Recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship Grant in 1979-1980, Brown has exhibited widely during his artistic career that expands more than three decades. He has had solo exhibitions at the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island; Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa; Montana State University, Bozeman, Montana and Elliot Smith Contemporary Art, St. Louis, Missouri. His work resides in the permanent collections of the Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida; the Minnesota Museum of Art, St. Paul, Minnesota; the Newark Museum of Art, New Jersey and many other public and private collections throughout the United States. In this mixed media work D-485, the artist uses orbs and spheres that seem to refer to space and geometry. The uncertainty of what it means engages the viewer?s imagination to explore space, compute an equation or search for deeper meaning of the universe.
Kaneko has been hailed as one of the leading ceramics sculptors of the 20th century. He left Japan and attended the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles, California in 1964. Paul Soldner and Peter Voulkos are among the prominent ceramic artists whom Kaneko studied under at various institutions throughout the United States. Works by this artist can be found in numerous museums throughout the United States and Japan. The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the American Crafts Museum in New York and museum collections in his native Japan are just a few of the places where Kaneko?s work has been exhibited.
Subler received his B.F.A. degree from The Dayton Art Institute in Ohio in 1972 and his M.A. and M.F.A. degrees from the University of Iowa in 1974 and 1975. In 1987 he was the recipient of the University of Missouri, Kansas City Faculty Fellowship Award and in 1983 he received a research grant from Weldon Spring Endowment for a research project in Spain entitled, ?Technical Investigation into Francesco de Goya?s Use of the Aquatint Spirit Ground Method.? His works appear in public and private collections around the United States. He has been an Associate Professor in the Department of Art at the University of Missouri in Kansas City since 1980.