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You might be pretty sure about who you are as an artist. You might even be sure which medium you’ll be working in for the rest of your career. That’s why we feel it’s our obligation as teachers and fellow artists to shake things up a bit and introduce you to mediums and ideas you never before considered. We also feel that no matter how talented you are as an artist, the more time you spend learning from other artists and their work and about historical, cultural and personal influences, the more powerful an artist you can become. This is why we believe in a strong foundation followed by a year of exploration: two semesters of visual fundamentals—drawing, color theory, 2-D, 3-D—extensive studio work, seeing, questioning and collaborating, followed by two semesters of individual experimentation and discovery that will support and guide your education at MECA.

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Philip Brou

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Although he considers himself a painter, Philip Brou's work often finds form in sculpture, drawing, installation, and video. His past five years work has been an exploration of ideas of Self developed through meticulous research into facts and coincidences culled from his own life. His projects have investigated his personal relationship to The Bermuda Triangle, The Wizard of Oz, the hospital of his birth, the Grumman Avenger torpedo bomber, Steven Spielberg's childhood home, his high school senior class, and Space Probe Voyager 1's intergalactic mission; to name but a few.

Image: Self Portrait, 11"x17", graphite on paper. This portrait was drawn from emailed self-descriptions to commissioned forensic artist, Heatherly Kates.


MFA, The Ohio State University, Painting & Drawing
BFA, Virginia Commonwealth University, Painting and Printmaking, Summa Cum Laude

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