© 2010-2017

Bryan Volta
b. 1983 Cincinnati, Ohio

Education

2017        MFA / Mason Gross School of the Arts - Rutgers University / New Brunswick, NJ
2015        BFA / University of Illinois at Chicago / Summa Cum Laude / Chicago, IL

Awards | Residencies

2017        Outstanding Achievement Award / Mason Gross School of the Arts - Rutgers University
                Nominee, Dedalus Foundation MFA Fellowship / Mason Gross School of the Arts - Rutgers University
2016        Teaching Assistant Fellowship / Mason Gross School of the Arts - Rutgers University
2015        ArtSlant Prize 2015
                Teaching Assistant Fellowship / Mason Gross School of the Arts - Rutgers University
                LAUNCH Invitational Residency / Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL
                UIC Faculty Award for Art / University of Illinois at Chicago
                Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship / University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
                Honors College Research Grant / University of Illinois at Chicago
                ArtSlant Prize / 1st Showcase series Juried Winner
2014        ArtSlant Prize / 3rd Showcase series Juried Winner
                ACRE Residency / Steuben, WI
                Luminarts Visual Arts Exhibition Finalist / Chicago, IL
                Nominee, Yale Norfolk Summer School of Art / Norfolk, CT
                Art and Exhibition Hall Competition Winner / Gallery 400
2013-15  Honors College Tuition Waiver / University of Illinois at Chicago
                Art Merit Award / University of Illinois at Chicago

Exhibitions (*solo)

2017        Stranger Loops  / (curated by Lisa Long) Foley Gallery, New York, NY
                Action At A Distance: Part 1  / Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ
2016        Back Wash  / Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ
                Not For The Dead  / Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ 
                Always Already / Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ 
                Behind a Skin There is a Substrate / LIPS | LAB Festival Vol. 2, Piscataway, NJ 
                Fragile States / ACRE Projects, curated by Make-Space, Chicago, IL 
2015        Aqua Art Miami / Miami Beach, FL  
                Divers / Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ  
                Jupiter Island / Circuit 12 Contemporary, Dallas, TX  
                The Annual / Chicago Artists Coalition, Chicago, IL 
                Headroom  / University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
                Keep Your Mind In Hell And Despair Not  / The Terraformer, Chicago, IL
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
                Occupy CAA: Room 1702 / Hilton Hotel, Chicago, IL
                Introspection: Anatomy of the Interior / GBU, Chicago, IL
                Surrogate / Gallery 400, Chicago, IL *
2013        ARGUS: Organic Visual Archive / Johalla Projects, Chicago, IL

Publications

2015        Kelly, James Pepper.“Chicken Scratching the Surface”.ArtSlant Miami. 02 December.
2014        Kelly, James Pepper.“What is a substitute or surrogate for three-dimensional space?”.Gallery 400. 15 April.