byron westbrook

Artist and musician born in Baton Rouge, LA, currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY


2013 MFA, Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College
1995-1998  attended University of Texas at Austin School of Fine Arts 


2017  ISSUE Project Room Artist-In-Residence
2016  EMS Stockholm Residency
2015  Akademie Schloss Solitude Fellowship
2015  Wave Farm Media Arts Assistance Fund
2014  Civitella Ranieri Foundation Fellowship and Residency, Umbria, Italy
2013  Wassaic Artist Residency, Wassaic, NY
2012  Clocktower Gallery, New York, NY with support from the Jerome Foundation
2010  Diapason Gallery for Sound and Intermedia, Brooklyn, NY
2008  Institute of Intermedia, Prague, Czech Republic
2008  HotelPupik at Schloss Schrattenberg, Austria
2008  Jerome Foundation Commission for Emerging Artists through Roulette Intermedium


2017   Interval/Forum, Irondale Arts Center, presented by ISSUE Project Room
          Threshold Variations, Abrons Arts Center, presented by ISSUE Project Room
          Sound Horizon: Byron Westbrook, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
          Interval/Habitat 22 Boerum, ISSUE Project Room, Brooklyn, NY

2016   Resonant Structures group exhibition of sound works, Stony Brook University
          Sublime Resonances, Pratt Fine Arts Faculty Group Exhibition, Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY

2015   Interval/Habitat, at Disjecta Contemporary Art Space, Portland, OR
          Radar Festival, Bogota, Colombia
          LOOP Festival, Barcelona, Spain

2014   NO MUSIC WAS PLAYING exhibition at Les Instants Chavirés Art Space, Paris
          Art Into Music, BRIC Arts, Brooklyn NY, collaboration with Jeff Kurosaki + Tara Pelletier
          webSYNradio: Dermis, online exhibition curated by Richard Garet and Dominique Balay
          The Culture of Curation, online exhibition at CultureHall, curated by Cindy Rucker and Brad Silk

2013   Interval/Habitat, Solo exhibition at Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA
          Dead In August on the LILAC, group show presented by Site95, New York, NY
          [bodywerk], group video show in various storefronts, Chinatown NYC
          Wassaic Project Summer 2013 Exhibition, Wassaic, NY
          Megapolis Festival, New York, NY

2012   presentation of installation at Clocktower Gallery, New York, NY in conjunction with residency
          Soundworks ICA London, group show in conjunction with Bruce Nauman: Days Exhibit
          Code Poems Reinterpreted @ REVERSE Gallery, Brooklyn, NY part of The Sound of Speech exhibition
          Sound Places: HUM presented by Bowerbird, Philadelphia, PA

2011   Activating the Medium, The LAB, San Francisco, CA
          Dependent Art Fair, NYC AudioVisualArts Gallery Room
          Dead of Winter Works, Byron Westbrook: Ipod Shuffle Roulette
 Brooklyn, NY
          Lingua Franca: From Voice to Noise, group show, Cyberfest, St. Petersburg, Russia

2010   Threshold/Magic Group Show @ St. Cecilia's Convent, Brooklyn, NY
          Room Within A Room Sound Installation at Diapason Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2008   68 Footsteps (x8) Sound Installation @ Diapason Gallery for Sound, Brooklyn, NY
          HotelPupik ’08 Residency Presentation: RadioWaves for Schrattenberg Outdoor Sound Installation
          Whispering/Talking/Singing Sound Installation presented at Roulette Intermedium, New York, NY 
          68 Footsteps (x8) 8-channel sound Installation. ISSUE Project Room, Brooklyn, NY            


2016-2017  Visting Assistant Professor, Fine Arts (MFA) Pratt Institute, Brooklyn NY
2016  Artist Lecture, VU Symposium, Park City, UT
2016  Artist Lecture, Stony Brook University
2014  Artist Talk as part of NO MUSIC WAS PLAYING exhibition at Instants Chavirés, Paris
2014  The Lift Lecture/Performance Series, Milan, Italy
2014  Civitella Ranieri Foundation Lecture, Umbertide, Italy
2013  Artist Talk as part of Interval/Habitat exhibition, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA
2013  Handheld Recorder Ensemble workshop, Megapolis Festival, New York, NY
2012  Sound Places: HUM workshop presented by Bowerbird, Philadelphia, PA
2011  Artist talk for Muthesius Academy of Arts and Design (Germany) visiting students, New York, NY
2011  INDEX Festival: Make/Ready Panel, Harvestworks, New York, NY
2008  Institute of Intermedia, Prague, Czech Republic


Byron Westbrook Precipice, Root Strata 2015
Byron Westbrook audio piece featured in ICA London SOUNDWORKS exhibit, listen online
CORRIDORS track on LP Compilation "Your Victorian Breasts" on three:four records
CORRIDORS track on Perfect Wave vol 002 EP
Prominence, C-21 cassette, Los Discos Enfantasmes 2011
CORRIDORS, self titled Full Length CD, Sedimental Records 2010
Rhys Chatham, A Crimson Grail, Nonesuch Records 2010
Rhys Chatham's Guitar Trio All-stars, Guitar Trio is My Life, Table of the Elements 2008