Michael Brewster

Full Professor


MFA, Sculpture, Claremont Graduate School
BA, Sculpture, Pomona College
High School, São Paulo, Brazil

Artist Biography

Michael Brewster is a visual artist who works with sound’s spatial effects to promote sculptural sensations of space. He has been making sound art since 1970. His two main series, the Sonic Drawings and the Acoustic Sculptures, both use sound in space to generate expanded experiences of drawing and sculpture ideas.

Brewster’s work has been exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Orange County Museum of Art, Santa Monica Museum of Art, MOCA Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, Ace Contemporary Exhibitions, and Artist’s Space in New York City, as well as at sites in Australia, Canada, Holland, Austria, and Italy.

His works are in the permanent collections of the San Diego Museum of Contemporary Art, the Orange County Museum of Art, MOCA Los Angeles, and the Guggenheim Museum in New York City. Three of his sound installations are on permanent public display in the Panza Villa in Varese, Italy.




In 1988 Professor Brewster was named a Fellow of the Guggenheim Foundation. He is also the recipient of four Artist’s Fellowship Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts (’76, ’78, ’84, ’90), and a City of Los Angeles Artist’s Grant (COLA 1996).