In 2008 he completed his Bachelor of Visual Arts Degree and in 2009 he completed a Bachelor of Fine Art Honours, both at Monash University. Brent has worked as a Teaching Associate and as the Technical Officer within the Glass Department at Monash University Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture since completing studies in 2012.
Brent has participated in group exhibitions throughout Australia and Internationally, including Director’s Choice, Melbourne, Australia (2012), MM’10, Melbourne, Australia (2011), Launch ’09, GIG Gallery, Glebe, Sydney Australia (2009), The 5th International Cheongju Craft Biennale, Korea (2007) and Canberra Living Artist’s Week, Canberra, Australia (2007). Brent was awarded a scholarship to Pilchuck Glass School in 2009. He is a recipient of many prizes including The Kirra Galleries Award for excellence in Glass Sculpture (2007) and The Dean’s Recognition Award for Academic Excellence (2008). His work is in private collections throughout Australia and abroad.
Brent’s work explores the nature of representation, presentation and projection; examining the interplay and anomalies that exist between external and internal states of being and the paradoxical boundary that exists between them. Brent’s practice is heavily involved in realising sculptural forms within cast glass. Mastery of material, exploration and understanding of the glass medium are undercurrents within his work.
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