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Brian Harper M.F.A.

Associate Professor of Fine Arts
Ceramics Area Coordinator

Knobview Hall 036
Phone: (812) 941-2349
harperba@ius.edu

Personal Websites

Biography

Brian Harper is an artist and Associate Professor of Fine Art and Ceramics Area Coordinator at Indiana University Southeast. He holds a BFA from Northern Arizona University and an MFA from the University of Iowa. His work has been exhibited in over 100 national and international exhibitions, including 7 solo exhibitions.

In addition to his studio practice and his teaching, he is the Founder and Executive Director of Artaxis Organization, Inc, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit art organization that promotes the professional pursuits of artists in ceramics and sculpture. Artaxis.org hosts the work of over 900 contemporary artists in over 50 countries worldwide and is one of the largest peer-reviewed collections of contemporary work in ceramics and sculpture online. Widely used as a resource by the general public, academia, and professional artists, Artaxis.org provides the opportunity to view a wide array of artwork relevant to the critical discourse in contemporary ceramics and sculpture. 

More information about his work and studio practice can be found on his website at www.brianharperstudio.com.

Academic Background

  • Masters

    • University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa, United States
    • Master of Fine Arts, Master of Arts, Major in Ceramics, Minor in Sculpture
  • Bachelors

    • Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States
    • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Ceramics

Professional Interests

Teaching

I am deeply committed to a life of learning. I believe in the quest for knowledge in a broad sense, understanding that knowledge comes from a range of pursuits: experience, mentorship, self-discovery, and searching for (and into) the things that offer wonderment and excitement.

I am an artist, an educator, and someone who feels an innate responsibility to contribute. With this in mind, I pursue my interests not as novelty, but as motivation to become better at what I do. As experience is gained, so too is the responsibility to give back to others – through the reach and breadth of my artwork, the example and mentorship I give my students, and by my efforts to broaden the opportunities available to others in my field.

Ultimately, I pursue these interests in search of new experience, working to synthesize these efforts in search of a better whole.

Campus Events

Spectrum Fall 2022 Meetings

Spectrum Fall 2022 Meetings

December 6th, 2022

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Transfer and Adult Information Session

Transfer and Adult Information Session

December 6th, 2022

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Moonlight Breakfast

Moonlight Breakfast

December 6th, 2022

9:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Used Computer Sale

Used Computer Sale

December 13th, 2022

9:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Women’s Basketball vs. Fisk University

Women’s Basketball vs. Fisk University

December 13th, 2022

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

It’s a Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theater

It’s a Wonderful Life: Live from WVL Radio Theater

December 13th, 2022

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Women’s Basketball vs. Goshen College

Women’s Basketball vs. Goshen College

December 16th, 2022

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Women’s Basketball vs. Lourdes University

Women’s Basketball vs. Lourdes University

December 17th, 2022

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Men’s Basketball vs. Siena Heights University

Men’s Basketball vs. Siena Heights University

December 17th, 2022

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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