Brian Molanphy's attention to flux, endurance, transgression and history informs his ceramics. In addition to national venues such as the New Mexico Museum of Art and the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts, exhibitions include venues in Canada, Korea, China and several European countries.
Molanphy received a Pennsylvania State University Fellowship and completed his M.F.A. degree in 2006. Recipient of a Fulbright grant to study at the National Manufactory of Sèvres, France, he was also a Fellow of the Camargo Foundation in Cassis and a Fellow of the Brown Foundation in Ménerbes, which led to several exhibitions in France. He is an elected member of the International Academy of Ceramics.
Previously, Molanphy taught at Colorado College, Pennsylvania State University and the Alberta College of Art and Design. He moved from Marseille to join Meadows in fall 2011. His research on marbled clay was supported by a Meadows Fellowship in 2012 and by University Research Council grants in 2012 and 2014.
Molanphy’s work may be seen this fall in Shore, a solo exhibition at the Fine Arts Gallery at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, from September to November 2015.
M.F.A. Ceramics, Pennsylvania State University
B.A. in Art, magna cum laude with distinction, Colorado College