Bryan Hiveley and Judith Berk King
www.bryanhiveley.com | www.judithberkking.com
This collaborative work uses zoological forms and imagery to convey imagined narratives. The abstracted shapes of the sculptures are transmuted and stylized, distorting familiar animal archetypes and blurring identification. These ambiguous animals provide a context for the imagined creatures that inhabit their exterior spaces on which the biomorphic is intermingled with the mechanical, fauna sprouts flora, and predators confront each other over the undulating surfaces. Their stories are not revealed at a glance; they are only uncovered when the sculptures are turned, exposing the disquieting imagery that inhabits these works.
Bryan Hiveley lives in Miami, Florida and teaches sculpture and ceramics at the Miami International University of Art & Design. Hiveley uses animal imagery to depict compelling narratives from a personal perspective. Bryan Hiveley received his MFA from the University of South Carolina and his BFA from the University of Minnesota. He has taken part in numerous residency programs such as Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, and the Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences. He has exhibited his work throughout the United States.
Judith Berk King lives and works in Miami, Florida. She studied fine art at Kensington and Chelsea College in London, England, and received her MFA from Miami International University of Art & Design. She is presently an artist-in-residence at the Bakehouse Art Complex in Miami. Her drawings and ceramic work have been published in books and periodicals, and she been exhibited in London, New York, Los Angeles and Fuping, China, as well as a number of other national and international venues. She is currently faculty at Miami International University of Art & Design.