Brian Curling was born on a small family farm in Cadiz, Kentucky. Studying
under the direction of Robert James Foose and Ross Zirkle at the University of
Kentucky he was introduced to book and printmaking and began
experimenting with form, visual language, mark making and metaphor. In
2001 he began his MFA at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln and studied
under Karen Kunc. Following graduate school he was awarded a residency
by the Finnish Graphics Council and traveled to Helsinki, Finland. Returning to
America he taught at the Cleveland Institute of Art. In 2006 he accepted a
position as assistant professor of art at The American University in Cairo and
lived there with his wife and son until 2010. Brian is now working as a
freelance artist and living with his family in Radebeul, Germany. He is currently
occupied by making and exhibiting woodcut prints, publishing collaborative
letterpress books under Goldfinch Press and working with students and children.
His drawings, original prints, and hand-made books are held in permanent
collections in the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. including: The
American University in Cairo Special Collections Library. Cairo, Egypt. The
University of Arizona Museum of Art, Print Collection, Tucson, Arizona.
Sheldon Museum of American Art. Lincoln, Nebraska. Janice Mason Art
Museum. Cadiz, Kentucky. The Bibliotheca Alexandria Artist’s Book Collection.
Alexandria, Egypt. He is represented by Galerie Kühl: Dresden, Germany and
Galerie am Plan: Pirna, Germany.