dee briggs

Dee Briggs was born in 1968 in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania. She received a Masters of Architecture degree from Yale University in 2002 with undergraduate studies in architecture from the City College of New York. Briggs began making art in 2002, exhibits nationally and has taught in the schools of art and architecture at Carnegie Mellon University. She lives and works in New York and Pittsburgh.

Briggs works mostly in architectural materials such as steel, concrete, aluminum and bronze. Her work exists at various scales and she does much of the fabrication work her self. Her work is rooted in the exploration of chirality (3 dimensional handedness), which is pursued through the study of very basic principles of geometry and complex operations of symmetry.

I am interested in the resulting relationships of line and plane and the way in which each composition describes or implies space. Although my work often appears chaotic and whimsical it is, in fact, highly ordered.

Education
1999 – 2002 Master of Architecture Yale University
1990 – 1997 Architecture History City College of New York

Exhibitions
2014 Welcoming the Future, (invited group exhibit), 937 Gallery – Pittsburgh, PA
2013 Dee Briggs, Solo Exhibition, Hoyt Center for the Arts – New Castle, PA
2014 Welcoming the Future, (invited group exhibit), 937 Gallery – Pittsburgh, PA
2013 Dee Briggs, Solo Exhibition, Hoyt Center for the Arts – New Castle, PA
2012 Factory Direct, (invited group exhibit), The Warhol Museum – Pittsburgh, PA
2012 55th Chautauqua Annual Exhibition of Contemporary Art, (invited group exhibit), Chautauqua Institution – Chautauqua, NY
2012 Three Rivers Arts Festival, (invited public exhibition) – Pittsburgh, PA
2012 Intimate Friction, (invited group exhibit), The Mattress Factory – Pittsburgh, PA
2012 Snapshot, (invited group exhibit), UnSmoke Systems Artspace – Braddock, PA
2011 Juried group exhibit, Erie Art Museum – Erie, PA
2011 Juried group exhibit, The Sculpture Center – Cleveland, OH
2010 Reverberation, Solo Exhibition, UnSmoke Systems Artspace – Braddock, PA
2010 Cluster, (invited group exhibit – selected from PCA exhibit) CFEVA, Philadelphia, PA
2010 Gestures 14, (invited group exhibit), The Mattress Factory – Pittsburgh, PA
2010 Cluster, (invited group exhibit), Pittsburgh Center for the Arts – Pittsburgh, PA
2009 The Carrie Furnace Project, (invited group exhibit), Carrie Furnace Pump House – Homestead, PA
2009 Fire Island Pines Biennial, (juried group exhibit), Fire Island Pines Art Project – Fire Island Pines, NY
2008 Cedarhurst International Sculpture Biennial, (juried group exhibit) Cedarhurst Center for the Arts – Mt. Vernon, IL
2007 Site Unseen, (invited group exhibit), Fe Gallery – Pittsburgh, PA
2007 Dee Briggs, Solo Exhibition, Regina Miller Gallery – Pittsburgh, PA
2007 Flux 15, (invited group exhibit) – Pittsburgh, PA
2006 Dee Briggs, Solo Exhibition, SVG Gallery – Nantucket, MA
2006 International Sculpture Biennale (juried group exhibit) – Palm Beach, FL
2005 Dee Briggs, Solo Show of Maquettes, Main Gallery, Mitchell Museum and Cedarhurst Center for the Arts – Mt. Vernon, IL
2003 Navy Pier Walk 2003 (juried group exhibit) – Chicago, IL

Publications/Reviews
2012 FACTORY DIRECT: PITTSBURGH The Synthesis, Parallel, and Clash of Art and Industry. By Natalie Settles, Assistant Curator
http://www.warhol.org/exhibitions/2012/factorydirect/publication/Warhol-FactoryDirect.pdf
2012 Gestures Exhibition Series turns art inside out. By Kurt Shaw, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review April 13, 2012
http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/ae/s_790972.html
2007 Art Review: CMU exhibits produce balance. By Mary Thomas, Pittsburgh Post Gazette October 17, 2007
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07290/825938-42.stm

 

Public Collections
2012 5′ x 20′ x .5″ Folded Plate (permanent collection) UnSmoke Systems Artspace – Braddock, PA
2006 Eight Rings | One Line (permanent collection) Mitchell Museum – Mt. Vernon, IL
2004 Lily (permanent collection) Cedarhurst Center for the Arts – Mt. Vernon, IL

Corporate Collections
2009 US Steel Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA – in progress

Residencies
2009 Bronx Charter School for the Arts, Bronx, NY – All School Artist in Residence