On today’s episode we’re joined by artist, curator, and director Brion Nuda Rosch. Brion discovered his love of art-making in the San Francisco creative community scene of the 1990s. He went on to curate art shows (even some in his apartment bathroom), make his own way as a painter by initially cutting up and recontextualizing his work, and breaking into the art world not through a MFA but by an unrelenting commitment to moving forward. Brion spends his days directing the studio program at Minnesota Street Project––helping to support the careers and creative practices for resident artists. Minnesota Street Project is based in San Francisco’s Dogpatch district and provides sustainable spaces for galleries, artists, and arts nonprofits. Tune in for Brion’s story and learn more about how to carve your own path by earning your stripes in the real world.
Brion Nuda Rosch lives and works in San Francisco, he has exhibited his work at Et al., San Francisco; Halsey McKay, New York; DCKT Contemporary, New York; ACME., Los Angeles; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco; and The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. Recent curatorial projects include OK GREAT THANKS THIS IS SO RIDICULOUS, at ACME. and DCKT. He has also organized exhibitions and projects for SFMOMA’s Open Space, Adobe Books, as well as his residential gallery, Hallway Projects and One-Day Residency Program. Rosch was recently an artist-in-residence at UC Berkeley’s Ceramics Department. SFMOMA SECA Finalist in 2011, he was the recipient of the Artadia Award in 2009.
Brion Nuda Rosch works include painting, sculpture and collage. Time, trips, forms, places, spaces, materials, objects, habits, movements, language, color…
“Recently I painted in my basement void of natural light, The cement ground was covered with sand and I danced in black socks. I would drag a sledgehammer covered in rabbit skin glue and pigment across the floor. The basement is now storage.”