Brian Dettmer (b. 1974 in Naperville, Illinois) is known for his detailed and innovative sculptures with books and other forms of analog media. He earned his B.A. from Columbia College in both Art & Design and Art History. Dettmer’s work has been exhibited throughout North America and Europe at galleries and museums such as the Museum of Arts and Design (New York, NY), The Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institute (Washington, DC), the Chicago Cultural Center (Chicago, IL), and Museum Rijswijk (the Netherlands). His sculptures can be found in the permanent collection of several notable institutions, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum (Washington, DC), The Art Institute of Chicago Ryerson and Burnham Libraries (IL), The High Museum (Atlanta, GA), and the Yale University Art Gallery (CT). Dettmer’s work has been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Chicago Tribune, Art News, Modern Painters, Wired, The Village Voice, Harper’s, and NPR, among many others.
Individual works in the MOCA GA Permanent Collection: