Brandon Boan


Bachelor of Fine Arts in Sculpture/Ceramics, UNC Charlotte (2005)
Master of Fine Arts, University of Delaware (2007)

Hometown: Concord, NC

Brandon Boan’s work has been shown in galleries all over the world – Italy, Russia, Brazil, Sweden – and across the U.S., from Portland to Pittsburgh, where he co-founded Tip Type, an art and community focused linotype and letterpress-print studio. His multi-faceted art plays with objects, space, sound, light, and technology and is often created in collaboration with others, drawing concepts and content from areas as diverse as music, architecture, poetry, and computer science. He attributes his “multi-disciplinary approaches in art-making” in part to his education here at UNC Charlotte.

“The art department offered me a unique balance of process, work ethic, and experimental support that has continued to inform my artistic practice for more than a decade,” Brandon says. “The faculty artists, especially Roy Strassberg, Joan Tweedy, Malena Bergmann, and Ashley Lathe, helped create a very open and reciprocal link between the critical methods and cultural production of art.”  

Brandon participated in the Department of Art & Art History 2015 Biennial Alumni Exhibition in September 2015. He has been named the 2019 Distinguished Alumnus in the Department of Art & Art History. 

Learn more about his art at his website.