About Michael Brewster
Michael Brewster was an American artist who originated the term "acoustic sculpture," which he coined in 1970 to describe his life-long investigation into making sculpture with sound.
1946: 8.15 Born: Eugene, Oregon
1950-1964 Resided: Brazil
2016: 6.19 Deceased: Los Angeles, California
Spoke, read and wrote fluent Portuguese and Spanish, read basic French and Italian
1968-1970 Claremont Graduate School, MFA Sculpture, Claremont, California
1964-1968 Pomona College, BA Sculpture, Claremont, California
1960-1964 São Paulo Graded School, Diploma, High School, São Paulo, Brazil
1996: Jun Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Dept., Individual Artist Grant
1990: Oct National Endowment for the Arts, Artist's Fellowship Grant
1988: Apr J. S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Fellowship
1984: Oct National Endowment for the Arts, Artist's Fellowship Grant
1978: Oct National Endowment for the Arts, Artist's Fellowship Grant
1976: Oct National Endowment for the Arts, Artist's Fellowship Grant
For the past 40 years, Michael Brewster pushed the perceptual boundaries of the sculptural experience.
Throughout his career, he advocated the notion that sculpture is an inner as well as a visceral awareness that evokes sensations in mind and body.