Brian D Collier
M.F.A., 2007, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.F.A., 1993, Sculpture, State University of New York at Buffalo
Very Small Objects: The Topeka, Kansas Collection, Alice C. Sabatini Gallery, Topeka, KS
Very Small Objects: A New System of Classification , CSPS Gallery, Legion Arts, Cedar Rapids, IA
Rock Collecting Project , Galería Raúl Martínez , Cuban Book Institute, Palacio del Segundo Cabo, Havana, Cuba
Selected Group Exhibitions
Upcoming for 2015
Bush Barn Art Center, Salem, OR, “Curios and Curiosities.”
Butter Projects, Royal Oaks, MI, “The Order of Things.”
Dolan Center Art Gallery, Friends Academy, Locust Valley, NY, “Very Small Objects/Selective Unveiling,” a two-person exhibition.
Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, Facts and Fables: Stories from the Natural World, Philadelphia, PA
New, Three, H&R Block Artspace, Kansas City, MO
Conducting Mobility, greenmuseum.org, online exhibition, Curated by Claude Willey and Ryan Griffis
Locate|Navigate, La Esquina, Kansas City, MO
Weather Report: Art & Climate Change, Curated by Lucy Lippard, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO
Collected, Opensource Art, Champaign, IL
MFA 2007, Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, IL
SRNE, Various Projects, part of the MFA group exhibition curated by Deke Weaver, I-Space Gallery, Chicago, IL
EARTH , Herndon Gallery, Antioch College, Yellow Springs, OH
Elements of Scale , Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Collier, Eichron, Picard , The Green Lantern, Around the Coyote Fall Festival, Chicago, IL
The Bird Show, Artist Invitational , California State University Fullerton, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA
Huge Detail ( Two person show) , McLean County Art Center, Bloomington, IL
International Environmental Art Exhibition , Hartman Center Art Gallery, Bradley University, Peoria, IL
Art of the Encyclopedic , Curated by Paul Vanouse, Carnegie Art Center, Tonawanda, NY
Mixed Media , Period Gallery, Omaha, NE
Selected Professional Activities
Director and Curator of the McCarthy Gallery at Saint Michael's College and the "Time Lounge" video art exhibition series, Colchester, VT
Selection Committee Member for Seven Below Residency, Burlington City Arts, Burlington, VT
Curatorial Committee Member, Urban Culture Project, Kansas City, MO
Grants and Awards
Faculty Development Expense Defrayment Grant, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, VT, 2014.
VanderHeyden Endowment in Fine Arts Grant to host 2 McCarthy Gallery exhibitions, Darlene Charneco & Ryan Thompson, 2014
Junior Faculty Summer Research Stipend, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, VT, 2013.
VanderHeyden Endowment in Fine Arts Grant for Kristen Letts Kovak’s McCarthy Gallery exhibition, 2013
Faculty Development Grant, Saint Michael’s College, Colchester, VT, 2012.
VanderHeyden Endowment in Fine Arts Grant for Linda Weintraub Lecture 2011.
Illinois Arts Council, Individual Artist Grant, 2011
Fauculty Development Grant, 2012, Saint Michael's College, Colchester, VT
ArtsKC Inspiration Grant, 2008-2009, Kansas City, MO
Faculty Development Grant, 2008-2009, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
Faculty Development Grant, 2007-2008, Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MO
Special Assistance Grant, 2003-2004, Illinois Arts Council, A State Agency
Individual Artist Grant, 2003, City of Bloomington Cultural District Commission, Bloomington, IL
Winner, Sixth Annual Emerging Artists Competition, 2001, Center for Exploratory and Perceptual Art (CEPA), Buffalo, NY
New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA) Special Opportunity Stipend, Given in cooperation with the Arts Council in Buffalo and Erie County, 2000-2001
Brodie Fellowship, School of Art & Design, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Publications as Author and Published Interviews
MIT/Whitechapel Press, selection from “The Collier Classification System for Very Small Objects,” included in The Object, Documents of Contemporary Art, edited by Antony Hudek. Expected publication in 2014.
Cover artist and contributing author (text and images) of “Why Do Flying Carp Jump,” for Mandorla: New Writing from the Americas #16. Expected publication in 2013.
Published interview by Jeremy Beaudry for “Nature Study, An Ambivalent Guide,” printed booklet created for “Facts and Fables: Stories of The Natural World” at The Schulkill Center for Environmental Education, Philadelphia, PA, 2011. 36-39.
Selections from “The Collier Classification System for Very Small Objects,” by Brian Collier,
Books and Exhibition Catalogues
Thames & Hudson Publishers, inclusion of my project “The Highway Expedition” and a quote from my artist statement in Art & Ecology Now by Andrew Brown. June 2014.
Environmental Anthropology, Ed. Helen Kopina and Eleanor Shoreman-Ouimet. “Requiem for Roadkill: Death and Denial on America’s Roads,” 46-57, by Jane Desmond, includes extended discussion of my project Roadkill Shrines. Routledge Press.
Subtantialis Corporis Mixti, Exhibition Catalog, Mark Cevenka, Curator, Published by The United Nations Enviroment Program & the Czech Center of New York.
Say It Isn't So : Naturwissenschaften im Vissier der Kunst / Art Trains its Sights on the Natural Sciences. Ed. Peter Friese, Guido Boulboulle, and Susanne Wittzgall. *“In the Laboratory of Doubt: Six Chapters on the Subject of Art and Science / Im Laboratorium des Zweifels: Sechs Kapitel zum Thema Kunst und Wissenschaft”: Section III, 22-25. By Peter Friese.
Weather Report: Art and Climate Change. Ed. Kirsten Gerdes. Essays by Lucy Lippard, Stephanie Smith and Andrew C. Rivkin. Published by The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art.
Schieffelin! by Kevin Sharp. Published by The College of St. Catherine for the exhibition, “Teach the Starlings,” 2006.
Art of the Encyclopedic, Exhibition Catalog, Paul Vanouse, Curator. 2002.
Invitational Artist Lectures, Panels, and Performances
Performance/Presentation, “The Society for A Re-Natural Environment,” Pecha Kucha Night, Fleming Museum, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT.
Presentation, “Noticing, Naming and Displaying Very Small Objects,” Saint Michaels College, Colchester, VT.
Performance/Presentation, “On the Impact of Flying Carp” Singing Bird Nature Center, Rock Island, IL, sponsored by the University of Iowa Art & Art History Department
Performance/Presentation, “ On the Impact of Flying Carp, ” La Esquina, Kansas City, MO
Multi-Media Presentation, “ The New Birds of New Harmony, ” New Harmony Gallery of Contemporary Art, New Harmony, IN
Artist Lecture, Southern Indiana University, Evansville, IN
Artist Lecture, Webster University, St. Louis, MO
Performance/Lecture, “Teach the Starlings,” in conjunction with the exhibition, “Troubles in Paradise,” at Missouri State University, Springfield, MO
Multi-media Presentation, “The SRNE presents: The Anthropogenic Ornithology of North America,” created for “Systems of Sustainability: Art, Innovation, Action” symposium, University of Houston, Houston, TX
Performance/Guided Tour, “The New Parrots of North America,” created for “Systems of Sustainability: Art, Innovation, Action” symposium, University of Houston, Houston, TX
Artist Lecture, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO
Performance/Lecture, “Teach the Starlings,” Paragraph Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Performance/Guided Tour, “Locating, Identifying, and Teaching Starlings in Kansas City,” In conjunction with the exhibition, “Teach the Starlings in Kansas City,” Paragraph Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Gallery Talk, Locate|Navigate, La Esquina Gallery, Kansas City, MO
Artist Lecture, Washburn University, Topeka, KS
Video Screening/Lecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL
Performance/Lecture, "Teach the Starlings," Image Studio Class, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Artist Lecture, MFA Seminar, "Collecting and the Archive," Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Performance/Lecture, "Teach the Starlings," College of St. Catherine, St. Paul, MN
Artist Lecture, Visiting Artist Seminar, Illinois State University, Normal, IL
Artist Lecture, Adams State College, Alamosa, CO
“Show Explores Man and Nature,” by Susan Campriello, The Daily Mail, July 9, 2012.
”Art of Flight,” by Pamela Poston, Seven Days, November 23, 2011.
“Facts and Fables mixes Sculpture with an outdoor stroll”, Edith Newhall, Philadelphia Enquirer, July 17, 2011.
”Jump Aboard for ‘Bus Birding’ in Boulder,” Joe Prentice, Daily Camera, August 3, 2011.
“Water: Social Issues and Contemporary Art Education” by Angela Cornelius, Ernie Sherow, and B. Stephen Carpenter. Art Education, November 2010, Volume 63, No. 6. 26-27.
“Nature in the City” Domus, February 2010.
“Brian Collier at Paragraph” review by Alice Thorson. Art in America, October 2008. 198.
“Old Birds, New Birds” by Tracy Abeln, Review: Mid-America’s Visual Arts Publication, May 5, 2009.
"Brian Collier at Paragraph," review by Alice Thorson. Art in America.October 2008. 198.
"They Practice What They Teach," by Nick Malewski. The Kansas City Star. Thursday, September 2008. 33-34.
“Global Warnings,” by Suzaan Boettger. Art in America , June/July 2008. 154-161, 206-207 : 161, 207.
“Wings of Change: Training Birds for Continent-wide Sound Installation,” by Jessica Owings. Review, June 2008. 20-23.
“Animal Imagery Showing Up in Contemporary Art,” by Alice Thorson. The Kansas City Star. Sunday, May 4, 2008.
“The Artists in Locate | Navigate Find Their Way Everywhere,” by Dana Self. The Pitch , February 28, 2008 .
"Looking for Inspiration in the Melting Ice," by Claire Dederer. The New York Times, Arts & Leisure, Sunday, September 23, 2007. 35.
"Mocking Bard," by Rachel McCrystal. Orion: Nature / Culture / Place 26.4, July / August 2007. 8-10.
"Atmospheric Art: EcoArts' "Weather Report" project brings together art, science and environmental activism,". by Vince Darcangelo. Boulder Daily Camera, Friday section, Sept. 14, 2007.
"Schieffelin!" by Kevin Sharp. Published by The College of St. Catherine for the exhibition Teach the Starlings , 2006
"Birds of a Feather Talk Together," by Bonnie Obremski, The Berkshire Eagle , June 25, 2006 , Section B, 1 & 5.
"Brian Collier: Probing the Overlooked," by Steve Arney, The Pantagraph , Features, October 10, 2004.
"Worlds of Information: Art of the Encyclopedic," by Kristin Gallagher, Afterimage , July/August 2003. 13.
"Time in a Bottle," by Fred Camper, Chicago Reader , March 21, 2003. Section one, 20 & 23.
"Know It All," by Richard Huntington, The Buffalo News , "Gusto," March 21, 2003.
"Obscure and Compulsive at the Carnegie," Artvoice , March 13, 2003.
"Art of the Encyclopedic," Exhibition Catalog, Paul Vanouse, Curator
"Two Projects," by Kristin Gallagher, Art Papers Magazine , May/June 2002. 44.
"Diggin' in the Dirt," "How Many Cubic Inches Does It Take to Make a Planet?," "What's in the Water?...or.When was the Water Ever Water?," three interconnected reviews by Kristin Gallagher, Verdure No. 5/6 , February 2002. 146-148.