Born and raised in New York City, Adrian Landon scribbled with crayons and ate Play-do as a toddler. But his journey as a sculptor truly began with instructor Cliff Dufton at the Art Students League of NY in 2009 . Like many great geniuses, Adrian is a proud college dropout, having only completed one year of Industrial Design at the Academy of Art in San Francisco in 2008. He developed his initial body of work in the New York area, including 4 years as a hipster in Brooklyn. It was there that he developed his first Mechanical Horse in 2014, and began to show his work nationally and internationally.
In 2019 he received the Honorarium Grant from Burning Man to make Wings of Glory, a giant mechanical Pegasus, his largest and greatest sculpture yet. After traveling to India, Nepal, skiing in Wyoming and WOOFing in Hawaii in just 3 months, he left the East Coast for good and went to the Buffalo Creek Art Center in Gardnerville, NV to build the impossible. It was an incredible success. He currently lives in Reno NV, with his Queen Rebekah, and makes art at the Generator, a communal maker space.
I strive to stay true to the compass of my heart and my excitement, to do what I love and to make the most incredible and amazing Art I can possibly make.
Metal is my primary material of choice. It is the substance of infinite possibility and immediate execution.
The combination of my passions for the natural realm and my metal working, mechanical and engineering skills, allow me to conquer the 3rd and 4th dimension, to bend steel like it's nobody's business and make iron come to life with motion.