Artist-in-Residence: Sculptor, Visual Arts
Bryan Rapp is a contemporary figurative sculptor with a BA from Muskingum University, and an MFA from the University of Oklahoma where he studied under renowned sculptor of the American West, Paul Moore, and Sohail Shehada. His most recent body of work is inspired by his previous experience with a debilitative vascular disease. In it, he assigns a visual representation of “subhuman” or “monster” to bodies imperiled with internal dysfunction as a critical examination of what it means to be human in a world that is not always humane within a Posthuman context.
Bryan’s work as a sculptor began as an understudy to Alan Cottrill in his Ohio studio, gallery, and foundry where he assisted on over thirty life size or larger public commissions. In 2013 Bryan was the recipient of a scholarship from the National Sculpture Society. Over his thirteen year career, he has worked with various clients in the bronze memorial industry producing public art and exhibiting his work in several states, most notably at the JRB Art at the Elms in Oklahoma City. His sculptures reside in private collections in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Florida, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. Bryan’s work has also been featured in in Art Cult Studio Magazine, and Blood and Thunder, an arts journal published by the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.
Master of Fine Arts, The University of Oklahoma
Bachelor of Arts, Muskingum University
For more information, visit www.bryanrappsculptures.com