Brian Buczak was born in Detroit in 1954. He received a BFA from Center for Creative Studies. He moved to New York City in 1975 at age 21, to continue painting. Brain's art expanded to include paintings, drawing, writings, publishing, artist's books, collaborations, Fluxus projects, film, performance and more. His work has been exhibited internationally, including New York, Detroit, Canada, Italy, and Iceland. Brain Buczak was only 33 years old when his life was cut short by AIDS. Buzack's longtime partner, Geoffrey Hendricks, asked his friend Philip Glass to help him commemorate Brain's life. Glass wrote “String Quartet No. 4” for Brian.