Brian Molanphy’s attention to flux, endurance, transgression, and history informs his art, first accomplished through books and muck. He was graduated magna cum laude with Distinction in Art from Colorado College. A University Fellowship provided for an M.F.A. in Ceramics from Pennsylvania State University (PSU). Fellowships from the Fulbright Commission, the Camargo Foundation, and the Brown Foundation brought him to France where he continues to work periodically. He taught at Colorado College, PSU, and the Alberta College of Art & Design (ACAD) and he now teaches at Southern Methodist University (SMU) where he is Assistant Professor of Art in the Meadows School of the Arts. SMU’s President’s Partners grant, University Research Council grants, Meadows Summer Fellowship, Meadows Faculty Development grants, and Division of Art grants have supported his research. Molanphy has lectured and participated in panel discussions for the Newberry Library, the Franco-American Commission for Educational & Cultural Exchange, the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts (NCECA), the Nasher Sculpture Center, as well as several universities. As a member of the International Academy of Ceramics, Molanphy has both public and private collections in the American Southwest, France, Korea, and China contain his ceramics.