BRANLY CADET is a classically trained American sculptor and artist. He renders the human form in the realist tradition, but considers himself a modernist who enjoys exploring the remix by combining the human figure with modernist strategies including text, abstraction, metaphor, ergonomics, space, and lighting. He seeks to create works of art that invite aesthetic, civic and psychic contemplation.
Cadet began studying sculpture at Cornell University and continued his studies in figurative art at the New York Academy of Art, and in France at the Vaugel Sculpture Studio and L'Ecole Albert Defois. Soon after, he won the prestigious James Wilbur Johnston National Figure Sculpture Competition.
Born and raised in New York City, he is a descendant of Haitian metal artist Georges Liautaud, whose exploration of iconography has influenced Cadet's own work. Branly now divides his time between his residence in Oakland, California and New York City, where, along with creating his own art, he accepts small and large scale sculpture commissions