Contact

Representated by This Represents

Natalie@ThisRepresents.com
310.437.5335

Say hello at studio@willbryant.com

Studio portraits by Michael J Spear

Biography

Will Bryant is an artist and designer based in Austin, TX. His work weaves together humor with commerce, fun, and positivity. In his sculptural installations, photographic still lives, and commercial illustration projects, there is always a sense of exuberance at play with a colorful palette.

His work has been plastered across advertising campaigns, t-shirts, record sleeves, posters, magazines, furniture, snowboards, underwear, and also exhibited internationally. In 2013 he was awarded as a Young Gun by the Art Directors Club.

When not working, he enjoys hanging out with his daughter and wife, reading about”sports”, shooting hoops, or lounging in expensive sweatpants.

Selected Clients

 

Solo and Collaborative Exhibitions

Outta Shape  ∙ Companion, Austin TX, 2016.

Print All Over Me Installation ∙ New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1, 2016.

Alley-Oop II (with Eric Trine) ∙ Poketo, Los Angeles, 2014.

Staycation (with Eric Trine) – Supermaker, Portland OR, 2013.

Saying Wavy ∙ AB Lobby Gallery, Portland OR, 2013.

Alley-Oop (with Eric Trine) ∙ Poketo, Los Angeles, 2013.

Retrospectactle ∙ McComas Hall Gallery, Mississippi State University, 2012.

Open Engagement Closing Party ∙ Organized by Jen Delos-Reyes and Crystal Baxley, Portland OR, 2012.

Homework (with Public School) ∙ The Post Family Showroom, Chicago, 2011.

Stuff I’ve Seen ∙ Land Gallery, Portland OR, 2010.

Selected Group Exhibitions

Droughtware ∙ The Happy Lion, Los Angeles CA, 2016.

Tan Lines ∙ Free Range Gallery, Chicago, 2013.

Here Come the Warm Jets ∙ UpFor Contemporary, Portland OR, 2013.

Sometimes Between Notions ∙ Ditch Projects, Springfield OR, 2013.

The Summer Is Over Before It’s Begun ∙ Autzen Gallery, Portland State University, 2012.

Art Relay ∙ KK Outlet, London Olympics, 2012.

Primaries ∙ YES, Cincinnati OH, 2012.

These Friends 3 ∙ THIS Gallery, Los Angeles CA, 2012.

13 for 13 ∙ An MFA Exhibition Exchange, Swell Gallery, San Francisco, 2012.

These Friends ∙ THIS Gallery x Ace Hotel, New York NY, 2011.

Stoked on Summer ∙ Space 15 Twenty, Los Angeles CA, 2011.

These Friends 2 ∙ THIS Gallery, Los Angeles CA, 2011.

Collage ∙ THIS Gallery, Los Angeles CA, 2010.

You’ve Got Light In Your Eyes ∙ Needles & Pens, San Francisco CA, 2009.

Interviews

 

The Great Discontent, 2016.
The Athletic Community, 2016.
Urban Outfitters, 2015.
Backyard Bill, 2015.
GOOD Magazine, 2014.
Portland Supply Co, 2014.
Nothing Major, 2013.
Threadless Made, 2013.
Sight Unseen, 2013.
Poketo, 2013.
WeMake, 2012

Speaking Engagements

Method + Madness Phoenix Design Week ∙ Phoenix AZ, speaker, 2016.

ICON9 Conference ∙ Austin TX, co-speaker, 2016.

Austin Initiative for Graphic Awesomeness ∙ Austin TX, speaker, 2016.

Ligature 25 – University of Florida ∙ Gainesville FL, speaker + portfolio review + workshop, 2016.

Mama’s Sauce ∙ Orlando FL, speaker + portfolio review, 2014.

Louisiana Tech University ∙ Ruston LA, visiting artist + zine workshop, 2014.

DSVC ∙ Dallas TX, speaker, 2013.

Portland Community College ∙ Portland OR, visiting artist, 2013.

W+K12 ∙ Portland OR, speaker, 2013.

Getting to Know You(tube) ∙ Organized by Crystal Baxley and Stefan Ransom, Hollywood Theater, Portland OR, speaker, 2013.

Portland State University ∙ Portland OR, graduate lecture, 2013.

SketchxChange ∙ Portland OR, speaker, 2013.

Mississippi State University ∙ Starkville MS, visiting artist, 2012.

W+K12 ∙ Portland OR, speaker, 2012.

Portland State University ∙ Portland OR, visiting artist, 2010.

Art Institute ∙ Austin TX, visiting artist, 2009.

Press

Shop Art TheftZara Ripped Off Artists, 2016.

EastpakAustin City Guide, 2016.

Beach LondonFeature, 2016.

Creative Bloq27 Graphic Designers to Follow on IG, 2016.

The OregonianI Survived Another Meeting Ribbon, 2015.

One of Many ∙ Portland, OR by Wesley Verhoeve, 2014.

TumblrBig in 2014: Artists to Watch, 2014.

La MondaManual Is Cooler, 2014.

It’s Nice ThatDrawings Based on Sculptures, 2014.

Complex ∙ 20 Emerging Graphic Designers You Should Know, 2014.

Plus81 ∙ Vol. 64 – West Coast Culture issue, 2014.

Buzzfeed13 Instagram Artists All Creatives Should Follow, 2014.

ADC Global ∙ Portfolio Tips, 2014.

It’s Nice ThatDo Things, 2013.

Computer Arts, ∙ New Heroes of Design, 2012.

HOW Magazine, ∙ Young Creatives, 2009.

Teaching Experience

Storytelling and Narrative
Expressive Typography
Digital Illustration
History of Modern Design
Packaging Design
Senior Portfolio

Education

MFA, Contemporary Art Practice ∙ Portland State University, 2013.
BFA, Graphic Design ∙ Mississippi State University, 2008.