Brent Everett Dickinson, MFA


Associate Professor, Department of Art

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5105

Email: [email protected]

Office Location: John and Marilyn Duke Academic Complex, Room 302

Brent Everett Dickinson is a multi-disciplinary conceptual artist based in Los Angeles. He has presented exhibitions, performances, and screenings of his work around the U.S., Canada, and Europe, including the Essl Museum, Vienna; Socrates Sculpture Park, New York; Chelsea Music Festival, New York; Cornerstone Music Festival, Chicago; This Red Door, New York/Berlin; and an exhibition intervention with the work of Wayne Adams at the Barrington Center for the Arts at Gordon College. In 2017, Dickinson founded the Marcel Maus Hermeneutical Think Tank which functions as a Deleuzean machine, working to interrupt, antagonize and de/re/contextualize Dickinson’s solo work. Both in the MMHTT materials and his solo projects, Dickinson’s work explores properties and structures of meaning formation utilizing a radical entanglement of Christian theology, critical theory, and experimental comedy. The work utilizes these entangled elements, not as sources of content per se, but as a system of methodologies whose indeterminate interdynamics present the conditions within which novelty and charisma are potential emergent properties. Dickinson had a solo exhibition at the HJ Miossi Gallery at Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo and completed a short narrative film entitled "Transfiguration on Forked River Mountain."


  • MFA, Yale University
  • BFA, Maryland Institute

Academic Area

  • School of Visual and Performing Arts (College of the Arts)


  • Painting/Drawing
  • Joseph Beuys
  • Semiotics
  • Experimental Processes

Courses Taught

  • ART 145 – Drawing I
  • ART 340 – Drawing and Painting II
  • ART 440 – Drawing and Painting III
  • ART 445 – Drawing and Painting Processes
  • ART 450 – Portfolio