Brenda Garand is a sculptor born in Peterborough, New Hampshire. She grew up in Hancock, NH, and has also lived in Paris and New York City. Garand received her MFA in Sculpture from Queens College, City University of New York and her BFA in Sculpture from the University of New Hampshire. Selected exhibitions include: National Academy Museum 183rd Annual: An Invitational Exhibition of Contemporary American Art, in NYC; Reeves-Contemporary, in NYC; Johnson State College, in VT; BigTown Gallery, in Rochester, VT; Wright State University Art Galleries, in Dayton, Ohio; Spheris Gallery, in Hanover, NH; American Academy of Arts and Letters Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, in NYC; Hampshire College, Amherst, MA; A.V.C. Contemporary Arts Gallery, in NYC; Atelier Silex, in Québec; 55 Mercer Gallery, in NYC; The College of William and Mary, in Williamsburg, VA; and the Meguro Museum of Art, in Tokyo, Japan. Garand is the recipient of a Fulbright Grant to France; a Fulbright Berlin Seminar; The Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation Grant to Bayeux, France; The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Grant; New Hampshire State Council on the Arts Individual Fellowship; Dartmouth College Senior Faculty Grant; Vermont Artist in Residence at The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center; and a Vermont Arts Council Individual Artist Grant. Residencies include Yaddo, Ragdale, Dorland Mountain Arts Colony, Atelier Silex in Québec, and the Pouch Cove Foundation in Newfoundland, Canada. Garand is a Professor of Studio Art at Dartmouth College and has taught widely at other institutions. Brenda Garand lives and works in Vermont.