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Department of Art & Art History

College of Arts & Sciences

Brandon Gellis, Assistant Professor, Graphic Design

BA, University of California, Santa Cruz

MFA, University of Denver

Brandon Gellis is a new media artist creating work around contemporary issues of human and biological culture at the intersections of art, technology and science. Brandon’s creative research investigates the interplay of language, identity, interaction and biological politics in dialogue with biomimetics (human practices that mimic natural evolutionary advancements), impacts of human on biological systems, and human relationships. 

A native of Los Angeles, he received his BA from the University of California at Santa Cruz. Brandon served as the University of Wyoming Brand Manager from 2007-2012, helping lead the redesign of UW's brand, print and Web platforms. After deciding to focus on critical, conceptual art practices, Brandon earned his MFA in Emergent Digital Practices, at the University of Denver. 

In 2014 Brandon was an invited art-scientist at the Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin (Museum of Natural History, Berlin) where he created works helping to advance knowledge of evolutionary and biological sciences through interactive exhibits. Brandon exhibits juried works and papers at national and international conferences, including the Digital Media Arts Association conference (IDMAa), College Arts Association (CAA), Association of Internet Researchers International Conference (AOIR), and the National Media Reform Conference (NMR). 

Brandon’s recent solo exhibitions include:

Nature & Spirit: A Digital Lens of Gay-Male Culture explores how the mainstream culture has suppressed gay-male behavior, while simultaneously fueling the formation of support networks and popular gay characteristics (e.g. lingo & speak, art, camp and Drag). As a solo show, Nature & Spirit decodes and interprets the interplay of identity politics and biological politics in dialogue with biomimetic creative practices, and was displayed at Hinterland Art Space, Denver, 2015; and URBN Media, Denver, 2015. 

Critical Acceleration explores complex interactions between human and biological systems, allowing audiences to better visualize human impact on our landscape, species and Earth's diverse ecosystems, on display at the Loveland Art Museum, CO, 2018 and the Truman State University Visual Arts Gallery, MO, 2018.

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Assemblages: Little Windy Hill, 2017 . NTCave

Brandon Gellis

Assistant Professor, Graphic Design
Visual Arts 120
bgellis@uwyo.edu


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Email: faoffice@uwyo.edu

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