Brian Row



Brian RowArtist Statement
My interests are in the human condition. My work is a symbolic representation of the world in which we act, interact and define ourselves. Emotional, intellectual and spiritual dialogues with life manifest themselves in many ways. I am interested in how different individuals, groups and cultures have taken the intangibles of their lives and translated them into tangible form.



Brian Row was born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Harvard, northwest of Boston. He enrolled at the University of Colorado-Boulder where he received his BFA degree in 1968 and MFA degree in 1970. Over the past 43 years he has been associated with private colleges, state universities and the Chicago Art Institute in various educational and administrative capacities. For 36 years he was at Texas State University where he was Chair of the Department of Art and Design from 1977 to 1998, returning to full-time teaching in the spring of 1999 and retiring in the fall of 2013.

His work has been selected for international, national, regional and state group exhibitions as well as one and three person exhibits. Venues have included museums, galleries and art centers. His work has also been included in several national and international publications.

His creative work has ranged from pen and ink drawings on paper to relief drawings on claybord™ and hydrocal® forms. Current work is sculptural in nature and includes previously mentioned media and other media appropriate to the concept.