Brandon Opalka (b. 1978, Portsmouth, VA) lives in Louisville, Colorado and works between Colorado and Miami, FL. Opalka studied at South Tech Education Center/Graphic Design 94-97, International Fine Arts College/Painting 97-99, and Miami Dade Community College/Environmental Science 2002-2004. Raised in South Florida, Opalka lived and worked in Miami for over 20 years before moving to Colorado in 2018. Opalka’s work has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the U.S. and abroad, including 99 Spring Street, Superchief, NY, NY (2021), 20 ans Déjà, LHOSTE, Arles, France (2021), Last Year, Flowerbox Projects, Miami, FL (2021), A Joyous Planting, curated by Max Kauffman, MudStudios, Denver, CO (2021). Other work includes murals for Miami’s Wynwood Walls (2011), site specific installations & paintings, Back on Earth, Emerson Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL (2014), Janigans, Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL (2013), and large-scale mural project Nature is Imagination Itself, Dorsch Gallery, Miami, FL (2010). His drawing and installations exhibited abroad include Think Warm: Miami draws for you, Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan (2006), Cash, Cans, & Candy, Galerie Ernst Hilger, Vienna, Austria (2013). Notable Museum Exhibitions include Bass Museum of Art, Miami Beach, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, Frost Museum of Art and Boca Raton Museum of Art. Opalka’s curatorial work includes Rigid: A brief history of Miami graffiti, NOW Contemporary, Miami, FL (2012), and the groundbreaking exhibition Some Like it Hot, HistoryMiami, Miami, FL (2014). Opalka is a founding member of FeCuOp, an artist collective. He is also the founder & curator of The Co-Worker, a mobile contemporary project space (2014-2016). His work has been reviewed and featured in Art in America, The Miami Herald, ArtNews, and 303 Magazine.