2016 MFA with Distinction, Painting and Drawing, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2012 BFA magna cum laude, Painting and Drawing, University of Missouri St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
2011 AFA, St. Louis Community College/Florissant Valley, Ferguson, MO
2018— Adjunct Faculty, Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO
2016— Adjunct Faculty, Jefferson College, Hillsboro, MO
2016— Painting Instructor, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, MO
2015–16 Teaching Fellowship [instructor of record], University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Awards / Grants / Fellowships
2016 Parnassus Graduating with Excellence Award, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Puget Sound Group Northwest Artists’ Scholarship Grant, Kirkland, WA
Vermont Studio Center Artists’ Grant, Johnson, VT
Jacob Lawrence Graduate Recognition (painting), University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2014–16 Graduate Fellowship in Painting and Drawing, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
2013 Project Grant in Research and Development, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, MO (Provisional Patent Awarded: December 2013)
2019 State of the Union, Pool Arts Center, Drury University, Springfield, MO (national juried exhibition, juried by Jonathan Thomas)
Urban, St. Charles Community College, Cottleville, MO (curated by Brian D. Smith)
2018 Solo Exhibition: Body Politic, The Gallery at U City Library, St. Louis, MO (juried by Buzz Spector)
Propaganda Posters, Window Gallery (St. Louis Artists’ Guild), St. Louis, MO (invited by Kathryn Nahorski, Executive Director of the St. Louis Artists’ Guild)
Open Source, Los Angeles Center for Digital Art (LACDA), Los Angeles, CA (invited by Rex Bruce, director of LACDA)
The Hidden, Confluence Gallery and Art Center, Twisp, WA (national juried exhibition)
People’s Choice Salon Show, Greenpoint Gallery, New York, NY (curated by Shawn James, Gallery Director, Greenpoint Gallery)
2017 Solo Exhibition: The Altar of Commerce, The Cathy Gregory Gallery, St. Louis, MO (curated by Gregory Gobberdiel, Executive Director Shaw Art Fair)
Solo Exhibition: Superpower, The Parish Gallery, St. Louis, MO (juried by Jill McGuire, former Executive Director of the RAC St.Louis; Ben Kiel, Instructor at Washington University)
Light and Shadow, Kemper Center for the Arts, William Woods University, Fulton, MO (juried by Thom Whalen, professor of art Lincoln Land Community College)
Holiday Exhibition, Cathy Gregory Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Predictions and Perceptions, The Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, CO (juried by Dr. Michael Maddox, Executive Director Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts)
Luck of the Draw, The Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles, MO (juried by Grant Hargate, professor Lindenwood University)
The Chocolate and Art Show, The B Complex Gallery, Atlanta, GA
2016 Solo Exhibition: Inverted Utopia, The Parc Condominiums, Seattle, WA
Two-Person Exhibition: MFA Thesis Exhibition, Sand Point Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Serendipity, Soulard Art Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Americana, Tsuga Fine Arts, Bothell, WA (juried by Kathy Collins, artist) (catalogue)
33 July, The Old Orchard Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Inspiración Del Peru, Metropolist, Seattle, WA (curated by Samantha Zwicker, Executive Director of Hoja Nueva)
MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition, The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA (catalogue)
2015 Shedding and Shredding Exhibit, The Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, WA (curated by Scott Lawrimore, curator 2019 Honolulu Biennial)
2012 eARThworks Show, The St. Louis Regional Arts Commission, St. Louis, MO (curated by Margaret Hermes, writer)
2011 Estranged, Koken Art Factory, Saint Louis, MO
Escape, The St. Louis Regional Arts Commission, St. Louis, MO
Senior Thesis Show, Gallery FAB, University of Missouri - St. Louis, St. Louis, MO (catalogue)
2010 Ann Metzger National Multimedia Exhibit, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, MO (juried by Sabina Ott, artist and Professor of Art Columbia College, Chicago) (catalogue)
Creative Spirits II, Gallery Visio, University of Missouri - St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
Lectures / Presentations / Workshops
2019 Presentation, Egg Tempera, Modern Surfactants, and Painting the Mixed Technique with Water-Soluable Oils, (paper session). College Art Association Annual Conference, New York, NY, February 13-16
Workshop, How To Make Your Own Water Mixable Oil Paint. Foundations in Art: Theory and Education Biennial Conference (FATE), Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, OH, April 4-6
2018 Lecture, The Internet and the Surrealist Dialectic, University City Library, University City, MO, December 7.
Lecture/Presentation, Created in Ferguson (still life drawing demo and lecture), Ferguson Municipal Public Library, Ferguson, MO, November 9.
Workshop, Professional Development for Mehlville School District Art Teachers, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, MO, November 6.
Presentation, Superpower: A Transnational Government with a Totalizing Vision, (poster session). College Art Association Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA, February 21-24.
2017 Lecture/Presentation, Gallery Talk. The Parish Gallery, St. Louis, MO, December 15.
Workshop, How To Make Your Own Water Mixable Oil Paint. St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, MO, October 7.
Lecture/Presentation, Gallery Talk. The Cathy Gregory Gallery, St. Louis, MO, August 19.
2016 Lecture/Presentation, Art Breaks Artist Talk. The Henry Art Gallery, Seattle, WA, June 1.
Bibliography (Reviews, Articles, Interviews)
2018 Paul Langdon, “Bryan Robertson’s Body Politic at The U City Public Library,” HEC-TV,
St. Louis, MO, December 7, 2018.
Danielle Mae Franklin, “U City Library Gallery to Feature local artist Bryan Robertson,”
The Missouri Times, Clayton, MO, November 30, 2018.
Robin Shivley, “Artful Considerations,” Ferguson Times, Ferguson, MO, November 9, 2018.
“The Switch,” 3Elements Literary Review (no. 18 Spring 2018), Chicago, IL, April 1, 2018.
Bryan Hollerbach, “Art & Soul: Bryan Robertson,” Ladue News, St. Louis, MO, March 1, 2018.
Yael Evan, “Superpower & Altar of Commerce,” All the Art (the Visual Arts Quarterly of
St. Louis) Spring 2018, St. Louis, MO, March 1, 2018.
2017 Evie Hemphill, “Altar of Commerce’ probes consequences of globalization,” UMSL Daily, St. Louis, MO, July 15, 2017.
2016 Studio Visit (Volume 34) (Korea: The Open Studios Press, 2016), 166-167. a juried exhibition of
international artists (Juror: Mike Lash, former Director of Public Art, Chicago).
Related Work Experience
2017— Media Coordinator, St. Louis Artists’ Guild, St. Louis, MO (graphic and web design, marketing, social media manager, press relations)
2016–17 Gallery Assistant, Atrium Gallery, St. Louis, MO (social media manager, lead preparator)
2012–14 Research Assistant Professor Phillip Robinson, University of Missouri-St. Louis, St. Louis, MO (skills learned: casting plaster, mold making, vacuum forming, and basic CAD design)