Curriculum Vitae

BORN
1962     Oklahoma City, OK

EDUCATION
1991     M.F.A. Printmaking, The University of Texas at Austin
1988     B.F.A. Painting, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

HONORS
2013     Commissioned by the State of Utah Public Art Program with the
University of Utah Virginia Tanner Dance Program and College of Education
for two large paintings for the interior of the Beverly Taylor-Sorenson Complex
for Dance and Education on the University of Utah Campus
2013     Selected by the periodical “15 Bytes” as one of Utah’s 15 Most
Influential Artists
2011     Art in Embassies Program, US Embassy in Kuwait
2010     Governor’s Mansion Artist Award, Salt Lake City, UT
2006     Award of Merit, Museum of Church History and Art

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
Annual Show at Meyer Gallery, Park City, UT  (February)
Annual Show at Ericson Fine Art, Salt Lake City, UT  (September)
2013     Eyes Wide Open, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT
2011     A Man with Dogs, Meyer East Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
2010     Nice Words, Mesa Contemporary Arts, Mesa, AZ
2007     Brian Kershisnik: Painting from Life, Major Exhibition of Large Works,
Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, UT

GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2014     Utah’s 15: The State’s Most Influential Artists at Rio Gallery
2012     J.Kirk Richards & Brian Kershisnik, St. George Art Museum, St. George, UT
2011     Bible, Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT
2010     Cover: Art Defining Music, Estel Gallery, Nashville, TN
2009     Types and Shadows: Intimations of Divinity, BYU Museum of Art, Provo, UT

OTHER

2013     The Talking Fly: A filmmaker’s sketchbook, YouTube Channel
http://youtu.be/C2mWGP9A97Y
2011     Mormon.org/brian
2010     Artists at Work: The Spirit of Art, LDS Church History Museum
2009     Thinking Aloud with Marcus Smith, KBYU FM89 Radio Interview (1/28/09)
http://www.classical89.org/thinkingaloud/archive/episode/?id=1/28/2009
2007     Artist in Residence, Utah Museum of Fine Art
2007     UtahNOW, KUED TV Documentary (2/23/07)

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