Brandon Roy started his career in sculpture at the age of 18 when he became an apprentice at a fine art bronze foundry. After two years at the foundry Brandon decided to pursue a classical education in sculpture and moved to Florence, Italy where he remained for three years while attending the Florence Academy of Art.
Upon receiving his diploma from the academy, Brandon returned to the US where he completed a five year apprenticeship under the sculptor Chris Pardell. While working for Pardell Design Brandon consulted on numerous public art projects, and oversaw the production of sculpture from design to on-site installation. In 2012 Brandon started the California Sculpture Academy in order to share his technical expertise in classical sculpture. Brandon currently serves as the Director of the California Sculpture Academy.
Access to the Academies on site bronze foundry has allowed him to greatly expand his knowledge of classical bronze casting techniques. Recently his unique insight into classical casting practice garnered the attention of a group of sculptors in Mongolia. They have hired him as a consultant to oversee the construction of a research foundry in Mongolia with the end goal of rediscovering the lost techniques used by Mongolia’s famed 17th century sculptor Zanabazar. The rediscovery of these casting techniques will herald a new era for the development and restoration of Mongolia’s vibrant culture.
Brandon Roy’s sculpture is highly regarded for it’s high level of finish and craftsmanship. His work has been shown in several museums and prestigious galleries.