Brandon Coley Cox

Visiting Artist

Brandon Coley Cox is an emerging artist based in Iowa City, IA. He is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in Printmaking and one the Grant Wood Fellowship recipients at the University of Iowa. He earned his MFA from Yale University, along with the Ely Harwood Schless Award for Excellence in Painting. Cox has been awarded other residencies in the past at the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in Times Square and Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Cox has work in several permanent collections including The International Print Museum in Southern California and the Museum of Paper and Watermark in Fabriano, Italy.

“Transdimensional Honey Bun,” Unknown crystal formation, crush black tourmaline & quartz, powdered tires, mica, glitter, pigment, Velcro, rice plaster, gypsum cement, Approx. 26x36x2”, 2017-18
Transdimensional Honey Bun, Unknown crystal formation, crush black tourmaline & quartz, powdered tires, mica, glitter, pigment, Velcro, rice plaster, gypsum cement, approx. 26x36x2”, 2017-18

 

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