A Little Bit About Myself.

My name is Brennan Probst. I live in Evanston, Illinois with my wife, Katie, and our two beautiful little cats, Chooks and Furiosa. I have an M.F.A. in fine arts from the University of New Orleans. 

I explore time, memory, and the artist’s ability to convey experience through autobiographical photographs and drawings. In my compositions, I provide an intimate look into my life, while making wider observations about how my mind processes the world. My work is concerned with circumventing the objective, static qualities of photography. I attempt to create images that convey how experiences feel, instead of how they look through the lens of an optical apparatus. With my work, I do not wish to take from the world around me, but rather to create from the world within me. By utilizing multiple exposures and collage techniques, as well as drawings, I investigate how I experience and remember my life, and the people most important to me. 

Second to making art, I enjoy buying, selling, and collecting cameras. Cameras made between 1950 and 1990 interest me the most. I sell cameras on my Etsy store, PB Camera. My favorite cameras are my Nikon F, Nikon F2, Pentax LX, Pentax 6x7, and Olympus Pen FT (for digital I use a Nikon Df and Fuji X100V). My film of choice is Kodak T-Max 400.

My other hobbies include reading, vintage base ball, video games, and not eating meat. 

Contact Info:

Email: brennanprobst@gmail.com

Etsy Store: Etsy.com/shop/PBCamera

Exhibition List

Solo Shows


    Shades of Salmon, The HMC, Des Plaines, IL


    Amalgamations, UNO Gallery, New Orleans, LA

    (M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition)

Group Shows


    Artist - Teachers / Teacher - Artists, Len G. Everett Gallery, Monmouth, IL

    Burn, The Outta Space, Berwyn, IL


    Evanston Art Center Faculty Exhibition, Evanston Art Center, Evanston, IL

    All Visual Faculties Intact, H.F. Johnson Gallery of Art, Kenosha, WI

    100x100, Cherry Street Gallery, Galesburg, IL


    Monmouth to MFA, Len G. Everett Gallery, Monmouth, IL


    Studios Midwest Exhibition, Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL

    Current, Isaac Delgado Fine Arts Gallery, New Orleans, LA

Juried Shows


    Open Lens XIII, Gallery Seven, Lockport, IL

    Figures or Faces, Las Laguna Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA

    Shades of Blue, Camelback Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

    (Winner: Bronze Award)

    Summertime, Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, KS


    Ten x Ten, Midwest Center for Photography, Wichita, KS

    Portraiture, Decode Gallery, Tucson, AZ


    Galex 54, Galesburg Civic Art Center, Galesburg, IL


    The Shape of Things, Praxis Gallery, Minneapolis, MN


    Unlucky in Love, Ugly Art Room, Corvallis, OR


    64 Arts, Buchanan Center for the Arts, Monmouth, IL

    (Winner: Best Photography in Show Award)

    71st Wabash Valley Juried Exhibition, Swope Art Museum, Terre Haute, IN

    (Winner: Eileen Prose Award of Recognition)

    Lens 2015, Perspective Gallery, Evanston, IL


    Art of Darkness, Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts, Fridley, MN


    Biennial Quad State Competition, Quincy Art Center, Quincy, IL

    1st Annual Art Competition, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL


    Juried Student Art Exhibition, Len G. Everett Gallery, Monmouth, IL

    (Winner: Best Drawing in Show Award)


    Juried Student Art Exhibition, Len G. Everett Gallery, Monmouth, IL

    (Winner: Best Photography  in Show Award)