About Artist Brian C. Zickafoose
I create, therefore I am.
My artwork is the visual manifestation of my lifelong quest for a more inclusive truth and expressions of beauty and goodness that are found throughout the cosmos.
Creating art is a necessary act that embraces both humanity and spirituality; by creating something beautiful for myself, I create something for all.
My work intertwines elements of nature with geometric patterns and symmetry, illuminating the beauty of life in all its forms. My creations are meant to be tools for expanding consciousness and tapping portals to the infinite possibilities of existence.
I use my art as a catalyst for personal and spiritual growth and social transformation within myself and others. I aspire to paint powerful depictions that inspire a higher calling in all of us, to become more aware of how our actions affect others and to become better stewards of the Earth.
Born in 1976 in Summersville, West Virginia, I am a true son of the hills. Growing up on a country farm to deeply religious folk, nature and spirituality have been consistent threads in the glorious tapestry of my life, a tradition I strive to continue through my art.
I studied art at Pasadena City College under renowned printmaker Michael Barnes, I was mentored by the late artist David E. Weaver in the oil painting tradition of the great Flemish masters, I studied the principles of alchemy under artists, David Heskin and Aloria Weaver and I studied visionary painting techniques under masters, Alex and Allyson Grey. Borrowing from these time-tested disciplines, I have forged a contemporary style that is unique to my own subjective experiences and world view.
2018 - The 10th Annual Tamarack Best of West Virginia Juried Open Exhibition
2015 - The Grove Gallery, Fayetteville, WV - Solo Exhibition
2005 - 2015 - Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival, Roanoke, VA - Official Artist
2014 - Ripple, Roanoke, VA - Solo Exhibition
2013 - 2014 Fayetteville Arts Coalition, Fayetteville, WV - Resident Artist
2012 - 2014 - One Block East Gallery, Roanoke, VA - Resident Artist
2010 - 2012 - Art Beyond Center at Center in the Square, Roanoke, VA - Resident Artist
2011 - 2012 - MystiCon, Roanoke, VA - Guest Artist / Panelist
2010 - Lupercalia, Roanoke, VA - Duo Exhibition with Danny Phillips
2008 - 2009 - Gang of Lost Souls, Roanoke, VA - Group Exhibition
2004 - 2005 - Boston Freedom Rally, Boston, MA - Official Artist
2017 - Professional Development Grant Recipient - West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts
2014 - American Advertising Award, Gold Local - Illustration
2014 - American Advertising Award, Gold Local - Advertising Industry Self Promotion
2013 - American Advertising Award, Silver Local - Illustration
2010 - American Advertising Award, Gold Local - Advertising for the Arts
2010 - American Advertising Award, Silver Regional - Advertising for the Arts
2008 - Best Local Artist - CITY Magazine, Roanoke, VA
2008 - Best Kept Art Secret - CITY Magazine, Roanoke, VA
2005 - Neighbor of the Year - Old Southwest Inc., Roanoke, VA - For excellence in Illustration
More about the ArtistBrian Zickafoose is a commercial artist, musician and publisher, who specializes in piercing the perimeter of perception, and illuminating the vibrant and divine nature of the human spirit.
Although he has a penchant for exploring parallel dimensions, intergalactic adventure and time travel, Brian currently resides in the mountains of West Virginia with his partner Jeannine, daughters Daisy, Xia and Zenna, and a polydactyl cat named Butterfly, near the New River Gorge.
On a more personal note, thank you for visiting my shop. It is truly a blessing to have the vision and ability to create something beautiful. I am grateful for every fan, friend, family, and customer that has and continues to support my art. Because of you I can continue developing my work and continue to expand my inventory to offer more products in my shop. If you have any questions please reach out to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for enabling me to create and inspire. Much love and light from my heart to yours. Cheers - BZ