Represented Artist

Jenny Brillhart

Born 1972, Born Keene, NH, United States

Jenny Brillhart Portrait
Jenny Brillhart_Emerson Dorsch Gallery_Housekeeping_2021
Jenny Brillhart_Emerson Dorsch Gallery_Housekeeping_2021

Jenny Brillhart's work is a dialogue between made and found spaces and forms in relation to place, structure, and function.

Selected Works

These are a selected group of works and installation photographs. For a complete list of available works please contact us.

Jenny Brillhart, Breadboard, 2014
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Jenny Brillhart

Jenny Brillhart’s paintings, installations, and photos are informed by her surroundings both found and created. She is interested in the structure and function of often overlooked material. Many ideas arise through a studio-based building and arranging routine using objects and photographs. The content often references art making, domesticity, and construction. By creating stilled moments through three-dimensional object placement, the commonly understood job of something may be altered. Use of time-lapse photography captures what could be missed and draws the day. Tools like rulers, cameras, brushes and prints often leave their mark. Physical space, light, time, and material are constant participants in the making and display. Process and flexibility allow for unexpected moments.

The paintings derived from built set-ups, further consider composition and cropping and their subjects’ relationship to paint. The paint is sculptural as well; it’s anatomy in plain view. This movement and manipulation of mediums reveal attempts to control and create content through form, light, and structure.


Jenny Brillhart was born 1972 in Keene, New Hampshire. She received a BFA from Smith College in Northhampton, MA. She then went on to study at The Art Students League, NY and in 2003 she graduated from The New York Academy of Art with an MFA in painting. Jenny has shown widely in the U.S. and Europe. She lives and works in Blue Hill, Maine.



Born 1972 Keene, NH

Lives and works in Blue Hill, ME


2022 Object Hours, Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin, Germany

2021 Housekeeping, Emerson Dorsch, Miami, FL

2020 Shaded Ground, Dowling Walsh, Rockland, ME

2019 Floor Matters, Perimeter Gallery, Belfast, ME

Selectmen’s Office, Dowling Walsh, Rockland, ME

2018 Where the rubber meets the road, Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin, Germany

2017 Temporality, two-person show with Sara Stites, Center for Maine Contemporary

Art, Rockland, ME

2015 Overcast, Kuckei + Kuckei Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Pulse Art Fair, two-person booth with Frances Trombly, Emerson Dorsch, Miami

Beach, FL

Stilled Practice, two-person show with Sara Stites, Pascal Hall, Rockport, ME

2014 Noonday, Emerson Dorsch, Miami, FL

Flat Prospects, Fringe Projects public works, The History Museum, Miami, FL

2013 Accumulation, Hollywood Art & Culture Center, Hollywood, FL

An Extra Space, Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin, Germany

Cutouts, two-person show with Carolyn Salas, Dimensions Variable, Miami, FL

2011 Material, Emerson Dorsch, Miami, FL

Lot Lines, Alice & William Jenkins Gallery, Winter Park, FL

2010 North Miami Court, Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin, Germany

2009 New Work, Emerson Dorsch, Miami, Florida

2008 Hotel Continental, Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin, Germany

2006 Saxony Interiors, Kuckei + Kuckei, Berlin, Germany

2005 Exteriors, The Art Gallery at Government Center, Miami, FL


2020 Taste of a Cinder Block, curated by Aaron Stephan, Able Baker Gallery,

Portland, ME

Between the Legible and the Opaque, curated by Adler Guerrier, Audrey Love

Gallery, Bakehouse, Miami, FL, October 2019 – March 2020

2019 deCordova Biennial 2019, deCordova Museum, Lincoln, MA

Fragment, Emerson Dorsch, Miami, FL

2018 Art Miami and Art Palm Beach, Kuckei + Kuckei Gallery, December 2018 –

January 2019

Viewfinders, Cynthia Winings Gallery, Blue Hill, ME

Sunrise, Sunset, Emerson Dorsch, November 30-January 19th,

2018, Miami, FL

2017 Atmosphere, Cynthia Winings Gallery, Blue Hill, ME

2016 Smash & Grab, Locust Projects, Miami, FL

2015 100+ Degrees in the Shade, Various Locations in Miami, along with published

book. Curated by Jane Hart.

the politics of repetition, Emerson Dorsch, Miami, FL

Miami Cityscapes, Frost Museum of Science, Miami, FL

2014 ART 30 – Art Center 30 Year Retrospective, Miami Beach, FL

Meetinghouse, Shared Profits Experiment, Miami, Florida

Room Service, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden

ARCO Madrid with Kuckei + Kuckei

2012 Let’s Begin With a Line, Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL

Unit, Dimensions Variable, Miami, FL

Potential Amendments, Art Center South Florida Gallery, Miami Beach, FL

ARCO Madrid, Project with Kuckei + Kuckei Gallery, Madrid, Spain

Stillstehende Sachen, Sammlung SØR Rusche zu Gast im Museum Abtei


2011 Pulse Art Fair, Miami, with Kuckei + Kuckei Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Faculty Exhibition, New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL

2010 Good and Plenty Art Center South Florida, Miami Beach, FL

New Work Miami, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL

Florida Contemporary, Naples Museum of Art, Naples, FL

A Flawed Providence, Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL

2009 Faculty Exhibition, New World School of the Arts, Miami, FL

Art Prize, Kendall College of Art and Design, Grand Rapids, MI

2008 Shapeshifter, Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL

Die Sprache der Dinge, Anhaltinischen Gemäldegalerie Dessau, Niederländische

Stilleben der Sammlung SØR Rusche im Dialog mit Kunst der Gegenwart

Tuttle, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL

Landscape Show, Nahcotta Gallery, Portsmouth, NH

Art Forum Berlin with Kuckei + Kuckei Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Scope Miami with Kuckei + Kuckei Gallery, Miami, Florida

2007 Miami Contemporary Artists, Freedom Tower Basel Show, Miami, FL

Grouped, Roemerapotheke Gallery, Zurich, Switzerland

Group Show, Nahcotta Gallery, Portsmouth, NH

Scope NY, Miami, London with Kuckei + Kuckei Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Art Forum Berlin with Kuckei + Kuckei Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2006 Scope NY, Miami, London with Kuckei + Kuckei Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Art Forum Berlin with Kuckei + Kuckei Gallery, Berlin, Germany

Art Chicago, with Paul Theibaud Gallery

Masters of Mystery, FIU Fundraiser during Art Basel/Miami Beach, Miami Beach,


2005 Paul Thiebaud Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Body Heat, Miami Beach City Hall, Miami Beach, FL

Contemporary Landscape, Morgan Lehman Gallery, Lakeville, CT

Arte Citi, Art Center/South Florida, Miami Beach, FL

Small Works Show, Morgan Lehman Gallery, Lakeville, CT

Beyond Technique, ArtCenter/South Florida, Miami Beach, FL


2012 Legal Art CSA Project Winner, Miami, Florida

2005 Chestler Foundation Grant Winner, Miami FL


Keith Flaherty

Jeremy Chestler

Upstairs Studio

Nick Brownlee,

Robin T. and Stuart Ray

Joachim Schloesser

Loren Roberts

Brooke Feder

Fifty Cent


2021 Ellis Beaureguard Residency, Rockland, Maine

2019 – Haystack Mountain School Faculty, Deer Isle, Maine

2009-2013 – Fountainhead Studios, Miami, Florida

2003-2008 – Oolite Arts, Miami Beach, FL

2003 – Vermont Studio Center Grant, Johnson, VT

2013 Online Resident at the Frost Museum, Miami FL


The Gettysburg Review, Volume 33, Selected cover and interior artwork, 2021

Arango, Jorge S., The Portland Herald, Jenny Brillhart and Claire Seidl at Corey Daniels

Gallery, 2021

Kany, Dan, Selectmen’s Office show at Dowling Walsh, The Portland Herald, June 2019

Artforum – Critic’s Pick, Fragment, Emerson Dorsch, Miami, FL, April 2019

Whyte, Murray, “One museum, six states: this year’s deCordova N.E. biennial,” The

Boston Globe, April 18, 2019

Little, Carl, Show Review, Viewfinders, Cynthia Winings Gallery, Blue Hill, ME, Art New

England, September 2018

Mor, Ricardo, Meetinghouse collective brings together Miami artists, their work. The

Miami Herald. online, posted November 25, 2014

Hands On: The Second Generation, New York Times, 2014

Braithwaite, Hunter, Jenny Brillhart, Noonday, Miami Rail, March 2014

Steven Zevitas. Must See Shows for April, Huffington Post, March 2014

Grosse Landesausstellung,, 2014

Albritton, Laura, Downtown Miami, Sculpture Magazine, 2013

Sokol, Brett, Building a Better Painting, Ocean Drive Magazine, Summer 2012

Reep, Richard, Lot Lines Review, Orlando Weekly, March 2011

Brillhart Paintings – 2004-2009, BAP, Winter 2009

The McKinsey Quarterly, Fall 2008

Book No. 70: The 2007 Southern Edition, New American Paintings, Summer 2008

INFORADIO, Interview, Berlin, Germany, March 2008

The Financial Times, Germany, April 2008

Clemence, Paul/ Davidow, Julie, Miami Contemporary Artists, 2007

New American Paintings, Summer quarter 2007

Kuntswerk, Berliner Illuftrirte Zeitung, Berlin, Germany, Summer 2006

Sunpost, Miami Beach, FL, 2003


2003, MFA Painting, New York Academy of Art, Cum Laude

1999 – 2001, The Art Students League Studied painting and drawing.

1996 – 1997, Painting and Drawing Credits, University of New Hampshire

1994, B.A. Fine Arts/History, Smith College


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