The work of JT Bruns deals with the relationship between absence and desire. Both are inevitable aspects of the human experience whose artifacts and byproducts often become the raw materials of the work - threadbare underwear from lovers, flowers from discarded gravesite arrangements, ancestral wedding glass cast into new forms. His work is an attempt to redefine the potential expression of one's desire by presenting them through lenses of loss, distance, seduction, aggression, and connection.
JT Bruns is an artist, designer, and educator currently based in Los Angeles, CA. Raised in Madison, WI, Bruns earned a BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design focused in sculpture and installation. He later pursued a post-baccalaureate degree in urban art & design education. His creative practice deals with the relationship between absence and desire - both of which are inevitable aspects of the human experience whose artifacts and byproducts often become the raw materials of the work. Bruns has exhibited work at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, the Southern Graphics Conference, Tom of Finland Foundation, and Printed Matter NYC. He is a current fellowship recipient at the Armory Center for the Arts in Los Angeles.