About

ARTIST'S STATEMENT

There are precious moments when the mind is quiet and I can enjoy my senses without interference. Sculpting, at its best, includes such moments. Balancing space, mass, texture, color, line, pattern, weight, and proportion is a visual pleasure. Harmony is something I feel; analysis is secondary.

While I may have a general idea in mind when creating a sculpture, the passages that constitute the whole are a surprise to me. Any durable material is fair game in this process, although steel is usually best for actual connections between mediums. I grab elements that are near at hand, realizing that chance and spontaneity are keys to accessing fresh visual territory. This maundering exploration often involves stumbling corrections and meandering whimsy, but eventually concludes with a satisfying map of the journey.

There is no substitute for handmade objects; emotions, and character are embedded in the work. Art is a vehicle of expression, a means of encoding our response to the world. I hope my audience appreciates my serious folly, my love of nature and beauty, and enjoys my effort to flirt with the mystery of life.

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Note: Bryan designed and built a vacation rental adjacent to his and his wife’s home in Glen Ellen. For further information, click here.

Chronology

Born

1955 Oakland, CA

Education

1985 B.F.A. in Sculpture, San Francisco Art Institute

Public Art Collections

2015 Bicentennial Park, Reno, NV Portal of Evolution

2012 Sunset Recreation Center, San Francisco CA Pacific Breath

2011 Sonoma Plaza, Sonoma CA Bike Rack

2010 Oakmont Recreation Center, Santa Rosa CA Valley of the Moon Sphere

2009 Somerset Park, Reno NV Golden Eagle

2006 City Hall, Santa Rosa CA Bucephalus

2004 Dolan Park, Dublin CA Dreams of Longing After Nothing

2001 Anderson Skate Park, Stockton CA Eight Skateboarders

2000 Old City Hall, Redding CA Dancing Shiva

1995 Convention Center, Sacramento CA Tree of Life Gates

Corporate Collections

The McConnell Foundation, Redding CA

Voigt Family Sculpture Foundation, Geyserville CA

DiRosa Art Preserve, Napa CA

Grants

2016 Burning Man, Black Rock City NV Lord Snort

2014 Burning Man, Black Rock City NV Minaret

2013 Burning Man, Black Rock City NV Coyote

2011 Burning Man, Black Rock City NV Orgasm

2010 Burning Man, Black Rock City NV Minaret

2009 Burning Man, Black Rock City NV Portal of Evolution

2008 Burning Man, Black Rock City NV Spread Eagle

Festival Exhibition Rentals

2013 Symbiosis, Oakdale CA Coyote

2012 Electric Daisy Carnival, Las Vegas NV Portal of Evolution

2012 I Love This City, Shoreline Amphitheater Redwood City CA Portal of Evolution

2012 Symbiosis, Pyramid Lake NV Spread Eagle and Portal of Evolution

2009 Maker’s Faire, San Mateo CA Spread Eagle

2008 Outside Lands, Treasure Island San Francisco Spread Eagle

Selected Exhibitions/Awards

2016 Acrobat shown in San Rafael at 4th and Court Street

2012-2013 Reno NV-  Portal of Evolution at civic center plaza; funded by Black Rock Arts Foundation

2012-2013 Spirit of the Man, Paradise Ridge Winery, Santa Rosa CA

2009 Art Works Downtown, San Rafael, CA - Temporary Public Art – Showing of Bull at 4th and Court Streets

2008 Wells Fargo Center for the Arts – Santa Rosa, CA – installation of Damselfly and two wall sculptures in main lobby

2008 Art Works Downtown – San Rafael, CA – installation of Lion sculpture

2007 Foss Creek Sculpture Walk, Healdsburg CA Grazing Horse 

2007 Burning Man – Installation of Damsel Fly

2007 Prelude  group show anticipating the opening of Sonoma State University’s Green Music Center - Paradise Ridge Winery, Santa Rosa

2006 Keller Estate Winery – Group show supporting the Petaluma Arts Council Winged Horse

2006 Burning Man-installation of SirBent

2006 Artrageous– display of SirBent San Rafael CA Community Center

2006 The Sculpture Park at Redding City Hall Grand Opening Sculpture on Loan Competition (Bull and Lion sculptures)

2005 California State Fair – Jurors’ Award: First Place Sculpture Bull

2005 Spectrum Sculpture Sonoma at Paradise Ridge Winery, Santa Rosa

2005 Annual Ruth Bancroft Garden Show – Featured Artist, Walnut Creek, CA

2004 Dublin Does Fine Art group show of artists who have work in the City’s          collection; Dublin, CA

2004 Natural Selection group show at Paradise Ridge Winery in Santa Rosa, CA Bull

2004 Dwelling Architecturally based sculpture at the New Leaf Gallery; Berkeley, CA

2003 Sculpture San Mateo – Sculpture on Loan Competition-San Mateo City Hall

2003 City of Santa ClaraIndoor Sculpture Exhibition Jurors Award for Magic Portal

2003 Sculpting Transformation Cloverdale Plaza Invitational Exhibit – First Place

2002 Sonoma Valley Museum of Art: 3 Artists/ 3 Media / 3 Visions

2001 Marin County Fair Fine Arts Competition – Second Place

2001 Napa Valley Mustard Festival – First Place – Sculpture

2000 Salute to the Arts Sonoma – First Place Sculpture

2000 Scrapture – Recycled Art Competition – First Place in Sculpture, Cotati CA

2000 Napa Valley Mustard Festival – First Place – Sculpture

1999 Napa Valley Mustard Festival – First Place – Sculpture

1997 Sonoma Salute to the Arts – Juror’s Award, First Place Sculpture (Rene di Rosa)

1996 California State Fair – Juror’s Award: First Place Sculpture Blue Buddha Portal

1996 Kinetic Scrapture Competition, Cotati – First Place

1996 Marin Society of Artists, Open Sculpture and Craft Exhibition, Best of Show

1994 California Discovery Awards Art Competition – Gold Award

1994 Sculptural Exhibit of Garden Gates, Biltmore Fashion Park, Phoenix, First Place

1993 Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Juror’s Award, Sculpture and Crafts Show

1993 Professional “Junk” Art, Recycle Town Scrapture Party, Cotati, First Place

1993 Auburn Arts 42, People’s Choice Award

1992 Marin Society of Artists Annual Open Sculpture & Craft Exhibition Award – First Place

1991 Marin Society of Artists Annual Open Sculpture & Craft Exhibition (2 Awards)

 1985 Harold E. Weiner Memorial Prize, Sculpture Award, San Francisco Art Institute

RELATED WORK

Juror for Cloverdale Annual Sculpture Exhibit 2006

Artists’ Coordinator for “Wet Paint” 2006 Annual Fundraiser for the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art

Juror for Marin Arts Council’s Grant Program – 3D/Craft 2006

Juror for Terminal A, Sacramento International Airport, Art in Public Places Program, Sacramento Arts Commission

Selected  Private Collections

Barbara Lazeroff and Wolfgang Puck,
Beverly Hills and Granita Restaurant, Malibu, CA

Betsy and Peter Spann – Sonoma, CA

Betty Brachman – Glen Ellen, CA

Bob “Moses” Ellerbeck – Moraga, CA

Carol and Dick Swillinger – Sonoma, CA

Darius Anderson, Kenwood, CA

Francis Collins – Sonoma, CA

Gerda Kercher – Tiburon, CA

Gian Carlo Muscardini and Nuria Bowart-Berkeley

Glenda and Dave Mungenast – Corte Madera, CA

Jim and Gillian Servais – Berkeley, CA

Kamal Golabi - Kensington, CA

Laura & Gregg Perloff – Lafayette, CA

Leslie and Michael Lebeau – Albion, CA

Linda Webster – Santa Rosa, CA

Michelle and Norman Groleau – Mill Valley, CA

Mike Standefer – San Carlos, CA

Natalie Ng and Tom Arnold – Fairfield, CA

Pam and Robert Stone – Santa Rosa, CA

Robert and Martha Shogren – Sebastopol, CA

Suzanne Brangham – Sonoma, CA

Tim Korn – Glen Ellen, CA

Tamara Adams – Emandal Ranch – Willits, CA