Bryan Mark Taylor Biography
A young and accomplished landscape painter, Bryan is currently working out of his Bay Area studio and teaching in the Graduate School at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. His work continues to evolve as a combination of traditional techniques and personal innovation. Time spent outdoors observing and pondering nature has become an essential part of his creative process.
Bryan won “Best of Show” at the 2009 Laguna Plein Air Invitational and “Collectors Choice” at the 2010 Laguna Plein Air Invitational. Additionally, Bryan won “Best of Show” at the 2009 Los Gatos Plein Air Festival, and “First Place” in the “Quick Draw” competition at the 2010 Telluride Plein Air Festival. His work was chosen for the 2010 International Salon in San Antonio Texas where he won “Honorable Mention” and “Jury Top Fifty” awards. He won “Honorable Mention” at the 2010 Carmel Plein Air Festival and also won “Second Place”, “Emerging Artist”, and “Honorable Mention” at the 2009 Carmel show. Bryan’s life and works were featured in the September 2010 issue of Southwest Art Magazine and in the 2009 Fall issue of American Artist Workshop Magazine. He was also featured as one of “Today’s Masters” in the March/April 2009 issue of the Fine Art Connoisseur Magazine. Although still early in his career, Bryan has six successful one man shows and has participated in numerous group shows. He is a member of Oil Painters of America and has participated in the 2007-2010 National Juried Exhibitions. Bryan is represented by galleries in California, Texas and Utah and his work is found in private, corporate and museum collections around the country.
Bryan was born in Portland, Oregon. He received his BA from Brigham Young University in 2001 and his MFA from the Academy of Art University in 2005.