Born in 1976 in Wilson, NC, Jason Bryant now lives and works in New York, City. Bryant graduated from East Carolina University with a BFA and went on to the Maryland Institute College of Art for his MFA in painting.  Bryant moved to New York City soon after and began work with such notable artists as Kehinde Wiley and Bjarne Melgaard.

Heavily influenced by classic film, Bryant begins each painting by researching images from cinematic moments or magazine images of interest to fit various themes exploring loneliness, vulnerability and frailty. Bryant renders each image, at first as a pencil sketch on canvas without the use of projection and then by transforming the image through oil paint into a photo-realistically and beautifully rendered film still. Bryant then incorporates his signature skateboard graphics, a skateboarder himself, or paints in pixilated areas often cropping the eyes or other notable features of each character.

Bryant’s paintings have been exhibited across the United States, Europe and Australia, are represented by galleries in New York, London and the Gold Coast and are collected worldwide. His work has been featured and covered in Juxtapoz Magazine, Thrasher (U.S. and France), NY Arts Magazine, American Artist and Time Out New York.

EDUCATION

2002 – 2004   Masters in Fine Arts, Mount Royal Graduate Program, Maryland
                      Institute College of Art
1995 – 1999   East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
                      BFA  Painting

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014     Coming Home (solo retrospective), The Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC (Oct. 2014 - Jan. 2015)
              
Letters From Home, Porter Contemporary, New York, NY
2012   Smoke & Mirrors, Porter Contemporary, NYC

2012   Impulse Solo Booth, PULSE Contemporary Art Fair via Porter Contemporary, NYC
2011   Love's Labor Lost, Like the Spice, Brooklyn, NY
2010   Trilogy, Raandesk Gallery, New York, NY
2008   Someday, Maybe, Never, Raandesk Gallery, New York, NY
2007   Fleshpot, Like the Spice Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
           Filmic Flashes, Raandesk Gallery of Art, New York, NY
2005   G-Spot 5 year Anniversary Show, The G-Spot, Baltimore, MD
2004   Cinematic Visions, The Amalie Rothschild Gallery, The Creative Alliance at the Patterson, Baltimore, MD
2001   Dialogue, The Good Love Bar, Baltimore, MD
2000   A Brush with Reality, The Greenville Museum of Art, Greenville, NC
1999   Process of I, The Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS

2014      All We Want is Everything, Gauntlet Gallery, San Francisco, CA          

              Tribute to Michael Jackson's 10 Best Film Clips, 19 Karen, Gold Coast, Australia

              A Portrait Apart Deux, Porter Contemporary, New York, NY

2013     Deck the Halls, Vertical Gallery, Chicago, IL

             Below the Surface, Converge Gallery, Williamsport, PA

             Starting Small, Porter Contemporary, New York, NY

            Cirque du Soleil, 19 Karen, Gold Coast, Australia

2013   Drink to Me: Views of Picasso, Porter Contemporary, New York, NY

2013   FUR, Porter Contemporary, New York, NY
2012   The Art of Spain, 19Karen, Gold Coast, Australia  
2012   A Rolling Stone, Porter Contemporary, New York, NY
2011   Aqua Art Miami 2011, Porter Contemporary, New York, NY
2011   A Portrait Apart, Porter Contemporary, New York, NY
2010   Behind the Curtain, Raandesk Gallery, New York, NY
2009   Its only Black and White, Raandesk Gallery, New York ,NY
2009   Off the clock, Like the  Spice Gallery, Brooklyn , NY
2009   Change, Ill Ramo d’oro, Naples  Italy
2008   Brooklyn Part 2, The  Showroom Gallery, Nashville  TN
2008   Scope Art Fair, Like the Spice Gallery, Miami, FL
           Bridge Art Fair, Raandesk Gallery of Art and Like the Spice Gallery, New York, NY
2007   Fountain Art Fair, Like the Spice Gallery, Miami, FL
           Art & Living, Raandesk Gallery of Art, New York, NY
           Light & Lines, Raandesk Gallery of Art, New York, NY
           Miscellany, Raandesk Gallery of Art, Jersey City, NJ
           Emergence Art Party, Raandesk Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
           Drawn & Quartered, Like the Spice Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2004   Hands On, The Contemporary Museum,  Baltimore, MD
           Draw-Drawing, Gallery 32, London, England
           Critical Mass, Curated by Peter Scheldjal, 1708 Gallery, Richmond VA
           Corcoran Faculty Biennial Exhibition, The Hemicycle Gallery, Washington, DC
2003   Untitled, The James E. Lewis Museum, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD
           Tactile, Transport Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
           Covert, The Whole Gallery, Baltimore, MD
2002   Public Forum, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD
           16th Annual Critic’s Picks, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, MD
2001   Nanotechnology, The Whole Gallery, Baltimore, MD
           Cream, 5th Annual Art Show, Atlanta, GA 

REVIEWS/PUBLICATIONS/ PRESS 

Juxtapoz.com, Exhibition Review, A Rolling Stone, April 2012
Time Out, April 2012
F.A.M.E NYC, I Know It's Only the Rolling Stones, But I Like It,  April 2012
Accessable Art, Jason Bryant-Accessable Art Portfolio, December 2011
Accessable Art, Aqua 11 at the Aqua Hotel, Strong West Coast Showing, December 2011
Rhizome, Jason Bryant: Fleshpot, November 2011
Art Meme, Smoke and Mirrors, July 2011
Thrasher Magazine, June 2011 (U.S and French Edition)
CNBC, Art of Collecting with Sharon Epperson and Jessica L. Porter of Porter Contemporary
The Paradigm Case, The Case on Art: Jason Bryant, June 2011
Paper & String, Like The Spice: Jason Bryant Exhibit, March 2011
A212 Blog, ART: Jason Bryant, March 2011
Art in New York City, Jason Bryant: New Work at Like the Spice Gallery, March 2011
Mocoloco.com, Miss Whoever You Are? By Jason Bryant, February 2011
F.A.M.E. NYC, Three Dimensions, One Mind, October 2010
Juxtapoz.com, Jason Bryant's 'Trilogy', August 2010
Arrested Motion, Behind the Curtain,  January 2010
F.A.M.E. NYC, Artist of the Year, 2010
NY Arts Magazine, Vol 15, Fall 2010
Juxtapoz Art and Culture magazine, Profiles, Oct 10, #117
Juxtapoz Art and Culture magazine, Show Stopper, Trilogy, Pop life, Nov 10,#118
Studio visit Magazine, Cover Image, Summer, 2010
The Art of Leadership Magazine, 2010
The Morning show with Mike and Juliette “ How to live like a millionare” June 2009
News Channel 5,  Segment on Nashville Artscene, August 2009
American Artist, Someday, Maybe, Never: New Work by Jason Bryant, November 2008
San Francisco Flavorpill, Featured Cover Art, Flavorpill, November 2008
Studio Visit Magazine, April 2009, February 2008
Artist Daily, New Work by Jason Bryant at Raandesk Gallery of Art, October 2008
Chris Rywalt Blog, November 2007
Spraygraphic Blog, Jason Bryant: Fleshpot, November 2007
The Rocky Mount Telegram, Artistic Memories, February 2007
Williamsburg Courier, November 2007
Philadelphia Inquirer, July 2007
NY Arts Magazine, Vol. 10 No. 9/10, Photo Unreality, October 2005
Baltimore City Paper, Motion Pictures January 2005
Direct Art Magazine, Vol. 7, September 2002
Link 8:Codex, September 2002
Baltimore City Paper, March 2002
Baltimore City Paper, February 27-March 6, 2002
Direct Art Magazine, Vol. 5, September 2001
The Urbanite, September, 2001
The Rebel, North Carolina’s Visual Arts and Literary Magazine, Spring 2000

AWARDS

Critics Residency Program, Maryland Art Place
Best in Show, The Rebel, East Carolina’s Literary Arts Magazine
Best in Show, The 42nd Annual Art Show, The Rock Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC
Special Recognition, Realism II, International Exhibition, Period Gallery, Omaha, NE
Honorable Mention, The Twenty-Second Annual Raleigh Fine Arts Society Artists, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC
Honorable Mention in Graphics, The 42nd Annual Outdoor Art show, The Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC
First in Painting, The 42nd Annual Outdoor Art Show, The Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC

First in Mixed Media, The 42nd Annual Art Show, The Rocky Mount Arts Center, Rocky Mount, NC