Born in Atlanta, Georgia, Holcombe holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Master of Industrial Design from the Georgia Institute of Technology. ... He was the Founder and Director of Saltworks, 2002 - 2014, a contemporary art gallery in Atlanta. His artwork has been reviewed by the Creative Loafing, Atlanta, Connect Savannah, and the Atlanta Journal and Constitution and included in the permanent collection of the High Museum of Art.
Brian Holcombe works between sculpture, photography, painting, printmaking, and books examining the potential of the archive to materialize the fluidity of history, memory, and time. ... His work utilizes repetition of analog and digital processes to break down image, form, and material in order to reconstruct an expanded meaning from their fragments. These processes lead to mutations that suggest new connections and ask the viewer to reconsider the forms of historical representation.