Brian Rust is a sculptor of large-scaled sculpture and temporary installations as well as doing extensive work with drawing and collage. Brian was born and raised in Washington state. He received a B.F.A. from the University of Washington in Seattle and his M.F.A. from the University of California in Berkeley. Brian presently teaches foundation and upper division sculpture classes at Augusta State University.

Brian has exhibited his site-specific sculpture and installation work in venues throughout the United States including the Henry Lay Sculpture Park in Louisiana, Missouri; the South Carolina Botanical Garden in Clemson, South Carolina; Stone Quarry Hill Art Park in Cazenovia, New York; Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan; the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, Tennessee; and the Mid-Columbia Arts Center in Kennewick, Washington. He also completed a sculpture commission for the Atlanta University Center in 1996 which was sponsored by the Corporation for Olympic Development. Other artistic activity includes participating in the Djerassi Resident Artist Program in Woodside, California, being a resident artist at the Hambidge Center in Rabun Gap, Georgia, and at the Connemara Nature Conservancy in Dallas, Texas.

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