Bryan M. Rapp                         

Representational Figurative Sculptor   

Artist-In-Residence at Coastal Carolina University     





2016 – Master of Fine Arts, Figurative Sculpture, University of Oklahoma.

2012 – Bachelor of Art, Muskingum University. New Concord, Ohio.


Related Education

2004 – 2006 – Alan Cottrill Studio and Gallery, and Coopermill Bronzeworks. Zanesville, Ohio.

2000 – 2002 – Computer Animation. The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, PA.



2018 -- ArtFields Category Winner, Sculpture. Lake City, SC. 

2015 – Paul and Kim Moore Scholarship, 2015-2016 Academic Year.

2015 – Madeline Colbert Steed Art Scholarship

2015 – John R. Potts Jr. Sculpture Award, Best Body of Work. 101st OU Student Exhibition, Fred Jones, Jr. Museum of Art. Curated by Chad Alligood, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

2014 – Paul and Kim Moore Scholarship, 2014-2015 Academic Year.

2014 – Downtown Norman, OK, Public Sculpture Finalist

2013 – National Sculpture Society Scholarship

2005 – Rona Bucci Award

2005 Pittsburgh Federal Executive Board's Native American Heritage Committee Exhibition, First Place. Pittsburgh Technical Institute.


Teaching Experience

2018 - Instructor of Record, Arts383 Multiples; Moldings and Castings. Coastal Carolina University. 

2017 - Instructor of Record, Arts499 Professional Studio. Clay to bronze. Coastal Carolina University.

2015 – Teaching Assistant; BFA Studio, Film & Video Studio Topics. University of Oklahoma.

2015 Teaching Assistant; Integrated Studios. University of Oklahoma.

2014 – Teaching Assistant; Digital Sculpture/Animatronix. University of Oklahoma.

2009 – Adjunct Instructor. Color Theory. Central Ohio Technical College. Coshocton, Ohio.

2009 – Adjunct Instructor. Fundamentals of Drawing. COTC. Coshocton, Ohio.

2008 – Adjunct Instructor. Fundamentals of Drawing. COTC. Coshocton, Ohio.

Other Relative Experience

2016 - Fabricated an 8' x 7' x 6' low melt kiln and cart for "burnout" phase of Lost Wax Process.


Digital Skills

Adobe: Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere.

Autodesk: 123Design, Inventor, Meshmixer, Mudbox, 3d Max.

Inkscape, Corel Draw.


Digital Fabrication

Laser Printer


3D Printer


Work History

2016 - 2018 - Artist-In-Residence and teaching associate, Coastal Carolina University. Conway, South Carolina.

  • 12 foot Chauncey II statue. Brooks Stadium. Coastal Carolina University. Conway, South Carolina.

2003 – Present – Rapp Sculptures. Lead Sculptor.

  • 4 foot Frog Prince statue. University of Oklahoma campus. Brenda and Michael Monroe. Norman, OK.

2004 - 2006 – Alan Cottrill Studio and Coopermill Bronzeworks. Sculptor, mold-maker. Zanesville, OH

·         Life size Police Memorial, Florence, Alabama.

·         Life size Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial, Bryan County, Georgia.

·         Seneca Dancer, Seneca Allegheny Casino and Hotel. Salamanca, New York.

·         Royal Canadian Navy statue. Sub-contracted through Alan Cottrill Studio.

·         Fallen Soldier, Iraq War Memorial. Sub-contracted through Jamie Lester Sculpture.


Exhibition History

2018 - ArtFields. Lake City, SC.

2017 - Solo Show. Cultural Council of Georgetown County, Georgetown, SC.

2016 – JRB at the Elms Gallery (May 2016), Oklahoma City, OK.

2015 – MFA Student Exhibition, Lightwell Gallery, University of Oklahoma.

2015 101st Student Exhibition, University of Oklahoma, Fred Jones, Jr. Museum.

Curated by Chad Alligood, Curator, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.

2014 – MFA Student Exhibition, Lightwell Gallery, University of Oklahoma.

2014 – Mainsite Contemporary Art. Norman, OK.

2013 – MFA Student Show, Lightwell Gallery, University of Oklahoma.

2012 – Student Show, Muskingum University, New Concord, Ohio.

2012 – Zanesville Museum of Art, Zanesville, Ohio.

2011 – Imagine Art Gallery, Smithfield, Virginia.

2009 – Riverspan Sculpture Exhibition. Cincinnati, Ohio.

2008 – French and Indian War Commemoration. Fort Ticonderoga, New York.

2008 – Contemporary Longrifle Association Artisan Show, Lexington, Kentucky.

2007 – 4x4, Ohio University. St. Clairsville campus, St. Clairsville, Ohio.

2005 – Pittsburgh Technical Institute, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

2004 – Penn’s Colony Fair. Saxonburg, Pennsylvania.


Contact References

Paul Moore – Sculpture Artist in Residence, Monumental, Figurative. 405-206-7679. 405-321-8061.

Easton Selby - Chair/Associate Professor, Visual Arts -  843-349-6474

Pete Froslie - Technology and Culture, Assistant Professor – 617-314-0957. 405-325-2691.