Born in 1979 in Minnesota, Brandon Norsted earned his BA in English (2002) and his MFA (2009) from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. Brandon has attended residencies at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine (2009) and the Ragdale Foundation in Illinois (2009). His work has been shown in New York, Madison Minneapolis and Chicago. Currently, Brandon is designing and building a space for artists to gather and exchange ideas in Madison, Wisconsin called Pier 1218 (opening Fall of 2011).