Artist, educator and re-naturalist Brian D Collier's interdisciplinary projects range across a wide variety of media including photography, video, drawing, sculpture, websites and design. He uses compelling imagery, a sense of wonder, and humor to draw attention to elements of the non-human natural world that exist, or have reinserted themselves into severely human-altered landscapes. With the projects created for The CU Museum of Natural History, Collier places his focus onto birds in Boulder and beyond. Birds have been the focus of Collier's work for several years now as he strives to understand the innumerable ways we have influenced the birds that live among us.

He has exhibited widely in the U.S. and abroad including Neues Museum Weserberg Bremen, in Bremen, Germany; 60 Wall Gallery, New York, NY; ArtSites Gallery, Riverhead, NY; Wesleyan University in CT; Galeria Raul Martinez, Havana, Cuba; University of Houston, TX; The Contemporary Art Center, North Adams, MA and most recently at The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education in Philadelphia. Collier's work has been written about in numerous publications including Art in America, Afterimage , Orion: Nature Culture Place, Domus, Art Papers Magazine, The New York Times, a nd in the books Say It Isn't So: Art Trains its Sights on the Natural Sciences and Weather Report: Art and Climate Change .

Collier has received grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Illinois Arts Council, The Arts Council of Metropolitan Kansas City, and City of Bloomington Cultural District Commission among others.

He earned his MFA is from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his BFA from SUNY Buffalo. In 2007 Collier founded The Society for a Re-Natural Environment a re-environmental organization he is president of. He is inventor and head archivist of The Collier Classification System for Very Small Objects and Primary Vector for Schieffelin-saying starlings in North America.

Collier is Assistant Professor of Art at Saint Michael's College. He currently lives and works in Winooski, VT.

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