Wayne Edson Bryan is a visual artist from New York. He is popular both for his conceptual diagrammatic technique to imagery as well as his work’s aesthetic of enhanced process and metaphorical content. His very detailed paintings and collages are inspired by advertising, Folk Art, popular media, cultural traditions, and commercial icons. His very artistic creations can be found in numerous public collections of major corporations, museums, public spaces, and in many private collections around the globe.
Wayne has been given numerous awards, grants and fellowships from highly distinguished national institutions, including:
2001: Awarded Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Professional Fellowship.
1999: Grant awarded by The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc.
1994: Awarded commission to create art for Washington National Airport by architectural firm Cesar Pelli & Associates, Inc.
1990: Awarded National Endowment for the Arts Painting Fellowship.
1989: Awarded commission by the Student Loan Marketing Association (Sallie Mae) to create art for their Washington, DC offices.
1989: Awarded First Place for Painting, Virginia Commission for the Arts Prizes for the Visual Arts.
1978: Awarded First Place Prize by Janet Folsum in IBM Abstract Art Show.
1977: Awarded Syd Solomon Scholarship.
1975: Awarded Boca Raton Center for the Arts Scholarship.
1974: Awarded First Place Prize in Florida State Fair Art Scholarship.
His artworks have been exhibited at: American University Museum – Washington DC, Arlington Arts Center, Boca Raton Center for the Arts, Brody’s Gallery – Washington DC, Cleveland Museum of Art, Columbus Museum of Art, Contemporary Art Museum – Houston, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Daimaru Museum, Danville Museum of Fine Arts and History, Gallery K – Washington DC, Hallwalls Contemporary Art Center – Buffalo, Hand Workshop – Richmond, Hokkaido Obihiro Museum of Art, Honolulu Museum of Art, Institute of Contemporary Art – Boston, International Museum of Modest Arts – Sete, Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, The Jakarta Arts Center, Kaoshiung Municipal Museum, Maryland Arts Place, McLean Project for the Arts, Meridian International Center – Washington DC, Mint Museum of Art, Mitsukoshi Museum of Art – Fukuoka, Museum of Fine Arts – Hanoi, Museum of Fine Arts – Ho Chi Minh City, New York Historical Society, P46 Gallery – Camogli, The Painting Institute – Shanghai, Philbrook Museum of Art, Portland Art Museum, Rockville Arts Place, San Jose Museum of Art, School 33 Art Center – Baltimore, Shin-kon Museum, The Singapore Museum of Art, Sogo Museum of Art – Yokohama, Taipei Municipal Museum, Takamatsu City Museum of Art, Tampa Museum, Tennessee State Museum, Washington Project for the Arts, and The Working People’s Cultural Palace – Beijing.
Below are some of Wayne’s creations from his Victorian Oh Yeah! project. This is his interpretation of the Victorian era and the present time, blending symbols, colors, and patterns associated with different time periods. These has been featured on digital print, digital printed billboards, mobile billboard and building exterior. Pretty amazing!
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