Brock Muench: The Sweeper

Photo by Zak Neumann.

Brock Muench received his Bachelors of Fine Arts in Intermedia from the University of Iowa in 2008. His work in painting, drawing and collage focuses on the surreal as an expression of the subconscious and the interconnectedness of all things. His ongoing performance art practice “The Sweeper” aims to encourage mindfulness of the finer details of our environments.
Brock currently lives in Bellingham, Washington.
Instagram: theesweeper
Email: muench.brock@gmail.com

Curriculum Vitae


2008 B.F.A. Intermedia, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA.

Selected Exhibitions and Professional Experience


Lydia Davis, Illustration for Little Village Magazine No. 196 (Apr. 6-19th, 2016), p. 24.

Cougar Pride, led students in a mural project at Shuksan Middle School, Bellingham, WA.


Pope and Boehner, Illustration for Little Village Magazine No. 185 (Oct. 7-20th, 2015), p. 10.


Whole, public mural under the College Street Bridge, Iowa City Public Art Project, Iowa City, IA.

“Surrealism and Storytelling”, group exhibition, Dubuque Area Arts Collective, Dubuque, IA.

Three States, live mural painting during group exhibition, Dubuque Area Arts Collective, Dubuque, IA.

Pizza is my spaceship, album artwork for Change by the band Crystal City.


“Benchmarks: 2.0, member of team of lead artists, Iowa City Downtown District, Iowa City, IA.


“In Transition”, co-exhibit with Pam Muench (Brock’s mother), Central Iowa Art Association, Marshalltown, IA.


“Zine-A-Day”, project exhibition with co-creators Alison Prideaux, Jay Schleidt, Public Space One, Iowa City, IA.

“William Norbit’s Museum of Natural History”, solo exhibition and performance, Belin-Blank Center, Iowa City, IA.

Publications and Press About

Castle, Chase. (2014, September 25) “Meet: Brock Muench“, interview, Iowa City Press-Citizen, p. 3G.

Schreiber, Linda (2014, Fall/Winter) “A feast for the eyes and ears”, mention, IC Downtown Magazine, p.23.

McCollough,¬†Katelynn, (2014, August 12) “Muralists hope to make a statement in Iowa City“, mention, The Gazette.

Kilzer, Anna, (2014, July 29) photo, The Daily Iowan.

Brown, Aly. (2014, July 29) “Giving Iowa City more color“, mention, statement, Iowa City Press-Citizen. pp. 1,4A. [Subsequent Associated Press: (2014, August 3) Washington Times, (2014, August 3) Des Moines Register. p. 5I.]