Brett Amory (b. 1975) is an Oakland-based artist whose work is rooted in ordinary perceptual experience. He uses painting and installation to explore small observations that register as fleeting moments. Amory’s work explores peripheral zones of perception, social realities, the passage of time, and the unexceptional phenomena of daily existence.

His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, including the National Portrait Gallery, London; the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh; Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Indiana; and the Contemporary Jewish Museum, San Francisco. He was an artist in residence at San Francisco’s de Young Museum in 2017.

Brett Amory earned a MFA from Stanford University and a BFA from the Academy of Arts University. He lives and works in Oakland California.


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