Bryan Leister works across a broad range of media reflecting his
education in design and his career as an illustrator and artist.
work has been commissioned for the covers of many national and
international magazines, including Time, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Der
Spiegel and the Atlantic Monthly. He has won over 100 awards from
competitions such as Communication Arts, the Art Directors Club of
Washington DC, the Illustrators Club of Washington DC, AIGA, Graphis,
PRINT and a gold and silver medal from the Society of Illustrators in
Leister's paintings are in the collections of The Museum of
American Art, The District of Columbia Historical society, Kohler,
Celestial Seasonings, James River Paper Company, Blue Cross Blue Shields
and many private collections.
His installation, animation and
video work has been shown at the The Corcoran Gallery of Art, Provisions
Gallery, Warehouse Gallery, The Pyramid Atlantic, The Woolly Mammoth
Theater and the Arlington Arts Center. Temporal Interference, a
collaboration with the Jane Franklin Dance Company, was performed at The
Kennedy Center Millenium Stage, Perfomatica in Pueblas, Mexico and at
the King Center in Denver, CO.
In 2008, two of his short films,
“P.R” and “drop” were screened in festivals throughout the country,
including the Altanta Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, New York
Underground Film Festival, Brooklyn Arts Film Festival, the Chicago
Underground Film Festival. “P.R.” was also awarded a jurors prize in the
27th Black Maria Film Festival.
Leister currently works from his
studio in Denver, Colorado and is an Assistant Professor at the
University of Colorado Denver where he teaches Digital Design and
Transmedia. He received a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and
an MFA in Art and Visual Technology from George Mason University.
Visit Bryan's website at:http://bryanleister.com