The Gasparilla Festival of the Arts is pleased to announce the 46th Annual Festival’s juror, Brian J. Lang. Brian is Curator of the Corporate Art Collection at BNY Mellon. The collection, which is housed in BNY Mellon’s offices in multiple countries, spans four centuries of art including British watercolors and drawings from the 18th to 20th centuries, 19th century American paintings, historic artifacts and contemporary art. During his time at BNY
Mellon, he has organized numerous loan exhibitions from the collection and accompanying events with institutions including the Andy Warhol Museum, The Carnegie Museum of Art, Tampa Museum of Art and the Tacoma Art Museum among others.
Current work has included expanding BNY Mellon’s collection of drawings by sculptors and contemporary photography.
Prior to joining BNY Mellon in 1996, Brian worked with several contemporary art galleries, holding positions in both sales and gallery management. He has also worked as an independent advisor and curator, organizing exhibitions at both for-profit and nonprofit galleries. He serves on the board of directors of Silver Eye Center for Photography and Citizens for Pennsylvania’s Future.
Brian is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh where he studied Philosophy, Western European Studies and French Language.