APRIL 29, 1970


Born in Fort St. John, British Columbia, he was raised in Vancouver by an aunt after a fire killed both his parents.  Brian earned his Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from Emily Carr College of Art & Design in 1992.  His 1999 solo show at the Charles H. Scott Gallery, entitled Prototypes for New Understanding, brought notice to his work.  The Vancouver Art Gallery bought several of his sculptures.  Awards/residencies include: Gershon Iskowitz Prize (2010), Capp Street Project (2004), Sobey Art Award (2002), and Banff Centre for the Arts residency (1998).  Exhibits: Hannover Kunstverein (2013); Bonner Kunstverein (2013); Art Gallery of Ontario (2013, 2011); Documenta (2012); Shanghai Biennial (2012); Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian (2009); Sydney Biennale (2008); Witte de With, Rotterdam (2007); Lyon Biennial (2007); Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal (2006); Tate Modern, London (2006); Vancouver Art Gallery (2006); New Museum, New York (2005); and the Vienna Secession (2003).  

Sources:  “Brian Jungen,” Art21.  Retrieved 2/28/2020, https://art21.org/artist/brian-jungen/ Wikipedia
Photo:  Padraic Ryan, 11/11/2007.  Aboriginal War Veterans Monument, Ottawa, Canada.  Permissive Use.

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