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Bryan Volta

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Cincinnati, OH

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the University of Illinois at Chicago, 2015, BFA

photography, conceptual, installation, mixed-media, sculpture, abstract



Artist Statement


I create sculptures and photographs, filtered through idealized male interests that reflect on the continuity between exertion and objectification. The objects operate as temporal and visceral manifestations of psychological regression as I deconstruct my own masculinity. The materiality of my sculptures is central in my approach to execute an idea, which I then abstract by pushing the object’s function to juxtapose it’s meaning. Often using industrial materials, such as concrete, rubber, and wood, to enhance both their original form and the illusions created by manipulation. These alternative forms present an illusion through physical manipulation of what is considered male gendered subject matter.


Currently I am preparing for an artist residency at ACRE this summer.


Honors | Awards | Residencies


2014         ArtSlant Prize / 3rd Showcase series Juried Winner (sculpture)

                 ACRE Residency / Steuben, WI

                 Luminarts Visual Arts Exhibition Finalist / Chicago, IL

                 Yale Norfolk Scholar Nominee / Norfolk, CT                     

                 Art and Exhibition Hall Competition Winner / Gallery 400

2013-14    Art Merit Award / University of Illinois at Chicago





2014         Mythology of Masculinity / Chicago Loop Alliance, curated by ArtSlant, Chicago,IL

                 Luminarts Cultural Foundation Visual Arts Exhibition / Chicago, IL

                 On Collision / GBU, Chicago, IL

                 Room 1702 / CAA, Chicago, IL

                 Introspection: Anatomy of the Interior / GBU, Chicago, IL

                 Surrogate / Gallery 400, Chicago, IL

2013         ARGUS: Organic Visual Archive / Johalla Projects, Chicago, IL

Recent Exhibits

Bryan Volta participated in these exhibits:

Jun, 2014 Mythology of Masculinity
Pop-Up Art Loop
Jan, 2014 Surrogate
Gallery 400
Aug, 2013 ARGUS: Organic Visual Archive
Johalla Projects
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