Bryan Powers is a Berkshires‐based sculptor whose process begins with raw materials such as wood stone, and metal, which he fabricates into one cohesive unit. The sculptures he creates have a connection to the natural world, and don’t require the use of paint.
Wood, stone, and metal are my medium. My inspiration is drawn from biological criteria. These all become connected as one.
Connection is a reoccurring word that emphasizes the theme behind my sculptures. My process of creation begins with irregular raw materials, which I then fabricate into one cohesive unit. This is achieved by incorporating techniques derived from cabinet making, metal fabrication and masonry. The sculptures that I create have a connection to the natural world. By using different materials I’m able to broaden my color palette without the use of paint. Paint only suffocates the surface and I like to think of my sculptures as living forms able to connect and react to its environment. In a way my sculptures are never really finished due to the aging of the materials. I see space as a blank canvas.
2004 BFA – Sculpture/3-D Studies, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
2009 MFA – Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Art, Philadelphia
2011 MEDITECH Art gallery – Westwood, MA
2009 Annual Student Exhibition – Philadelphia, PA
2009 Academy Fellowship Award Exhibition – Philadelphia, PA
2009 Projects Gallery – Philadelphia, PA
2008 MFA Juried Exhibition, Galley 128 – Philadelphia, PA
2008 Contemporary Artist under 40 Exhibition – Pittsfield, MA
2007 MFA Juried Exhibition, Gallery 128 – Philadelphia, PA
2006 Berkshire Art showcase – Pittsfield, MA
2005 Berkshire Art showcase – Pittsfield, MA
2005 Giving Tree outside Art Gallery – Cape Cod, MA
2004 BFA Exhibition, Artworks Gallery – New Bedford, MA
2004 Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition – North Dartmouth, MA
2003 Annual Outdoor Sculpture Exhibition – North Dartmouth, MA
2003 3-Day Sculpture Marathon Exhibition – New Bedford, MA
2008 Bench, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Art – Philadelphia, PA
2006 Bench for the Art of the Game – Pittsfield, MA
Teacher Assistant, Intro to woodcut printmaking – PAFA