BRETT GINSBURG (b. 1990) lives and works in New York. He received an MFA in Painting/Printmaking from Yale University (2022), and a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute (2013). His painting and sculpture respond to the vibratory and unseen technical systems that proliferate our surroundings, engaging in the spatial navigation of infrastructural, automotive, and ecological sites. Ginsburg’s work contemplates the influence of entomology and evolutionary biology on technological progress. By inter-scaling visual information from first hand encounters and research artifacts, his work serves as an abstract proposition for questioning and perception, rather than a definitive thesis. Ginsburg’s interests also encompass imaging through machines, microscopes, scanners and casting simulation technologies to consider the internal and engineered complexities of his subjects. By adapting the indexical processes of mold-making and mono-printing, he compresses industrial materials and diverse modes of representation into singular picture planes. This technique creates subtle interferences and adds pictorial tension, reflecting the simultaneity that characterizes our attention-driven society.


Ginsburg’s work has been shown in exhibitions at Kraupa–Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin (2023); Anonymous Gallery, New York (2023); Lo Brutto Stahl, Paris (2023); Jeffrey Deitch, New York (2022); Below Grand, New York (2022); Green Hall Gallery, New Haven (2022); The Bunker West, Santa Monica Mountains (2020); and the Museum of Arts and Design, New York (2014).


His work is part of the collection of:

Gaby and Wilhelm Schürmann Collection, Herzogenrath and Berlin

Installation shots