Derek Breuckner
Copyright © 2006 - 2011
Derek Brueckner

July, 2013

Residency at Residency Unlimited (Brooklyn) + a solo exhibition the Geometers at 3rd Eye(sol)ation (Brooklyn)

Brueckner is pursuing an artist residency in Brooklyn during July, 2013 at Residency Unlimited.

His solo exhibition the Geometers opens August 10, 2013 at 3rd Eye(sol)ation in Brooklyn. The Geometers is about the negotiations of mathematical geometry with the performative body that will involve installation, performance, and video with paintings and drawings.
>>> The rehearsals for the Geometers

December, 2012

Cover Image for Queens Courier Magazine

Brueckner's painting is published on the cover of Queens Courier Magazine, Queens, NY (December edition).
This work was from the show he had in NY at Local Project during the summer, 2012.

Queens Courier Magazine (online edition)

August 4 - August 19, 2012

Solo Exhibition at Local Project - Art Space New York

Nude Super Hero Karaoke Show

Opening Reception:
Saturday, August 4, 2012, 7:00pm - 11:00pm

August 4 - August 19, 2012

Local Project
45-10 Davis Street
Long Island City, NY
Local Project Website:

>>> More information about this exhibition

Exhibition Gallery Hours:
Thursday to Monday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Tuesday & Wednesday: closed

May 12, 2011

Art Review in Uptown Magazine

If these walls could talk...
Two artists exhibit differently romantic paintings of walls

by Sandee Moore

>>> Read the article

March 19 - April 23, 2011

Solo Exhibition at Semai Gallery

Paintings of Performance: New Paintings and Photos

Opening Reception:
Saturday, March 19, 2011, 7:00pm - 10:00pm

March 19 - April 23, 2011

Semai Gallery
Basement Corridor
264 McDermot Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canada R3B 0S8

Semai Gallery Hours:
Tuesday to Saturday: 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Monday & Sunday: closed

For more information on Paintings of Performance at Semai Gallery:

January 28 - May 8, 2011

Three Person Exhibition at Buhler Gallery / Galerie Buhler

Open-Ended Narratives: Ted Howorth, Derek Breuckner & Bill Pura

January 28 - May 8, 2011

Buhler Gallery
St. Boniface Hospital
409 Taché
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 2A6

Buhler Gallery Hours:
Daily 10:00am – 8:00pm
Saturday & Sunday noon – 4:00pm

For more Information on Open-Ended Narratives and the Buhler Gallery / Galerie Buhler:

December 14, 2008

Art Review in Winnipeg Free Press

Artist explores intersection of tradition and technology
by Stacey Abramson

Connections between old and new media in artwork create important and engaging visual conversations about the changing face of contemporary art. Local artist Derek Bruekner examines these changes, and also looks at how technology is affecting the human body, through his works in Watching Velocity Dry -- a series of digitally altered painting and prints.

These latest works by Bruckner show the artist exploring the relationships between digital and traditional artistic media. Cre8ery's manager Jordan Miller says viewers have been noting that the works show the University of Manitoba school of art professor "breaking free" from his former method of working, which leaned toward the more traditional side of painting. Continue reading...

November 03, 2008

Brueckner's Solo Exhibition Watching Velocity Dry at Cre8ery

Watching Velocity Dry

Opening Reception:
Saturday, November 29, 7:00pm - 11:00pm

November 29 - December 20

Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday: 12pm - 5pm
Evening hours: Monday & Thurs: 6pm -10pm

2nd floor -125 Adelaide St. (Across from Canadian Footwear)
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3A 0W4

Phone: 204.510.1623

Artist Statement for "Watching Velocity Dry":

Currently working with technology in relation to drawing/painting and the figure/body. The work involves dialectics (exchange of conflicting ideas) encompassing the processes of haptic (hand made), ocular and digital image making.

The result of this dialectic attempts to bridge and or blur the pictorial spaces of physical paint processes with the dematerialization of Photoshop. Ultimately the work explores a reaffirmation of painting/drawing in relation to the ambivalence of technology.

The subject matter that culminates within the work references corporeal entities, mutations, cell division, systems, patterns, or spectacle. Overall the work’s imagery and processes becomes a metaphor for the cultural impact of technology in and on the body and the way the body feels and perceives.

In the end it is my hope that the fusion of a painter’s sensibility with Photoshop will slow down or offer a subtle resistance to the sonic production and consumption of digital imagery.

January 03, 2008

Brueckner presents on a panel at the 2008 Annual College Art Association Conference in Dallas

The Search for Vision's Body: The Role of Touch in the Practice of Painting and Architecture
Wednesday, February 20, 2:30 PM–5:00 PM
Houston Ballroom C, 3rd Floor, Adam's Mark Hotel
Chairs: Thomas Berding, Michigan State University; Sanda Illiescu, University of Virginia

The Tactility of Vision; or, Experiencing Painting and Sculpture in Scarpa’s Castelvecchio and Canoviano Galleries
Nathaniel Coleman, New Castle University

Trace and Artifice
Jill Moser, independent artist, New York

Threshold Connections: Dialectics of Cybernetic Dematerialization and the Physicality of Painting
Derek Brueckner, University of Manitoba

In Search of the Tactilists: A Survey of Contemporary Haptic Aesthetes
Jennifer Justice, independent scholar, Chicago

Touch Is Essential: The "magic of the real world" in the Work of Peter Zumthor
Phoebe Crisman, University of Virginia

Discussant: Scott Poole, Virginia Tech

January 03, 2008