In sculpting, it is important to find the rhythm of the piece. A harmony of the

elements. It is akin to dance -- form flowing into form flowing into form.

 

 

Brian Pellar

SCULPTOR

 

EDUCATION:

B.A. Art. UC Irvine, 1987.

B.A. Psychology. UC Irvine1988.

M.F.A. English. UC Irvine, 1996.

 

 

APPRENTICE:

1996-1997 Roche Harbor, San Juan Island,WA.

 

 

 

 

Advanced apprenticeship to Chris Mikulasek, professional sculptor.

Studied figurative sculpture using water and oil based clay.

Studied marble carving.

Studied the lost wax method of casting, including:

 

 

Mold Making

Wax Work

Bronze Chasing

Patinas

Bases

 

 

SHOWS:

1 Oct -- 28 Nov. 2008.  "Brian Pellar -- Studies in Bronze, Pencil, & Colored Pencil."  Serra Mesa/Kearny Mesa Library, San Diego, Ca.

 

Nov.  2005.  Collaborative Art Show with artist Cornelius O'leary, 7 Degrees Art Gallery, Laguna Beach, Ca.

 

April to June 2005.  Selected to participate in the 2005 Kunming, China, International Sculpture Symposium.  Sculpted a large figurative Bronze ("Ahket:  The Horizon") for Da Guan Park.  15 Artists selected from around the world.  Represented the United States.

2003.  Selected to participate in the 2003 Florence Biennale, an International Art Show held every two years in the Forteeza Da Basso in Florence, Italy.  Participation is by nomination only.

Sept, 2001, "Figuratively Speaking," Bradford Gallery, Newport Beach.  

1988. UC Irvine. Two Person Show. Administration Lobby.

 

AWARDS:

1st Place. Golden State Sculpture Society's 13th Annual Show, 1999.

    Thousand Oaks, Ca. Study for life-size, "Form No. 3."  My first and only juried show.

People's Choice Award. Best of Show. Golden State Sculpture Society's 13th Annual Show, 

      1999. Study for life-size, "Form No. 3."

 

LECTURES:             Kunming Art Institute.  China.  May 2005.

                                 Bower's Museum, Santa Ana, CA.  "From Clay to Color:  How a

                                       figurative Bronze is Made."   15 Nov 01. 

 

JUROR:                   "34th Annual Small Image Show."  Gallery 21.   $1700 in Prize money.  Balboa Park, San 

                                     Diego, CA.  Exhibition Dates: 24 Jan 2009 -- 28 Feb 2009.  


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Kunming, China

 

 

UC Irvine, 1989.

 

 

Life-size figurative work.  "Ahket:  The Horizon."

Da Guan Park, Kunming.  Paid for by the City of Kunming.  First International Sculpture Symposium.

 

Life-size figurative work. "Table." Displayed in Administration building for a year, then permanently in the University's Cross Cultural Center.

 

 

UC Irvine, 1999.

 

Life-size figurative Bronze. "Form No. 2" is permanently displayed in the Chancellor's Rose Garden in front of the Administration Building. The lights for the piece were designed by International lighting expert, Tom Ruzika.

 

 

 

                              Various commissions, including drawings, are in private hands.

 

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