Brian Tolle

Part-time Assistant Professor

Brian Tolle is a New York based artist and educator who has exhibited his work in galleries, museums, and public spaces around the world. He is best known for the Irish Hunger Memorial, Battery Park City, NYC, NY, a one-half acre sculpture on the Hudson River.  In 2014, Brian Tolle completed two major public projects: Outflow, Calgary, AB, Canada and Origin, University of Houston, Houston, TX. Tolle’s work has been exhibited in the Whitney Biennial, NY;  Liverpool Biennial at the Tate Modern; Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland; the S.M.A.K., Ghent, Belgium; Havana Biennial, Cuba; ICAPhiladelphia; CAC, Cincinnati; the Queens Museum of Art, NY; the Invitational Exhibition at the American Academy of Arts, NY and numerous other institutions. He is the recipient of awards from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, and the Design Commission of the City of New York.  His work emphasizes a formal and iconographic dialog with history and context to produce striking and subtle works that engage the public. Using a variety of media, his works draw themes from the scale and experience of their surroundings, provoking a re-reading by cross-wiring reality and fiction. Mr. Tolle received his MFA from Yale University, BFA from Parsons School of Design, and his BA from SUNY at Albany. He is currently on the graduate faculty at Parsons School of Design. Brian Tolle is the recipient of the The Art Commission of the City of New York Award for Excellence in Design in 2008; in 2003 the Irish American Historical Society, Irish American Heritage Committee – Irishman of the Year and an the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award. Brian Tolle is represented by CRG Gallery, NYC.