Brent Wadden, Untitled (Pink/Gray), 2015, handwoven fibers, wool, cotton and acrylic on canvas, 79-1/4" × 71-1/16" (201.3 cm × 180.5 cm) © Brent Wadden Brent Wadden Details1979, Nova Scotia, CanadaConnectbrentwadden.com@_bbww_ Brent Wadden produces abstract woven works that bring together traditions of painting, design, craft, and folk art.Mounting his handwoven textiles on canvas, Wadden complicates notions of medium by transposing craft techniques into the realm of painting. Through warp and weft, Wadden’s practice embraces the variations and glitches that emerge through a process of repetition, revealing subtle disruptions in the accumulation of line, color, and form.In January 2016, the Art Gallery of Alberta in Edmonton presented The Grey Area, the artist’s first solo museum exhibition in North America. Among many monographic exhibitions, Wadden has had recent group exhibitions include Abstract America Today, Saatchi Gallery, London (2014); Be Mysterious, Walter Phillips Gallery at the Banff Centre (2014); Frauen, die Ausstellung, Autocenter, Berlin (2014); With Small Words, Kunsthalle Exnergasse, Vienna (2014); Geometry of Knowing, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver (2015); and Stitch, Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design, Ohio (2017). Brent Wadden, Untitled, 2018, handwoven fibers, wool, cotton and acrylic on canvas, 71 cm × 93 cm × 4 cm (27-15/16" × 36-5/8" × 1-9/16") © Brent Wadden Brent Wadden, Untitled, 2018, handwoven fibers, wool, cotton and acrylic on canvas, 72 cm × 93 cm × 4 cm (28-3/8" × 36-5/8" × 1-9/16") © Brent Wadden Exhibitions View All Geneva Brent Wadden Take What You Need On View Mar 26–May 22, 2021 London Brent Wadden sympathetic resonance Past Nov 22, 2018–Jan 10, 2019 London Brent Wadden How Long is Now Past Sep 25–Oct 31, 2015 Journal View All Museum Exhibitions Brent Wadden Featured in Camden Arts Centre Summer Show Jun 06, 2016 Press Architectural Digest: Artists on the Rise Nov 10, 2015 Press Brent Wadden Reviewed by Wallpaper Sep 29, 2015 One-Artist Exhibitions Group Exhibitions Periodicals Books and Catalogues Close Brent WaddenOne-Artist Exhibitions Brent Wadden One-Artist Exhibitions. DatesBorn 1979, Nova Scotia, CanadaLives and works in Berlin and VancouverEducation2003, BFA, Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, Canada2021Brent Wadden: Take What You Need, Pace Gallery, Geneva, March 26–May 15 (extended through May 22), 2021.2019Brent Wadden: Second Life, Mitchell-Inness and Nash, New York, November 1–December 21, 2019.Brent Wadden: Banks/Bars, Almine Rech, Brussels, April 24–May 22, 2019.2018Brett Wadden: sympathetic resonance, Pace Gallery, 6 Burlington Gardens, London, November 22, 2018–January 10, 2019.Brent Wadden: Two Scores, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver, British Columbia, January 12–March 25, 2018. (Catalogue)2017Brent Wadden: Karma, PKM Gallery, Seoul, December 8–30, 2017.Brent Wadden: Specific Objects, Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery, New York, November 17, 2017–January 5, 2018.Brent Wadden: Zerodayolds, Peres Projects, Berlin, April 28–June 9, 2017.2016Brent Wadden: Soft Peace, Almine Rech Gallery, Paris, April 14–May 28, 2016.Brent Wadden: The Grey Area, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, January 22–May 1, 2016.2015Brent Wadden: How Long is Now, Pace London, 6 Burlington Gardens, London, September 24–October 31, 2015.Brent Wadden, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, April 23–May 30, 2015.2014Brent Wadden: Pit Pony, Peres Projects, Berlin, November 22, 2014–January 10, 2015.Brent Wadden: The Decline, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, April 23–May 24, 2014.2013Brent Wadden, Sorry We're Closed, Brussels, September 6–October 31, 2013.Brent Wadden: About Time, Peres Projects, Berlin, June 28–August 10, 2013.2012Brent Wadden: Shoupie, Erin Stump Projects, Toronto, December 13–January 6, 2012.2011Brent Wadden: Silent Chimes, A1C Gallery, St. John's, Canada, 2011.Brent Wadden: MASTER OF NONE, Kinderhook & Caracas, Berlin, November 11–December 10, 2011.2009Brent Wadden: Moodz, Sid Lee Collective, Amsterdam, 2009.2007Brent Wadden: Heavy Light off White, Berlin Art Scouts, Berlin, September 21–December 15, 2007.2003Brent Wadden: ODONDM, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Canada, 2003. Brent WaddenGroup Exhibitions Brent Wadden Group Exhibitions 2019Mingei Now, Sokyo Gallery, Kyoto, May 18–July 6, 2019.2018Letain, Thurman, Wadden, McNamara Art Projects, Hong Kong, November 3–December 22, 2018.2017The Art Show - Art of the New Millennium in Taguchi Art Collection, The Museum of Modern Art, Gunma, Japan, 2017.Song for my Hands, Bienal de Curitiba 2017, Museu Oscar Niemeyer, Curitiba, Brazil, 2017.High Anxiety: New Acquisitions, Rubell Family Collection, Miami, December 1, 2016–May 30, 2017.Stitch, Beeler Gallery at Columbus College of Art & Design, Ohio, August 22, 2017–January 2, 2018.Abstraction: Stories Told in Shape, Color, & Form, Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, March 16–April 22, 2017.2016My Abstract World, me Collectors Room, Berlin, September 14, 2016–April 2, 2017.Vancouver Special: Ambivalent Pleasures, Vancouver Art Gallery, December 3, 2016–April 17, 2017.The Blur in Between, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton, California, January 23–May 8, 2017.Making & Unmaking, Camden Arts Centre, London, June 19–September 18, 2016.2015Dans un intérieur Meubles, œuvres murales & textiles d'artistes, Almine Rech, Brussels, 2015.Geometry of Knowing: Part 2, Audain Gallery, Vancouver, 2015.Geometry of Knowing: Part 3, SFU Gallery, Vancouver, 2015.2014Abstract America Today, Saatchi Gallery, London, 2014. (Catalogue)Be Mysterious, Walter Phillips Gallery, Banff Centre, Banff, Canada, 2014.The Decline, Almine Rech Gallery, Brussels, 2014.Frauen, die Ausstellung, Autocenter, Berlin, 2014.Grids, Gillmeier Rech, Berlin, 2014.Group Spirit, Peres Projects, Berlin, 2014.SMALL Rome, Frutta, Rome, 2014.WITH SMALL WORDS, WUK, Vienna, 2014.Mingei: Are You Here?, Pace London, 6–10 Lexington Street, October 15–December 14, 2013. Traveled to: Pace Gallery, 508 West 25th Street, New York, March 7–April 5, 2014. (Catalogue)2012One Day at a Time, Peres Projects Mitte, Berlin, 2012.2011The Genesis, S&yM, Berlin, 2011.Metrospective 1.0, Program, Berlin, 2011.Print on the Nose, Swop Art, Stockholm, 2011.The Show Box, Wide View Studio, Amsterdam, 2011.2010Cronies, Home Work, Berlin, 2010.Dump Art, Harzerstrasse 95, Berlin, 2010.Feather Throat, Grimmuseum, Berlin, 2010.Straight to the Unknown, The Forgotten Bar Project, Berlin, 2010.Who Cares, REDUX, Appartment, Berlin, 2010.Young Turks, Context Gallery, Derry, Ireland, 2010.2009Art Trek, Mekanik Strip, Antwerp, 2009.HÜTTENDONG, After the Butcher, Berlin, 2009.The Joyful Bewilderment, Here Gallery, Bristol, United Kingdom, 2009.Less Is More, The Forgotten Bar Project, Berlin, 2009.Prismatak, Domy Books, Houston, 2009.2008ALLES MUSS RAUS, Bongout, Berlin, 2008.Der Autorität, Kunstverein Arnsberg, Arnsberg, Germany, 2008.Fifty Fifty, RDF Gallerie, Nice, 2008.Illustrative 2008, Zurich, 2008.The Joyful Bewilderment, Rough Trade East, London, 2008.Mollusk Kollektiv, Bongout, Berlin, 2008.Radar Eyes: A Survey of Hallucinogenic Printmaking, Kincaid, Co Prosperity Sphere, Chicago, 2008.Raking Leaves In the Wind, Create Berlin, Berlin, 2008.THIS PLACE IS FOREIGN, Mad Vicky's Tea Gallery, Paris, 2008.2007Ballpoint Pen Show, Cinders Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, 2007.I See the Face I See the Light, The Whole Gallery, Baltimore, 2007.Staring Therapy, 1026, Philadelphia, 2007.Streams, torrents, lakes.., Program, Berlin, 2007.WYSIWTYG #1, Schauraum, Berlin, 2007.2006Fuck Death Foundation, Gallery Deluxe Gallery, Halifax, Canada, 2006.Maximum Warriors, Yes, Portland, 2006.Rio, Artnews Projects, Berlin, 2006.Secret West Kreuzberg, Berlin, collaboration w/ Ethan Hayes-Chute, 2006.2005Sincerity Overdrive, Stride Gallery, Calgary, Canada, 2005.Team Willow Art Factory, Gallery Deluxe Gallery, Halifax, Canada, 2005.Stay Warm, atelierfrankfurt, Frankfurt am Main, 2005.2004Celestial Seasonings, Khyber Center for the Arts, Nova Scotia, Canada, Collaboration w/ Tamara Henderson, 2004.National Biennale of Contemporary Sculpture, Trois-Rivières, Canada, Collaboration w/ Tamara Henderson, 2014.Reichertz, Wadden, Wiebe, Sir Wilfred Grenfell College Art Gallery, Newfoundland, Canada, 2004.The Infinite Fill Group Show, Foxy Productions Gallery, New York, collaboration w/ Tamara Henderson, 2004.2003Is This a Mirage?, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Canada, collaboration w/ Tamara Henderson, 2003.Razzle Dazzle, Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, Canada, collaboration w/ Tamara Henderson, 2003.We Were Thinking, Anna Leonowens Gallery, Halifax, Canada, 2003. Brent WaddenPeriodicals Brent Wadden Periodicals 2018Greenhalgh, Imogen. “Brent Wadden: ‘I love a good happy accident. The mistakes end up being integral to each piece’” (Pace Gallery exhibition review). Studio International, 14 December 2018. https://www.studiointernational.com/index.php/brent-wadden-interview-sympathetic-resonance-pace-londonMichalarou, Efi. “Art Cities: London – Brent Wadden” (Pace Gallery exhibition review). Dream Idea Machine, 28 November 2018. http://www.dreamideamachine.com/en/?p=42409Witt, Andrew. “Brent Wadden” (Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver exhibition review). Artforum, accessed 1 November 2018. https://www.artforum.com/picks/contemporary-art-gallery-vancouver-738522016Balzer, David. “Brent Wadden: A Painter Who Weaves.” Canadian Art, 3 October 2016. https://canadianart.ca/features/brent-wadden/2015Barrett, Maggie. “Brent Wadden” (Mitchell-Innes & Nash exhibition review). The Brooklyn Rail, 3 June 2015. http://www.brooklynrail.org/2015/06/artseen/brent-waddenIn The Eleven. "Paintings of Yarn + Wool by Fiber Artist Brent Wadden" (Pace London exhibition review). In The Eleven (September 2015): Illustrated.Morris, A. "Perfect Imperfect: Brent Wadden Weaves New Works for His First UK Solo Show" (Pace London exhibition review). Wallpaper* (September 2015): Illustrated.Sheerin, Mark. "Brent Wadden, Alignment #53 (2015)" (Pace London exhibition review). Criticismism (October 2015): Illustrated.Smith, Roberta. “What to Do This Weekend” (Mitchell-Innes & Nash exhibition review). The New York Times, 28 May 2015. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/28/arts/what-to-do-this-weekend.html?_r=0Wadden, Brent. “Abstraction a Foot Ahead: Interview with Brent Wadden” (Mitchell-Innes & Nash exhibition review). Interview with Iona Whittaker. Randian, 6 June 2015. http://www.randian-online.com/np_feature/abstraction-a-foot-ahead-interview-with-brent-wadden/2014Hugill, Alison. “Exhibition // Brent Wadden’s Pit Pony at Peres Projects” (exhibition review). Berlin Art Link, 27 November 2014. http://www.berlinartlink.com/2014/11/27/exhibition-brent-waddens-pit-pony-at-peres-projects/2013Khemsurov, Monica. "Excerpt: Exhibition, Brent Wadden: About Time at Peres Projects Berlin" (exhibition review). Sight Unseen, 25 June 2013.Kort, Pamela. “Brent Wadden: Peres Projects” (exhibition review). Artforum 52, no.2 (October 2013), illustrated.Wadden, Brent. "Brent Wadden Solo Show - About Time." Interview with Brent Randall. Husk, 26 June 2013.Wadden, Brent. "Brent Wadden Talks to Lisa Wilson." Interview with Lisa Wilson. Dapper Dan Magazine, 19 January 2013. www.dapperdanmagazine.com/2025/brent-wadden-talks-to-lisa-wilsonWadden, Brent. "While Working on Abstract Geometric Paintings in His Studio, the Canadian Artist Likes to Listen to Black Sabbath and Grimes." Interview with Javier Peres. Dazed Digital, February 2013.2012Forbes, Alexander. "Emerging: Brent Wadden Puts Characters into the Kaleidoscope at Peres Projects" (exhibition review). Artinfo, 26 July 2012. http://blogs.artinfo.com/berlinartbrief/2012/07/26/emerging-brent-wadden-puts-characters-into-the-kaleidoscope-at-peres-projects/2011Wadden, Brent. "Now Featuring Brent Wadden." Interview with Maggie Haas. Little Paper Planes, June 2011. Brent WaddenBooks and Catalogues Brent Wadden Books 2019Porter, Jenelle. Vitamin T: Threads and Textiles in Contemporary Art. New York: Phaidon, 2019: 280–281, illustrated.2018Brent Wadden: Two Scores (exhibition catalogue). Texts by Maria Fusco, Nigel Prince and Kimberly Phillips. Vancouver, British Columbia: Contemporary Art Gallery, 2018.“Brent Wadden.” In Weaving: Contemporary Makers on the Loom. Texts by Katie Treggiden and Brent Wadden. Antwerp, Belgium: Ludion, 2018: 136–141, illustrated.2015Brent Wadden: About Time. Texts by T’ai Smith and Nicolas Trembley. London, Berlin, Paris and New York: Pace London; Peres Projects; Almine Rech Gallery; Mitchell-Innes & Nash, 2015.2014Abstract American Today (exhibition catalogue). London: Saatchi Gallery, 2014: illustrated.2013Mingei: Are You Here? (exhibition catalogue). Texts by Nicolas Trembley and Yuko Kikuchi. London: Pace London, 2013: illustrated.