Brian Alfred was born in Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania in 1974. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.
He is an artist, musician and curator who has shown his work internationally for the past seventeen years. After earning a master of fine arts from Yale University, he went on to attend the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. Alfred has been awarded an American Academy of Arts and Letters Purchase Award, the New York Foundation of the Arts Inspiration Award, and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. He has shown in several solo and group exhibitions and in 2004 he achieved his first Museum exhibition at the Phoenix Art Museum. His research develops between acrylic, collage, digital drawings and animations. His works of art are in the collections of institutions such as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among others. Alfred is also the creator and host of the Sound & Vision podcast, which features conversations with contemporary artists and musicians.