Artist, writer, and educator Brian Goeltzenleuchter was born in San Diego in 1976. Brian’s work investigates the use-value of art and the intersectional roles that people, and institutions play in shaping the social sphere. As a result of his interest in complex and wide-reaching bodies of knowledge, Brian has collaborated with diverse communities within and outside of the artworld. Brian's interactive art has been critically celebrated for expanding the olfactory potential for transmedia storytelling. He earned his MFA in 2001 at UC San Diego. From 2002 - 2008 he was Associate Professor and Director of MFA Studies in Art at Central Washington University. He has held residencies at Sculpture Space, New York, The Institute for Art and Olfaction, Los Angeles, Banff Centre, Canada, and Centrum Beeldende Kunst, The Netherlands. He is the Darlene Shiley Honors Faculty Fellow in the Weber Honors College at San Diego State University.
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