ARTIST BIO


︎Brian Andrew Whiteley is a visual artist creating works that incorporate painting, sculpture, video, new media and performance. He is known for having had Justin Bieber sue him and for his political works the "Trump Tombstone" and “The Vladimir Putin Painting at Trump’s DC Hotel”, for being the original “creepy clown”, haunting cemeteries across the U.S. and for being the performer behind several urban Bigfoot sightings. He has also snuck his work into the Museum of Modern Art, proudly displaying it between the men’s and women’s bathrooms.  His large-scale projects manifest themselves as interactive installations, incorporating several forms of media.
His work has been shown at experimental venues and larger institutions, including: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore; The Invisible Dog, NYC; The Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY; Spring / Break Art Show, NY; Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago; The Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts, Boston; Satellite Art Show SXSW, Austin, TX; David Owsley Museum of Art, Indiana; Joshua Liner Gallery, NYC; Bushwick Open Studios, NYC; Art on Paper Fair, New York; and Bakehouse Art Center, Miami. Recent projects have garnered press from The New York Times, The NY Daily News, Village Voice, Daily Mail UK, Gothamist, Brooklyn Magazine, Art Net, BBC, Time, Esquire, GQ, Fox, ABC, NBC and NY Magazine,among many, many others.

He received his masters from the School of Visual Arts and his bachelors at Ball State University. Whiteley is widely heralded as the originator of the creepy clown pandemic that swept across the United States (soon to be a movie).