photo: ©Larry Bercowphoto: © 2017 Larry Bercow


Born in New York, NY, 1973

Lives and works in New York City

Exhibitions:

2018

Every Anger Is Terror (solo exhibition), Matter & Light, Boston, MA

SPACE4, University of Arts, Tirana, Albania

2017

Fractured Body, University of Arts, Tirana, Albania


2016

Winter Benefit Auction, WhiteBox, New York, NY

Extended Consciousness, Caelum Gallery, New York, NY

180˚: Encaustic in Contemporary Art, The Curator, New York, NY


2015

FLUX Art Fair, New York, NY

In The Body Of The World (solo exhibition), Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio


2014

Burnished Heart (solo exhibition), Anita Rodgers Gallery, New York, NY

Body Beyond Boundaries (solo exhibition), PRISMS, Princeton, NJ


2013

Fresh Paint, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio

The Sublime Revisited, Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, NY


2012 

Deus Ex Machina, 13 works by 11 artists from across the U.S., Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio

Projections, 13 works by 13 artists from across the U.S., Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio

Show of Heads, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY

Masters on Main Street, Catskill Film and Video Festival, Catskill Community Theatre, Main Street, Catskill, NY

CINESONIKA 2, Vancouver, BC, Canada


2011 

Flesh and Blood (solo exhibition)Cyrus, New York, NY


2010

Corporeal Connection, Pierro Gallery, South Orange, NJ


2007

Bryan Christie (solo exhibition)Michigan State University, College of Communication Arts and Sciences

PRESS

Top Channel, "SPACE4 Brings Together New York And Tirana", June 2018
The Weekly Standard, "Bryan Christie: Heaven Painter, Hell Painter", March 2018
Big Red And Shiny, "Every Angel Is Terror Reveals Our Body's Inner Sanctums", March 2018
Boston Globe, "Bryan Christie takes the human body to unexpected places", February 2018
Elizabeth Onusko, Portrait Of The Future With Trapdoor, 2016 (painting selected for cover)
New York Spaces Mag,"Q&A with Bryan Christie", July 2015
Danielle Vogel, Between Grammars, 2015 (painting selected for cover)
Scientific American, Symbiartic, September 2014
Bryan Christie: "Our Hidden Infinite Nature", Quantum Art Review, September 2014
Bryan Christie: "This Image Tightly Held", Artslant, August 2014
Art Voices "Bryan Christie" Cover story, Spring 2014
Artsmarts, April 2013
Sherman Alexie, Face, 2012 (painting selected for cover)

 


BIO

Bryan Christie was born in 1973 in New York City. At 11 he began playing saxophone and went on to graduate from LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts. He shifted from music to the visual arts at 20 he began interning for his father’s illustration and animation studio, SlimFilms.

At age 24 he was hired as an art director for the magazine Scientific American. In 2002, he started his own scientific illustration studio, Bryan Christie Design. The studio specializes in medical, anatomical, and architectural illustration. His studio’s work has appeared in such publications as The New York Times, WIRED, Esquire, and National Geographic.

In 2005, he visited Michelangelo’s Pieta in Rome and describes it as "a truly was a spiritual experience. To see how stone could be turned into flesh, and that flesh—the way Michelangelo sculpted it—could hint at something of the spirit. I was looking at three things at once; I was looking at spirit; I was looking at flesh; I was looking at stone. When I saw that this concrete, inert material could hint at something, could be a window into something so sublime, so beautiful, it completely changed the direction of my life. And it was at that point that I decided to start making art in earnest.”

Recent solo exhibitions include: In The Body Of The World at the Manifest Gallery in Cincinnati, Ohio; Burnished Heart at Anita Rodgers Gallery, New York, NY; Body Beyond Boundaries at PRISMS (Princeton International School of Mathematics and Science) in Princeton, NJ.