In 2007 Brett graduated from CALU with a Bachelors of Fine Arts and a focus in Ceramics. Brett transitioned to West Virginia University to begin his graduate studies after participating in the WVU/Jingdezhen Ceramics Institute exchange program in Jingdezhen, PRC. In 2010 Brett received his Masters of Fine Arts from WVU.
Following his studies Brett moved to the ceramics mecca that is Montana to begin his professional career. Brett was awarded a long term Artist-In-Residence position at the Red Lodge Clay Center in Red Lodge, MT. The appointment lasted from August 2010 until August 2011.
However, Brett was unable to resist the siren’s song of West Virginia and returned in 2011 to begin his teaching career at Davis & Elkins College in Elkins, WV. In addition to teaching at D&E, Brett also teaches classes at the Randolph County Community Arts Center in Elkins and at the Augusta Heritage Center of D&E.
While maintaining his teaching career, Brett continues to show nationally and regionally.
Brett Kern and Antler Gallery
Brett Kern ( @brettkernart ) is a ceramic artist whom we have worked with regularly since he was part of our exhibition at NCECA in Minneapolis in 2019. His slipcase inflatable dinosaurs have become iconic, he has had two sold out solo shows with us since our first time working together. Since we opened the gallery ten years ago our ceramic curation has grown from non-existent to being a staple of our programming throughout the year. Brett is one of the people we love working with most because of the joy his pieces always bring to our visitors and collectors.