Brian Gross is a critically-acclaimed performer, playwright, artist, author and composer. He is also a counsellor and non-profit leader who develops and manages activities designed to prepare the world for real people (rather than preparing people for the real world). Brian has been trained in and works extensively with outcome mapping, communities of practice, developmental evaluation, acceptance and commitment therapy, motivational interviewing, and trauma and resiliency-informed practice.

Brian’s work in the art and social spheres has gained significant and consistent press coverage, and has resulted in numerous awards, honours, grants and fellowships—locally, regionally, provincially and nationally.

Brian earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative and Critical Writing from California Institute of the Arts, and a Master of Counselling from City University of Seattle.

Brian lives and works on unceded Coast Salish territory in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.