Curriculum Vitae


Name: Brian Curling

 Born:  21 July 1976

Address:  Weinbergstrasse 10 .  01445 Radebeul Germany

Telephone:  #49 351.7955.5093




University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska

Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking, Book Arts and Drawing, 2004

University of Kentucky-Lexington, Kentucky

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking, Book Arts and Drawing, 2000


Hochschule Zittau / Görlitz, 2012 - 2013.  Courses taught:  The Art of the Book 

The American University in Cairo, Assistant Professor of Art, 2006 - 2010.      Courses taught:  Foundations of Art and Design, Beginning Drawing, Advanced Drawing, Printmaking I-III, The Art of the Book, Senior Seminar

Murray State University, Adjunct Instructor.  2005.  Courses taught:  Figure Drawing 

Cleveland Art Institute, Visiting Professor.  2004 - 2005.  Courses taught:  Lithography, Beginning Printmaking, Advanced Drawing

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Graduate Instructor.  2000 - 2004.  Courses taught:  Beginning Printmaking, Art of the Book, Drawing IIPROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

*Goldfinch Press, proprietor, artist, and printer of limited edition books, and fine art prints, *Collaborative book projects include: Michael Kuhni, Ted Kooser, Twyla Hansen, Kate Northrop, Naomi Shihab Nye, William Stafford.  2000-present.

*Director, Sharjah Art Gallery, The American University in Cairo. 2008 - 2010  Curatorial Projects:  Margo Veillon: Looking at Life.  The Spirit Illuminated:  Prints of Editio Electrum presented in association with the Thesaurus Isalmicus Foundation.  Meeting the Other:  American and Egyptian Prints.  Journey through the Orient:  The Prints of David Roberts.

*Director, Falaki Gallery, The American University in Cairo. 2006-2008  Exhibitions Curated:  Drawing Through Process.  Reconstructing #Ashura and the Cityscape of Karbala - Dena Al-Deeb.  Ductus & Vermis - Aida Eltorie and Maryam Farrag.  The Return of Blance - Gregory Niemeyer.  Hassan Kamel: Sacred Spaces.  A Face In Cairo:  Five Young Egyptian Photographers.  George Fikry:  From Earth, heart, Eye & Soul.  On Strange Ground:  Exiles and Expatriates.  Nearing Connection.  Lost in Expression.

*Academic Senator.  The American University of Cairo. 2009-2010

*Director of Art Unit, The American University in Cairo. 2008.

*Panelist:  The Methodical Impulse. Mid-America Print Conference. University of Nebraska. 2004

*Print Technician, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 2001-2004  Duties included:  maintenance of lithography, intaglio, relief,  silkscreen, letterpress, and book art facilities, presses and materials. 

*Collaborative Printer, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska. 2001-2004  Artists Included:   Kirsi Neuvonen, Tony Fitzpatrick, Tanja Softic, Adraine Herman, Takeshi Takahara. 

*Intern, Tamarind Institute of Lithography, Albuquerque, New Mexico. 1998 



“Curt Querner zum 110. Geburtstag / Junge Kunst

“Versus, Gärten.”  Hoch + Partner Galerie und Werkstatt für Holzschnitt und Hochdruck.  Leipzig, Germany.

“The Art that Binds.”  Sheldon Museum of American Art. Lincoln, Nebraska.

“The Space Between.”  Constellation Studio.  Lincoln, Nebraska

"Junge Kunst."  Galerie Kühl.  Dresden, Germany.


“20 Artists 20 Views.” CfSHE Annex Gallery.  Tokyo, Japan. 

"Brian Curling."  Galerie Apart.  Marcilhac Sur Cele, France.

"Riding the Great Wave." Richard Bush Gallery.  New York.

"Mi-Lab-Mokuhanga-Innovation." CfSHE ANNEX Gallery.  Tokyo Japan.

"Versus." Museum Schloss Burgk. Burgk, Germany.

"Landscape Nah und Fern."  Galerie Kühl. Dresden Germany.

"Medici Alumni Exhibition,"  Eisentrager-Howard Gallery, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska.


*“Im Stom der Zeit.”  Hoch + Partner Galerie und Werkstatt für Holzschnitt und Hochdruck.  Leipzig, Germany.

“Carrying Wishes: A Collaboration of Words and Images.”  Annetta Kraushaar Gallery, Texas Lutheran University.  Seguin, Texas.

“Drei Mal Parallel.”  Kunstausstellung Kühl.  Dresden, Germany.

"Zwischenräume" Grundun Sailer und Brian Curling. Galerie am Plan.  Pirna, Germany.


“Terra Incognita-Weltbilder-Welterfahrungen.”  Altana Galerie Universitätssammlung Kunst und Technik. Technische Universität Dresden.  Dresden, Germany.  Curator:  Sabine Zimmerman-Torne.

*Dauerhaft oder Flüchtig.  Systematics Network Services GmbH.  Dresden, Germany.

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Künstlerische Positionen im Hochdruck.  Museum für Druckkunst Leipzig.  Leipzig, Germany.

Hanga EHON:  Handprinted Books. Gallery Yamazaki. Kyoto, Japan.  Curator:  Richard Steiner.  

Unverblümt und Fein Gestimmt - Erfüllter Kosmos im Gebannten Licht.  Kunstausstellung Kühl, Dresden, Germany. 7.6. - 27.7.2011

Expo de Lithographie.  Pierrepresse:  La Salle Capitulaire.  Marcilhac-sur-Cele, France.

Plunder the Influence.  Hallmark Creative Resource Gallery.  Kansas City, Missouri.  Curator:  Adriane Herman.

Plunder the Influence:  an examination of visual manifestations of influence.  Virtual exhibition:  Portland, Maine.


Grafik / Sulptur.  Kunstausstellung Kühl.  Dresden, Germany.  

Zwei Jahre.  Galerie am Plan, Pirna Germany.

Daydream Dreaming.  University of Arizona-Tuscon.  Tuscon, Arizona

Printmaking Portfolios, Day-Dream Drawing.  Cora Stafford Gallery.  Denton, Texas.  Juror Susan Belau


Jubiläumsausstellung der Kunstausstellung Kühl, 85 Jahre Teil II.  Galerie Kühl, Dresden, Germany

*Zwischen Himmel und Erde.  Galerie am Plan.  Pirna, Germany

Nearing Connections.  Exposicio al Centre Cicic Sarria.  Barcelona, Spain


From the First Ten Years, Janice Mason Art Museum.  Cadiz, Kentucky

Nearing Connection, Falaki Gallery, Cairo, Egypt


Fresh Cream, Falaki Gallery.  Cairo, Egypt

Genius Loci, Kunstausstellung Kühl.  Dresden, Germany

Ausstellung, Kunstausstellung Kühl. Dresden, Germany


Premier Exhibition, Falaki Gallery.  Cairo, Egypt

5th Egyptian International Print Triennale 2006.  Minestry of Culture, Sector of Fine Arts. Bibliotheca Alexandria, Egypt

Nebenbei und Uberhaupt.  Koenig & Bauer Ag, Planeta-Bogenoffsetmaschinen. Radebeul, Germany


Open Expression, Contemporary American Printmaking Art.  Juror: Wael El Kadar, Karen Kunc.  American University. Cairo, Egypt

On the Edge, IMPACT Conference. Berlin, Germany and Poznan, Poland

Es Waren Zwei Königskinder (Once Were Two King’s Children). Eckladen Altwachwitz Gallery. Dresden, Germany


Roots and Crown, Mid-America Print Council Exhibition. Lincoln, Nebraska. 

The Past and Present, Janice Mason Museum of Art.  Cadiz, Kentucky

Studio Art, Tapiola Studio House Exhibition. Helsinki, Finland.

New Letterpress Books, Nebraska Center for the Book. Omaha, Nebraska

*The Past and Pending, MFA Thesis Exhibition. Eisentrager-Howard Gallery.  Lincoln, Nebraska.


New Letterpress Books, Nebraska Center for the Book. Omaha, Nebraska

Eleven Drawings, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts.  Nebraska City, Nebraska

6th Triennale Mondiale d’Estampes. Chamalieres, France. Juror, Claude Wolff

Collaborative Drawings from Meredith Brickell and Brian Curling. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska

Paper Un-primed, Flatbed Press. Austin, Texas, curator Kyle Olson, Opine Curatorial 

Paper Un-primed, Midwestern University. Wichita Falls, Texas, curator Kyle Olson, Opine Curatorial 

*Abacus Drawings, University Place Art Center.  Lincoln, Nebraska


Artist Made Books:  Traditions and Trends.  Love Library Special Collections. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska

Recent Works, Rotunda Gallery.  University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska

Out of the Studio:  2nd and 3rd Year MFA Candidates. Eisentrager Howard Gallery.  University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Nebraska

Palimpsest Portfolio, Southern Graphics Council Conference.  New Orleans, Louisiana

Recent Work, Kimmel Hardin Nelson Center for the Arts.  Nebraska City, Nebraska

New Letterpress Books, Nebraska Center for the Book. Omaha, Nebraska


*Printed Work, Janice Mason Art Museum. Cadiz, Kentucky

Three-Way-Conversation, Lexington Art League Invitational.  Lexington, Kentucky


Murray State University Juried Show, Murray State University. Juror Karla Hackenmiller.  Murray, Kentucky


*Ephemera B.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Tuska Gallery. University of Kentucky-Lexington, Kentucky

Print It! State Theater Gallery. Lexington, Kentucky

Recent Works, Barnhardt Gallery. Lexington, Kentucky

Three Emerging Artist, Host Communications-Lexington Art League Lexington, Kentucky


Print It!, State Theater Gallery. Lexington, Kentucky

Mid America College Art Association Invitational, Barnhardt Gallery. Lexington, Kentucky



Faulty Research Grant.  A Treasury of Water.  The American University in Cairo.


Faculty Research Grant.  Carrying Wishes.  The American University in Cairo.

Pre-Tenure Research Grant and Sabbatical, The American University in Cairo.


Faculty Research Grant,  Exiles and Expatriates. The American University in Cairo. 


Finnish Graphics Council, Artist Residency Recipient, Helsinki Finland 

Vreeland Award for distinguished MFA Candidate, University of Nebraska 

Woods Fellowship, University of Nebraska


Coleman Award for Printmaking, Sheldon Museum of American Art


Al Held Award, University of Kentucky


Undergraduate Research and Creativity Grant, University of Kentucky


Constellation Studios.  Lincoln, Nebraska. 2014

Mi-LAB. Mokuhanga Innovation.  Fujikawaguchiko, Japan. 2013

Hochschule Zittau / Görlitz, Artist in Residence 2012 - 2013.

Hochdruck in Leipzig.  Museum für Druckkunst, Hoch + Partner.  2011

Expo de Lithographie.  Pierrepresse:  La Salle Capitulaire.  Marcilhac-sur-Cele, France. 2011

Finnish Graphics Council, Artist in Residence, Helsinki Finland.  2004


The American University in Cairo, Special Collections Library.  Cairo, Egypt

The Bibliotheca Alexandria Artist’s Book Collection.  Alexandria, Egypt

Hochschule Zittau/Görlitz, Hochschulbibliothek.  Zittau, Germany 

MI-LAB (Mokuhanga Innovation Laboratory). Tokyo, Japan

Saint Lawrence University. Canton, New York

University of Colorado, Special Collections Library. Boulder. Colorado.

University of Arizona Museum of Art, Print Collection. Tucson, Arizona

Sheldon Museum of American Art. Lincoln, Nebraska

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Archives & Special Collections Library.  Lincoln, Nebraska

Janice Mason Art Museum. Cadiz, Kentucky