My art practice revolves around the social sciences. I can always remember having a fascination with the causes of inequality. I continue to wonder why there is such immense disparity between people, places, and ways of life? This artistic style of thinking traces itself back to the still life painters of the Northern Renaissance who used symbolism to depict mercantilism and disparities in between classes. My work asks questions about the nature of Neo-colonial financial systems, unified media narratives, and the consequences of war on global inequality.
Bryan Robertson is a visual artist based in Saint Louis Missouri. Robertson received a Master’s of Fine Arts in painting and drawing from the University of Washington, Seattle in 2016. His recent solo exhibitions are Superpower (2017), Parish Gallery, Saint Louis, Missouri | Altar of Commerce (2017), Cathy Gregory Studio Gallery, Saint Louis, Missouri | Inverted Utopia (2016), the Parc Condominiums, Seattle, Washington. He has also participated in national juried shows including: Predictions and Perceptions (2017), Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, Colorado | The Chocolate and Art Show (2017), The B-Complex, Atlanta, Georgia; Luck of the Draw (2017), The Foundry Art Center, St. Charles, Missouri; Serendipity (2016), Soulard Art Gallery, St. Louis Missouri; Americana (2016), Tsuga Fine Arts, Bothell, Washington.
Robertson's work will be featured in a poster session at the 2018 College Art Association Conference in Los Angeles. Robertson’s work has also been published in the UMSL Daily Magazine and Studio Visit Magazine (Volume 33). In 2013 Robertson received the Product Invention and Creativity Center Thesis award from the Missouri University of Science and Technology and worked with a group of Mechanical Engineering students on a design project. While at the University of Washington Robertson won the Parnassus Graduating with Excellence Award a committee award for one student from Art, Art History, and Design that recognizes artistic and scholarly achievement while at the University of Washington. Recent other awards include Jacob Lawrence Graduate Recognition Award (2016), the Puget Sound Artists Scholarship Grant (2016), and the Vermont Studio Center Artists Grant (2016). Robertson is currently an Adjunct Professor of art and design at Jefferson College; Hillsboro, Missouri