As an artist, Brian C. Moss uses computers, drawings, installation, language, photography and sculpture. Born and raised in Philadelphia he attended Tyler School of Art earning a BFA in painting with minors in photography and art criticism. Later, he moved to Los Angeles to attend graduate school at the California Institute of the Arts where he received his MFA in photography. He has taught in universities throughout Los Angeles since 1997. Moss’ varied and wide-ranging practice includes documentary photography, multi-media installations, public art and collaborative community-based art projects. Through these projects, Moss addresses both the personal and the social, poetically embedding each in the other through their juxtaposition. In so doing, he creates two- and three-dimensional objects that are simultaneously banal and beautiful. Moss makes installations that ask viewers to question the ways that perception and visual media structure and interrelate all facets of physical and emotional experience. His work has been widely exhibited, including solo shows at the MGSU Peacock Gallery in Cochran Gerogia and Covenant College in Lookout Mountain Georgia, PØST in Los Angeles, Whittier College, Craig Krull Gallery in Santa Monica, Cue Art Foundation in New York, Center for Documentary Studies in Durham, North Carolina, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art in Wilmington and the Painted Bride Art Center in Philadelphia. To create his own work and for community-based and public art projects, Moss has received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, Rockefeller Foundation, Durfee Foundation, Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division, Los Angeles Center for Photographic Studies, Olson Color Expansions, Kodak and Astra-Zeneca.