BRETT McCORMACK is an American contemporary artist based in New York City. Raised in rural Maine, his fascination with natural details and systems has influenced his artistic life from an early age. The artist’s vast range of work has been seen in museums, galleries, private collections, and publications all over the world in the form of murals, paintings, sculptures and decorative arts.
Creating natural forms by hand-manipulating paper has become a focused passion after much encouragement from British Designer, Selina van der Geest. Brett’s first solo paper exhibition, Birds of a Feather, was hosted by van der Geest in 2013.
Into the Woods 2015, a paper installation at San Francisco’s Jules Maeght Gallery focused on death and decay as a necessary source of life in nature and pushed the artist’s exploration of paper further.
“Gustav Klimt and the Women of Vienna’s Golden Age, 1900-1918,” an upcoming exhibition at New York’s Neue Galerie (Sept 22-January 16, 2017) will feature Brett’s paper artistry in collaboration with designer and artist, Han Feng. Period-inspired dress for full-scale mannequins will accompany some of Klimt’s most important society portraits including Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer I (1907). www.neuegalerie.org