M.F.A. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.F.A. Suny at Buffalo
Areas of Expertise:
Sculpture, installation art, digital imaging, video, web design, interdisciplinary art and ecological art. I am particularly interested in artworks that traverse traditional disciplinary boundaries.
Courses I Teach:
- Digital Imaging
- Digital Video Art
- Sculpture: Subject and Object
- Sculpture: Site and Installation
- Performing Presentations
- Senior Studio
My Saint Michael's:
I lead students to understand that successful art-making is a balance of technical skills, focused research and creative experimentation. I show students a wide range of art historical examples for assigned projects but encourage them to find their own unique and diverse solutions.
In 2011 I had a solo exhibition of my work at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, showed work in a group exhibition at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education in Philadelphia and created a public art project for selected buses and bus stops in Boulder, Colorado.
Life Off Campus:
I enjoy kayaking, biking, hiking, parrots and all kinds of animals. I am also founder and president of The Society for Re-Natural Environment.
Brian Collier, assistant professor of art, currently has an exhibit showing at Friends Academy in Locust Valley, NY. His exhibition "Very Small Objects/ Selective Unveiling" runs through April 13, and the opening reception was February 8. Brian's work at Friends Academy was being shown in conjunction with that of Elrie Joubert, the 2010 winner of South Africa's most prestigious art competition, The Absa L'Atelier, which rewards young artists between the ages of 21 and 35 to develop their talents abroad. On April 5, an exhibit opened at New City Galerie on Church Street in Burlington titled "Ecologies," with Brian the featured artist for the Downtown section of Art Map Burlington.
Brian Collier, assistant professor of fine arts/art, was invited as a presenter for Pechkucha Night (PKN) at the Fleming Museum of Art in Burlington on September 13, 2012. PKN is a worldwide phenomenon that began in 2003 in Tokyo and now is held in more than 550 cities around the globe. It offers the opportunity for a broad range of participants to present their designs, projects, thoughts, and ideas at a fun, informal, and fast-paced gathering. Brian was one of 10 presenters at the Fleming PKN. He talked about programs and projects he has been part of as founder and president of the Society for a Re-Natural Environment.