Bryan Park

Bryan Park

Position Title: Associate Professor/Chair
Department: Art
Office: Bishop Fink Hall 103
Phone: 913.360.7685
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Bryan Park was born and raised in Greenville, SC. He began studying metalsmithing at The Fine Arts Center in Greenville during high school. After studying metalsmithing, design, sculpture, and installation at East Carolina University and the University of Kansas, Bryan taught for a year at Idaho State University in Pocatello.  Upon returning to the Kansas City area from a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Bryan worked for the University of Kansas and the Lawrence Arts Center before beginning teaching at Benedictine College in the spring semester of 2011.  Bryan served on the Board of Directors of the Society of North American Goldsmiths from 2011-2013.

Bryan’s work consists of individual artworks and site-sensitive installation that explore the relationship between identity and place. In the past few years, Bryan has focused on site-specific and functional commissions, both public and private.  Since 2003, his work has been featured in over thirty exhibitions across the United States, and in Italy.


  • ART 1000 Drawing
  • ART 1010 Design
  • ART 2200, 3200, 4200 Sculpture
  • ART 2410 Art Appreciation
  • ART 3411 Art History I
  • Special Topics (History of Sculpture, Introduction to Installation Art)


observational astronomy, cartography, the relationship between identity and place, installation art and ritual, the relationship between physical objects and faith in practice, site-specific functional work


2013 – Moving Metal, Muchnic Gallery, Atchison, KS; with David Breneman and George Rousis

2011 – Bryan Park: Here and Where, Lipscomb Gallery, SC Gov.’s School for the Arts, Greenville, SC

2009 – Recent Work, Davis Gallery, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID

2008 – Where we are, Art & Design Gallery, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

2004 – A Sense of Faith, The Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC


Bryan enjoys renovating his 1912 home in midtown Kansas City and teaching his 1-year-old daughter, Maggie, how to swing a hammer.


2004 – BFA, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

2008 – MFA, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS