Like renowned artist and former NFL player Ernie Barnes, Brian has been able to translate his discipline as a former NFL player into his passion for creating art. Growing up with an African-American father and an Italian-American mother in the United States during the 1980s and 1990s, Brian knows first-hand the nuances of how words, color, and emotional impact one’s perception of self, community, and the world. His family’s heritage is rooted in oral tradition, resilience, and creativity, and he desires for his art to tell stories and spark conversations like the songs of Griots in West Africa.
His works have been shown at countless global exhibitions, and Brian currently calls South Florida and Toronto home. His studios are located in both South Florida and Toronto. The Brian Poli-Dixon Art Gallery is located in South Florida as well.