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Brian Kluge

Brian Kluge

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Madison , WI

Brian Kluge is a sculptor in the Madison, Wisconsin area. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in art education from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln. Kluge also served as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in sub-Saharan Africa. This influential experience contributed a great deal to the unique aesthetic sensibility in his work. Kluge has taught ceramics as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and Doane College. He was featured as a 2012 emerging talent in Ceramics Monthly and recently completed residencies at the LUX Center for the Arts and the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program. He is currently acting in the capacity of regional liaison for NCECA planning and related projects in the Madison area in preparation for the 2014 Conference. Kluge continues to show work nationally, most recently in a two-person exhibition at Santa Fe Clay, a solo exhibition at the Roswell Museum and Art Center, as well as numerous juried and invitational exhibitions including the Las Cruces Museum of Art, Pottery Northwest, Texas A&M International University, and the University of Tulsa. 

Artist Statement

Similar to an artifact, my sculptural objects convey a sense of familiarity in fabrication—a human being made this—while retaining an overall sense of mystery concerning time or place. It is my intention to leave the narrative possibilities unformed in order to heighten a strictly sensory experience of the object or installation. Ultimately, I am engrossed in the ability of the understated, quiet object to engage subconscious triggers. In this way I intend for my work to invite a surprising moment of introspection, emotional response, and discovery.


Exhibitions Featuring this Artist

Brett Anderson
Owen Buffington
Matt Bukrey
Anne Burton
Jordan Buschur
Neil Celani
Heather Jo Davis
Lindsey Day
Matthew Dercole
Amanda Durig
Katelyn Farneth
Gerit Grimm
PJ Hargraves
Luke Huling
Anthony Park Kascak
G.V. Kelley
Brian Kluge
Michael Ian Larsen
Julia Leggent
Elise Loomis
Jon Love
Bartholomew Lynch
Kristen Martincic
Bri Murphy
Nathan Murray
Liana Owad
McKenzie Phelps
Jason Piccoli
Kristin Powers Nowlin
Kate Running
Bill Shaffer
Maria Spiess
Susan Stark-Johnson
Sara Truman
Stephanie Leach Vendetti
Cody Weber
Taylor Woolwine
3/4/22 to 5/27/22
Multiple Mediums

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