Brendan McGlynn Scanlon -- Sources of Information

Brendan and His Art--Interviews and Video Documentaries

Interview with Brendan by his close friend Swiv, that explains Brendan's philosophy of street art, how he got into it, media, etc.:
flickr.com/groups/ripsolve/discuss/72157605672374271/

MiddleMindProject Presents: SOLVE (Mini-documentary about Brendan, explaining his sources of inspiration and his "Yuppie Nuremberg Defense":
MiddleMindProject Presents: SOLVE

solve-umentary (Videos of Brendan talking about street art, his involvement with it, and putting together and pulling off the "TV in the 'L'" caper. The videos were produced by Mike, one of Brendan's RGB Street Art Collective collaborators.):
solve-umentary - Part 1
solve-umentary - Part 2


About Brendan, His Art, and Street Art in General

"Ben Bauman creates a SOLVE tribute mural at Mother Fool's" by David Medaris, Isthmus: The Daily Page (8-20-2008):
Ben Bauman creates a SOLVE tribute mural at Mother Fool's
To see the mural as it was being painted: SOLVE Mural Being Painted at MoFo's

"Chicago Graffiti - Art or Nuisance?" Medill Reports, Northwestern University News (7-08-2009):
Chicago Graffiti - Art or Nuisance?

"Chicago Street Art" flickr group:
The group includes much of the street art put up in Chicago between 2004 and 2012. Click on the "Photos" link and then search on Brendan Scanlon or Solve Scanlon art or Solve Chicago art to access Brendan's art and art in tribute to him.


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DacT on photobucket (DacT is a moniker Brendan used for awhile. These photobucket sites include some of his Illinois Institute of Art school work, freelance posters, street art, and other miscellaneous things from fall 2005 to late 2007.):
Album: photobucket.com/albums/b383/DacT/
Blog: photobucket.com/albums/b383/DacT/blog/

“A Feast of Street Art, Luminous and Legal: Graffiti Art of the City, From the Bronx to Brooklyn” (New York Times (8-30-2013, C15, 18-19):
Feast of Street Art from Bronx to Brooklyn

Madison East High School Retrospective of Brendan's Art (9-1 - 10-9-2009):
Madison East Retrospective of Brendan's Art
Video of Brendan shown at the retrospective: Video of Brendan at Madison East Retrospective of his Art

Madison Street Art (A blog by Emily Mills about street art in Madison):
Madison Street Art
For posts specifically about Solve/Brendan, enter Solve or Brendan Scanlon in the search box (upper left).

"R.I.P. SOLVE: Murder of Madison East alum Brendan Scanlon spurs tributes" by David Medaris, Isthmus: The Daily Page (7-1-2008):
R.I.P. SOLVE: Murder of Madison East alum Brendan Scanlon spurs tributes

"SOLVE~DacT" on DeviantART (DacT is a moniker Brendan used for awhile. Photos of some of his art from 6-2006 - 12-2007. See also the "Profile" at the site.):
DacT's DeviantART gallery
DacT's DeviantART profile

"'SOLVE LIVES': Tribute to late artist brings street art indoors" by Lindsay Christians, 77 Square Sunday (Wisconsin State Journal, 7-26-2009), about the first "street art" event at the Overture Center:
SOLVE LIVES': Tribute to late artist brings street art indoors


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Solve - Murdered Artist Speaks out Against Violence (video by Terry Talbot of Terry Talbot Photography with photos of the Madison East Retrospective of Brendan's art, an interview with Brendan's mother, and excerpts of interviews of Brendan):
Solve - Murdered Artist Speaks out Against Violence

SOLVE RIP (flickr group in tribute to Brendan and his art):
SOLVE RIP flickr group

SOLVE R.I.P. Thumbnails (flickr set of photos of Brendan's art taken by Artillery, a street artist and friend of Brendan):
Artillery's SOLVE R.I.P. flickr set

"SOLVE: The Life and Legacy of Brendan Scanlon" by Lin Weeks, The Badger Herald (11-01-2011)
SOLVE: The Life and Legacy of Brendan Scanlon

SOLVE's flickr photostream:
SOLVE's flickr photostream
Photos in phoostream tagged with "solve"

"Street Art in Chicago" by Shylo Bisnett, Gapers Block (an online magazine) (5-07-2007). (Definitions of different types of public art and discussion of the Chicago street-art scene, including quotes by SOLVE and other artists):
Street Art in Chicago

"Who is Solve?" (Show of Brendan's art in Chicago 1-16 - 1-22-2009 sponsored by the Chicago chapter of AIGA, the professional association for design, and organized by dae with help from the other other members of the RGB street art crew that Brendan belonged to):
"Who Is SOLVE?" Chicago Show

"Who Is SOLVE?" (1-9-2009) and "Hope Heaven Has a Lot of Blank Walls" (7-24-2008): Blog posts by Katjusa Cisar of the Capital Times about Brendan and the "Who is SOLVE?" show in Chicago
Go to host.madison.com/entertainment/ and enter Solve Cisar into the search box under "Menu".

To find out more about Brendan and his art, search the Internet for solve chicago street art.or "brendan scanlon" chicago.


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Please contact wscanlon at gmail dot com for questions about the Award or issues with this webpage.
Last updated 19 December 2016.
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