Brian Wedgworth was born in San Antonio, Texas and currently resides in the Rio Grande Valley located along the Texas-Mexico border, where he has maintained his studio in downtown Harlingen, for 15 years. He attended the University of Texas-Pan American and studied sculpture under Richard Hyslin. Wedgworth’s geometric based large-scale abstract steel sculptures can be found in several private collections around the U.S. and Mexico. He has served five years on the board of the Texas Sculpture Group, one of three affiliates operating in cooperation with the International Sculpture Center. He also works with local developers, architects and interior designers to incorporate his work in their projects including homes, apartment complexes, public schools and business centers.
Brian Wedgworth’s work has been exhibited internationally. His solo exhibit Solar Fusion was installed at the Contemporary Art Museum of Tamaulipas, in Matamoros, Mexico. He has had numerous solo exhibitions and has participated in over fifty group shows throughout Texas and Northern Mexico. Wedgworth is in the permanent collection of the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art and the International Museum of Art & Science in McAllen TX. Wedgworth was invited to participate in Art on the Green at the Kemp Center in Wichita Falls and recently was included in the city of Boerne’s Art al Fresco sculpture competition.
In the academic arena, Wedgworth was invited to participate in residency programs at the University of Texas-Pan American (UTPA)(now UTRGV) and Texas A&M University at Kingsville. He assisted the sculpture programs in setting up their welding studios and worked with graduate and undergraduate students. In the Fall Semester of 2012, at UTPA, he worked with Belgian Fulbright Scholar, Mark Cloet. Wedgworth assisted Cloet to create the sculpture component of the C. Stone Project, a multi-faceted collaborative endeavor that involved interdisciplinary creative processes.