Exhibitions & Screenings

2017

"While( );",Hedreen Gallery, Seattle, WA

2016

"operand", Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival, Seattle, WA

"Apeirophobia/Aporia", Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA

"Game Video/Art", La Trienalle di Milano, Milan, Italy

"Out Of Sight", King Street Station, Seattle, WA

2015

"Dispose( );", SFCC Fine Arts Gallery, Spokane, WA

2014

"Come Again", Mini Mart City Park, Seattle, WA

2013

"Thank You", Anchor Art Space, Anacortes, WA

"For( ){ };", Kittridge Gallery, Tacoma, WA

2011

"This Heavy Load" (solo exhibition), Gallery 4Culture, Seattle, WA

"Game Theory", Cornish College of the Arts Main Gallery, Seattle, WA

2010

"Animated Art", Portland Film Center, Portland, OR

"Animated Art", Northwest Film Forum, Seattle, WA

"Cultural Transcendence", Wing Luke Museum, Seattle, WA

2009

"So Long" (solo exhibition), Jack Straw New Media Gallery, Seattle, WA

"Stack:Heap:Loop v 1.5", Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival, Seattle, WA

2008

"Stack:Heap:Loop" (solo exhibition), McLeod Residency, Seattle, WA

2007

"DOS Screenings", The Distillery, Boston MA

Live video performance, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

2006

Live video performance, Decibel Music Festival, Seattle, WA

"Malfunction: Sentimental Ghost is Missing" (solo exhibition with Jesse Paul Miller), Soil Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

2005

"A.TV", Rush Arts Gallery, New York, NY

Screening, BoxLAND, Paris, France

2004

"Whiz Bang", CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Screening, Cornell Cinema, Ithaca, NY

Screening, Neuer Standort, Vienna, Austria

Screening, Harvestworks, New York, NY

Screening, Portland Experimental Film Festival, Portland, OR

2002

"Lava 2002", Noodleworks, Seattle, WA

2001

"Art Dialogue" (solo screening of selected works), Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

"Hanabuki" (collaboration with Jeffry Mitchell), Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

"Thrift Store Tapes", Commencement Gallery, Tacoma, WA
"Faux Naturale", Fuzzy Engine, Seattle, WA

2000

"The El Camino Effect", Fuzzy Engine, Seattle, WA

1999

Screening, 12emes Recontres Video Art Plastique, Normandy, France

1998

"Sound", Project 416, Seattle, WA

1997

Screening, American Film Institute, Los Angeles, CA

1996

"Freak Out!" (exhibition with Peter Bagge and Jim Blanchard), Vox Populi Gallery, Seattle, WA

 

Education

1995

University of Washington, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Drawing and Painting

Residencies, Awards & Honors

2016

Guest Lecturer, University of Southern California, College of Media Arts and Practice, Los Angeles, CA

Guest Lecturer, Harvey Mudd College, Media Studies, Los Angeles, CA

Guest Lecturer, University of Washington, DXArts, Seattle, WA

2015

Artist in Residence, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH

2014

Individual Artist Projects Grant, 4Culture, Seattle, WA

2013

Artist in Residence, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH

Artist in Residence, Anchor Art Space, Anacortes, WA

2012

Cathrine Boettcher Fellow, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH

2011

Artist in Residence, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH

Artist Fellowship, Artist Trust Foundation, Seattle, WA

Individual Artist Projects Grant, 4Culture, Seattle, WA

2010

Grant Jury Panelist, Jack Straw Foundation, Seattle, WA

2009

Artist in Residence, Jack Straw New Media Gallery, Seattle, WA

2007

Inclusion in The Curated Artist Registry, White Columns, New York, NY

2006

Grant Jury Panelist, Artist Trust Foundation, Seattle, WA

Guest Lecturer, University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA

2005

Guest Lecturer, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA

2003

Guest Lecturer, South Seattle Community College, Seattle, WA

2001

Guest Lecturer, Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

1999

Best of Festival, ArtsEdge Festival, Seattle, WA

Best of the Northwest Video Program, Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seattle, WA

1998

Best of Festival, ArtsEdge Festival, Seattle, WA

Best of the Northwest Video Program, Bumbershoot Arts Festival, Seattle, WA

1997

Award, "Visions of the U.S.", American Film Institute, Los Angeles, CA

 

Selected Bibliography

2017

Rachel Weber, “How are Residents of 'GTA V' Setting San Andreas Dealing With Inauguration Day?”, glixel, January 20th

Gita Jackson, “Twitch Stream Follows Five GTA V NPCs Wherever They Go, No Matter What They Do”, Kotaku, January 20th

Tina Amini, “Livestream follows 'GTA' characters around San Andreas”, Mashable, January 20th

Matteo Bittanti, “Game Art: Brent Watanabe's San Andreas Community Cam (2017)”, Gamescenes, January 20th

2016

Young, Nora, “Running with the Grand Theft Auto deer” (radio interview), CBC, April 10th

Ward, Mark, “Grand Theft Auto deer causes chaos in game world”, BBC, March 24th

Feldman, Brian, “The Grand Theft Auto Deer is Mesmerizing”, New York Magazine, March 23rd

Rundle, Michael, “Watching an AI deer wander GTA V is strangely hypnotic”, Wired, March 21st

Gerwin, Daniel, “The Immortal Deer an Artist Set Loose in Grand Theft Auto”, Hyperallergic, March 29th

Priestman, Chris, “What The 24-hour Deer Dam in GTA V Tells Us About The Game”, KILL SCREEN, March 28th

Plante, Chris, “Watch an invincible deer on the loose in Grand Theft Auto 5”, The Verge, March 21st

Plunkett, Luke, “Modded Deer Is Running Buck Wild In GTA V”, kotaku.com, March 20th

Smith, Adam, “Artificial Life: Grand Theft Auto V’s Live Deer Webcam”, Rock Paper Shotgun, March 21st

Boult, Adam, “Wandering deer wreaks havoc in Grand Theft Auto game world”, The Telegraph, March 24th

Bittanti, Matteo, “Game Art: Brent Watanabe's 'San Andreas Streaming Deer Cam'”, GAMESCENES, March 21st

Graves, Jen, “5 Things You Shouldn't Miss Out of the 5 Million Today*: Art Fair Madness Starts Now”, The Stranger, August 4th

2013

Visnjic, Filip, “for(){};-Mapped video game on canvas”, CreativeApplications.Net, March 17th

Prosthetic Knowledge, “Prosthetic Knowledge Picks: The Gaming Canvas”, RHIZOME, May 1st

Wilson, Mark, “An Arty Videogame Explores Infinity From The Gallery Walls”, Fast Company (fastcodesign.com), April 30th

Hernandez, Patricia, “You Play This Video Game On A Painting, Using An NES Controller”, kotaku.com, April 23rd

Cush, Andy, “FOR(){};, AN UNWINNABLE VIDEO GAME PROJECTION-MAPPED TO A PAINTING”, Animal NY, April 17th

Bittanti, Matteo, “Game Art: Brent Watanabe's "for(){};”, gamescenes.org, March 22nd

2011

Graves, Jen, “The Police Call The Tune”, The Stranger, October 18th

Graves, Jen, “Games Artists Play”, The Stranger, September 20

2010

Graves, Jen, “Against Transcendence”, The Stranger, March 2

Guppy, Nancy, “Art Zone with Nancy Guppy”, Seattle Channel, aired February 26

Upchurch, Michael, “Wing Luke exhibit pushes video's boundaries all over the place”, The Seattle Times, January 28th

2009

Delaurenti, Christopher, “Banshee Improv, Fluxus, and Birds That Emote in Morse Code”, The Stranger, December 15

Upchurch, Michael, “Brent Watanabe's 'So Long' blends low- and high-tech”, The Seattle Times, November 13

Vroom, Steven, “Only an Eye”, Capitol Hill Times, November 10

Upchurch, Michael, “'Kerfuffle' is a beautiful way of looking at the mess we're in”, The Seattle Times, September 4th

2008

Grant, Adriana, “Brent Watanabe at McLeod Residence”, The Seattle Weekly, October 22

Guppy, Nancy, “Art Zone with Nancy Guppy”, Seattle Channel, aired October 2

2006

Lippens, Nate, "'Malfunction' has more than a ghost of a chance to be a hit", The Seattle Post-Intelligencer, December 22

Mudede, Charles, "Flashes, Flushes, Flows of Noises", The Stranger, December 19

Cassidy, Laura, "Killer Apps", Seattle Metropolitan Magazine, December Issue

2003

Arning, Bill, "Thrift Store Tape #3", Aspect Magazine, The Chronicle of New Media, Volume 2

2000

Im, Soyon, "There's no place like...", Seattle Weekly, August 16

1998

Rose, Cynthia, "Alternative Art, A New Accounting" (interview and photo), The Seattle Times, December 17