Bryan Rapp

associate member

Bryan Rapp is a representational figurative sculptor and Artist-in-residence at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC. Originally from Pennsylvania, Rapp studied computer animation at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and only began sculpting as a way to cope with a debilitating disease called Avascular Necrosis, which lasted for nine years and was resolved only after a full hip replacement. Bryan became interested in “sculpture as a prosthesis” while obtaining his MFA from the University of Oklahoma, and used his past experience with disease to create bodies imperiled with internal dysfunction as a way to talk about our humanness in a world that isn’t always humane. Rapp hopes his work will challenge viewers’ ideas about disability identity, transcending diagnosis, and the role of healthcare in society.

associate member

Bryan Rapp

Bryan Rapp is a representational figurative sculptor and Artist-in-residence at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, SC. Originally from Pennsylvania, Rapp studied computer animation at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and only began sculpting as a way to cope with a debilitating disease called Avascular Necrosis, which lasted for nine years and was resolved only after a full hip replacement. Bryan became interested in “sculpture as a prosthesis” while obtaining his MFA from the University of Oklahoma, and used his past experience with disease to create bodies imperiled with internal dysfunction as a way to talk about our humanness in a world that isn’t always humane. Rapp hopes his work will challenge viewers’ ideas about disability identity, transcending diagnosis, and the role of healthcare in society.