Brent Godfrey (brent)

Brent Godfrey (brent)

I use the painting process to translate objects, figures and landscapes into physical metaphor. Combining varying degrees of abstraction and representation, I explore identity and memory, interpersonal relationships and social conventions.


Utah, USA

M Ed, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
BA(Cum Laude)Weber State University, Ogden, Utah
Fetchin Art Academy, Taos, New Mexico
Arte Vita, Florence, Italy
University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Merit Award, Springville Art Museum, 2008
Third Place, Springville Art Museum, 2007
Merit Award, Springville Art Museum, 2005

FOX Television “Morning Edition” 2005

Oil Painters of America, 2005
American Art Therapy Assoc., 1993

Salt Lake International Airport
Primary Children’s Hospital
Huntsman Cancer Institute
Salt Lake City School District
ATK Thiokol
Grand Summit Hotel
Canyons Resort


Rio Gallery, "Utah Abstract Painters" SLC, UT, 2014
Relevant, Park City, UT, 2012-2014
SOMARTS, SanFrancisco, California, 2010
San Diego Art Institute, California, 2009
Highlands Museum of the Arts, Florida, 2009
Alpan International, Long Island, New York, 2008
featured artist, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 2008
Florence Biennale, Fortezza da Basso, Florence, Italy, 2007
Spring Salon , Springville Art Museum, UT, 2005-2008, 2010
"A Century of Art", Museum of Utah Art & History, 2006
Regional Exhibition, St. George Art Museum , UT, 2006
Utah Artists Invitational,Myra Powell Gallery, Ogden, UT, 2002
Utah Artist Invitational, Salt Lake Art Center, UT, 2001

"Nature Nurture" LewAllen Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, 2015
"Personae" "A" gallery/Allen+alan Fine Art, SLC,UT, USA, 2014
"Connections: Painting Life", Denver, Colorado, USA, 2011
"Connections: Painting Life", "A" gallery, SLC, Utah, USA, 2011
"Abstractions", Loge Gallery, University of Utah, USA, 2010
"Getting Real" Kimball Art Center, Park City, Utah, USA, 2010
"Dissecting Reality", "A" gallery/Allen+alan Fine Art, SLC,UT, USA, 2008
"A Path to the Self", “A” Gallery, SLC, UT, USA, 2005
"Explorations of a Wandering Mind", “A” Gallery, USA, 2002
"Dancing on the Walls", “A” Gallery, SLC, UT, USA, 1997


"Nature Nurture" solo exhibition-paintings by Brent Godfrey- LewAllen Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico (USA) June 26- July 26 2015.


Pasatiempo, cover + article with images, 2015
Salt Lake Tribune, 2010
Deseret News, 2010
Exhibition Catalogue, Springville Museum,2008
International Contemporary Art (hardbound book) Citta di Firenza, Italy, 2007
Exhibition Catalogue, Springville Museum, 2007
Deseret News, photo, story, 2007
Salt Lake Tribune, photo, story, 2007
Art at Salt Lake City International Airport, photos with credits, 2006
Exhibition Catalogue, Springville Museum, photo, 2005
Utah Style & Design, “Color” interview with photo, 2005
Southwest Art, “Abstraction” Featured Artist, 2004
Junction Magazine, “Dandy” cover, biographical story, 2003
Utah Homes & Gardens,“100 Utah Artists” photo, story, 2003
Salt Lake Magazine, “Ten Tips” interview with photo, 2002
Salt Lake Tribune, photograph, 2001
Junction Magazine, “On the Verge” photo, 2001
Art Now, “Color, Rest, Motion” cover, story, 2000
Southwest Art, “Art in Utah”, photo, story1999

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  • Ian MacLeod (IanMacLeod)
  • Berend Bode (BerendBode)
  • Sebastian Kasper (thebridge)
  • Itzick Barazani (ItzickB)
  • Rolf Sickinger (twoplustwo)
  • Lisa Burkard (Lisa_Burkard)
  • David Lee Holcomb (davidholcomb)
  • Tamara Schreiberova (tamhynek123)
  • Joana Bonifácio (jbonifacio)
  • Claudia Hesse (nucki)
  • Femke Gerestein (Gerestein)
  • Filip D. Jensen (FDJensen)
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Luke Gilliam (lukegilliam)

Luke Gilliam wrote on May 18, 2015 08:08:

Really like your new stuff

Luke Gilliam (lukegilliam)

Luke Gilliam wrote on July 30, 2013 10:57:

Love your work.

joe davis (4doxa)

joe davis wrote on November 22, 2012 14:45:

rich - beautiful - fantastic!

José García y Más (josegarciaymas)

José García y Más wrote on December 16, 2011 18:50:

Thanks for the invitation, appreciate that very much! Best wishes, José

David Konigsberg (dkonigsberg)

David Konigsberg wrote on September 16, 2011 13:43:

Dude, you're all over the place, and I mean that in a good way. Cool ideas, awesome energy, plus you can paint! Love the pix of the day.

Gianfranco Ferlazzo (Pittore)

Gianfranco Ferlazzo wrote on June 06, 2011 01:19:

Hi Brent:)) I like your work:))Really:)) Ciaoooooooooooooooo

patrick  jennings (painterpat)

patrick jennings wrote on June 05, 2011 14:32:

Hi Brent,
Beautiful work ... combination of figurative and abstract elements works well... have a strange feeling when I look at your paintings, as if I am looking at two opposing inclinations in myself... an impulse to just enjoy colour, shape, texture and mark for its own sake and an opposing inclination to want explicit reference points in relation to the world... maybe its the unresolved contradiction in my own efforts...

Marla Lombard (MarlaLombard)

Marla Lombard wrote on July 04, 2010 19:53:

Your work is so heavy, so light, so laden but stands in its own strength aesthetically.
And your artists statement is perfection.

Peter Bies (peterbies)

Peter Bies wrote on March 15, 2010 22:48:

Brent - thanks for your comment!

frederic levy-hadida (fredericlevyhadida)

frederic levy-hadida wrote on December 01, 2009 15:17:

Thanks for favorite.

Jochen Hein (Jochen_Hein)

Jochen Hein wrote on June 18, 2008 11:25:

I love your expressive, free and experimental treatment of paint and materials – rock the colors.