Justin Brennan Biography

Justin Brennan is a contemporary abstract painter and mixed media artist. He lives and works in Cleveland, Ohio. Justin has always been interested in art but became serious about his practice in 2005. Mostly self taught, he has relied on trial and error throughout his learning process.

Justin’s artwork is in many private collections internationally and has been mentioned or featured in CAN Journal, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Scene Magazine,The Sandusky Register and Canvas Magazine. Justin continues to exhibit in art fairs, solo, two person and  juried shows and throughout the country. He is represented by HEDGE Gallery located in West 78th Street Studios, where his studio is also located.


Solo Exhibitions

  • 2012,Buddies,Brandt Gallery, Cleveland, OH
  • 2012, Cause and Affect , Rotten Meat Gallery, Cleveland, OH
  • 2013, Collection of Past and Present Works, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH
  • 2016, Turbulence, Maria Neil Art Project , Cleveland, OH
  • 2017, No Expectations. HEDGE Gallery, Cleveland, OH
  • 2019 Ego, BAY arts,. Bay Village, OH
  • 2021 General Maintenance. HEDGE Gallery, Cleveland. OH

Art Fairs

  • 2015 NOADA ARTexpo, Transformer Station, Cleveland, OH
  • 2018, The Other Art Fair, Saatchi Art, Brooklyn NY
  • 2019, The Other Art Fair, Saatchi Art, Brooklyn NY

Two Person and Collaborative Exhibitions

  • 2011, Juxtaposition Collaboration with Chris Kaspar, Brandt Gallery, Cleveland, OH
  • 2014, Get it Together with Deb Lawrence, CWAL at 78th Street Studios, Cleveland, OH
  • 2014, Mixed Bag with Melinda Placko, Gallery One Sixty, Cleveland, OH
  • 2014, Present Ghosts with Joshua Rex, Survival Kit Gallery, 78th Street Studio’s, Cleveland, OH

Juried and Invitational Exhibitions

  • 2011, Against the Grain, Sandusky Cultural Center, Sandusky, OH
  • 2011, Six in the Studio, 78th Street Studios, Cleveland, OH
  • 2013, Then and Now, Naji Gallery, Cleveland, OH
  • 2014, Eye of the Beholder, Bay Arts, Bay Village, OH
  • 2015, The May Show, Lakeland Community College, Kirtland, OH
  • 2015, The Drawing Show:From Doodles to Digital, Ursuline College, Florence O’ Donnell Wasmer Gallery, Pepper Pike, OH


  • Featured Artwork
  • 2009 Lakewood Observer, Lakewood, OH
  • 2010, Cleveland Scene Magazine, Cleveland, OH
  • 2011, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cleveland, OH
  • 2012, Sandusky Register, Sandusky, OH
  • 2017 Canvas Magazine , Cleveland, OH
  • 2017, CAN Journal, Cleveland, OH
  • 2020, CAN Journal, Cleveland, OH


  • 1994-1996 Kent State University, Kent, OH
  • Studied Fine Arts

Contact: jbrennanart76@gmail.com