Brian James Priest received his BFA from Herron School of Art and Design in 2004 and his MFA from Washington University in St. Louis in 2007. He is a full-time Lecturer at California Polytechnic State University teaching Sculpture, Ceramics, Intermedia, and Art theory.
He has shown at the Midwest Museum of Contemporary Art, Kemper Museum of Art, and White Flag Project Space. He was winner of the 2008 Efroymnson Grant and Fellowship. He has upcoming shows in Tokyo, Chicago, and St. Louis.