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Brian Harper M.F.A.

Associate Professor of Fine Art
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

Volleyball vs. St. Mary-of-the-Woods

Volleyball vs. St. Mary-of-the-Woods

September 17th, 2021

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Women’s Tennis vs. TBA

Women’s Tennis vs. TBA

September 18th, 2021

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Men’s Tennis vs. TBA

Men’s Tennis vs. TBA

September 18th, 2021

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

CANCELED: Family Day Out: Louisville Science Center

CANCELED: Family Day Out: Louisville Science Center

September 18th, 2021

10:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Volleyball vs. (RV)Indiana University Kokomo

Volleyball vs. (RV)Indiana University Kokomo

September 18th, 2021

12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

IU Football vs. Cincinnati

IU Football vs. Cincinnati

September 18th, 2021

12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

IU Southeast Drive-in Movie Night: Black Widow

IU Southeast Drive-in Movie Night: Black Widow

September 18th, 2021

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Sigma Kappa EC Meeting

Sigma Kappa EC Meeting

September 19th, 2021

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Sigma Kappa Informal Meeting

Sigma Kappa Informal Meeting

September 19th, 2021

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Weekly Home Group Meetings

Weekly Home Group Meetings

September 19th, 2021

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Monday Bible Study

Monday Bible Study

September 20th, 2021

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM

The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra

The Fabulous Equinox Orchestra

September 20th, 2021

7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

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