Bryan Gorneau is an award-winning sculptor and mixed media artist from the Connecticut shoreline. Gorneau plays with events and visuals of pop culture, incorporating elements of traditional Americana like famous images, photographs, street signs, and historic headlines to invite the viewer to rethink various cultural concepts and the status quo. By using clear resin epoxy he has been able to encase delicate material that would otherwise disintegrate, making it completely archival and timeless. Although Gorneau uses different processes throughout his sculpture and mixed media, continuity in his body of work is created through personal exploration of process and methodology.
All of Gorneau’s art is infused with youthful curiosity and creative exploration as he deftly dismantles both objects and ideas, seeking to find a new way of understanding and portraying the world around him. Through his work, Gorneau highlights and preserves many of the “headlines” that have punctuated our society’s cultural identity, while redefining their messages from his personal artistic perspective.
Gorneau, a student of Lyme Academy of Fine Arts and graduate of the Central Wyoming College of Welding Program, also apprenticed with renowned local sculptor Gilbert Boro and has been his studio manager and sculpture fabricator for over 15 years.
A past member of the artist's collaborative Gallery One and frequent contributor to the juried shows at Mystic Museum of Art, Gorneau has shown at various venues throughout the country, including the Hygienic Art Gallery in New London, CT; the Art Spot International Art Fair in Miami, FL; the Art Corridor at Yale, in New Haven, CT; the Guilford Art Center in Guilford, CT; and also the John Lyman Center for Performing Arts at Southern Connecticut State University.