts Center, and the Dumbo Arts Center. He is the recipient of two NYFA fellowships, a Pollack-Krasner award, and was artist-in-residence at the Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris in 2002. He has taught at Williams College and the School of Art and Design at Alfred, where he was also director of the Fosdick Nelson gallery. BA, University of California at Santa Cruz; MA and MFA, University of Iowa. Brant has been a recurring visiting faculty member at Bennington since fall 2011.