Brian Carpenter

Brian Carpenter is an artist, curator and art teacher based in Toledo, Ohio. Utilizing a range of media and 3D methods, his work explores the physical and pathological constructs of affliction and its relationship to history and cultural identity. Carpenter currently works as a Lecturer and is the Gallery Director in the Department of Art at the University of Toledo.

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BRIAN CARPENTER

338 22ND STREET, TOLEDO OHIO 43604

p| 419-280-8130

e| [email protected]

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EDUCATION

2012

MFA / Cranbrook Academy of Art

2010

BA / University of Toledo - University College - Individualized Program in Photography, Sculpture, and Architecture

1991

AA / University of Toledo / Psychology

AWARDS

2011

Merit Award / Cranbrook Academy of Art / Department of Photography

2009-10

Presidents List / University of Toledo

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2015-present

Lecture of Art - Gallery Director / University of Toledo - College of Communication and the Arts / Toledo, Ohio

2014-2015

Adjunct Professor of Art / University of Toledo - College of Communication and the Arts / Toledo, Ohio

2013-2014

Facility Director / Allied Metals Corporation / Auburn Hills, Michigan

2011-2014

Research and Development / Allied Prefer / Liege, Belgium and Troy, Michigan

2012-2013

Creative Initiatives / Wasserman Projects Gallery / Birmingham, Michigan

2011-2013

Project Manager / Allied Metals Corporation / Troy, Michigan

2011-2012

Department Assistant / Department of Photography / Cranbrook Academy of Art / Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

2010-2012

Technical Assistant / CAA Wood shop / Cranbrook Academy of Art / Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

2009-2010

Gallery Assistant and Program Assistant / Grey Gallery, Visiting Artist Program / Center for Sculptural Studies / University of Toledo / Toledo, Ohio

2009-2010

Technical Assistant / Center for Sculptural Studies / University of Toledo / Toledo, Ohio

2009-2010

Technical Assistant / Photography Department / University of Toledo / Toledo, Ohio

2008-2009

Internship in Architecture and Design / Michael Barthold & Co. / Perrysburg, Ohio

CURATED EXHIBITIONS

2015

Group Exhibition / “Piece it Together” / Artist: Shanna Merola and Sheida Soleimani / Center for the Visual Arts Gallery / University of Toledo /Toledo, Ohio

Group Exhibition / “Ready to Hand Present at Hand” / Artist: Christopher Schanck, Jack Craig, Mark Dineen, Taryn Cassella, Thing Thing / Center for the Visual Arts Gallery / University of Toledo /Toledo, Ohio

Group Exhibition / ‘Pieces of 8” / Artist: Amy Beeler, J.C. Christy, Sandra Heard, Lou Krueger, Marc Leone, Andrei Rabodzeenko, Kristine Rumman, Adan Sanzebacher / Center for the Visual Arts Gallery / University of Toledo / Toledo, Ohio

Group Exhibition / BFA Thesis Exhibition / Center for the Visual Arts Gallery / University of Toledo /Toledo, Ohio

Group Exhibition / “Wearable Conditions” / Toledo Museum of Art / Toledo, Ohio

Group Exhibition / Student art work for the Jesup Scott Honors College Distinguished lecture Series,

Brian Kenny - Director of the Toledo Museum of Art / University of Toledo / Toledo, Ohio

Group Exhibition / “The Uncommon Birdhouse” / Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion / Toledo, Ohio

Group Exhibition / “Roots of Diversity” / One Seagate / Toledo, Ohio

Group Exhibition / Juried Student Exhibition 2015 / Visiting Juror Nick Tobier / Center for the Visual Arts Gallery / University of Toledo / Toledo, Ohio

Jim Jipson / “Chthonic” / Center for the Visual Arts Gallery / University of Toledo / Toledo, Ohio

Rebecca Zeiss / “In Search of Forgiveness” / Clement Gallery / University of Toledo / Toledo, Ohio

Group Exhibition / University of Toledo Faculty Pop Up / University of Toledo / Toledo, Ohio

2014Concepts in Art, Studio and Theory Pop-Up exhibition / Secor Building / Toledo, Ohio

Holly Branstner / “Industry” / Center for the Visual Arts / University of Toledo / Toledo, Ohio

Ben Schonberger / “Process and the Archive” / Center for the Visual Arts / University of Toledo / Toledo, Ohio

Trisha Holt / “Leda and the Swan” / Center for the Visual Arts / University of Toledo / Toledo, Ohio

SELECTED SOLO AND THREE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

2007

“Live, Work, Create - Suggestions on Living in a Post Industrial City” / 338 22nd Street / Toledo, Ohio

2004

“The Infallibility Findings” / Westgate Gallery / Toledo Museum of Art / Toledo, Ohio

2003

“Contents Under Pressure” / Wolfe Gallery / Toledo, Ohio (w/ Skot Horn and Megan Merrell)

2002

“Outsider Art” / J.Funk Fine Art Gallery / Maumee, Ohio (w/Justine Alexander and Levent Isik)

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015

University of Toledo Faculty Pop Up / University of Toledo / Toledo, Ohio

2012

"Thesis Exhibition” / Cranbrook Museum of Art / Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

2011

“One X One” / Cranbrook Academy of Art / Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

“The portrait” / The Annex / University of Michigan Museum of Art / Ann Arbor, Michigan

2010

“Body of Work” / Forum Gallery / Cranbrook Academy of Art / Bloomfield Hills, Michigan

“Selected Works” / Grey Gallery / Center for Sculptural Studies / University of Toledo / Toledo, Ohio

“UT3D+” / Secor Gallery / Toledo, Ohio

2009

“Selected Works” / Grey Gallery / Center for Sculptural Studies / University of Toledo / Toledo, Ohio

2003 

“TAA 85th Annual Exhibition” / Toledo Museum of Art / Toledo, Ohio

LECTURES

2015

Visiting Gallery Director / Elaine L. Jacob Gallery / Wayne State University / Detroit, Michigan

“Wearable Conditions” / Toledo Museum of Art / Toledo, Ohio

“The Uncommon Birdhouse” / Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion / Toledo, Ohio

2014

“Visual Messages: Information Through Technology Communications” / Toledo Museum of Art / Toledo, Ohio

Alumni Talk / The University of Toledo - College of Communication and the Arts / Toledo, Ohio

Visiting Artist / Bowling Green State University / Bowling Green, Ohio

2009

“Collecting Local Art” / EPIC Counsel / Toledo, Ohio

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2009“The Art World Goes Local” / Wall Street Journal / November 6 issue

2008“Minimalist Design, Maximum Contentment” / The Blade / September 21 issue

2003“Wolfe Gallery exhibit echoes somber season” / The Blade / October 31 issue

2001“Art For A Sacred Place” / The Blade / September 27 issue

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