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Curriculum Vitae

Brian Christensen

Education

MFA Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri; 1992

BFA Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah; 1990

Employment

Associate Professor, 3D Studio

Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

1993-present

brian_christensen@byu.edu

Gallery Representation

A- Gallery

1321 South 2100 East

Salt Lake City, Utah 84108

Website

2018

National Juried Exhibitions

The Sculpted Vessel Clay Center of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Juror, Brett Freund, Lormina Salter Fellow at Baltimore Clayworks.

Hand Made, The Art of Ceramics Big Arts, Founders Gallery, Sanibel Island, Florida. Juror; New York artist Sue Housler.

The Art of Still Life 3 Square Gallery, Fort Collins, Colorado. Juror; David ReifProfessor Emeritus of Art at the University of Wyoming.

Small Matters Colorado Mesa University Art Gallery, Grand Junction, Colorado.

Juror, Jared Steffensen is an artist and curator currently based at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Regional Exhibitions

Body & Meaning Spori Gallery, Rexburg, Idaho.

Brian Christensen & Bryon Draper; Figurative sculpture.

Roots & Branches Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah. An invitational exhibition. The artworks of Roots and Branches explore the influence of family history on personal identity.

Sculpture A Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah. An invited exhibition.

An exhibition of represented sculptors.

33rd Annual Spiritual and Religious Art of Utah Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah. Juror, Utah artist Willamarie Huelskamp.

“94th Annual Spring Salon” Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah.

A local group exhibition. Juror: Beth Krensky, Professor of Art Education and Area Head of Art Teaching at the University of Utah.

“The Box Show” Provo City Library, Anderson Gallery, Provo, Utah. A local invitational group exhibition of BYU students & faculty.

“Face of Utah Sculpture” Utah Cultural Celebration Center, West Valley City, Utah. An invitational group exhibition.

Awards:

First Place, cash award. Hand Made; The Art of Ceramics,Founders Gallery, Big Arts, Sanibel Island, Florida. Juror; New York artist Sue Housler.

3 Square Art Gold Award. (Top cash award) The Art of Still Life; 3 Square Gallery, Fort Collins, Colorado. Juror; David ReifProfessor Emeritus of Art at the University of Wyoming

Collection Acquisitions:

Springville Museum of Art; Received sculptures “Berlin Wall” & “Torch” as a donation from the collection of Dolores Chase.

Alice Gallery, Utah Division of Arts & Museums; “Thunder Struck” purchased by the board of directors for the Art Collection of The State of Utah.

2017

“Connect / Disconnect / Reconnect” Northart Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand. An international invitational group exhibition of nine BYU art faculty, students and alumni. Five Sculptures included “Kihei Condo Series”

Currents 2017 | Perception: Color and Content; Gary R. Libby Gallery, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. National juried exhibition. One sculpture included “Bleach.”

“Mug Shots” Verum Ultimum Art Gallery, Portland Oregon. National juried group exhibition. Exhibited during the NCECA ceramic art conference in Portland. One work included. “Portrait in Orange”.

Utah Ties, Central Utah Art Center, Salt Lake City, Utah. A regional Juried exhibition. One sculpture included. “American Crucible.” Juror, Mary Leigh Cherry of Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles.

Spring Salon, Springville Museum of art, Springville, Utah. A juried regional exhibition. One sculpture included. “Icarus”

Statewide Annual 2017, Painting/ Sculpture/ Installation.

Rio Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah. Utah Arts & Museums. One sculpture included “ Parting Ways”

Orem Based Artists, Woodbury Art Museum, Orem, Utah. A local invitational exhibition. Three works included. “Foundations Of Leisure”, “New Virus”, “Film Noir”

Face Of Utah Sculpture; Utah Cultural Celebration Center Gallery, West Valley City, Utah. This is an invitational regional exhibition showing Utah sculptors. Two Sculptures included “Ring of Fire”, “Emerald City”

Self Expressions, an invitational, regional group exhibition at: Urban Arts Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah. An invited regional exhibition. “Chromosome Cookie Jar”, “Cell” “Virus.”

“HUGE” Mestizo Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah. A community art auction benefit in partnership with Comunidades Unidas, a nonprofit organization devoted to helping Latino immigrants.

2016

Shapes of Influence, M.G. Nelson Gallery, Springfield Art Association in Springfield, Illinois. A national juried exhibition. 2 works included.

It Figures: The Body in Art, ARC Gallery, Chicago Illinois. A national juried exhibition. One work included.

3rd Annual Tea Pot Show, Alpha Fired Arts Gallery, Sacramento, CA. A national juried exhibition. One work included.

Crafts & Works on Paper, Utah Arts & Museums, Rio Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah. A regional juried exhibition.

Nomenclatures, Art Access Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah.

 A regional invitational group exhibition of art relating to language. 5 works included.

Curious Remedies: Medicine During the Renaissance, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. Part of a local exhibit. 6 works included.

2015

Reconfigure, Central Utah Art Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, Solo Exhibition

Articles of Clothing, Rio Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah, Group exhibition

Face of Utah Sculpture. Utah Cultural Celebration Center. West Valley City, Utah.

Silent Auction, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art. Salt Lake City Utah, Regional Invitational exhibition. 

Spring Salon, Springville Art Museum, Springville, Utah, Group exhibition.

2014

Utah Painting & Sculpture, Rio Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah, Regional juried exhibition, Juror’s Award

Spiritual & Religious Art, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah. Juried regional exhibition

Art of Our Century, Woodbury Art Museum, Orem, Utah.  Regional juried exhibition.

Silent Auction, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art. Salt Lake City Utah, Regional Invitational exhibition. 

2013

Secret Eve, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art. Salt Lake City Utah, Juried exhibition. 13 participants, 1 public sculpture installation contributed.

Diane Stewart Collection, Salt Lake City, Utah.Sculpture “Plow.” Purchase forsignificant private outdoor collection.

pArts Project,  Kimball Art Museum,  Park City, Utah. An international invitational benefit exhibition.

Silent Auction, Utah Museum of Contemporary Art. Salt Lake City, Utah, Invitational exhibition. 

This Is The Place, Rio Gallery, Utah Arts & Museums, Salt Lake City Utah. Four works exhibited. A regional, invitational exhibition.

2012

Hopes & Fears, Solo Exhibition. Finch Lane Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Untitled. Rio Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Renewal. Utah Cultural Celebration Center. West Valley City, Utah. A regional invitational exhibition.

Utah Ties. Central Utah Art Center, Ephraim, Utah.(Juror: Max Presneill)

Face of Utah Sculpture. Utah Cultural Celebration Center. West Valley City, Utah. (Staff Award)

E Pluribus Unum. Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art, Logan, Utah.

2011

26th Annual Spiritual & Religious Art of Utah. Springville Museum of Art, Springville, Utah.

Not Just Another Pretty Face.

Snow College: Ephraim, Ut. For the painted steel out door sculpture, Road Sign.

2010  

Reinterpretation  Snow College, Ephraim Utah,

A solo exhibition of outdoor sculpture. 5 works included.

Guidebook, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Oh. An international juried exhibition. 2 works in cast bronze with mixed media were included. “Office Chair” & “ Cut To The Chase” 18 works by 13 artists were selected from 470 entries by 207 artists

Art Of Our Century, Woodbury Museum of Art, Orem, Utah.

A Juried Regional exhibition from the western United States. One Cast Bronze sculpture included. “Waters Of March”. Juror: Deb Banerjee, Curator of Exhibitions and Programs at the Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art at Utah State University.

Faces Of Utah Sculpture VI, The Utah Cultural Celebration Gallery, West Valley City, Utah.  A regional invitational exhibition of sculpture. 3 works included.

2009

Pravus Gallery

Brigham Young University Ceramics Alumni Exhibition. A national group invitational exhibition. Pravus Gallery, Phoenix, AZ. A featured exhibition in the National Ceramic Education Conference tour. One work included. Utah Strata

The Five Senses, Group entry in the national graphic film festival, Tyophile. Contribution of a sculpted brain with drawer for the opening animated segment. A collaboration with Brent Barson’s team at Brigham Young University’s Graphics Area. Opening segment for film festival.

The 30th Annual New Music Festival  Bowling Green State University. A collaboration in  conjunction with Steven Ricks’ trombone composition performed at the festival. Interactive sculpture object contributed to the performance. Sculpture Title: One Man Band

Percept Harris Fine Art Center, Brigham Young University, Provo, Ut. A three person installation of sculpture, motion graphics and sound by Brent Barson, Brian Christensen, and Steven Ricks.

Faces of Utah Sculpture V, Salt Lake City, UT An invitational exhibition of Utah Sculptors.1 work included. “Polymer Paradise”.

Spring Salon, Springville Art Museum, Springville, Ut  Group exhibition, 1 work included “ Free  Market”.

2008  

Genisis Sego Art Center, Provo Ut. The inaugural group exhibition for the new non-profit contemporary art center. 1 sculpture included: “Accusation”

Virtual Realities Sego Art Center, Provo Ut. An international juried exhibition.1 sculpture included. “Babble”

10th Anniversary Best Of The Best International Exhibition

Upstream People Gallery, Omaha, NE. Group Exhibition, 1 sculpture included “Catalyst”                                                                                                                    

Faces of Utah Sculpture IV, Salt Lake City, UT An invitational exhibition of Utah Sculptors. 2 works included. “Cut to the Chase” & “Fracture”.

2007  

Fragmented Vision Northern Arizona University Art Museum. A solo exhibition in Flagstaff, AZ 12 works included.

Brian Christensen / Peter Everett  Santa Reparata Gallery, Santa Reparata International School of Art, Florence, Italy. An invitational 2 person exhibition. 7 works included.

Utah Juried Exhibition  Central Utah Art Center. Juror, NYC gallerist Tanja Grunert. Top Award for the Installation, The Lens Of Damocles.

Contemporary Reliquaries HBLL Auditorium Gallery, Brigham Young University, An invitational regional group exhibition. One work included.

A world Without Art  Store Front Galleries,  Provo, Utah. A regional group exhibition. One work included.

The One To Ten Show, Regional Exhibition, Gallery 110, Provo, Utah. An invitational group exhibition.

2006  

I Have A Dream  Arc Gallery & Educational Foundation, Chicago, Illinois. A national juried art  exhibition in commemoration of the dream of Martin Luther King.  Juror Artist, Nancy Charak. Bronze sculpture 72x12x6   “Sui Generis” accepted

Table Talk  Palmer Gallery, Salt lake City, Ut.  An invitational  group exhibition of functional Ceramics.

2005  

Texas National  Stephan F. Austin University Gallery, Nacogdoches, Texas. A national juried exhibition. 25 accepted from 500 entries.  Juror, internationally acclaimed Sculptor, James Surls.       

Regions of the Mind, UVSC Woodbury Gallery, Orem, UT. A Group invitational exhibition, 4 sculptures and a sculpture installation included.

Something Wicked this Way Comes, Morris Fine art Gallery, Spanish Fork, UT. A  group exhibition, One work included.

Spring Salon, Springville Art Museum, Springville, UT. 2 sculptures included.

Locals Only, Cowan Gallery, Springville, UT. An invitational group exhibition, one work included.

Solo Exhibition, Central Utah Art Center, Ephraim, UT. 12 works included.

Group Sculpture Exhibition, A Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah. 7 works included.

2004  

Solo Exhibition  A Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah. Five outdoor sculptures included.

7th Annual All Media International Juried Art Exhibition, Up stream People Gallery, Omaha, Nebraska. One Sculpture included.

Projekt 30, An international juried exhibition. 2 works included. Project 30 gallery, New York, NY.

Mixed Media & works on Paper, Kimball Art Center, Park City Utah. A Utah arts council juried exhibition. Jurors award for sculpture “Catalyst”.

Weber State University’s Annual Ceramics invitational, Ethel Wattis

Kimball Visual Arts Center, Shaw Gallery, Ogden, Utah. 4 Works exhibited.

Cold, Morris Fine Art Gallery, Spanish Fork, Utah. A juried group exhibition. Two sculptures      included.

A View of Three, A three person invitational exhibition at Gallery East, College of Eastern Utah, Price, Utah. 12 sculptures included.

environMENTAL an exhibition of 8 contemporary Utah artists, A Sundance Screening Room series in partnership with the Utah Arts council. Sundance Screening Room Gallery, Provo, Utah. Traveling exhibit shown at Art Access Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah.Curator, Frank Mc Entire, Director of the Utah Arts Council.

Berkley Art Center Members Exhibition, Berkley, California. An national invitational group exhibition. One sculpture included. “Passive / Aggressive hand puppets.”

A Place Called Home, Lane Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand. An international group exhibition. One sculpture included. “Mausoleum”.

2003              

Proximities, Rio Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah. A group exhibition, sponsored by the Utah Arts Council. 4 works included. Invitational Group exhibition.

Utah Arts council Traveling Exhibition, St. George Art Museum, St. George, UT. group regional juried exhibition. Two works included.

Spring Salon, Springville Art Museum, Springville, Utah. Honorable

Mention Juror’s award.  A group regional juried exhibition. One sculpture included.

The Lens Of Damocles, Snow College Gallery of Art, Ephraim, Utah. Solo Exhibition.

Futilitarian, Provo Art Center Gallery, Provo, Utah. A group exhibition of four artists. 4 works included.

Form & Surface, UVSC Woodbury Gallery, Orem, UT.

Primary organization and participation in a group collaborative exhibition.

Man VS Machine, Cowan Gallery, Orem, Utah. Group- invitational exhibition. 2 works exhibited.

Slate Curtain, Brigham Young University Grounds, Provo, Utah. A group site specific sculpture installation. Eight participants.

MOA Ten Year Birthday Celebration, Lied Gallery, BYU, Museum of Art, Provo, UT.  One work on paper exhibited. Invitational

Wetlands,  Springville, Utah. A site- specific earthwork. Documentation presented at Brigham Young University, Harris Fine Art Center.

Ephraim Square Sculpture Park Inaugural Exhibition, Central Utah Art Center, Ephraim, Utah. Included the installation of the site specific sculpture titled (Plow) and sculpture  (Ice Cutter)

Ice Wall Lincoln Beach, Utah. A site specific earthwork. Documentation presented at Brigham Young University, Harris Fine Art Center.

Utah 2002, Painting & Sculpture Kimball Art Center, Park City, Utah.  Sponsored by the Utah Arts Council. Two Sculptures “Tense” and “Elevated Fig” included.Jurors: Patty Ortiz, curator, Institute for Contemporary Art; Denver, CO Ben Mitchell, curator, Yellowstone Art Museum, Billings MT.

Lectures

2010   Salt Lake City Art Center, Panel discussion on exhibition of the winners of the ISC Student Awards.

2008  Snow College, Ephraim, Utah. Guest lecturer.

2006   Woodbury Art Museum, Orem, Utah. Artist Panel on” Pop Art” Exhibition. Position paper & presentation given at public audience. January 6.

Provo High School, Guest lecturer.

2005  

Central Utah Art Center, Guest lecturer for solo exhibition.

2004  

 Southern Utah State University, Guest lecturer.

College of Eastern Utah, Guest lecturer  Brian Christensen,

Projects

2015

NAEA Teaching Award Fabrication; 4 stone and glass sculptural awards commissioned by the National Art Education Association.

2005

Collaboration with Professor Kent Hatch of BYU biology department.  Two bronze frogs were sculpted and cast to accurately represent a leopard frog at the bottom of a stream. The frogs were used as sensors to measure oxygen levels in a steam at the likely body depth of a submerged frog. 

Public commissions and acquisitions

2008  

Snow College Art Collection: Ephraim, Ut. For the painted steel out door sculpture, “Road Sign.”

2003  

BYU Museum of Art, Provo UT. Two works on paper in Collection: “Floating Arc” and “ Tenth Birthday Card.

2002  

Ephraim Square Sculpture Park, Design and construction for park and site specific sculpture, Plow, Central Utah Art Center, Ephraim, Utah.

Springville City public sculpture program, Springville Utah. Public sculpture installation on Main Street.  Frog’s Ball. Cast bronze.

2001  

Salt Lake County Purchase,

Steel Sculpture, Rift, installed in front of the Rose Wagner Performing arts Building in Salt Lake City, Utah.

1998  

Springville Art Museum, Springville, Utah.  Purchase of sculpture, Desire.

Davis County School District, Bountiful, Utah.  Purchase of Salted Bowl.

Fairview Museum of Art, Fairview, Utah.  Purchase of Red Sail.

Awards

2014

Utah Painting & Sculpture, Rio Gallery, Salt Lake City, Utah, Regional juried exhibition, Juror’s Award

2007  

Utah Juried Exhibition  Central Utah Art Center.

Juror, NYC gallerist Tanja Grunert. Top Award for the Installation, The Lens Of Damocles.

2004  

Mixed Media & works on Paper, Kimball Art Center, Park City Utah. A Utah arts council juried exhibition. Jurors award for sculpture “Catalyst”.

2003

Spring Salon, Springville Art Museum, Springville, Utah. Honorable

Mention Juror’s award.

2001  

Spring Salon, Springville Art Museum, Springville, Utah. 2nd Place Juror’s  award for steel and cast glass sculpture, Homage To Four Friends. Sold from exhibition.

1998  

St. George Art Museum Annual Regional Exhibition, St. George Art Museum, St. George, Utah.  Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Juried  Exhibition.  Two works exhibited.  Best of Sculpture for Medusa. Jurors  award.

1997  

Laura Eccles Art Foundation, Ogden, Utah.  A statewide juried exhibition.  Tryst. Juror’s  award.

1996  

Unportrait, Galleria Mesa, Mesa, Arizona.  A national juried exhibition.  Juror’s cash award, for Circuitous route.

A View of Seven: Utah Arts Council’s Visual Artist Fellowship Award Finalist, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, Utah.  A statewide juried exhibition. Twelve works exhibited.

1995

ANA 24, Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana. A national juried exhibition. Juror’s award.