Born in 1981, Bryan Gorneau works as an artist in Old Lyme, CT. He is the studio manager and resident artist of Studio 80+ Sculpture Grounds, where he fabricates large-scale metal sculpture. Bryan, as he states it, "I often used historical artifacts or "Americana", most commonly features from newspapers or popular magazines, as not only inspiration but often as a foundation upon which to create my art. By using clear resin epoxy I've been able to encase delicate material that would otherwise disintegrate, making it completely archival and timeless. Although I use different processes throughout my body of work, continuity is created through personal exploration of process and methodology."

All of Gorneau's work is infused with a youthful curiosity and creative exploration as he deftly dismantles both objects and ideas, seeking to find a new way of understanding and portraying the world around him. Indeed, the past century has been overloaded with a plethora of oftentimes confusing events and images, magnified as advances in communication technology have brought so much of this into our daily lives on an almost minute-to-minute basis. Through his work, Gorneau highlights and preserves many of the "headlines" that have punctuated our society's cultural identity, while redefining their messages from his personal artistic perspective.

Education
2007-08Central Wyoming College (Welding Program)
2660 Peck Ave, Riverton, WY
2005-07Apprentice to Gilbert Boro, Sculptor & Architect
Studio 80 and Sculpture Grounds

80-1 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT
2001-07Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
84 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT
Exhibitions
2016free range
Hygienic Art Gallery
New London, CT
2016Summer Sculpture Showcase
Studio 80 + Sculpture Grounds
Old Lyme, CT
2016Think Big Start Small
Studio 80+ Sculpture Grounds
Old Lyme CT
2016Black and White
Mystic Museum of Art
Mystic CT
2015Summer Sculpture Showcase
Studio 80+ Sculpture Grounds
Old Lyme CT
2015Figure This Figure That
Hygienic Gallery
New London CT
201458th Regional Exhibition
Mystic Arts Center
Mystic CT
AWARDED HONORABLE MENTION
2013Spectrum Miami
Art Spot International Art Fair
Miami FL
2013AWESOME
Hygienic Art
Bank St, New London, CT
2013Mystic Arts Center 57th Regional Juried Show
9 Water St, Mystic, CT 06355
2013Hygienic Art 8th Annual Crossing Juried Exhibition
Bank St, New London, CT
2013Prize Inside, Solo Exhibition
Provenance Center
165 State st, New London CT
2012Old Lyme Midsummer Festival
Studio 80+
80-1 Lyme st, Old Lyme
FEATURED ARTIST
2012Hygienic Art 7th Annual Crossing Juried Exhibition
Bank St, New London, CT
2011Art Center Killingworth's Annual Autumn Outdoor Arts Festival
Madison, CT
2011Hygienic's Art=Gift
Bank St, New London, CT
2011NY Art Marathon
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SEMI-FINALIST
2011Mystic Arts Center 55th Regional Juried Show
9 Water St, Mystic, CT 06355
2011Hygienic Art 6th Annual Crossing Juried Exhibition
Bank St, New London, CT
AWARDED BEST IN SHOW
2006-07Hygienic Art 1st and 2nd Annual Crossing Juried Exhibition
Bank St, New London, CT
2005-07Annual Juried Student Exhibition
Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts
84 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT
Professional Experience
2010-11Studio Manager and Resident Artist
Studio 80 and Sculpture Grounds

80-1 Lyme St, Old Lyme, CT 06371
2008-10Welding Works
New Rd, Madison, CT

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