Branden Koch is a Pittsburgh based artist whose multi-faceted work explores expansive and ambiguous themes including power, belief, and being. His ink drawings on paper are particulaly known, accompanying multiple limited edition publications, and large scale paintings.
He received a BFA from The Cleveland Institute of Art in 2001, and an MFA from The Milton Avery School of the Visual Arts at Bard College in 2005. His work has been exhibited in the New York City area at Regina Rex, Soloway Fine Arts, Helper Projects, Pace University, Brennan and Griffin, and Edward Thorp Gallery.
National exhibitions include The Center of Contemporary American Political Art in Washington D.C., The Barrick Musuem at UNLV, Romer Young Gallery, SF, CA; The Harwood Art Center, Albuquerque, NM; High Energy Constructs, LA, CA; and SPACES, Cleveland, OH. His work has been reviewed in Hyperallergic, The Brooklyn Rail, ArtSlant, The Chicago Sun Times, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, Artillery Magazine, and Las Vegas Weekly.
Branden's drawings and poetry has been featured in Hyperallergic Magazine's column "Drawing in a Time of Fear and Lies," Fields Magazine, Shifter Magazine, The Open Day Book, The Plague Review/Rotland Press, as well as several self-published books. Most recently he has colaborated with John Yau and Ink Cap Press, NYC in a small edition chapbook of poetry and drawings entitled "Bloken Exhaust."
Branden was a recent Teaching Artist at The Mattress Factory, also Artist-in-Residence at The Children's Musuem of Pittsburgh's Museum Lab, where his site-specific sculpture entitled "Pendulum" is on permanent display. He has been awarded a space at Interlude Residency, Hudson Valley, NY 2021. He currently serves as Part Time Lecturer at The Mason Gross School of Art at Rutgers University, and as MFA Artist Mentor at Lesley University Art and Design.