Brilliant Thoughts

by Jonathan Brilliant

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The Stir City Piece now on View

The Stir City Piece, 2016
70,000 wooden coffee stir sticks woven in place and held by tension, 4,500 cardboard coffee cup sleeves stacked one inside another, 1,000 feet braided aluminum cable and ferrules, espresso and water.
The Stir City Piece was a new commissioned site-specific installation for The Taubman Museum of Art. The work was part of Read more...


On Site is On View now

Jonathan Brilliant : On Site is on view now through August 26, 2015 at the Greenhill center for North Carolina Art in Greensboro NC. The installation includes new site works, recent editions and works on paper, crate pieces and some of my genuine craptastic process videos.  This was a unique experience because rather than living Read more...


The Mankato Piece, 2015

I’ve just finished installing this work for Minnesota State University Mankato and am now beginning work on some new editions in their printshop. Hang tight while I get my hands dirty.

The Mankato Piece, 2015
Conkling Gallery, Minnesota State University
40,000 wooden coffee stir sticks woven in place and held by tension, 2,600 coffee cup sleeves stacked one Read more...


Sight. Site. Cite.

Detail of historic molding in the gallery at Greenhill Center for North Carolina Art

June of 2015 I will be installing a solo show at the Greenhill Center for North Carolina Art. The show is being called “Jonathan Brilliant: On Site”. When I heard the Curator first share the name my mind immediately began somersaulting around Read more...


A Universe Built

After a brief scramble completing my piece for the “Building a Universe” exhibition at The South Carolina State Museum, here is 5 days gone in a minute.

Building a Universe, 2014 from brilliant on Vimeo.