Brian Patrick Weaver was born in Oil City, Pennsylvania as the third of five children. He earned his (BFA) Bachelor of Fine Arts: Ceramics from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2005. He graduated Cum Laude, was exhibited in various group shows and also had a solo exhibition at Edinboro University’s Bates Gallery. He also received the Steven Kemenyffy Excellence in Sculpture Award. His (MFA) Masters of Fine Arts: Ceramics degree was awarded from the University of Florida in 2011 as Magna Cum Laude. Upon completion of his master’s program, and his thesis entitled: Master Debaser, Brian assisted Stephen Dixon, Professorial Research Fellow of Manchester Metropolitan University at Penland School of the Arts, in North Carolina during the summer of 2011. Brian then worked at Santa Fe Clay in New Mexico as the Gallery and Warehouse Coordinator. He then went onto work as the Coordinator of Art Facilities and Summer Programs at Texas A&M University-Commerce in Texas. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Art and MA/MFA Graduate Coordinator at the same University.
Of his work, Weaver says, “The irrational moments of the everyday thoroughly interest me. I find myself wondering what the underlying nature of our perception truly is. Merging psychological biases with societal ethic structures reveals the inner workings and processes of the subconscious. Through recognizable imagery that discusses self-deprecation and loathing, anxiety, insecurities, fear, paranoia, and alienation I question the moral and sociopathic assumptions of society. It is this absurd reality that I want to fully understand.”
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