RESUME

J. BRIAN PFEIFFER

BORN: Cheektowaga, New York 1964          

MEDIUM: Concrete Sculpture, Stone Sculpture, Artisan Tea Blending

 

EXHIBITIONS

Inside Out: Arts Council of Wyoming County Gallery, Perry, NY 2007

Woman Sitting, Out of Rock: Charles E Burchfield Nature and Art Center, West Seneca, NY 2004

Mantis Man Standing, Woman Sitting: GO Art!, Batavia, NY 2004

Rebar Hand, Grandparents’ Love [stone], Drop: PIECES Gallery, Batavia, NY 2004

Mantis Man Standing, Mantis Man Sitting, Wedded Hand: PIECES Gallery, Batavia, NY 2003

Unity: Akron, NY August 2002-January 2003

 

ART FESTIVALS

Corn Hill Arts Festival; Rochester, NY July 2008

Allentown Art Festival; Buffalo, NY June 2008 - Second Place Sculpture "Letting Go"

Allentown Art Festival; Buffalo, NY June 2007 - First Place Sculpture "Mermaid"

Lewiston Art Festival; Lewiston, NY August 2006 - Second Place Sculpture "Pirate's Aye"

Corn Hill Arts Festival; Rochester, NY July 2006

Waterfront Art Festival, Canandaigua, NY July 2007 - Second Place Sculpture

Allentown Art Festival; Buffalo, NY June 2006 - AVS Purchase Award Winner "Insomnia"

Canandaigua Downtown Historic Art Festival; Canandaigua, NY July 2005

Corn Hill Arts Festival; Rochester, NY; June 2005 - Third Place Booth Winner, Sculpture

MS Art Lottery; Buffalo, NY; March 2005

Charles E Burchfield Nature Center, Art in the Park, West Seneca, NY August 2005 - 2007

Clothesline Arts Festival; Memorial Art Gallery; Rochester, NY September 2004 - 2006

Jordan Canal Festival and Trail Days, Jordan, NY May 2004

Wyoming County Business Expo and Art Show, Warsaw, NY March 2004

 

JUDGING

31st Annual Letchworth Arts & Crafts Show & Sale, Letchworth State Park, 2006

 

COMMISSIONS

Indian Boy and Dog, PanAm Expo House, sponsored by Al Coppola, Buffalo, NY 2006

Apple Picker and The Book, Newstead, NY, sponsored by Bob Kasper, 2006

Rabbit, Private Collector, Rochester, NY 2006

Canal Diggers (Italian and Irish), Frank Ludovico Sculpture Trail, Seneca Falls, NY, 2004

The Great Relief and Gretchen the Shy, Newstead, NY, sponsored by Bob Kasper, 2004

Funerary Bench, Otto, NY, sponsored by Carole Prutsman, 2003

Dragon II and Tractor, Newstead, NY, sponsored by Don Leising, 2003

Artist’s Symbol, Lewiston, NY, sponsored by Marc Eagler, 1999

Grave Marker, St Theresa’s Cemetery, Akron, NY, sponsored by the LeClair Family, 1999

Boy with Pedal Car, Elba, NY, sponsored by Rolls-Royce Ltd, 1998

 

PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

Unity, Hudson, New York, FASNY American Museum of Firefighting, 2003

Fallen Friend, Akron, New York, Akron Fire Company, 2000

Let’s Have Fun, Akron, New York, Akron Soccer Complex, 2000

There Is Hope, Buffalo, New York, Rural Metro Medical Services Corporate Offices, 1999

 

PERSONAL COLLECTION

Ruin [stone], Darien Center, New York, 2004

Out of Rock, Darien Center, New York, 2003

Dragon, Darien Center, New York, 2001

Support of Responsibility, sculpture in concrete, wood and chain, Darien Center, NY 1997

 

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Mike Hughes, “Paramedic Sculpts September 11 Tribute”, Metro Community News, 12 October 2003

   ---“Rural Metro Paramedic Donates Sculpture”, The Firefighter Newspaper Vol 13(4), Fall 2003

James Wright, “New Exhibits for the Museum”, Volunteer Firefighter Vol 74(10), October 2003

Marilyn J. Kasperek and Mike Hughes, “Symbol of Unity Travels Across the State”, Akron Bugle Vol 21                 (11), 11 September 2003

David Dunn, “Local Paramedic to Send Inspirational Statue to NYC”, Akron/Newstead News Vol 5 (13),              31 Aug 02

Jack Mabb, “Show of Solidarity Finds Hudson Home”, The Independent, 12 September 2003

John Mason, “Fireman’s Home Statue on Display”, Register-Star Vol 219(250), 8 September 2003

Tom Ernst, “Local Artist’s Sculpture Headed for Museum”, Buffalo News, 6 Sept 2003

David Dunn, “Akron Man Plans Memorial Sculpture”, Akron/Newstead News Vol 4(13) 24 Nov 2001

   --- “Akron Fire Co Remembers Fallen Comrades”, Akron/Newstead News, 11 Nov 2000

Marilyn J. Kasperek, “A Fallen Friend”, Akron Bugle Vol 21(17), 2 Nov 2000

   --- “Statue Dedication”, Akron Bugle Vol 20(40), 4 May 2000

 

LECTURES/PUBLIC SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Interview: WBEN 930 Radio, Buffalo, NY 2007

Interviews: WIVB TV, WGRZ TV, WKBW TV, Buffalo, New York, 2003

Interview, “In Their Own Words”, WGRZ TV, Buffalo, New York, 2002

Night of the Arts, Akron Central High School, Akron, New York, 2002 and 2001

 

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Brian and Jenn at Burchfield Art in the Park 2005

About Us

Sculpting started off as stress relief for me in the early 1990’s partially stemming from a career as a paramedic. I began working in concrete, using a technique of build-up sculpting with metal rebar and wire mesh frames, and made several commissioned pieces for private collections. The largest project was created in 2001 - 2002 as a memorial to people affected by the September 11 terrorist attacks. The piece titled Unity was made possible by donations of the people of western New York - including the trucking companies who provided a trailer, truck and driver to transport the piece to a location on the Hudson River.

I picked up my first piece of stone in 2002 and started chiseling away, going through several tools in the process. When I showed my work to a master stone carver for some feedback and to find out what type of stone dulled my chisels, the response was, “Dang boy! If you can do that with granite ( for those who don’t know, a very hard stone) you can sculpt anything!”. He handed over a piece of alabaster and the rest is history.

During that time, I met my wife, adopted a four-legged boy to complement my family of 3 kids and a stepson, and settled in the rolling hills of Bennington, NY. I have since retired from a long career in emergency services, and have started an artisan tea company.