(American, b. 1963)
From the first display of his paintings to the public at age 19, Brian knew his path as an artist had been determined and from that day forward, he has dedicated his life to the creation of things that bring interest, intrigue and beauty to our surroundings.
Largely self taught, Brian's work has taken many forms through the years. Brian chose his profession almost 30 years ago and has worked diligently to articulate his feelings and ideas through the mediums of sculpting, painting, printmaking, photography and poetry.
Brian is a member of the National Sculpture Society. His work has been featured in numerous newspaper articles, magazines both local and national. He has had One Man Showings through galleries in Scottsdale, Sedona, Las Vegas and Phoenix. Southwest Art Magazines Calendar featured Brian's work two years running as well as inclusion in the Phippen Western Art Museum's Calendar.
Brian's work has been collected by individuals and corporations for decades. He's currently spending all of his time sculpting what he likes to refer to as "lasting works of substance."
Brian's sculptural works are exclusively monumental in nature and suitable for indoor or outdoor display. The inspiration behind many of Brian's sculptures is narrated by poem or prose hand written by the artist, then richly etched into the solid copper plaque accompanying the piece.
With a curiosity for Japanese Puzzle Boxes, Brian always tries to conceal connections or attachment points within his sculptures, and when it is necessary to reveal hardware or a weld he prefers them to be part of the art by making them bold or exaggerated.
Palm Desert, California
Wind River Gallery
K. Newby Gallery
Renee Taylor’s Vue Gallery
Renee Taylor’s Gallery
Pitzers Fine Arts
2016 - The Fountain Hills TIMES Inside – “Artist to ‘plant’ trees in memory of veterans”
2015 – CV Weekly – “Art on El Paseo” by Rebecca Pikus
2014 – American Art Collector
Sculpture in the Park Show & Sale – 2014 Artist Handbook
2013 – Enterprise Broomfield News “Just in time for new year, new art takes root in Broomfield” by Megan Quinn
Artist & Events
2012 – Southwest Art
Western Art & Architecture
Arizona Collector’s Guide
2011 Sedona Monthly
Western Art & Architecture
The Fountain Hill Times – “100th piece Art dedication Thursday”
Fountain Hills Community Guide
Desert Art Scene
2010 – American Art Collector
Arizona’s Collector’s Guide
1996 - Fountain Hills TIMES – “Artist Brian Schader creates ‘Rio Fire’ print to help raise funds for McDowell Mtn. Park revegetation” by Michael Scharnow
The Times – “Schader’s ‘Renewal’ Print follows success of ‘Rio Fire” benefit poster
Art in Arizona
Artists of Arizona Volume II
Fountain Hills TIMES – “Airbrushed wonders puts pastels in our desert”, by Bob Burns
Artists of Arizona Volume I
1986 – Scottsdale Scene
I don't believe creativity should be restricted to any one medium. Daily, my mind is filled with ideas of how I might convey my thoughts and beliefs. I believe in the importance of affecting my viewers in a positive way. Like most creative types, I've experienced my share of struggles in life, but choose not to support or chronicle past difficulties but rather to create beauty.
I'd like to create art that outlasts my great, great grandchildren. With that in mind, I've humbly come to understand the concept that nothing lasts forever. I strive to educate myself in matters of environmental impact on exposed sculptural elements, thus carefully selecting materials that are not only esthetically pleasing but that will provide as many years of enjoyment as possible for those viewing it... I also believe in recycling as much as possible when it comes to my art, I much prefer to utilize sound, used material over new.
Brian Schader takes a distinctly contemporary form and conveys to the viewer a sense of elevation of the soul. Primarily choosing to create Additive or Assembled works, Schader’s pieces rely heavily on geometric forms, creating a connection to the viewer through the simplicity and intricacies of mathematics.
Somewhat of a minimalist at heart, Schader chooses balance and symmetry to play an integral role, while the use of organic material like stone gives the viewer a familiar and very tactile association.
Interaction with a piece creates a more fundamental understanding of art and through this context Schader engages his viewers with not only the movement of form, but that of function as well. Many of Brian’s popular “Twist of Life” series works have a motorized base that allows an elegant, slow rotation of the helix form.
Schader’s early works explored the nature of art by drawing the viewers into a familiar place, allowing them to associate the tangible experiences of their everyday lives, living in the American Southwest. Decades of painting desert vistas, tranquil canyons and endless mountain ranges have now become muted and transformed into the sheer power and physical presence of Brian’s sculptural expression.
Schader's sculptural works are exclusively monumental in nature.