Artist Information


Brent Skidmore’s creative imagination draws compelling lines between functional and sculptural.

“Through an open creative process, which includes many drawings, I hope the work will develop personality and uniqueness associated with, but not limited to the energies, emotions and events that inspired its conception. The manipulation of humor, awkward form relationships, introduction of real or implied function and the use of color are in response to my existence. These form and color relationships help me to celebrate humor as a strong elixir; it heals. My pursuit and the desire associated with art making have turned out to be the best gift anyone could have been given (most days).” — Brent Skidmore

Skidmore received his BFA degree from Murray State University (KY) and his MFA degree from Indiana University. His work has been exhibited at Neuberger Museum of Art (NY), Atlanta International Museum of Art & Design (GA), Evansville Museum of Arts and Science (IN) and Floyd County Museum of Art (IN).

Brent is currently the Director of the Craft Campus at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.