Brian Cullen Studio
Brian Cullen was born in North Vancouver, B.C., and grew up there on what are the unceded traditional lands of the Tsleil-Waututh and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixwand (Squamish) First Nations. He has lived for extended periods in Quebec, and also the Kootenay Lake region of British Columbia.
Much of his practice in the visual arts is informed by the work that he does in the language arts, and vice versa. In both, he has tended to start from the perspective of landscapes, whether natural or built environments, to learn how these both determine but are also affected by shifting patterns of human migration and settlement.
Brian Cullen is an artist and writer who has been living on the Sunshine Coast since 2018. As a writer, he works mostly in the genre of poetry, and has had worked published in various literary magazines across Canada, including Rampike, The Capilano Review, and Contemporary Verse 2. In terms of the visual arts, he is currently working mainly in sculpture, but is also doing some printing/text-based work, meanwhile developing some performance pieces based in sculpture and dance.