In Progress: Brandon Markell Holmes

About the Artist

Brandon Markell Holmes is a formally trained theater actor who creates common ground in creative storytelling and abstract exposition. His work's themes are reflective of social observations and the symbiotic relationship between art and history. Holmes's premier works include a visual EP entitled Inertia, featured on Afropunk, Arts Incubator with The University of Chicago, and in conjunction with Open TV Beta at Northwestern University, as well as a collaboration with the international band Gorillaz on the song "Circle of Friendz" on their 2017 album, Humanz, which was also nominated for a Grammy in 2018 for Best Alternative Album. His composition “You Won't” debuted on Season 4 Fox's Empire. Markell's debut full-length album, The Museum of R&B, was released in 2019.