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Brenden Clenaghen

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Department of Art, Music & Creative Arts Therapies



MFA in Painting, Portland State University
BFA in Printmaking, San Francisco Art Institute

Classes Taught

Contemporary Mixed Media Printmaking
Orientation to the Visual Arts Community
Professional Practices
Advanced Painting and Drawing Seminar


Brenden Clenaghen has exhibited in solo exhibitions at Pulliam Gallery in Portland and Zolla/ Liberman Gallery in Chicago. His work has been included in group exhibitions at the Portland Art Museum, the Tacoma Art Museum, Memphis College of Art, San Francisco Art Institute, RocksBox (Portland), and Artspace Annex (San Francisco). Clenaghen’s work has been written about in Art In America, ArtWeek, Art Papers and the Chicago Tribune. Additionally, he has co-curated exhibitions for Disjecta Center for the Arts (Portland), Fourteen30 Contemporary (Portland) and Portland State University’s MK Gallery.


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Belluschi Pavilion Featured in Preservation Magazine

The Belluschi Pavilion, a mid-century modern house moved to the Marylhurst campus, was featured in the fall 2015 issue of Preservation Magazine.

Blake Shell Joins RACC Award Panel

Blake Shell, The Robert and Mercedes Eichholz Director & Curator of The Art Gym & Belluschi Pavilion, was invited to be a panelist for selecting the 2015 Individual Fellowship Award for The Regional Arts & Culture Council.


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October 04, 2015 – December 05, 2015

Kartz Ucci Retrospective at The Art Gym

The Art Gym will present a retrospective exhibition of the work of Kartz Ucci, a talented and prolific artist who passed away in 2013 at 52 years o...


October 07, 2015 – December 16, 2015

The Planets: Paintings by Sarah Anne Burns

Sarah Anne Burns, BFA ’07 will present hundreds of watercolors in her series: The Planets. The paintings are a departure from Burns' other bodies...


December 01, 2015

Listening Sessions: Students' Needs

Kathleen Kaczor, campus minister, and Joan Jagodnik, director of student services, will hold listening sessions: informal conversations around stud...


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