Brian was born in 1959, raised in a home with movable walls designed by his father, an aspiring artist. The fluidity of the modular arrangement captured Brian’s imagination. His mother, a kindergarten teacher, encouraged Brian’s constant building.
As a student, Brian considered following his passion for stage design, but sought the more personal expression of fine arts. He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy and settled into mixed media. He later began to explore installation using the exhibition location as an essential part of the piece.
A life long resident of Pennsylvania, Brian has been in Philadelphia since 1984 with his life partner Keith Breitfeller. He began exhibiting with Vox Populi and remained an active member for 15 years. He has held solo exhibits at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, Sande Webster Gallery, Fleisher Challenge and recently in Krems, Austria. He has been granted an Independence Foundation Fellowship and other awards.
Awards & Honors
2001 Fellowship, Independence Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
1995 Punch Point. N, Artfronts Partnership, Philadelphia, PA Selected Site Specific Installation
Solo Show Awarded From Juried Exhibition, Shrouded Schemes, The Baum School Of Art, Allentown, PA
1994 Winner 1994 Elf Atochem/Kynar 500 Design Competition: “All The World Is A Stage”, Lou-See-All/Spiked Night, Stage Design, Beaux Arts Ball, The Foundation For Architecture, Philadelphia, PA
1994 Tobeleah Wechsler Annual Award, Annual Award Show, Cheltenham Center For The Arts, Cheltenham, PA