BRANDON REESE bio
Goldie Locks, stoneware, 35″ x 32″ x 8.5″
Artist, Brandon Reese, works primarily with stoneware, porcelain and wood. He received his BFA in sculpture from the Kansas City Art Institute where he became proficient in bronze, cast iron, steel, wood and ceramics. While in Kansas City he apprenticed with Jim Leedy until pursuing a graduate degree specializing in ceramics at Bowling Green State University. There, he had the privilege of working with artists Jun Kaneko, Don Reitz and Peter Voulkos. While at Bowling Green, he focused on salt and wood firing for creating unusual and varied surfaces on each sculpture. After leaving Ohio, Reese was hired by Oklahoma State University, where he is now an associate professor of the ceramics department. In addition to teaching, Reese regularly exhibits his large-scale ceramic sculptures. His work has been exhibited in Germany, Taiwan and across the United States. He is represented in galleries in Aspen, Santa Fe, Dallas, Atlanta, Tulsa, Palm Desert, Denver, Park City, Scottsdale, Kansas City, and Laguna Beach.
Reese’s work is predominately known for their simple, familiar forms created in a variety of methods and at such large scales that they push the traditional boundaries of ceramic art. His sculptures playfully and beautifully express the idea that relationships offer a unique ability to enhance the individual elements while simultaneously unifying them to create a powerfully emotional and visual experience.