STATEMENT

The heavily layered and reworked surfaces in Dickerson’s painted wood constructions reveal a deeply felt process of exploration. Each work contains hidden forms and apertures suggesting almost inaccessible mystery. Using mixed media and wood construction, these constructed paintings offer the viewer an opportunity for quiet relfection amidst the dislocations and uncertainty of the surrounding world.  Assertive and strong in composition, they lead the mind into contemplation of the sublime.

Dickerson’s work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums including Kouros Gallery, New York, OK Harris Works of Art, New York,  Katzen Museum – American University, Wash. DC,  Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia, PA , Museum of the University of Wyoming, Butler Institute of American Art, National Academy of Design, Woodmere Museum, Opalka Gallery – Sage College, The Center for Art in Wood, Delaware Art Museum and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. In 2010 he was awarded a Franz and Virginia Bader Fund Grant. He received a Ballinglen Foundation Fellowship in 2008 traveling to Ballycastle, County Mayo, Ireland in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

EXHIBITIONS / AWARDS (Partial Listing)

Center For Art In Wood, Philadelphia, PA.   “Criss Cross”  – Robyn Horn & Brian Dickerson. Oct. 2017 – Jan 2018

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington DC.  June 14 – August 17, 2014

OK Harris – New York, NY  “Constructed Paintings” Jan. 26 – March 2nd – 2013
Woodmere Museum – Philadelphia, PA.  “Objects of Desire: Philip Jamison Collection”  Jan. 26th – May 5th  2013
Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia “Masters and Mavericks” Feb. 8th – March 24, 2013
Museum of the University of Wyoming – “Constructed Paintings and Drawings”  January 2012 – April 2012
Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia “Constructed Paintings and Drawings from Ballinglen” March 30, – April 29, 2012
CFEVA, Philadelphia – “Beyond Abstraction” – January 2011
Kouros Gallery, New York, NY – “Constructed Paintings” – July 2011
Seraphin Gallery, Philadelphia – “Printible – Philagrafika” – 2010

Kouros Gallery, New York, NY  “Accrochage” Aug. 4 – Sept. 30, 2010
Ballinglen Foundation Fellowship – Ballycastle-County Mayo, Ireland – 2009 – 2010
“Beyond Abstraction” – Curated by Katrin Elia – Traveling group exhibition – 2009
Opalka Gallery – Sage College, Albany, NY Nov. – Dec. 2007
“Resonant Journeys” – West Chester University – 2006
Mangel Gallery Philadelphia – “The Helderberg Paintings” – Solo exhibition 2005
Butler Institute of American Art – Biennial Juried Exhibition – 2001
“The Unbroken Line” Centennial Exhibition of the Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts – American Museum of Art of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts -1997
Knickerbocker Artists Group – Salmagundi Club NYC- Juried Exhibition 1997
“Family Values Rhetoric vs. Reality” Wood Gallery – Vermont College-Montpelier, Vt. 1996
Vermont College – Wood Gallery – Montpelier, Vermont 1995
Woodmere Museum Philadelphia, PA. Juried Exhibitions 1988-1993
National Arts Club – NYC – Juried Exhibition 1990
Berkshire Museum – Pittsfield, Mass. 1989
SUNY Cobleskill “Landscape as Mystical Metaphor” Solo Exhibition 1989
Visual Arts Gallery – Cobleskill NY – Solo Exhibition 1988
Honorable Mention – Woodmere Museum – Philadelphia, PA 1988
SUNY Cobleskill – Invitational Exhibitions 1988, ’84 ’78 ‘76
Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts – 1988, ’92,’93, ’94, ‘97
Delaware County Community College-Solo Exhibition 1987
Hahn Gallery – Philadelphia, PA. Solo Exhibitions 1985- 91
Artist in Residence – Institute on Man and Science – Rennsealearville, NY -1984
National Academy of Design – NYC – Juried Exhibition 1981
Ralph Fabri Medal of Merit – NSPCA – American Academy of Arts and Letters NYC – 1980
First Prize Painting – Woodmere Museum – Philadelphia, PA. 1980
First Prize Painting – Lower Merion Cultural Center -1980
First Prize Painting – Chester County Art Association – Westchester, PA.
Berkshire Museum – Pittsfield, Mass. Juried Exhibition 1979