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Brian Anthony Hardie
Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Brian was a fluent drummer and bass player by the age of ten, and was obsessed with books by 'Uncle Shelby'. By the time he was aged 16, he was already recording an album on another label’s budget with his metal band that he and his step-brother, who was a drummer (hence Brian’s learning to play) started at the age of 12 called Relent For No One. Ultimately he ended up choosing and studying the Bass Guitar ever since. He also started writing poetry at a young age as well, though kept it to himself for fear of getting made fun of. Though at the age of 18, he decided to submit 4 poems to a few literary magazines, and the well remembered publication Angel Exhaust in England accepted every piece. Now at the age of 28, with his Professional Certification in Independent Publishing, Brian has been very successful as poet and musician, doing his own solo experimental, noise project, and being the original bass player for Microtia, an experimental rock band from Portland. He recorded a 6 track release with them and was signed to Exigent Records, a hardcore label out of Salt Lake City. He toured the states with the band on the first release but quit half way into the writing of the second record to focus more on his writing and own ambient, abstract project, played under a list of names. Recently having been awarded a $16,000 dollar scholarship to study at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, he is studying for his interdisciplinary degree in a handful of artistic mediums, including writing and sound art.
-“I AM SO” FEBRUARY, 2013 issue of AMULET - "MEAN RIGHT?” MARCH, 2013 issue of AMULET.
-“ANNOYED ARTIST” APRIL, 2013 issue of AMULET.
-“WINK, WINK” MAY, 2013 issue of AMULET.
-“CURVES OF A SERPENT” JANUARY, 2013 issue of MYSTICAL MUSE MAGAZINE.
-“BRAINS IN ALABAMA” FEBRUARY, 2013 issue of MYSTICAL MUSE MAGAZINE.
-“WEST COAST ROCK TOURS” JUNE, 2013 issue of MYSTICAL MUSE MAGAZINE
- November 2012 Issue of "Bitchin' Kitsch Magazine', wich was my 4th issue in a row having my work featured in the magazine will be on display for:
Curated by Shannon Pueschner and Tim Vermeulen, July 11-October 3, (2013) reception September 20, at the Scarabocchio Art Museum, and Noel Fine Arts Center, both on the UWSP campus at the College of Fine Art and Communication in Wisconsin. Thank you so much. The piece that was published of mine is an Avant-Garde Prose Poem Entitled “Surrealist Description of a Milkshake”
-Headlined LoopFest (solo music project). Internation Noise Artist Festival in October at Backspace, Portland Oregon.
-Two compositions of mine, "A Glimpse of The Year It Has Been" and “Interlude” were played on the Podcast program. on Northwest Song Shack, and and FM Radio Station program in the Northwest.
- Book Binding Instructor and Shop supervisor at the Independent Publishing Resource Center
- Volunteer Librarian for the Biggest Zine Library in The World at the IPRC
- Tour Guide At The Independent Publishing Resource Center for visitors.
- Before and after school arts teacher at Chapman Elementary, and Richmond Elementary
- Published book, "Distant Skeleton Cowboy" (ISBN13: 111000058330) of 300 pressed and sold out at Powells City of Books, Portland, within a year.
- Poetry reading at Three Friends Cafe, May 18th, Portland
- Poetry reading at Mississippi Pizza, Summer, Portland.
-Numerous poetry readings at Three Friends Coffee House, the Waypost, and Muddy Waters.
-Started with 6 other poets, the first Independent Publishing Resource's Ind. Publishing Program In Poetry.
- Reading at the former Anka Gallery, November, Portland
- Decanto Magazine’s “Center Stage Poet”, March Issue.
- Untitled prose poem published in the 2010 IPRC Anthology
-Solo Project performance at Hawthorne Theater, assisted by two friends, instrumentally.
-Broken Word 3 day Poetry Festival in Kansas City, MO, Read on 2nd and third night of the Festival at the Metropolitan Ensemble Theater near Downtown Kansas City.
- Community Center and Coffee House “Muddy Waters” Poet In Residence.
-Signed recording artist for Exigent Records (Salt Lake City). Recorded “Distance Is Oval” with Microtia. Toured west coast and Midwest.
The Pacific Northwest Collage of Art - class of '15 MFA in Collaboritve Research and Critical Theory, with a BFA in Interdisciplinary Studies.
Completetion of year long intensive Professional Independent Publishing Certification. My mentors were Mathew Dickman, Head of The Graduates Poetry Program at PSU, Poet, and Professor B.T. Shaw, and Founder of Beduin Books, Michael D'antanio.
perks about this candidate:
-I love being apart of a thriving art scene, collective, or community. I love working with nice people, meeting new people, and expecially as a proud native, It is such a great and healthy thing for me to do, to stay involved with a community where I feel like I belong and that the help I can provide really does make a positive difference.
- 12 years working as a professional artist. Deep passion and knowledge in literature, music, sound art, performance poetry, visual arts, guerilla marketing and art history, culture, DIY/Punk Culture, Dadaism, Surrealism, Dewism.
- Determination for success. Detail oriented, hard working, and organized. I am good working independently, and has never missed a deadline.
-Current Member and volunteer for the Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, including every year for their Time Based Arts Festival. Regional Arts and Culture Council, The Creative Advocacy Network, The Oregon Cultural Trust, Oregon Public Broadcasting, The Museum of Contemporary Craft, and Wordstock.
“Brian has a profound, extremely hard to find, rhythmic, musical talent with his writing, he never says what you expect him to, he keeps the reader on their feet line after line. Gold for a poet.” -Kim Stafford, Poet and Professor at Lewis and Clark College.
“Brian Hardie has been a frequent contributor to Decanto Magazine for years now. Our reader’s and I extremely enjoy his work. His devotion to his craft and knowledge is incredible. He has an enthusiasm that I know encourages his community.” -Lisa Stewart, Editor of Decanto Anthology and Magazine of Poetry, United Kingdom