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About the Artist

Dante Brebner (Kirkland) is originally from Colorado. He has completed undergraduate work at the University of Colorado in Boulder (1991) and graduate studies at CalArts (1994). As a mixed media sculptor and installation artist, Dante moved on to live and work in New York City from 1994-2001, where he began to focus his art practice into producing miniature dioramas. Both as a result of having very little personal space in which to make art the time, and as the result of a site specific project at the Arlington Museum of Art in 1996, Dante found he had a natural affinity for working within a tight economy of space, a direction he has continued to explore to present. Abruptly leaving his residence in the Lower East Side shortly after 9/11, Dante resettled in Santa Fe, NM where he continued to refine his dioramas, eventually receiving an award from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation in 2012. Now a recent transplant to the Seattle area since January 2013, the artist has begun incorporating photography, digital collaging and video performance art into his miniature three-dimensional installations seeking the talents of local dancers and choreographers in the process.

Dante received a 2013 GAP to supplement equipment purchase, including a digital camera/video recorder and a wide-angle zoom lens, and other electronics. These additional tools will cover the cost of enhancing eight diorams, and ultimately expand the scope of his work, allowing continuous exhibition.

Information included above was provided by artist at the time of application.