Brendan Shea (b.1995 Massachusetts) is an artist whose work explores popular sentiment, affect and the mechanisms of painting. Alongside Brendan’s studio practice he organizes community exhibitions and events, ranging from apartment group shows to coordinated city-wide public art installations. Brendan received his BFA in painting from Maine College of Art in 2018 and an MFA at the University of Texas at Austin in 2022, where he was a recipient of the David Bruton Jr. Endowment Graduate Fellowship. He has exhibited work across the U.S., including Ortega Y Gasset Projects (NYC), Grant Wahlquist Gallery (Portland, ME.), B.U. Gallery (Boston, MA.), Visual Art Center (Austin, TX.), SaveArtSpace (Los Angeles, CA.), Mass Gallery (Austin, TX.), SOIL Gallery (Seattle, WA.), and SPACE Gallery (Portland ME.).