Brian Buczak (Detroit, USA, 1954 – New York, 1987)
Born in Detroit, Buczak received a BFA from Center for Creative Studies. He moved to New York City in 1975 at age 21, to continue paintings where he met artist Geoffrey Hendricks shortly afterwards. Buczak and Hendricks co-founded the Money For Food Press and produced many collaborations together. Buczak’s art expanded to include paintings, drawing, writings, publishing, artist’s books, collaborations, Fluxus projects, film, performance and more. Buczak’s work has been exhibited internationally, including New York, Detroit, Canada, Italy, and Iceland. He was only 33 years old when his life was cut short by AIDS. Hendricks commissioned Philip Glass to compose a piece to commemorate Buczak’s life (offering a large canvas work in trade). It premiered on the second anniversary of Buczak’s death.