Farrell Brickhouse is one hell of painter. He can set a painted figure in real space in a single gesture and stroke, all the while creating a deeply personal narrative using archetypes and myths. Brickhouse is our friend and friend to many, a beloved teacher who can teach color theory with the best of them and give you a hug at a moment when you need it most- he is brilliant, sweet, and generous of spirit and deed. The Saint Francis of Staten Island, feeding birds and squirrels peanut butter in the dead of winter in the snow. His beautiful and intimate work creates a place of shared humanity that touches the soul.
Farrell Brickhouse was born in New York City in 1949 and attended Queens College of the City University of New York. In 1971 he spent a summer at Skowhegan School. Brickhouse’s first NYC one-person exhibition was in 1978 with the pioneering gallerist Julian Pretto, followed by two solo exhibitions with Max Protetch Gallery and then 4 one-person exhibitions with the @Pamela Auchincloss Gallery in NYC. Recently Brickhouse has had solo exhibitions with John Davis Gallery in Hudson, NY, Fred Giampietro Gallery in New Haven, CT, and Life on Mars Gallery in Bushwick, NY. Brickhouse is also an Educator and has been an Instructor of painting at The School of Visual Arts since 1980.