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Greg Brotherton was born in Ames, Iowa, in 1968. He spent a nomadic childhood in Utah and Colorado, and developed an early interest in mechanics. Aged five he began disassembling anything with screws in it, and at twelve he had taught himself to mine his backyard using homemade explosives with, unbelievably, no injuries.
After being ejected from a series of public and private learning institutions Brotherton enrolled at Colorado Academy of Art. He received his BA in graphic design in 1987, and set off immediately for California. In the two decades following, he forged a successful career as an award-winning commercial artist, while honing his skills as a sculptor.
Brotherton uses hammer-formed steel and re-purposed objects. His themes are often mythological in nature, shaped by a dystopian view of pop culture. He describes his work as compulsive, fired by an urge to build things whose complexity escalates as they take shape.
His work has received international recognition and been exhibited across the United States and is collected worldwide. In 2007, Brotherton was the featured artist at the TED Conference in Monterey, California. He currently lives in San Diego.