布萊恩˙莫蘭菲 Brian Molanphy視覺藝術Visual Arts
布萊恩･莫蘭菲的藝術創作關注事物的流動性、韌性，以打破陳規的姿態，呈現歷史，作品啟發源於其書籍創作及揉捏麵糰的經驗。他是一位著作家，也是烘焙師，試圖透過各種容器的概念去理解這個世界。混合紙漿、油墨、卡士達醬、麵團的經驗，也讓他開啟陶瓷創作的歷程。布萊恩曾榮獲賓州大學陶藝藝術碩士獎學金，也曾在傅爾布萊特委員會、卡曼古基金會、布朗基金會贊助下到法國多地駐村並展覽。布萊恩･莫蘭菲現為美國南方衛理會大學美鐸藝術學院副教授，從2020年到2021學年，他以駐村藝術家的身分，在蕭壠文化園區、國立臺南藝術大學、苗栗陶瓷博物館等地創作，他曾任教於芝加哥紐伯里圖書館、法美文教交流委員會、美國陶瓷藝術教育年會、納榭雕塑中心、以及多所大學，並參與專題研討。他是美國極富盛名的學術榮譽學會Phi Beta Kappa 以及國際陶藝學會會員，其作品在北美、東亞、以及歐洲，包括私人和公家機構都有收藏。
Brian Molanphy’s attention to flux, endurance, transgression, & history informs his art, first accomplished through books & muck. As a bookmaker & baker, he learned to apprehend the world through containers. Coupled with the muck of paper pulp, printer’s ink, pastry cream, & bread dough, containment led to ceramics. He was graduated magna cum laude with Distinction in Art from Colorado College. A University Fellowship provided for an M.F.A. in Ceramics from Pennsylvania State University (PSU). Fellowships from the Fulbright Commission, the Camargo Foundation, & the Brown Foundation brought him to France where he continues to work periodically. He taught at Colorado College, PSU, & the Alberta College of Art & Design (ACAD) & he now teaches at Southern Methodist University (SMU) where he is Associate Professor of Art in the Meadows School of the Arts. SMU’s President’s Partners grant, University Research Council grants, Meadows Summer Fellowship, Meadows Faculty Development grants, & Division of Art grants have supported his research. Molanphy has lectured & participated in panel discussions for the Newberry Library, the Franco-American Commission for Educational & Cultural Exchange, the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), the Nasher Sculpture Center, as well as several universities. Molanphy is a member of Phi Beta Kappa & the International Academy of Ceramics & is represented in public & private collections in North America, East Asia, & Europe.