mbgETC: Brian Piana
Brian Piana is a visual artist who largely uses the Internet as source material. He earned his MS in Visualization Sciences from Texas A&M University and his MFA in Photography/Digital Media from the University of Houston. Piana’s work has been exhibited in art spaces nationally, including at FotoFest, Lawndale Art Center in Houston, Maryland Institute College of Art and Rhizome.org. He was the Glasstire Virtual Resident for 2009, and he managed the Brooklyn Museum's 1stfans Twitter feed as the featured artist in July, 2010. Piana lives in Houston and is a Professor in Art and Visual Communication at San Jacinto College. He is also co-director of Skydive Art Space.
An extension of might be good’s project space, @mbgETC, provides artists with a chance to engage with Twitter as an online platform for intervention and experimentation. Participants are given a month for the realization of their projects and can be followed online at Twitter.com/mbgETC or in the feed located within each issues table of contents.