︎Brian Andrew Whiteley is a multi-media visual artist creating works that incorporate sculpture, video, new media, performance and painting. He is the author of several viral art projects which have garnered him international press. He is most known 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. His large-scale projects manifest themselves as interactive installations, incorporating several forms of media. He has recently been blazing a path towards performative installation works, like his projects “The Awakening” and “Dirty Secret”.
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 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).