Uriel’s Return, 2020. Photo: Richard Funston

Uriel (formerly Ryan Brewer, b. 1985-2020) is an interdisciplinary artist (MFA ArtCenter, BFA Parsons) who works across multiple fields including sculpture, performance, multimedia, writing, and social practice. 

Uriel has exhibited work since 2006 including exhibitions at WIELS Contemporary Art Centre (Brussels, Belgium), Invisible Exports, Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, Envoy Enterprises, the Streb Lab for Action Mechanics (all NYC), and Last Projects (Los Angeles), among others. 

Uriel’s work has appeared in many publications including Artforum, W Magazine, Frieze, Mousse Magazine, New York Observer, Art Fag CityArtmagazine, Fillip Magazine, and E.R.O.S Issue 4: Man (Tate Modern, London, 2014). 

In 2011, Uriel was awarded a residency at the Fire Island Artist Residency, the first residency program for emerging LGBTQ artists in the United States (Fire Island, NY). 

Uriel has also worked and shown collaboratively with AA Bronson, including exhibitions at Gwangju Biennale (Gwangju, Korea), Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, (Rotterdam, Netherlands), Esther Schipper (Berlin), Maureen Paley (London), Art Basel 43, Art Basel 44 (both Basel, Switzerland), among others. 

Uriel lives and works in West Hollywood, CA.