Brian Hanlon – Artist & Owner
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Brian Hanlon is a classically trained master sculptor and founder of Hanlon Sculpture Studio. With over 300 public and private art pieces since 1986, Hanlon is a world-renowned artist from Toms River, New Jersey specializing in bronze statues and is the Official Sculptor for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He has received national awards and commendations for his liturgical, civic, and athletic sculptures.
In creating his work, Hanlon’s goal is to educate others about the subject and inspire them to achieve greatness. Hanlon’s work translates seamlessly across all genres from liturgical to civic, public safety, and athletics because of his desire to learn and create meaningful, thought provoking works of art.
This special element is evident in Hanlon’s vast portfolio.
Hanlon took graduate level courses towards a Master of Sculpture degree at Boston University from 1988-1990. Because of his advanced knowledge and skill, Hanlon left school early to work as a sculptor full-time.
Prior to attending Boston University, Hanlon completed a Bachelor of Arts in Art Education at Monmouth University in 1988. While at Monmouth Hanlon was a student-athlete and captain of the men’s cross country team.
Before enrolling at Monmouth, Hanlon attended Brookdale Community College and Kean University and then worked in New York City as an ironworker and teamster before re-enrolling in Brookdale.
Hanlon is married to the former Michele Adamkowski, a soccer stand-out at Monmouth University, and together the couple has five children. Michele was the model and subject of one of Hanlon’s first sculptures when he created his “Involved Student” for Monmouth’s campus in 1988 that featured her lying on the ground with a soccer ball and gym bag while reading a text book.