Blake Brasher Artist artworks for sale
Artist: Blake Brasher
Live in: Cambridge, MA, United States
Artworks for sale: 110.00
Blake Brasher Artist Bio:
Blake Brasher was born in Oklahoma City, OK in December 1978. His father was in the Air Force, and by the time Blake was one year old he had already moved twice and was living in North Pole, Alaska-where he stayed with his mother and sister while his father continued to travel the world. When Blake was seven his family reunited in Adana, Turkey. They lived in Turkey for three years, then San Antonio for a year, finally returning to Alaska in 1992. Having grown sick of the snow, Blake's family relocated to Peoria, Arizona when he was in high school. Blake moved to Cambridge, MA to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1997 and has lived in the Boston area ever since. Feeling pulled between the fine arts and the sciences, Blake earned a Bachelor of Science in Art and Design at MIT while cross registering for painting classes at Harvard. Blake has investigated many forms of art making. He studied performance art with Joan Jonas while at MIT and had a decade long career as a living statue street performer. He produced a number of short videos while studying with Julia Scher and has dabbled in installation, photography, screen printing, electronic, and interactive art, but he keeps coming back to painting. In his first few years out of MIT Blake established himself as a competent robotics engineer at Boston Dynamics-a high profile robotics research and development company specializing in zoomorphic ambulatory robots-and was a key contributor to the success of the Big Dog project. Since then he has leveraged his engineering experience to secure part-time consulting work with the company, providing him with both the time required to develop a serious studio practice and the steady pay check to cover life's essential needs. While Blake would not mind earning fame and fortune from his artwork, his primary interest is in the work itself and in exposing his work to as large an audience as possible. He voraciously consumes art historical texts and contemporary art writings, and he desires nothing more than to be part of the conversation that is contemporary art.