Brent Dedas is an Associate Professor of Art at Western Kentucky University. He received his Masters of Fine Arts degree along with a Museum Studies Curatorial Certificate from the College of Design, Art, Architecture, and Planning, University of Cincinnati. His Bachelor of Fine Arts is from the Hite Art Institute, University of Louisville.
Brent currently lives in Louisville, Kentucky with his wife, Meena Khalili a professor of design, and their daughter Lella. He has previously lived and worked in New York, Nashville, Cincinnati and Toledo.
Brent is the recipient of the Great Meadows Foundation Artists Professional Development Grant (2018). He is a semifinalist in The Print Center 92nd Annual International Competition (2018). Also in 2018 his work was included in the Omni Louisville Hotel’s permanent collection and display.
He maintains an extensive exhibition record both in the U.S. and internationally. In 2018 his work was included in the Art Science Exhibits curatorial project and exhibited at Humboldt-Universität in Berlin Germany. Other international exhibitions include: Art Prague International Art Fair, Solo Project Room, Kafka’s House, Prague, Czech Republic (2014), Solo Exhibition, Galerie ERA svět, Prague, Czech Republic (2014). Personally Political International Juried Exhibition, at Kunsthaus Tacheles in Berlin, Ardgillan Exhibition in Dublin (2004), and in the Belfast Festival at Queens (2004).
Some significant curators who have selected Brent’s work for exhibition include: Dan Cameron (Independent Curator, Prospect New Orleans founder & most recently Chief Curator at the Orange County Museum), Eleanor Heartney (contributing Editor to Art in America and Artnews), Mike Barclay (Director of Exhibitions at the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art (iMOCA)), David Houston, (Executive Director of the Bo Bartlett Center, Columbus, GA), Mark Scala (Chief Curator of the Frist Museum, Nashville, TN), Gia Hamilton (Joan Mitchell Center Director, New Orleans, LA), Julia Dolan (Minor White Curator of Photography, Portland Art Museum), Christiane Paul (Whitney Museum, NYC), MP Warming (Director of Art Science Exhibits, Berlin), Dr. Paul Richelson (Chief Curator at the Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, AL), Barbara Fragogna (Gallery Director and Curator, Berlin).
In recent years Professor Dedas’ work has been included in many gallery and museum exhibitions across the United States which include: Site:Brooklyn Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington, VA, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN, LaGrange Art Museum, LaGrange, GA, Ground Floor Gallery, Nashville, TN, Mazur Museum, Monroe, LA, Target Gallery, Alexandria, VA, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY, Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, MI, NOVA Gallery, Woodbridge, VA, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI