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Artist Statement

Bryan is a Queer, TransMasculine Millennial from Philadelphia and has been making art as long as he can remember.

It is through making that They come to understand themyselves and try to communicate what it means to live at the intersections of their identities.

It makes the work autobiographical, memoir-esque and to-do list combined. Currently the work deals with issues of masculinity, home, father / (used to be daughter) son, grief, trauma in the body and Trans* desirability.

The work centers that lived experience and trying to communicate what that experience feels like by combining watercolor, and ink illustrations with sentences cut from used (particularly queer) books.

Bryan’s favorite artists are David Wojnarowicz, Tim Burton, and Shel Silverstein.

They have a Bachelors in Architecture and Masters in Education, both from Syracuse University and he has had his work exhibited in Philly, and NYC.

His pronouns are he or they.

29yo || Philadelphia || TransMasculine

Watercolor || ink || Found Sentences

AQUARIUS || Gemini || Virgo

About Bryan

A 90's baby, Bryan was born in Philadelphia, and has been making art ever since. He received his Bachelors of Architecture from Syracuse University in 2013, and his Masters in Education in 2015, also from Syracuse University. After working for a time in Higher Education in New England, he currently resides again outside of Philadelphia, with his family and dogs, Zelda and Maddie. 

CV

  • 2019 Manayunk Fine Art Festival, Emerging Artist Tent

  • 2019 FXOne Collaborative “Liberation” June Show - Chest Scars

  • 2018, New Hope Artist League Annual Show

  • 2018, 'Cityscapes', Light Space and Time Online Gallery, www.lightspacetime.art

    • 10th Place Overall, 5th Place Painting - DC Capital Dome

    • Special Merit Mention - Philly Row Home

  • 2018, 'All Painting', Contemporary Art Gallery Online, www.contemporaryartgalleryonline.gallery

  • 2017, 'Juried Watercolor Exhibition: Traditional to Modern', Monmouth Museum, Lincroft NJ

  • 2015, Masters of Education, Syracuse University, Syracuse NY

  • 2013, Bachelor's of Architecture, Syracuse University, Syracuse NY