Taisha Brehaut, "Wall of Stars," with text falling through frames, black and white photographs, edition 1/10, dimensions variable, 2000. Yale Thesis Exhibition, Yale University Art and Architecture Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut. © 2018 Taisha Brehaut
Taisha Brehaut, "Wall of Stars - variation," with text falling through frames hand-made by the Chester Gallery Director, Chester, Connecticut, dimensions variable, 2000. Thomas Ayoub & Lydia Dombroski Award, 52nd AONE, Silvermine Guild, Connecticut,
curated by Bill Arning (MIT), Silvermine Guild Galleries, New Canaan, CT. 2001. © 2018 Taisha Brehaut / ARS, New York.
Born in Australia to New Zealand parents, an artist and a civil engineer, Taisha grew up in New Zealand from the age of two till the age of twenty six, before emigrating to the United States of America, to take up a place on Yale's Masters program in Sculpture, one of three international students and the first New Zealander to complete the MFA, Sculpture program. Whilst at Yale, Taisha worked for the Office of the President, for Dr. Arthur Galston, aiding completion of his report on Three Hundred Years of Yale Biology, utlizing a cross-section of campus libraries and resources, for the Collection of Sol LeWitt, for the Art and Architecture Gallery and for the Alumni Fund.
Brehaut has exhibited widely internationally, from the South Pacific to Italy, France, Montreal and the United States, during the past two decades. Notably, she was included in The Aldrich Museum's “Snapshot," curated by Jessica Hough and "Y2K," traveling between the Mason Gross School of Art, Rutgers University, the Maryland Institute of Art. Her Yale "Thesis Exhibition," included a wall of Stars, shot on site in New Haven, Connecticut and were later reviewed in The New York Times when included in the Exhibition "Across the Great Divide," Onatru, New York. "Landmark(s)," marked her first One Person Exhibition in New York City at Saatchi & Saatchi. Exhibitions for Gallery Onetwentyeight, the Federal Reserve Bank, New York, St. Cyr Ecole, France and Bolognanno, Italy followed.
2015 - Co-ordinated with committee, panel to bring awareness to the issue of orphans worldwide. Secured Tillman Chapel, the Church Center at the United Nations for the event hosted by Ordre des Chevaliers de St. Jean de Jerusalem. (Additional Representative to the UN). Chaired by Ambassador Anwarul Chordhury and Co-chaired by Countess Nicholas Bobrinskoy. Taught Kindergarten - 4th Grade Art, PS 104, Far Rockaway, New York through Safe Space.
Taisha's Drawing Class, Safe Space Summer 2015 Program, PS 104 School, Far Rockaway, New York.
2014 Orientation Program, United Nations for associated NGO Representatives, United Nations, New York, New York, February, 2014.
2013 Artists Rights Society, (ARS), New York, New York, New York Federation for the Arts awarded funding.
2009 Verge Art Fair, New York City, Host Committee
2008 - 2012 Hermitage Museum Foundation, Inc. (USA), Friends Committee - "Special Projects."
2005 Founded Studio, New York. Developed Studio, Stamford, Connecticut, 2003.
1998 - 2000 Yale University, Master of Fine Arts, Sculpture, awarded full scholarship.
Worked for the LeWitt Collection, Chester, Connecticut under guidance of the Chief Curator, Janet Passehl.
Produced along with a team of young artists and architects a "Retrospective of Ray and Charles Eames," and a project for Daniel Libeskind, for the Yale Art and Architecture Gallery, with the Director, Dean Sakamoto - whilst at Yale.
1993 - 1996 University of Auckland, Elam School of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sculpture - Awarded Scott Elery Medal.
1990 - 1992 University of Canterbury, Ilam School of Fine Arts, Photography Department.
1980 - 1990 Royal Academy of Dance, Classical Ballet, Modern Dance, Limbs Dance Company School, Auckland, New Zealand.
SOLO & TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
2013 - "Recent Paintings and Drawings," Pearl Capital, Lords Court Building, Exchange Place, New York, New York.
2012 - "Two Decades of Works," Pearl Capital, Lord's Court Building, Exchange Place, New York, New York.
2011 - "Recent Paintings & Drawings," Pearl Capital, Pearl Street, New York, New York.
2009 - "A Recent Survey," Chaffers Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand, August - September.
2008 - "Mademoiselles," Chaffers Gallery, Wellington, Recent Paintings.
2006 - "Recent Work," Ea Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand.
2004 - "Landmarks," Saatchi & Saatchi, New York.
2003 - "Landmarks," Silvermine Guild Galleries, New Canaan, Connecticut.
1999 - "City-Wide Open Studios," Outdoor Structures, The Lot, Chapel Street, New Haven, Connecticut, "Norfolk Sculpture Fellowship," Yale School of Art, Open Structures, Outdoor Sculpture, Ellen Battell Stoekel Estate, Norfolk, Connecticut.
1997 - "Steel Strip," Teststrip Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand, curated by Daniel Malone with Billy Apple featured in Storefront.
1996 - "Sites," Flat Screen Viewing Room with Directions, Elam School of Fine Arts, "Linear Formation of a Cube," The Strand, Parnell, "Picket Fence (50 feet long)," Wakefield Triangle, "Manhole cover (steel)," Anzac Avenue. All works, Auckland, New Zealand.
Taisha Brehaut, Untitled, (…Use This Method Throughout), conte on paper,
23 x 16 inches, 1994 © 2018 Taisha Brehaut / ARS, New York.
2017 - Participated in: "Drawing the Guggenheim, New York, Venice, Bilbao." Sunday, October 15th, 2017, 10-1 pm.
2015 / 2016 Viridian Artists Presents: “In The Spirit,” 46th Annual Holiday Invitational Exhibition. Tuesday, December 15th, 2015 – Saturday, January 9th, 2016
2014 - Tribeca Pioneer Artists, Benefit Exhibition, Curated by Rodrigo Salomon, One Art Space, 23 Warren Street, New York, NY, October 27 - October 31st.
2012 - "50th Anniversary of the first performance of the Judson Dance Theater," Judson Memorial Chapel, Washington Square, New York City, "Ouverture," by Elaine Summers, re-enacted for the occasion, one of three dancers and audience with Carolee Schneeman's talk and survey of works following. Lead a gallery talk for the Friends of the Hermitage Museum at the Pace Gallery, New York, January 12, introducing the group to the works of Sol LeWitt and Alfred Jensen. "Post Contemporary Art," March 17 - May 31st, 2012, Salomon Arts Gallery, New York, New York.
2011 - "An Exchange with Sol LeWitt," curated by Regine Basha, MASS MoCA & Cabinet, January 23 - March 31st.
2010 - "Fourth Free International Forum, Man & Nature" - videos curated by Philippe de Boucaud - Beuys Plantation Paradise, Luogo della Natura, Bolognano, Italy. With Lucrezia de Domizio-Durini, Gérard-Georges Lemaire, Efi Strousa. Boucaud Fine Arts Management & Consulting, Paris. "Kissed by Genius," Artifacts Lanier Collections, Darien, Connecticut, "The Greenpoint 100," an Art Auction, Greenpoint Public Library, Brooklyn, New York. MONDOART 2, Galerie YellowFishArt, Montreal, Quebec. August 26 - September 26th.
2009 - Verge Art Fair, Host Committee, Dylan Hotel, 52 East 41st Street, New York, New York:
2008 - "The Armory Show," Pier 94, New York City, Hauser & Wirth, Zurich & London. Martin Creed, Work No. 736 - Invited to play Piano Accompaniment. Friday, March 28 - March 30, played each day noon - 8:00 pm. "The 14th Leonardo Challenge," The Eli Whitney Museum, Hamden, Connecticut. "Chronicles by the Mind," Gallery LaLa, Black Pearl, Brooklyn. "Greenpoint 100," Brooklyn Public Library, Greenpoint. "Night of 1,000 Drawings," Artists Space, New York. "Small Masterpiece," Silvermine Guild Galleries, New Canaan, Connecticut.
2007 - "Night of 1,000 Drawings" - A Benefit for Artists Space, New York. "Recent Painting and Drawings on View," The Gallery at Lincoln Center, Metropolitan Opera House,
Concourse Level, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York. "The Greenpoint 100 Benefit," Brooklyn Public Library, Greenpoint. "Great Dames," Part Trois, Loft Artist Gallery at Yale and
Towne, Stamford, Connecticut. "That's Hot," Loft Artist Gallery at Yale and Towne, Stamford, Connecticut. "Small Works," Loft Artist Gallery at Yale and Towne, Stamford, Connecticut. "Lincoln
Center Family Art Show," Cork Gallery, Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York.
2006 - "12th Leonardo Challenge," Eli Whitney Museum, Principal Underwriter, The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, Hamden, Connecticut. "The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, Her Lover and their Dinner Guests," curated by Peter Kastner. Music, The Anne Frank Band, US Cookbook, 1 of 2 dinner guests, New General Catalog 224, Brooklyn, New York. "Arts Encompassing," Wellington Cathedral of St. Paul, New Zealand.
2005 - "Wallace Art Awards," Finalist, Auckland, New Zealand. "Salon de Refuse," Ea Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand. "6th Annual Spring Fling," curated by Richard Klein, (Director of Exhibitions, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art,) The Palace Theatre, Stamford, Connecticut.
2004 - "Artist’s Playhouse," curated by Donald Albrecht, Deborah Schwartz, MoMA and Joseph C. Thompson, Director, MASS MoCA, Stamford Museum, Connecticut. "Selfish," Portraits, Gallery Onetwentyeight, New York. "Martha and Me," Gallery Onetwentyeight, New York.
2003 - "Annual Benefit Raffle," PS122 Gallery, New York. Like New, Stamford Loft Artist's Association, The Ferguson Library, Stamford, Connecticut.
2002 - "Snapshot," The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut.
2001 - "A Selection from Silvermine Guild," Federal Reserve Bank, New York. "52nd Art of the Northeast," curated by Bill Arning of the MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge, MA. Silvermine Guild Galleries, Connecticut. "Across the Great Divide," Gallery at Onatru, Lewisboro Town Hall, Westchester, New York. "Chromophobia,"curated by Jessica Hough, Curatorial Director, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Silvermine Guild Galleries, Connecticut. "Spectra," National Photography Biennial, curated by Marianne Brunson Frisch, (curator of Reader's Digest Art Collection, sponsored by Reuters, Silvermine Guild Galleries, Connecticut.
2000 - "MFA Thesis Exhibition," Yale University Art and Architecture Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut.
1999 - "Y2K Solution," Maryland Institute College of Art Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland. Y2K Solution, Mason Gross School of Art Gallery, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey.
1998 - "The Oriental Room," curated by Jacob Faull, Auckland War Memorial Museum, New Zealand. Come, Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand.
1997 - "Shadows and Fog," Inaugural Video Screening, Fiat Luxe Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand.
1996 - "M & C Saatchi Art Award," Finalist, Auckland Maritime Museum, New Zealand. Drawing Quarters, Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand.
AWARDS, 1996 - Present
New York Federation for the Arts awarded funding (2013), Change Inc. Grant, Robert Rauschenberg’s Foundation, USA. Thomas Ayoub & Lydia Dombroski Award, 52nd AONE, Silvermine Guild, Connecticut, curated by Bill Arning (MIT). Willi Fels Memorial Award, Wellington, New Zealand. Yale University Scholarship towards MFA, New Haven, Connecticut. Creative New Zealand, Development Grants towards post-graduate work. Scott Elery Medal, University of Auckland, Elam School of Fine Arts, New Zealand.
2021 - Joined Kunstraum, LLC as an artist member.
Federal Reserve Bank, New York, the LeWitt Collection, Connecticut, Private Collections in Australia, Munich, Germany, New Zealand and the United States - Connecticut and New York.
Yellow Fish Art Galerie, Montreal, Quebec, Salomon Arts Gallery, New York, New York & Boucaud Fine Arts Management & Consulting,Paris, France
FUTURE... Montreal, Paris & New York