Selected Collaborative Projects

2017 Sculptural school of Koi, 12' x 30' ceramic, Santa Cruz, Ca. Designer and Sculptor.

2016 Sea Cliff Park Permanent Art Installation with Kathleen Crocetti & local volunteers, Santa Cruz, CA. Designer for concrete sculptural elements, Lead Assistant to K. Crocetti.      

2015 Ebb & Flow Permanent Public Art Installation with Kathleen Crocetti & local volunteers, Santa Cruz, CA Mosaic Construction Studio Supervisor on location at The Tannery Arts Center, Assistant to K. Crocetti.

2013-Current, Feature Film, Ademus.                    Writer, Director, Producer.

2011 Short Film, Enigma.                                       Writer, Director, Producer.

2009 Feature / Short Film, Apprent Solution.    Director, Producer, Story.

2008 Wall of Courage Firefighter Memorial, 20’x75’ community-built mosaic, Ruidoso Fire Depart., NM. Designer and Lead Artist.

2005 Sculptural Water-Fountain Feature, 15’ diameter x 5’, concrete/mosaic, Alameda, Alamogordo Zoo, NM. Designer and Lead Artist.

2004 Kids Connection Public Park Dedication Wall, 4’x16’ community-built mosaic, Ruidoso, NM. Designer and Lead Artist.

2003 Timeline Mural, Billy the Kid Visitor Center, 8’ x 35’, community-built mosaic, Ruidoso Downs, NM. Designer and Lead Artist.

2001 Fallen Firefighter Memorial, 5’x 5’x4’ bronze, Witchita, KS. Mold Maker and Sculptor.

1984 Short Claymation Film, Dinosaurs.                   Writer, Sculptor, Animator. 


Selected Public Works and Commissions


2009 Schavoni House, permanent architectural/sculptural installation, Ruidoso, NM    

2007 Dog Park Monument, 3’x15’ mosaic, Ruidoso, NM

2005 Wingfield Park Sign, 5’x20’ mosaic, Ruidoso, NM

2004 Friends of the Zoo Stage Front, mosaic 3’x35’, Alameda Zoo, Alamogordo, NM                  

2002 Tularosa Water Tower Welcome Mural, 25’x50’ acrylic, Tularosa, NM                                  

2000 Human Heart Project, 10’x6’x6’ resin,       Insights Museum of Science and History, El Paso, TX      


Selected Exhibition


2016 Current Body of Work, DOONART, Bonny Doon Studio Tour, Santa Cruz, CA


Selected Employment


2010 Feature film Don't Blink, with Mena Suvari and Brian Austin Green. Location Manager, Ruidoso, NM

2009 Feature film Book of Eli, with Denzel Washington. Featured Extra, Albuquerque, NM 

2003-09 Lincoln County Artworks, Owner/Operator, Lincoln County, NM

1998-2003 Spencer Theatre of the Performing Arts, Set Designer, Scene Painter, Lighting Technician, Ruidoso, NM                          

1999-2001 Sculptural commission work for Lincoln Fox and James Muir, Ruidoso, NM                

1998-2000 Assistant to sculptor Luis Jimenez , Hondo, NM

1996-98 Disney, Lead Sculptor, Fullerton, CA


Selected Teaching Experience


2011 Instructor: Introduction to Film, University of New Mexico, Ruidoso

2005-2007 Art Educator, home-school programs, Spencer Theatre of the Performing Arts, Ruidoso, NM     

1998-2003 Mentor, Mentor Program for high school students in set design, Spencer Theatre of the Performing Arts, NM


Current Gallery Affiliation


The Adobe Gallery, Ruidoso, NM




2009 Sarinova Day, (yearly on September 9th), proclaimed by Mayor L. Ray Nunley, Ruidoso, NM



A Brief Biography

  Sculptor, painter, photographer, storyteller, and film-maker,  Brian Sarinova uses a multi-media approach to reveal the allegory that lies within the vision. Brian loves the challenge of building large-scale works of art which require him to innovate, collaborate, and venture beyond perceived technical limits.

  Though originally a Californian, Brian spent many years in New Mexico working on private commissions and coproducing with other artists in the Media and Visual Arts. Leaving a legacy of private, public and community-created artwork in New Mexico Brian relocated to Santa Cruz in 2014 to begin an entirely new body of work.                                                                   

  Currently, Brian is sculpting large ceramic vessels, life-sized humans and animals. He is fascinated by the shifting mysterious relationships between these various archetypal forms and their viewers. His sculptures are the convergence of clay, abstract gestural oil painting, and industrial elements of concrete.