I work in multiple mediums with a consistent focus on sound & music composition, video installation, and drawing.
I embrace open improvisation and the automatic and I tend toward the use of found materials, basic mark making, and exploratory recording, filming, and editing methods.
While I am drawn to high-drama storytelling and artwork with a palpable emotional core, I am also enthusiastic about abstraction and broken narratives. These impulses and inputs have led to live-stream video play performances featuring miniatures, improvisational multitrack recording series, and reclaimed cereal.
I am motivated by the desire to connect with viewers’ sense of longing, loss, hope, humor, and injustice.
Brendan Reed is a multimedia artist primarily working in sound & music composition, video installation, and drawing.
Originally from Virginia, Reed trained at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Rhode Island School of Design, and Concordia University in Montréal.
He has worked with numerous museums and arts organizations to create exhibition material, campaigns, and installations.
He has composed, performed, and otherwise collaborated with artists and musicians in North America, Europe, and Japan.