Born and raised in New York City, Adrian Landon began his journey as a sculptor at the Art Students League of NY in 2009. Like many great geniuses in the world, Adrian is a proud college dropout, having only completed one year of Industrial Design at the Academy of Art in San Francisco in 2008. Adrian 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. Life ain't easy for a sculptor. In 2019 he received the Honorarium Grant from Burning Man to make 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 to build the Impossible. It was an incredible success.After spending a year in Reno, making Art at the Generator, he currently lives on the road in a camper with his partner Ewelina, basically homeless (by choice, not by lack of means), waiting for the ever shifting grounds of the world of the past year to settle.
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 possibly 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.