Wayne State University

Brian Kritzman

Brian Kritzman

  • 255 Art Bldg.

  • Associate Professor, Industrial Design

Biography

Brian Kritzman, M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art, Associate Professor in Industrial Design.

Brian Kritzman’s experimental design work has been recognized and published by I.D. Magazine, Interiors, and Metropolitan Home; as well as the books Architecture and Design 1970 to 1990 New Ideas in America, Cranbrook Design The New Discourse and Product Design 6. Originally trained as a traditional cabinetmaker he established a studio dedicated to the art of fine furniture. Brian earned his BFA in Industrial Design from Wayne State University and his MFA in Design from Cranbrook Academy of Art. It was during Brian’s MFA studies that he began exploring the poetics resulting from the dissection and reconfiguration of language, meaning and the formal aspects of telegraphing these experiences.

Brian has lectured on his work at Carnegie Mellon and Indiana University, among others. Constructed environments, designed objects and sculptures have been built and exhibited around the world. Examples of Brian’s work can be found in the permanent collections of the Dallas Museum of Science and the Cranbrook Academy of Art Museum. In addition to his accomplishments as a designer and sculptor he has also held faculty positions at The College for Creative Studies and Cranbrook Academy of Art. 

Odes to Common Things, Book

Momentary Space, Cup

Stool, Hot Rod Remix