Opening Reception: January 5th 2019 7 – 9 pm
Exhibition Dates: January 2nd – February 2nd
A native of California, Bryan Yerian was born in Santa Ana County and grew up in Yucca Valley, CA. In 1999, he moved to Arcata, CA to attend Humboldt State University, and in 2003 received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Arts. That same year he was hired as the Studio Technician for the Humboldt State Sculpture program. In 2005, he was accepted into San Jose State University’s Spatial Arts program, and in 2008, Bryan received his Master of Fine Arts degree. In September of 2008, he was hired as a full time Art Professor at Lake Tahoe Community College, and is presently the co-chair of the Art Department. He has taught, and designed curriculum for a wide range of two-dimensional and three-dimensional art courses. Bryan’s expertise is in three-dimensional mixed media, ceramic, installation, and metal arts. Bryan continues to exhibit his artwork professionally and creates large-scale ceramic and mixed media sculptures. Recently he had a solo exhibition at Humboldt State University, and is scheduled for another solo exhibition at College of the Sequoias in January of 2020.
Bryan has recently focused his efforts on artistic outreach within the South Lake Tahoe community by facilitating after-school ceramic art classes for elementary aged children, as well as taught ceramic and aluminum casting classes designed for high school aged ‘at risk’ youths funded by the TRIO Grant. Bryan is the advisor of the Lake Tahoe Community College Art Club and is the director of the LTCC Art Visiting Artist Series. Bryan is currently serving as a board member of the Tahoe Arts Alliance, which is a nonprofit Arts organization serving the South Lake Tahoe region. In July 2018, Bryan and his wife Colleen Sidey embarked on a new entrepreneurial pursuit by purchased a commercial property in South Lake Tahoe and are extremely excited to finally be pursuing a long time goal of theirs by opening a ceramic arts studio, Compass Clay Studio in early 2019.