Brett Farrell

Student, intern, and Artist in San Diego, California

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Brett is a student at the University of California, San Diego, and is originally from the San Joaquin Valley of central California. He is studying biochemistry and cell biology and is in his third year of college. He is also a captain of the UCSD Sailing Team.

Due to these influences some of his art focuses on small components of things such as molecular structures, or water, light and reflections. Much of his art is paintings and texture is often an important component in these works.

Brett's art has changed over the years to become more gestural, with influences from impressionism and expressionism in the case of his paintings, and to have more structural focuses in drawings and sculpture. Much of this development began when he was in high school, and it was during high school that he first began to work with metaphorical painting. During college he began to use looser methods like finger painting and watercolor.

A further change in his practice was the use of three dimensional works, such as using graphite from pens to create a carbine lattice reminiscent of molecular bonds, and using a system of glass bottles and water to create a sculpture that focused on refracting light. These changes were drawn from experiences in the Vis series of classes at UCSD.

Brett currently has an internship at a lab in Sand Diego called Senomyx.

  • Education
    • University of California, San Diego