Brett Wallace is a New York-based artist and filmmaker exploring work, technology, and the greater economy. He is best known for multimedia film and installation projects which explore the subject and territory of labor in the 21st century. The lines of inquiry that ground his practice include – how are the workers who keep society running treated, dignified, and, if needed, reskilled as the economy evolves? What needs to change in the future of work for the workers who power the economy and world to be recognized and treated fairly?
His most recent short film, Truckers (2020), screened at the Socially Relevant Film Festival New York, Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Gallery at Parsons School of Design, NURTUREart, and was shortlisted for the 2020 Lumen Prize in moving image. Reviews of his work include The New York Times, Brooklyn Rail, Art in America, ARTnews, Artnet, Artslant, Hyperallergic, and BmoreArt.
Brett is currenly in production in Alabama on his first feature film, AMERICAN UNION.