UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS 2017
June 3rd / Kansas City Art Institute & Paddle 8 Auction
The Kansas City Art Institute maintains a 130-year history as one of the nation’s premier colleges of art and design. Notable names associated with the college include Walt Disney, Thomas Hart Benton, Robert Rauschenberg and performance artist Nick Cave. KCAI’s biennial Art & Design Auction, which supports student scholarships, features over 200 pieces of art by distinguished alumni, faculty, and friends. With Paddle8, you’re connected to the most covetable art and objects, sourced from a worldwide network and evaluated by connoisseurs, in an elegant format that’s as enticing as the works themselves.

June 23rd / Walker Fine Art/ Human Nature / Denver, CO
Located four blocks from the Denver Art Museum, Walker Fine Art is a captivating gallery featuring original contemporary art. For the June exhibition at Walker Fine Art, Breidenthal continues to mix established conventions to convey his point of view. Resulting in paintings with varying proportions of realism and abstraction that merge into a solitary statement.


Biography
Derrick Breidenthal's paintings have been showcased throughout the US and abroad. His art is heavily influenced
by rural America. The combination of severe space, light and color in Derrick's work reveal much more than the
precise site itself. Vibrant and enthusiastic to traumatized and bare; these are the landscapes that emerge in his work.

"In my studio I create within my own visual vocabulary. My measure of success
and failure
. I am pushing my criteria regarding aesthetic, material, and emotion.

For the viewer I hope the work extends past an agreeable composition and links
them to a place within their own identity or history - to their sense of a moment."


Some permanent collections include, H&R Block, Kansas City, MO, Kansas State University,
Manhattan, KS, MMG Worldwide, Kansas City, MO, The Faulconer Gallery, Grinnell, IA
W Hotel Collection, Detroit, MI, and Viceroy Snowmass, Aspen, CO. Derrick is a Missouri native,
moving back to Kansas City in 2004 after 10 years of living in Colorado. His studio is based in
the Crossroads Art District in Kansas City, Missouri. 

Artist Statement
My work is based on the romantic recall of nature combined with the reality of the
natural condition. I use abstraction tempered with realism to emphasize these contradictions.
This combination creates a tension that drives my work. I am drawn to the comparison of what
I hope for and what I know to be true.

I communicate this contrast by choosing materials that emphasize this idea. I use
methods that can adapt to the balance of suggestion, enhance the vague perfection of a dream,
as well as hold up to the roughness of reality.

CV

Born: USA 1971, Kansas City, Missouri

SELECTED PERMANENT COLLECTIONS:
    H&R Block/ Kansas City, MO
    The Faulconer Gallery / Grinnell, IA
    Kauffman Foundation / Kansas City, MO
    Kansas State University/ Manhattan, KS
    KU Medical Center / Kansas City, KS
    MMG Worldwide / Kansas City, MO
    W Hotel Collection / Detroit, MI
    Cafe Europa / Kansas City, MO
    Viceroy Snowmass / Aspen, CO
    BKD / Springfield, MO
    Saint Lukes Medical / Kansas City, MO
    Sprint Nextel / Kansas City, KS

    Several U.S. and international private collections

 

EXHIBITIONS:

2017
    January 1st - Walker Fine Art - Juxtaposed - Denver, CO
    March 6th - Nahcotta Gallery - Small Oils - Portsmouth, NH
    June 3rd - Kansas City Art Institute & Paddle 8 Auction - Kansas City, MO
    June 23rd Walker Fine Art - Human Nature - Denver, CO

    Ongoing Works on View at Moberg Gallery and Brandon Jacobs Gallery.

 

2016
    Walker Fine Art - Group - Large Works - Denver, CO
    Moberg Gallery - Group - Large Works - Des Moines, IA
    Nahcotta Gallery - Group - Small Oils - Portsmouth, NH
    Brandon Jacobs Gallery - Solo - New Works - Kansas City, MO

2015
    Satellite Collective - International Arts Exchange Telephone Project - New York, NY
    Nahcotta Gallery - Two Person - New Oils - Portsmouth, NH
    Bone Creek Museum - Ballad of the Farm Exhibition - Installation and Oils - David City, NE
    Leopold Gallery - Two Person - New Oils - Kansas City, MO
    Moberg Gallery - 4 Solos - New Oils - Des Moines, IA
    Dean Day Gallery - Group -  Art Houston - Houston, TX

2014
    Moberg Gallery - Group - Oils - Des Moines
    Satellite Collective - International Arts Exchange Telephone Project - New York, NY
    H&R Block Art Space - Flat File Show - Kansas City, MO
    PS Gallery - Group - Columbia, MO
    Nahcotta Gallery - Group - Portsmouth, NH
    Moberg Gallery - Group - Works on Paper - Des Moines

2013
    Leopold Gallery - Solo - Kansas City, MO
    Epsten Gallery - Group - Urban Suburban - Kansas City, MO
    Moberg Gallery - Group - Chicago, IL
    Moberg Gallery - Group - Des Moines, IA
    Dean Day Gallery - Group - Art Houston - Houston, TX

2012
    Swiss Art Space - International Exhibition of Contemporary Drawing - Lausanne Switzerland
    H&R Block Art Space - Flatfile Show - Kansas City, MO
    Art Through Architecture “Art Boards” - Missouri Bank - Kansas City, MO
    Leopold Gallery - Two Person - Shared Space - Kansas City, MO
    Dean Day Gallery - Group - Large Oils - Houston, TX

2011
    Shoshana Wayne Gallery - Group Show - Santa Monica, CA
    Station A Studios - Belize Studies - Kansas City, MO
    Goppert Gallery - Selected Works on Fabric - Leavenworth, KS
    Leopold Gallery - Selected Works - 20th Anniversary show - Kansas City, MO

2010
    H&R Block Art Space - Flat File Show - Kansas City, MO
    Gallery 455 - Postcard Composite - Milwaukee, WI
    Cocoon Gallery - Alumni Show - Kansas City, MO
    The Moving Crew - Ideal X - Rijeka Croatia
    The Faulconer Gallery - Projects About Place - Grinnell, IA       
    The Pearl Gallery - We Are Synaesthetic - Kansas City, MO
    Perlow-Stevens Gallery - Group - Columbia, MO
    Station A Gallery - Patterns: New Work - Kansas City, MO

2009
    The Artist Coalition - Group - Kansas City, MO
    Leopold Gallery - Solo - Kansas City, MO
    Epsten Gallery - Urban Suburban - Kansas City, MO
    Station A - Solo - Kansas City, MO

2009
    River Market Midwest Exhibition - Kansas City, MO
    Epsten Gallery - Urban Suburban - Kansas City, MO
    Leopold Gallery - Solo - Kansas City, MO
    Walnut Street Gallery - 48/3 - Kansas City, MO

2007
    Leopold Gallery - Kansas City, MO
    Open Studios - Kansas City, MO

2006
    The Arts Incubator - Kansas City, MO
    St. Mary’s College - Leavenworth, KS
    Medium Well Studio - Kansas City, MO
    Apex Gallery - Kansas City, MO

Awards and Press
2015 Selected Artist - Ballad of the Farm - Bone Creek Museum -David City, NE
2014 Selected Artist - Studio Visit Vol 24 - New York, NY
2013 Selected Artist - Telephone Project - New York, NY
2011 Selected Artist - Ideal X - Moving Crew World Collection
2011 Selected Artist - Artist Inspiration Grant, ArtsKC Fund - Kansas City, MO
2010 Selected Artist - Symphony Showhouse - Kansas City, MO
2009 Selected Artist - River Market Regional Exhibition
2009 Selected Artist - Governor Inaugural (Kansas)

Publications:
Studio Visit Vol 24 / New York, NY
Persea Books / New York, NY
Review Magazine / Kansas City, MO
Spaces Magazine / Kansas City, MO
Living The Artist’s Life / US and Japan Edition
Ink Magazine / Kansas City, MO
Pitch Weekly / Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Star / Kansas City, MO
Featured Artist Essay / River Market Regional Exhibition Catalog / Kansas City, MO


EDUCATION:
1989-1991: The University of Kansas - Lawrence, KS
1991-1993: Johnson County College - Kansas City, KS


Projects And Programs:
2014: Heinrich Toh Studios - Professional Lithography Workshop - Kansas City, MO
2011: Artist Inc Professional Workshop - Kansas City, MO
2011: Caye Caulker Study - Belize, Central America
2010: Forty Eight Divided by Three - 3 Artist, 48hrs, One Show - Kansas City, MO
2007: Phuket Study - Phuket,Thailand
2006-2008: The Arts Incubator - Kansas City, MO