"Bill Brown's art seeks to translate inspiration into tangible expression by allowing the realities of his heart and soul to forge a potent meeting between matter and spirit. Thus his art leads us to not only "understand about" but to potentially actually be transformed."
Jane Seaton, PhD
Artist Statement & Abbreviated Resume
I was fortunate to grow up with a daily connection to the arts; exposed to, and participating in, the creative process with established and emerging artists. This foundation of artistic experience and knowledge began my life-long artistic exploration.
I have been a full-time studio sculptor from 1978 to the present. I divide my artistic energy between creating individual sculptures, and sculptural commission work.
My work is included in private collections throughout North America. Museum exhibitions, invitational, and gallery shows have included examples of my sculpture.
The sculpture I create is an artistic transformation of life experiences, and my interpretation of the natural and spiritual world around me. My work involves the exploration of the plasticity of steel, and the challenges of transforming materials, thought, and energy into art.
Sofa Chicago, Riley Gallery, IL
Riley Gallery, Cleveland, OH
Vero Beach Museum of Art, FL
Habitat Gallery, West Palm Beach, FL
DeLand Museum of Art, DeLand, FL
Winthrop University Museum Galleries, Rock Hill, SC
Mint Museum of Craft & Design, Charlotte, NC
The Upstairs Gallery, Tryon, NC
BRAHM – Blowing Rock Art and History Museum,
Blowing Rock, NC
Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton, NJ
Gallery Victoria, Naples, FL
Art Cellar Gallery, Banner Elk, NC
Artworks Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC
Center for Craft Creativity and Design, Hendersonville, NC
Fayetteville Museum of Art,
Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount NC
Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC
Penland School Faculty Show, Penland, NC
Sculpture on Campus 2000, University of North Carolina, Asheville, NC
Annual Summer Faculty Show, Peters Valley, Layton, NJ
Radford University, Radford, VA
Greensboro Arboretum, Greensboro, NC
Border Biennial, Museum of York County, York, SC
William King Regional Arts Center, Abingdon, VA
Strathmore Hall Arts Center, North Bethesda, MD
Sculpture Walk 2008, City of Kingsport, TN
SculptureWalk 2007-2008, Uptown Columbus, GA
COLLECTIONS & COMMISSIONS
North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville, NC
Duke Law School, Durham, NC
Center for Craft, Creativity, and Design, Hendersonville, NC
Kinder-Mourn Organization of Charlotte, NC
Dr. James H. Billington, III, 13th
Librarian of Congress, Washington, DC
Caldwell Community College, Lenoir, NC
Lucy Carol Davis Architects, Chapel Hill, NC
LECTURES & WORKSHOPS
Presented at various conferences, universities, and educational facilities
Full Resume available upon request.