Brian Kluge (b. 1979 in Madison, Wisconsin) creates objects and installations that deal with idealized topographies, qualities of artifacts, points of interpersonal connection, and patterns of group behavior. These latter subjects have most recently been explored in a series of ongoing time-based, participatory clay installations titled Collective Confluence in which viewers engage physically with the work altering the final compositional outcome. He earned a B.S. in art education from the University of Wisconsin – Madison (2002) where he returned for Post-Baccalaureate study in 2007. Brian graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Nebraska – Lincoln (2011). Kluge was named an emerging talent in Ceramics Monthly in 2012 and has completed artist residencies at the LUX Center for the Arts and the Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program. He exhibits his sculpture nationally; notable venues and or collections include Santa Fe Clay, the Robert Duncan Collection, Museum of Fine Arts in Tallahassee, the Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.
Kluge currently runs Midwest Clay Project in Madison and is a Lecturer of Ceramics at University of Wisconsin - Madison.
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