"I have always worked with poetic ideas, possibilities that let me breathe, that I can give breath to. In my practice there is recognition of the hidden. Drawing and sculpture in some ways have a lot to do with the hidden: Something, which is visible and yet hidden at the same time. The poetic notion that there are more invisibilities to be attained seems to suggest that we can allow matter (the visible) to reveal the invisible – to put eyes and tongues into every dumb and inanimate object. Like being given a small piece of a large map that recognition allows me to make the journey towards the marvellous." - Brian McCann 2009


Brian McCann studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art Dundee, graduating with a BA honours in Sculpture. He then went on to Post-Graduate study at the Royal College of Art in London where he received an MA in Sculpture. After completing a Stanley Picker Fellowship at Kingston University, London he was awarded a 2 year Prix de Rome Scholarship in Sculpture at the British School in Rome. Brian was the first Tate Gallery Liverpool ‘Momart’ Fellow. He has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions, nationally and internationally. Brian McCann is a Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Kingston University, London and is a regular visiting lecturer to the Royal Academy Schools and Royal College of Art Sculpture School in London: He has also tutored at the SACI Academy in Florence, Italy.


Brian's Sculptures and Drawings are represented in numerous National and International Museums and Collections. Brian McCann lives and works in London.