The act of printmaking has made Brant Schuller acutely aware of the interaction of the printed image and the materials upon which they are printed; specifically how images superimposed on the built environment can reinforce or weaken their meaning. In Saint, Schuller explores the ways in which the printed word is used to symbolically fabricate meaning, subsequently being repeated and disseminated. He looks for points where a fusion of beliefs could intersect and become something new using pre-established imagery such as clip art or historically significant texts.
Since 1992, Brant Schuller has been working as a printmaker making sculptural prints and works on paper. He received a 2001 Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Fellowship in Visual Art for this work. Schuller has been granted two residences at the Frans Masereel Center in Belgium where he made prints that are included in the permanent collection of the Royal Art Museum, Antwerp. He was also in Residence in Japan at the Nagasawa Art Park working with masters of the Moku Hanga technique. Schuller’s work can be found in the collections of the Frans Masereel Center in Kasterlee, Belgium; The New York Public Library, New York, NY; The Museum of Modern Art / Franklin Furnace Artist’s Book Archive, New York, NY; The Joan Flasch Artist’s Book Archive, Chicago, IL; Visual Studies Workshop Media Archive, Rochester, NY; The Lawson Drawing Collection of Austin Peay University, Clarksville, TN; The Arkansas State University, Jonesboro, AR; University of Wisconsin, Parkside, WI; and the Banff Center, Banff, AB.
Schuller’s solo exhibitions include Anchor Graphics, Chicago, IL, Temple Gallery, Philadelphia, PA, Spaces, Cleveland, OH and The Society for Northern Alberta Printmakers, Edmonton, AB and regionally in Pennsylvania. His work has been exhibited in the US and abroad through group exhibitions from which he has received a number of awards and honors. SITE-SEEING, a collaborative project with artist Kristy Krivitsky, was written about in Lucy Lippard’s On the Beaten Track. His work has also been included in Sculpture, Juxtapoz, New American Painting, Antenna magazines and many newspapers including the Philadelphia Weekly and Cleveland Plain Dealer. Schuller earned a BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art, Cleveland, OH and an MFA from the Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA. He is currently a Professor of Art at Millersville University in Millersville, PA.