Brent Birnbaum grew up in Dallas, Texas and currently lives in Rockaway Beach, New York. Most people are more surprised that he is not on Facebook than when they learn that his cousin invented the Bedazzler. Mr. Birnbaum makes and arranges objects and performs. Endurance, interior design, absurdity, the role of the viewer, pop culture, and collecting are common threads in his expansive work. Brent’s first solo museum show was this past fall at Casino Luxembourg - Forum d'art Contemporain, where his first catalog was published. He has several upcoming shows following his Sanctuary installation, including a 2-hour performance at Abrons Art Center on the Lower East Side in Manhattan on July 31st. This summer also marks the opening of Topless, a seasonal gallery he co-founded in The Rockaways.