Brian Singer

    Brian Singer

    Brian Singer (someguy)


    Artist Statement

    I explore the printed word as a visual representation of information, attempting to uncover new meaning in what is becoming an outdate form. Crossing out the entirety of a written text while exposing only selected words changes the perception of the original message. Revealing word frequency adds another layer and opens new paths to understanding. Focusing on the edges of book pages, and the patterns discovered when cutting through written texts, creates an entirely different view of the once familiar object. By deconstructing books and reassembling them, I seek to breathe new life into millions of hidden words, sentences, and stories. 


    Brian received his BA from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.


    Solo exhibitions

    2018 Between the lines, 1888 Center, Orange, CA (opens Aug 30th)

    2016 Spotlight Gallery, Napa Valley Museum, CA


    1000 Journals exhibitions

    Scottsdale Public Art, March 1 - May 30, 2012
    Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles October 5, 2010 - February 26, 2011
    San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, November 1, 2008 - April 5, 2009


    Group exhibitions

    2019 Of Method and Material, Slate Contemporary, Oakland, CA

    2018 re:home, Minnesota Street Project, SF CA

    2018 140 Characters, Root Division, SF, CA

    2018 Salon at the Triton, Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA

    2018 Urban Edge, Avenue 12 Gallery, SF, CA

    2018 Cut Up/Cut Out, Ellen Noel Art Museum, TX

    2018 Paperworks Refolded, City of Brea Art Gallery, CA

    2018 The Art of the Book, Seager / Gray Gallery, CA

    2018 Cut Up/Cut Out, Pensacola Museum of Art, FL

    2017-18 Cut Up/Cut Out, Huntsville Museum of Art, AL

    2017 Text Me, Museum of Design Atlanta, GA

    2017 Cut Up/Cut Out, Bellevue Arts Museum, WA

    2017 Renegade Fiber, Marin Museum of Contemporary Art, CA

    2017 Alternative Facts, Works Gallery, San Jose, CA

    2017 ArtSpan Selections, Heron Arts, SF, CA

    2016 Cut Up/Cut Out, Bedford Gallery, Walnut Creek, CA

    2016 Be careful what you vote for, popUp Gallery, Alameda, CA

    2016 In Sight On Sight: Beyond Function, AIA Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    2016 LOOK! BOOK ARTS, Healdsburg Art Center, CA

    2015 StartUp Art fair, San Francisco, CA

    2015 The Cal Poly Connection, Studios on the Park, Paso Robles, CA

    2014 New Directions, Barrett Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

    2014 Mixed (e)Motions, A/NT Gallery, Seattle, WA

    2014 Jax Juried Exhibit, Hayloft Gallery, Floyd, VA

    2014 Civic Art, DG717 Gallery, San Francisco CA

    2012 HELP/LESS, Printed Matter, New York, NY

    2012 FAX, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA

    2011 Transmit, Den Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA

    2011 Proof, Southern Exposure, San Francisco, CA

    2011 The Art of the Book, Donna Seager Gallery, San Rafael, CA

    2011 Getting Upper, Pasadena Museum of California Art, CA



    2018-2019 YBCA Fellow, 1 year

    2017 Kala Art Institute, 1 month


    Board involvement

    AIGA National Board (2013 - 2017)

    San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery Advisory Board (2009-2012)
    AIGA San Francisco Board (2007-2010, Vice President, then President)
    New Langton Arts Advisory Board (2004-2006)


    Teaching history

    Academy of Art University, Grad Program, Graphic Design (2006-2008)
    CCA, Extension Classes (2004-2005)


    Selected talks to creative groups

    Ohio Arts Educators Association

    HOW Live Conference, Atlanta

    Hike Conference

    Art Institute Atlanta
    Art Institute Los Angeles 

    PapierHier, The Netherlands 
    Target Design Group
    Columbus Society of Communicating Arts
    Dallas Society of Visual Communicators
    Academy of Art University
    Portfolio Center
    The Colophon Club, Berkeley
    Clorox Design Department
    FUSE Conference: Chicago
    UNITE, San Diego



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