Brose Partington

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Brose Partington
Born 1979
Education Herron School of Art & Design
Known for Kinetic Sculpture
Notable work Harvesting Knowledge, Entangled, The Tide
Awards Efroymson Fellowship, Arts Council of Indianapolis

Brose Partington is an Indianapolis-based kinetic sculptor. He graduated from Cathedral High School in 1998 and earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Herron School of Art & Design in 2004. His artworks have been shown in numerous cities across the United States including New York, Chicago, Miami, Indianapolis, and Los Angeles; in European galleries, and the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia.


Partington's work is inspired by "movements around us and the patterns those movements create."[1] In Indianapolis, Partington’s sculptures have been exhibited at the Harrison Center for the Arts, Primary Colours, and Flux Space in group exhibitions. He has permanent installations at the Indianapolis Art Center ARTSPARK (Dawnsong)[2] and Herron School of Art and Design on the IUPUI campus (Entangled).

His work has been featured in solo exhibitions, including; Urban Manipulations at Flux Space in 2006; Systematic Sales at Dam Stuhltrager Gallery[3] in 2008; and Trophy, in collaboration with James Darr, at the Erstwhile Gallery in 2008.

Partington’s installation art was featured in the 2006 ScopeMiami;[4] the 2007 ARTropolis Bridge Art Fair, Chicago;[5] the 2007 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Indio, California; and the Scope Art Show in Lincoln Center, New York in 2007.[6] The artist has enjoyed international art fair exposure at the Contemporary Istanbul in 2007;[7] Scope Basel,[8] Switzerland; and the Shanghai International Gallery Exhibition of Media Art, eArts Beyond,[9] in 2009. In 2008 Partington’s work was featured at The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia exhibition Cyberfest.[10]

iMOCA,the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, featured Partington’s installation art in December 2009. He was commissioned to create an artwork, "Harvesting Knowledge," for The Public Collection, a project in Indianapolis.[11]

Partington has been mentioned in notable cultural blogs[12] and featured on National Public Radio’s The Art of the Matter[13] and in Nuvo Newsweekly.[14] In 2007 he was awarded a $20,000 Efroymson Contemporary Art Fellowship[15] from the Efroymson Family Fund.[16]

Brose Partington is represented by Dam, Stuhltrager Gallery [17] in Brooklyn, New York and in Berlin, Germany.

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  1. ^ Indianapolis Art Center (2009). "ARTSPARK Sculptures" (PDF). ARTSPARK. Indianapolis Art Center. Retrieved 22 December 2010. 
  2. ^ Erin N. Riley (2009-05-09). "Art and Nature Collide at the Indianapolis Art Center Artspark | Indianapolis Indiana". Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  3. ^ "Dam, Stuhltrager Gallery". Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  4. ^ "Dam,Stuhltrager Gallery, Brooklyn, NY - Overview". 2009-11-16. Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  5. ^ "ART CHICAGO - Artropolis 2007: A Citywide Celebration of Art, Antiques, Culture with Art Chicago at the Center of it All, 2007". Cosmoworlds. Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  6. ^ "The Best Of International Contemporary Art At Lincoln Center / E-Flux". 2007-02-26. Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  7. ^ "Contemporary Istanbul 2007 Art Fairs in Turkey". Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  8. ^ "First SCOPE Basel Contemporary Art Fair". 2007-06-12. Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  9. ^ "Shanghai eARTS". Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  10. ^ "Cyberfest ath the Youth Education Center of the State Hermitage". The State Hermitage Museum. November 2008. Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  11. ^ Ferreira, Gabby (28 August 2015). "Indy book-sharing stations combine art and literacy". Indianapolis Start. Retrieved 16 October 2015. 
  12. ^ "Modern Art Obsession: Scope NYC 2007 Art Fair". 2007-02-28. Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  13. ^ "WFYI Indianapolis - The Art of the Matter". Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  14. ^ "NUVO Newsweekly | Indy's Alternative Voice - Arts, Entertainment, Music, Nightlife, Social Justice, and Events". Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  15. ^ "Five Indiana artists awarded $20,000 each". Central Indiana Community Foundation. 2007-04-25. Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  16. ^ "Efroymson Family Fund". Central Indiana Community Foundation. Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  17. ^ "Dam, Stuhltrager Gallery". Retrieved 2009-12-09.