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Brian Haberman
Cheyenne, Wyoming


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My work utilizes the properties and boundaries of a medium to explore themes of contemporary life.  I started this series of work by mixing the physicality of paint with the structure of a painting as a barrier.  For me a barrier interacts with a viewer as cautionary, a challenge, creates viewpoints, and creates an internal X-ray vision for the weaving of dialogues.  The dialogue is carried between an implied metaphor and the actual reality of the work to explore consumerism, memory, recycling, staging/theater, animalism, the still-life genre, and rescuing today's issues.  For me the dialogue is the process that is left unfinished by me for the audience to continue.



born: Cheyenne, Wyoming


Bradley University, MFA, 1995
University of New Mexico, TMP,  1986

selected awards/honors

Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Award, Illinois, 2007
Illinois Arts Council Finalist, Illinois, 2000
Dean Alan Olson Foundation Purchase Award, Rockford Art Museum, Rockford, Illinois, 1998

selected publications

New American Paintings, West Region, The Open Studios Press, Boston, MA, 2012
New American Paintings, Midwest region, The Open Studios Press, Boston, MA, 2004
400 Wooden Boxes, Lark Books, New York, 2004

selected group shows

365 Days of Print, August Artist, NY, NY, 2011
Boston Online Biennial and Digital Display at 54th Venice Biennale, 2011
1St International Photography, Viridian Gallery, Honorable Mention, New York, NY, 2011
Abstraction, Contemporary Art Center, Peoria, Illinois (2- person), 2002


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