Brian Curtis


1979 MFA (Painting), University of Houston, Houston, Texas
1976 BFA (Painting), BA (Art History), cum laude, Southeastern Massachusetts University, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts


1985 - Present University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida


2013 Back to the Future: Contemporary Paintings in the Tradition of the Derrière-Garde, Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, Florida
2012 Stonehenge Series, Apex Gallery, South Dakota College of Mines and Technology,
Rapid City, South Dakota
2011 Stonehenge Series, enFAMILIA Gallery, Homestead, Florida
Stonehenge Series, Vandiver Gallery, Anderson University, Anderson, South Carolina
2003 Occulta Romana, Wesley Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida
2001 Recent Works, Lowe Art Museum, Coral Gables, Florida


2012 Incognito ll, Friends of Art, Naples Museum of Art, Naples, Florida
2011 Incognito, Friends of Art, Naples Museum of Art, Naples, Florida
Faculty Exhibition, CAS Gallery, Coral Gables, Florida
2009 Faculty Past and Present, Sage Center for the Arts Gallery, Hillsdale, Michigan
The Vault Show, Museo Vault Gllery, Wynwood Art District, Miami, Florida


2012 SECAC Membership Exhibition, Durham Arts Council, Durham, North Carolina
2011 Night of a Hundred Angels, Cottage Gallery, Laguna Beach, California
7th Annual National Self-Portrait Exhibition, 33 Contemporary Gallery,
Zhou B. Art Center, Chicago, Illinois
2010 MACAA/SECAC Membership Exhibition, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, Virginia
2006 MACAA/SECAC Membership Exhibition, Parthenon Gallery, Nashville, Tennessee


2009 DRAWING FROM OBSERVATION 2e (An Introduction to Perceptual Drawing) published byMcGraw-Hill Higher Education,New York, New York. 2009


2012 Making is Thinking: The Importance of Direct Sensory Experience in a Digital World, presented at the 2012 SECAC Conference, in Raliegh, North Carolina
Pecha Kucha participant, 2012 SECAC Conference, Raliegh, North Carolina
Expressive Drawing Workshop, Arts in Action Summer Camp of enFAMiLIA Inc.,Everglades Community Association, Homestead, Florida
Visiting Artist, Rio HondoCommunity College,Whittier California
2011 Panel Chair, A House Divided: Examining the Inherent Conflict Between Direct Sensory Aesthetics and
Concept Driven Cultural Practice, 2011 SECAC Conference
Visiting Artist, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Edwardsville, Illinois
Two-day Drawing Workshop, Arts in Action Summer Camp of enFAMiLIA Inc., Everglades Community Association, Homestead, Florida
An Ecosystem of Interruption Technologies: The Internet as a Distracting, Numbing, Mind-altering Substance,
presented at the 2011 FATE Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, March 31, 2011
Deconstructing Duchamp's Disciples, paper and accompanying PowerPoint at FATE Biennial, St. Louis, Missouri
A Generation Without Studio Training, Roundtable participant in discussion of "Studio Art in CAA's Next Century", at 100th CAA Conference in New York, New York
Duchamp's Legacy: The De-skilling and Dematerializing Promotion of Concept Driven Cultural Practice,
paper for an Open Session sponsored by FATE at the 100th CAA Conference in New York, New York,
2010 If You Open Your Mind Too Much Your Brain Will Fall Out, paper and accompanying PowerPoint for a panel titled
"Thomas Kinkade in the Classroom," at SECA in Richmond, Virginia

ARTICLES (online):

2012 Leonardo's Legacy: A Defense of the Educational Value of Perceptual Drawing in an Increasingly Postmodern World, Open Inquiry Archive, A peer reviewed independent journal of scholarly papers on culture,




My recent paintings are a series of Romantic landscapes depicting the Neolithic stone circle, Stonehenge, against a backdrop of dramatic sunrises and sunsets. Curtis’ Stonehenge Series derives from his conviction that traditional oil painting is an effective medium for communicating the excitement of direct sensory perception and that representational painting is uniquely capable of intensifying self-awareness by infusing depicted imagery with emotional content and intellectual musings.”

Kaakwa (Seneca tribe) “Kaakwa (Seneca tribe)”

Oil on Artboard, 9 x 12 inches, 2011

Akycha (Inuit) “Akycha (Inuit)”

Oil on Artboard, 12 x 9 inches, 2011

Huitziloplochtli (Aztec) “Huitziloplochtli (Aztec)”

Oil on Artboard, 9 x 12 inches, 2011

Uriel (Hebrew) “Uriel (Hebrew)”

Oil on Artboard, 7 x 9 inches, 2011

Inti (Inca) “Inti (Inca)”

Oil on Artboard, 7 x 9 inches, 2011

Mog Ruith (Celtic) “Mog Ruith (Celtic)”

Oil on Artboard, 16 x 20 inches, 2011

Tsohanoai (Navajo) “Tsohanoai (Navajo)”

Oil on Artboard, 20 x 16 inches, 2011

Shen-Yi (Chinese) “Shen-Yi (Chinese)”

Oil on Artboard, 20 x 16 inches, 2011