Brendan Lay (B.F.A., Interactive Design and Game Development, 2011) Also known by his artist name Gent is a visual artist working in Austin, Texas. His artwork is inspired by color, and patterns representing portals into time periods and emotions experienced in his life. Brendan is currently exploring the pairing of technology and painting. Many of his current works use materials and substrates (such as acrylic polyurethanes, and hand crafted aluminum canvases) meant to last generations. His artwork has been published as well exhibited in multiple group exhibitions across the US.