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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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1955 Oakland, CA


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

Public Art Collections

  • 2018 Geyserville, CA  Victory equine sculpture

  • 2016 Petaluma, CA  Brewsters Beer Garden and Restaurant Portal

  • 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

  • 2007 Healdsburg, CA Grazing Horse - installed at Foss Creek by City Hall

  • Sponsored by the Voigt Family Sculpture Foundation

  • 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

  • Ken Wilson Wineries, Healdsburg, CA


  • 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

  • 2022 Radical Horizons: The Art of Burning Man at Chatsworth House, England, Wings of Wind

  • 2019 National Geographic Exhibition: Spectacle; photograph of Lord Snort 

  • 2018 Cloverdale sculpture walk- display of Wine Buddha

  • 2018 Smithsonian Renwick Gallery: No Spectators- the Art of Burning Man: Photo of Lord Snort by Duncan Rawlinson

  • 2017-18 Cloverdale Public Art program- display of Acrobat

  • 2017 Bohemian Magazine- Readers’ Picks Award: best Sonoma visual artist

  • 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 Lazaroff 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


  • 2019 Sonoma County Horse Journal: Tedrick’s Horses of Steel by Patti Schofler; pp.14-15

  • 2017 Playa Fire -spirit and soul at Burning Man, Harper/Elixir Press, by Stewart Harvey, Photographs of sculptures on pages 121,239 and 280

  • 2017 Bohemian Magazine-Readers’ pick award: Best Sonoma visual artist

  • 2016 The Wall Street Journal-December 27th, A10  Life and Arts Section: Cultural Resolutions-photo of Lord Snort

  • 2016 The Press Democrat/ December 13 front-page photograph and article on art proposal for Geyserville

  • 2016 The Sonoma Index-Tribune /August 23 front-page article on Lord Sort with photographs

  • 2016 Sonoma magazine July/August issue “Fabricating Fantasy” by Michael Shapiro, Pages 69-76

  • 2015 “Art of Burning Man” Taschen press by NK Guy, Photos with text pages 62,63,65,68,74,75

  • 2014 “Burning Man: Art on Fire”  Racepoint Publishing  by Jennifer Raiser, pages 36-39 photographs and text

  • 2014 “Cargo Cult” photographic book on Burning Man by Karen Kuehn/forward by Bryan Tedrick

  • 2014 “Playa Dust” collected stories from Burning Man/ Black Dog Publishing-edited by Samantha Krukowski  pages 82-89

  • 2013 Sonoma Magazine-Fall Edition, Desert Coyote pp.88-89 and page 144

  • 2013 August 18th San Francisco Chronicle Datebook-cover photo and story-pp.14-15

  • 2013 August 13th The Sonoma Index-Tribune-p.1&A5 Coyote headed to Burning Man

  • 2013 August 11th Reno Gazette-Journal section E- Burning Love cover photo and caption

  • 2010 September 4 Reno Gazette-Journal 6A Minaret towers over Black Rock

  • 2009 Kenwood Press, September 15, From Glen Ellen to Burning Man Cover photograph of Portal of Evolution and caption

  • 2009 The New York Times, Wednesday, September 2, Page C1, The Arts, Photograph of Portal of Evolution with caption

  • 2009 Kenwood Press, August issue cover story with photos, “Bryan Tedrick: A Man on Fire.”

  • 2009 San Mateo County Times, Sunday, May 31, front page photograph of “Spread Eagle” taken at Maker’s Faire.

  • 2009 The Sacramento Bee, Friday, May 8, page 2 of Entertainment section. Photography of Spread Eagle and text.

  • 2008 August 24 The Press Democrat, Santa Rosa, CA Section D, Art and Burning Man, Arts and Entertainment Section, Cover Photograph with Article – p. D11

  • 2008 January 6 The Press Democrat B6, Sculpting a Passion for Art, photograph, and mention in article

  • 2007 Winter edition Sonoma Magazine Creature Craft, Genius of Junk, p. 70-76, article with photographs

  • 2007 August 30 San Francisco Chronicle, Page 2 Artful Ideas Take Wing at Burning Man Photo of Damsel Fly and Text

  • 2007 June 20 The Santa Rosa Press Democrat Section B, Page 1 and 3, Something to See Along the Way, Photos of Grazing Horse with Article

  • 2007 April/May San Joaquin Magazine p. 30 Public Displays of Affection-skatepark photo and text

  • 2006 May 4 Redding Record Searchlight, New Sculpture Park Opens at City Hall, p. 12,13; Dining Arts Theater Entertainment Section; Cover Story

  • 2004 January 15 The Santa Rosa Press Democrat  Section B, p. 1.  Design Competition—Finalists Selected to Dress Up Santa Rosa Eye Sore—photos and text

  • The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, November 8, 2003, Home & Garden section D, Oasis of Color, article on Wildwood Farm’s Nursery and Sculpture Garden—Photo

  • The Stockton Record, April 14, 2002, B3, Skate Park Art Dedication, Photographs and caption

  • The Santa Rosa Press Democrat, April 2002, Abode Section, the Art in Living, Collectors—Collecting, Collections cover photograph of sculpture

  • The Stockton Record, February 26, 2002, B1, Skate Parks Metalmorphosis Photographs with caption

  • Hinduism Today, Jan/Feb/March 2002, p. 31, The Redding Siva Nataraja, article with photographs

  • Sonoma Valley Magazine December 2001 Heavy Metal  pp. 11,32

  • Sacramento Bee August 23, 1998 Encore Section – Sculpture Review at State Fair

  • Contra Costa West County Times March 27, 1998 Sculpture Photo at S.F. Garden Show, Home & Garden Section

  • Sonoma Valley Press Express January 21, 1998 featured article on Sculpture Garden

  • Sonoma Index Tribune December 16, 1997 Community Center Sculpture Garden, p. A1 & A14

  • Redding Record Searchlight September 21, 1997 B1, B2 McConnell Foundation Opening

  • The Christian Science Monitor September 2, 1997 p. 10-11 –sculptures of childrens drawing

  • The Sacramento Bee August 25, 1996 Encore Section, State Fair Art Review

  • Marin Independent Journal April 18, 1996

  • Sunset Magazine November 1995 Capturing a Child’s Vision, p. 79

  • Santa Rosa Press Democrat July 15, 1995, B1

  • Sonoma Index Tribune Valley Life, June 16, 1995, A13

  • Sunset Magazine November 1994, The Changing Western Home, p. 99

  • Guest West Magazine, April 1994 Art Surrounds Sonoma, Music to the Eyes, p. 21

  • The Sonoma Valley Business Tribune, October 15, 1993 The Business of Making Art, p. 6

  • Northern California Home and Garden October 1992 Great Gates, pp 66-67

  • TWA Ambassador, August 1992, Call of the Wild, p. 12

  • Better Homes and Garden, August 1992, p. 12

  • Hotel/Restaurant Design International, March 1992 Granita Restaurant Entry Portal

  • Sonoma Index Tribune February 7, 1992 Glorious Gates of Glen Ellen

  • Sunset Magazine, January 1992, Sculpture That Keeps in the Sheep

  • San Francisco Examiner, July 24, 1991, New Doors Open for Gatemaker, p. 1

  • Santa Rosa Press Democrat, May 23, 1991, p. 18

  • Marin Independent Journal, April 24, 1991, p. C8

  • Northern California Home & Garden, March 1991-gate article

  • California Builder, December 1990/January 1991-cover photo

  • Fine Homebuilding, November 1990, pp. 86-87- images of four gates

  • Sunset Magazine, April 1980, The Changing Western Home, p. 164-fence photo

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