Brian W. Brush’s work explores the phenomenal visual effects that emerge from the interaction of light, material, and geometric structure in art. He is deeply interested in how volume, thickness, pattern, and translucency of material can entangle with light to produce ethereal and illusory beauty. Driving the exploration of these effects is a fundamental sensitivity to site, where each piece is a unique opportunity to participate in the construction of meaning in the public domain. The result is a vital and dynamic material platform capable of animating the feelings, behaviors, and curiosities of a diverse public which ultimately contribute to cultural resilience.
Brush has twice been awarded the Public Art Network Year in Review Award and his work has appeared in numerous publications including Metropolis Magazine, Interior Design Magazine, The Architect’s Newspaper, ArchDaily, Make Magazine, FastCoDesign, Atlantic Cities, Wired Design, and Phaidon Press’s recent book “Room:Inside Contemporary Interiors.” He recently presented his work as an invited speaker at the Media Architecture Summit in Toronto in September 2016.
Brush studied architecture as a Presidential Scholar at Montana State University earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Design. He was awarded the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Graduate Scholarship to continue his graduate studies at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation (GSAPP), where he received a Master of Architecture and a Master of Science in Urban Planning. He is also a PhD candidate and Fulbright Scholar conducting research with McGill University School of Architecture’s Facility for Architectural Research in Media and Mediation (FARMM).Download Full Bio