Brian Rochefort primarily works with ceramic and glazes as a mixed media sculptor, creating one-of-a-kind vibrant sculptures covered in abstract patterns and fascinating textural features. The process of his work involves breaking apart unfired clay objects and layering them up with more material, then firing between each layer of glaze to produce volcanic masses and craters overflowing with colour. The surfaces of the sculptures are a blend of rough, uneven clumps and smooth, bubbly drips, all suspended in place by the kiln firing.
Brian Rochefort was born in Rhode Island in 1985. He currently lives and works in Los Angeles. Solo exhibitions include: Freddie Mercury, MASSIMODECARLO, Hong Kong (2022); Jaguar! Jaguar!, MASSIMODECARLO, London (2019); Absorption by the Sun, Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara, USA (2019). Group exhibitions include: Contre-Nature, Mo.Co. Montpellier, Montpellier, France (2022); Clay Pop, Jeffrey Deitch, New York (2021); Cool Clay: Recent Acquisitions of Contemporary Ceramics, Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento (2019); Melting Point: Movements in Contemporary Clay, Craft Contemporary, Los Angeles (2018); Ceramic Biennial, CAFAM, Los Angeles (2017); From Funk to Punk: Left Coast Ceramics, Everson Museum of Art, Syracuse, USA (2017); Regarding George Ohr, Boca Raton Museum of Art, Boca Raton, USA (2017). Rochefort was awarded the Lillian Fellowship from the Archie Bray Foundation for Ceramic Arts in Montana, 2007-2008.