Bryan Zanisnik explores the parts of the home, specifically, attics and basements, that are typically kept hidden and private. Zanisnik builds colorful and intricate tableaus of storage out of mundane bric-a-brac. The collection of objects speak to how the basement mirrors the human subconscious. Bryan Zanisnik was born in Union, New Jersey and currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. He received a B.A. from Drew University and an M.F.A. from Hunter College. He has exhibited and performed at The Brooklyn Museum, SculptureCenter, Smack/Mellon, MoMA PS1, the De La Cruz Collection and LAX Arts. Art21, part of their New York Close Up series, has produced three segments with Zanisnik. Recently exhibitions include the Queens Museum and a solo show at Locust Projects in Miami.
Green Owls Manhattan Bridge, 2015, photograph, 30" x 30"
Office Paintings (detail), 2015, mixed media sculpture, image courtesy Jeroen Nelemans
The Problem With Appetite, 2014, still from performance, LAX Arts
When I See Candles Burning I Always Feel That I am Wealthy, 2013, photograph, 20" x 27"
A Woman Waits For Me, 2013, site-specific installation and performance, image courtesy Sculpture Center, Long Island City, NY
Perhaps I Go Through Heavy Mountains, 2012, photograph, 27" x 35"
PO Fontanez, 2012, photograph, 50" x 65"
18 Years of American Dreams, 2010, photograph, 60" x 83"
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- Lost In Chaotic Space: Bryan Zanisnik spins a complex web with latest solo show in Amsterdam. Review by Rob Wilkes, published in We Heart, March 2013. (Visit online magazine & article)
- Ten Haaf Projects in Amsterdam presents a solo exhibition of Bryan Zanisnik's work. 2/23/13 - 4/13/13
- Bryan Zanisnik is part of the group show, “In Practice: Double Life” at Sculpture Center in Long Island City. 2013