2021 Charles Hook Award Recipient
Dr. Bryan Massey
2021 Virtual Solo Exhibition
Chair and Professor – Sculpture, UCA, Arkansas
Bryan Winfred Massey, Sr. is currently a Professor of Art/Sculptor at the University of Central Arkansas, Conway. He received his BFA at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC; his MFA at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA and is continuing to work towards completing his EdD at the University of Arkansas, Little Rock.
Bryan is primarily a stone carver. He works with a variation of stones from alabaster, soapstone, limestone, marble, and granite. He also casts in iron, bronze, aluminum, as well as fabricating steel for incorporating with many of his stone works.
Adam and Eve
cast iron, alabaster wood
18" x 8" x 5"
Some of his completed works include the Sidney S. McMath Memorial in Little Rock, the Silas Herbert Hunt Memorial in Fayetteville, AR, on the campus of the U of A, his Nautilus sculpture located in the Riverfront Park just behind the Marriot Hotel, as well as The Mosaic Templars Cultural Center and Museum’s permanent collection in Little Rock, AR. Other installations include The Cyclone at the Russellville Center for the Arts, his Tribute to Stradivarius at The Grammy Museum in Cleveland, MS, his No Stress, No Pressure in the Sculpture Garden at the new CARTI Cancer Center in Little Rock, AR and “Otis”, a 15 feet by 8 feet, 3,000 lb. stainless steel bear for the University of Central Arkansas’ new Donaghey Hall. His most recent installations are in Fort Smith AR, SEAL at ArcBest Corporation and Wind Song I at the Fort Smith Riverfront Sculpture Walk/Park. Bryan has exhibited internationally (UK, and Germany), nationally, and regionally throughout his career and continues to exhibit and compete at a consistently high professional level.
Dr. Ruth Pasquine, former Gallery Director of the Leedell Moorehead-Graham Fine Arts Gallery states, “Massey’s mastery of his craft and materials, and his wide-ranging subject matter that balances the narrative, abstract, and spiritual, provide a satisfying yet challenging experience for the viewer.”
Bryan has been married to his wife Delphine Massey for 36 years and they have three children Junia Massey-Smith (Joo-nee-ah), Bryan Jr. (BJ) and Javan (Jah-von). He and his family continue to reside in Conway, AR.