Brian Hitselberger (b. 1982) is an artist living and working in Athens, Georgia.

His installations, paintings and works on paper explore a variety of themes that shift between subjects and perspectives alternately intimate and immense – occasionally within the same piece. Often working in series, his modestly-scaled paintings and drawings employ detailed mark-making, dense layering and unexpected relationships between form, content and material, yielding works that that strive for optimism without simplicity, and privilege wonder over resolution. Recent subjects include sleeping and dreaming, hate speech, drag queens as spiritual healers, and queer magic. 

His work has been exhibited throughout the Southeast and the Mid-Atlantic. He has held residencies at the Elsewhere Artists Collaborative, the HUB-BUB Arts Initiative, and the Hambidge Center for the Arts. He has received funding for his work from the Georgia Council for the Arts, the Willson Center for the Humanities, and the Andy Warhol Foundation. He received a BFA in Printmaking from Tulane University in 2005, and an MFA in Painting from the University of Georgia in 2010. He is currently Associate Professor of Painting and Printmaking in the Art Department of Piedmont College, and represented by {Poem88} in Atlanta.