Brandon Reese | Featured Artist

May 14, 2024

"My current works are constructed of salt glazed stoneware and reclaimed native wood. I combine the clay and wood to bring emphasis to both materials and to make the viewer more aware of the characteristics of each. My work is motivated by life. An amalgamation of memories, images and relationships inspire all that I do..."

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"...My work also relates to my belief that the best part of life is the process; and that true success comes when you can wear all of the marks that life leaves with beauty and grace, allowing them to become a part of you and serving as mementos of where you came from and how you got there. My art wears the fingerprints, cuts, dents and other texturing as a roadmap and documentation of its creation."

- Brandon Reese

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Commissioned Sculptures

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Office Install of Brandon Reese Sculpture

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Brandon Reese received his BFA in sculpture from the Kansas City Art Institute, where he gained mastery in bronze, cast iron, steel, wood, and ceramics. During his time in Kansas City, he apprenticed under Jim Leedy before earning his graduate degree in ceramics at Bowling Green State University. While there, Reese had the opportunity to work alongside renowned artists such as Jun Kaneko, Don Reitz, and Peter Voulkos. He focused on salt and wood firing to create unique and varied surfaces on each sculpture.