Artist

Brian Kent Gotro

Brian Kent Gotro is a digital pixel manipulator...

Primarily working in installation, single-channel video and web art, Gotro has exhibited in galleries, at festivals, on electronic billboards, and online.

Gotro's work activates territory that is sometimes personal, sometimes political, sometimes serious and sometimes comedic. Showing his work at various sites and in various contexts his practice has developed parallel to his interest in using both traditional and nontraditional spaces for art exhibition.

Currently based in Toronto, he has exhibited in Moscow, Berlin, Hong Kong, Oslo, New York, Toronto, Winnipeg, Vancouver, Calgary, and (in his hometown of) Kelowna, B.C.

Parallel to his artistic practice, Gotro has worked extensively within his local arts community. At current he serves as Board Vice President for ON MAIN Gallery in Vancouver, and is the Technical Coordinator at Vtape in Toronto. He also works with various artists in the realization of their artwork, and serves as a general facilitator of creative action.

Before moving to Toronto in July 2012, Gotro had worked as Head Studio Assistant at Paul Wong Projects and as Lead Digitizer for the Activating The Archives project at grunt gallery in Vancouver.

Back in 2002, Brian was hired as the first Media Project Coordinator for the Alternator Centre for Contemporary Art. Under this initiative, he was instrumental in developing the Okanagan Valley’s first access centre for artist-video production. Graduating in 2000, he earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts Degree at O.U.C. (now U.B.C. Okanagan).

Videography

FROM DISTANCE…

2016, colour, No language

POST CARD

2014, 05:12 minutes, Colour, English

ISLAND STORM

2014, 07:27 minutes, Colour, English

Digital Dreamscapes Trilogy

2011, 12:11 minutes, colour, English

YEAH

2011, 01:33 minutes, colour, English

DRIP

2010, 03:52 minutes, colour, English

THE WHITE ROOM [Video Installation]

2008, 30:00 minutes, colour, English

WALK

2008, 01:00 minutes, colour, Silent

VIDEOtapeRBG + OWEN

2008, 05:15 minutes, colour, English

VIDEOtapeRBG

2008, 03:15 minutes, colour, English

RESONANCE MARK

2008, 03:41 minutes, colour

BEACH

2008, 03:20 minutes, colour

the notion of self [in 30 seconds]

2007, 00:30 minutes, colour, silent

00:17:06:47 > 00:00:30:00

2006, 00:30 minutes, colour, Silent

Mood

2005, 04:41 minutes, colour, English

absence presence place

2004, 03:21 minutes, colour, English

mouth trick

2004, 02:25 minutes, colour, English

burth

2004, 06:57 minutes, colour, English

Running Towards Consequence

2001, 02:41 minutes, colour, English

Briefcase on Fire

2001, 02:50 minutes, colour, English

Crippled Communication Resolved

2001, 04:23 minutes, colour, English

God is a Canadian

2000, 01:38 minutes, colour, English

The Final Cut

1999, 01:15 minutes, colour, English