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Bryan Volta

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20150106013147-if_my_touch_install_s
If My Touch Was Good Enough, 2014 Installation View
20150106013217-slippery_mess_s
Slippery Mess, 2014 Archival Inkjet Print, Athletic Tape
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Slippery Mess (detail), 2014
20150106013142-delicate_recession_s
Delicate Recession, 2014 Archival Inkjet Print
20150106013222-this_charming_hand_s
This Charming Hand, 2014 Steel, Wood, Polypropylene, Paint
20150106013217-this_charming_hand_detail_s
This Charming Hand (detail), 2014
20150106013147-if_my_touch_was_good_enough_s
If My Touch Was Good Enough, 2014 Resin, Rubber, Gypsum Cement, Tripod
20150106013142-if_my_touch_detail_s
If My Touch Was Good Enough (detail), 2014
20150106013201-releaser_response_s
Releaser Response, 2014 Archival Inkjet Print, Plastic Cords
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Releaser Response (detail), 2014
20150106013154-perfect_heavy_s
Perfect Heavy, 2014 Resins, Hair, Paint, Archival Inkjet Print
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Perfect Heavy (detail), 2014
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Immaterial Girl, 2014 Archival Inkjet Print Diptych
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© Bryan Volta
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Mythology of Masculinity: Heavy Weights, 2013 Rubber, Steel Pipe, Hand Wrap, Archival Inkjet Print © Bryan Volta
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Mythology of Masculinity: Heavy Weights Archival Inkjet Print
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Mythology of Masculinity: Heavy Weights (detail), 2013 Rubber, Steel Pipe, Hand Wrap, Archival Inkjet Print © Bryan Volta
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Mythology of Masculinity: Taped Archival Inkjet Print
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Mythology of Masculinity: Speed Bag, 2013 Oak, Steel Cable, Leather Boxing Gloves, Paint © Bryan Volta
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Mythology of Masculinity: Speed Bag (detail)
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Mythology of Masculinity: Disc, 2013 Archival Inkjet Print
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Mythology of Masculinity: Face, 2013 Archival Inkjet Print
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Surrogate, 2014 Archival Inkjet Print
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Surrogate, 2014 Archival Inkjet Print
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Surrogate, 2014 Archival Inkjet Print
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Surrogate, 2014 Archival Inkjet Print
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Surrogate, 2014 Archival Inkjet Print
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Sledgehammer, 2014
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Sledgehammer (detail), 2014 Concrete, Oak, Vine Charcoal
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Chair 1, 2013
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Chair 1 (profile), 2013
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Caught in a Death Drive, 2014 Installation View
20150327023655-peripheral_vision
Peripheral Vision, 2014 Steel, Plastic Resin, Reflective Glass Beads, Paint
20150327023542-peripheral_vision_detail
Peripheral Vision (detail), 2014 Steel, Plastic Resin, Reflective Glass Beads, Paint
20150327023113-immaterial_girl
Immaterial Girl, 2014 Archival Inkjet Print
20150327023816-sally_hansen_diamond_dust
Sally Hansen Diamond Dust, 2014 Automotive Part, Reflective Glass Beads, Glitter, Paint
20150327023036-hazardous_transmutation
Hazardous Transmutation, 2014 Wood, Wax, Sandpaper, Paint
20150327022717-hazardous_transmutation_detail
Hazardous Transmutation (detail), 2014 Wood, Wax, Sandpaper, Paint
20150327023327-my_dears
My Dears, 2014 Archival Inkjet Print on Vinyl, Grommets
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Cincinnati, OH
Birth year
1983
Lives in
Chicago
Works in
Chicago
Schools
University of Illinois at Chicago, 2015, BFA
Tags
abstract, sculpture, mixed-media, installation, conceptual, photography
Statement

Statement

I take great interest in human psychology regarding obsessive and compulsory actions. This interest stems in part from my career as a sleep technologist conducting research on nocturnal human behavior. My experiences have given me insight into how we connect with both objects and others in a physical and psychological manner. I am fascinated by the way our relationships with secondary bodies become distorted perversions of their sources. I often find myself drawn to the deceptive nature of perception, in particular, the moments when perception latches itself to traumatic albeit pleasurable experiences. I create objects and images that depict my fascination with the plasticity of reality. These works allude to gruesome acts, death, or pleasure that reflect on the mutability of the senses in both body and mind.

 

I currently live and work in Chicago, IL.

 

 

 Awards | Residencies

 

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

                 ACRE Residency / Steuben, WI

                 Luminarts Visual Arts Exhibition Finalist / Chicago, IL

                 Nominee - Yale Norfolk Scholar / Norfolk, CT                     

                 Art and Exhibition Hall Competition Winner / Gallery 400

2013-15    Art Merit Award / University of Illinois at Chicago

 

 

Exhibitions

 

2015         ACRE Residency Exhibition / ACRE Projects, Chicago, IL Upcoming

2014         Dock 6 #8 / Dock 6 Collective, Chicago, IL

                 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