Jeffie Brewer grew up in a small, rural town in East Texas. The son of eccentric junk yard owners, he learned to spot beauty in the mundane, developed an array of industrial skills and discovered he had a knack for drawing. Those early revelations have influenced his artistic trajectory ever since.
Jeff earned an MFA in sculpture and metals and an MA in sculpture and painting from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. He also holds a BFA in drawing, printmaking and jewelry making from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas. He has taught a wide range of undergraduate and graduate level art classes, from sculpture to typography to expressive drawing, at Stephen F. Austin State University, Angelina College and University of Texas at Tyler.
Since his first exhibition in 1998, his work has appeared in both solo and group shows across America and in Mexico and Japan.
In addition to his academic career, Jeff has utilized his artistic talents as the owner of a graphic design and sign production company (Gorilla Graphics, 1994-1996), as an illustrator and designer for an advertising firm (Point A Media, 1999-present) and as the founder and president of a design and fabrication company (Orange Cat, Inc., 2002-present). He also designed, fabricated and built his own home.
Jeff is married to the love of his life, Angie, whom he credits with saving him from impending doom. His interests include teaching, golf, dogs, plants, the letter z, singularity, a ten foot putt, fresh figs, harmony, understanding, tulips, the tango, long runs, cut grass, the color teal, clouds, rust stains on concrete, clouds, small violent birds, the realization of exactly how fast time goes by, the number 7, politricks, cows, short walks, good stories, using the word "sans" and lying in the sun.