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Brian Vu is an emerging, multidisciplinary artist born in Dallas, TX. Brian attended Bennington College and received a Bachelor of Arts with a concentration in ceramics and contemporary dance. Brian has lived in Texas, Vermont, New York, and then Colorado before moving to Michigan to pursue a Masters of Fine Arts degree at Cranbrook Academy of Art concentrating in ceramics under Ian McDonald.

Brian has completed residencies at: Locust Projects in the Design District of Miami, Ox-Bow School of Art and Artists’ Residency, Woodbury Foundation Residency for Bennington College Alumni and others. Brian has exhibited group and solo shows nationally in: Chicago, Pittsburg, Bennington, Miami, Minneapolis, and Detroit.




Cranbrook Academy of Art

Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303


Masters of Fine Arts

Ceramics/Fine Arts


Bennington College

Bennington, VT 05201


Bachelors of Arts/Fine Arts

Ceramics, Photography, and Contemporary Dance




Houston Center for Contemporary Craft


Winter 2019-Summer 2020

Houston, Texas

Ceramic Artist-in-Residence


Woodbury Foundation Bennington Alumni Fellowship


Fall 2019

Bennington, VT

Solo show and Artist residency


Ox-Bow School of Art & Artist Residency


Fall 2019

Saugatuck, MI

Ceramics residency.


Locust Projects


Summer 2018

Miami, FL

Commissioned show lung tone_ mirror print_ for gallery and sole residency recipient.


Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum

Gallery Assistant

2017 – 2019

Bloomfield Hills, MI

Handle, install, de-install artwork and maintain space.


Kim Dickey Ceramics

Ceramics Studio Assistant

Fall 2016-Winter 2017

Boulder, CO

Assisted with artist’s current work in studio. Includes: clay formulation, hand building, slip casting, glazing, kiln operations with bisque ware and final firings, presentations, and studio maintenance.


Experience (Continued)


Michael Warren Contemporary Gallery

Gallery Intern

Winter 2016

Denver, CO

Assisted in maintaining gallery space, inventory, and helped clientele.


Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company

Winter 2015

Intern/Stage Manager Assistant

New York, NY

Assisted Stage Manager and Assistant Director with stage elements and aided dancers in rehearsals.


Dustin Yellin Studios


Winter 2015

Brooklyn, NY

Assisted artists with collage materials in preparation of assembly and office work.



Curriculum Vitae




“PLURAL NEGATIVE. 10.19.2019.” Solo show at Bennington College supported by the Woodbury Foundation. Bennington, VT.

Woodbury Foundation Grant Recipient for Ceramic Sculpture.

Artist-in-Residence Lecture at Bennington College. Bennington, VT.

“Experiencing Perspectives.” October 24th, 2019. Group Exhibition sponsored by Mercedes-Benz Financial Services. Farmington Hills, MI.

Artist-in-Residence Lecture at Ox-Bow School of Art and Artist Residency. Saugatuck, MI.  

Museum of Art and Design Artist Fellowship Finalist, cycle 32. New York, NY.

Mercedes-Benz Emerging Artist Award Finalist (ceramics) at Cranbrook Academy of Art.

MFA Degree Group Exhibition at Cranbrook Art Museum. Bloomfield Hills, MI.

“ROOM_ TEMPERATURE_” Public showing of performance collaboration: with Hilla Shapira (costume design) and Lindsay Splichal (set installation). Improvisational score. 8 minutes.

“Material Object Belief.” Group exhibition at Forum Gallery. Bloomfield Hills, MI.

 “TABLEWORKS” group exhibition at BSWING during NCECA. March. Minneapolis, MN.

lung tone_ mirror print_ Solo Show and Artist-in-Residence at Locust Projects. Summer 2018. Miami, FL.

lung tone_ side print_ Structured improvisation performance showing. 10 Minutes. Black sand and tape. 8' x 12' (set of 2).

"M.O.V.E." Group show. Forum Gallery. 39221 Woodward Ave. Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304.

 “Basically 15x50.” Group show. NCECA. G1 Exhibition Space. 4106 Howley St. Pittsburg, PA 15224. 03/15/2018 - 01/17/2018    




 “USDAN. We Have a Problem.” Visual Arts degree group show. USDAN Gallery. Bennington College. Bennington, VT 05201.

Three Pages I’ve Never Written but Thought Through.  Ceramics installation. Glazed porcelain in three painted wooden frames (5’x5’ each). Ceramic pieces: dimensions unique.

Echo Prominent: Places & Windows I-IV.  Photographic installation. Scanned cyanotype positive on Pictorico transparency, galvanized wire, wooden rods. 132”x42” (set of 4),

Violet Replica. Choreography/concept by Brian Vu. Duet performance with William Bowers and Brian Vu. Projected photograph/lighting/costume design by Brian Vu. Sound design use: “The Canyon Wants to Hear C Sharp” by Andrew Bird. 

Tap Water. Blue Clothing the Throat. Choreography/concept, solo performance, cyanotype projection, lighting, costume design by Brian Vu. Sound design use: rainstorm by unknown.

“Tactile Patterning.” Dance Degree concert. Martha Hill Dance Theater. Bennington College. Bennington, VT.

Précis of “(v.) to use with disregard; to exhaust.” Choreography/concept, solo performance by Brian Vu. Lighting by Damir ?obo. Sound design by Samuel Irwin.

Folded Paper. Landed Fields. Choreography by Brian Vu. Duet performance by Maggie Ammons and Brian Vu. Performed at Bennington College.