First Friday August 3rd 2012

Artist Bio: Sean Bryers

Born in 1988, Sean grew up in West Yellowstone, Montana, an area known for its magical beauty and Yellowstone National Park.  He now resides in Missoula, MT where he recently graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from The University of Montana Fine Art program with a concentration in Painting and Drawing. Bryers also plans to graduate in the fall of 2012 with an Art Education degree after student teaching k-12 art in Montana.

His artistic skills developed as an acrylic landscape artist.  He has always carried a sense of nature in his artwork. His work often carries a feeling of weight, bringing to fact that art is very much a physical specimen the same as it is a philosophical and conceptual one. In his most recent work he has surged into the realm of abstraction and conceptual art by focusing on spontaneous constructions made by natural and human processes.  His work has shown in many Missoula art galleries such as the Dana Annex, Union Hall Art space, Freddie’s Mercantile, Food for Thought, The of Gallery of Visual Arts, and the University Center. Sean’s artwork is heavily inspired by artists: Jonas Bergurt, Andy Goldsworthy, Jackson Pollock, Eva Hesse, Philip Guston, Banksy, Kandisnky, Alex Grey, and Jim Poor

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1993 BFA Degree (Painting); Marylhurst College, Portland, Oregon. Other Studies in Fine Art:

1993 12 week Anatomy Workshop; Portland, Oregon. 12 week Watercolor Workshop with Ted Katz; Portland, Oregon.

1988-91 Pacific NW College of Art, Portland, Oregon; Portland State University, Portland, Oregon.

Studies in Commercial Art:

1974–81 Oregon College of Art, Ashland, Oregon; Portland Community College, Portland, Oregon; The New School of Visual Concepts, Seattle, Washington; Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon.


2011 Paws Up Resort General Store (PUGS) 2007 All Around Gallery; Missoula, Montana

One Person Show, Catalyst Café; Missoula, Montana
2006 International Hotel, Motel & Restaurant Show; New York, New York 2003-04 Underbrush Gallery; Fargo, North Dakota
2003 The Royal Gallery; Park Rapids, North Dakota
2000 Community Arts & Crafts Fair; Pena Blanca, New Mexico.
1999 Group Show; Albuquerque, New Mexico.
1998 Figurative Group Show, Elan Gallery; Santa Fe, New Mexico.
1998 Beaux-Arts Gallery; Grapevine, Texas.
1997–98 Pruesser Gallery; Taos, New Mexico.
1995–96 Hermosa Gallery; Durango, Colorado.

Mountain Lion Gallery; Silverton, Colorado. 1995 Clear Mountain Pottery; Silverton, Colorado.

Solo Exhibition, Catalyst Coffeehouse; Durango, Colorado.
1994 New York – Paris Contemporary Art Gallery; Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii.

Paia Gallery; Paia, Maui, Hawaii.
1993 BFA Thesis Show; Marylhurst College, Portland, Oregon.

A booth at the San Francisco Holistic Expo.
Solo Exhibition, Oceanside Coffeehouse; Oceanside, Oregon.


2007 Oil Painting; Missoula, Montana
2003 Drawing; Fargo, North Dakota
2002 Oil Painting; Fargo, North Dakota
1999 Oil Painting; Cochiti Lake, New Mexico 1996 Watercolor; Silverton, Colorado

1995 Drawing: 1 week after school program; 1-6th grade, Silverton School; Silverton, Colorado

Watercolor Illustration; Silverton School – Silverton, Colorado