Edgar Bryan


Born 1970 in Birmingham, Alabama

Lives and works in Los Angeles, California



University of California Los Angeles, MFA
1998 The Art Institute of Chicago, BFA

Solo Exhibitions

2009 Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria
2008 Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, NY
2007 Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin
2006 Regen Projects, Los Angeles
Galleria II Capricorno, Venice
2005 Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin
The General Store, Milwaukee
2004 Ruzicska,Salzburg
2002 China Art Objects, Los Angeles

Group Exhibitions


Venice Beach Biennial, Venice Beach, CA
2008 Invention / Tradition, Crown Point Press, San Francisco, CA
2007 Back to Nature, Galerie Nikolaus Ruzicska, Salzburg, Austria
From Close to Home: Recent Acquisitions of Los Angeles Art, Museum
of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
2005 There is No Such Thing as the World, MGM, Oslo, Norway
Kids of the Black Hole, Stalke Galleri, Coppenhagen, Denmark
Kiss Kiss, C/O Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin
Drunk vs. Stoned 2, Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York
The Early Show, White Columns, New York
2004 "The Undiscovered Country" curated by Russell Ferguson, UCLA Hammer
Museum, Los Angeles. Exh. cat.
"Likeness : Portraits of Artists by Other Artists," curated by Matthew Higgs ,CCA
Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, San Francisco, travels to McColl Center
for Visual Art, Charlotte, NC; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA;
Dalhousie University Art Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada; University Art
Museum, California State University at Long Beach; Illingworth Kerr Gallery,
Alberta College of Art & Design, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Contemporary Art
Center of Virginia, Virginia Beach. Exh. Cat.
"100 Artists see God", Organized by John Baldessari and Meg Cranston for
Independent Curators International, New York, travels to The Contemporary Jewish
Museum San Fransisco; Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, California; Institute of
Contemporary Arts, London, England; Contemporary Art Center of Virginia,
Virginia Beach; Albright College Freedman Art Gallery, Reading,Pennsylvania;
Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, Tennessee. Exh. Cat.
"Never Never Landscapes", curated by Kristy Bell, Atle Gerhardsen, Galerie
"Drunk vs. Stoned", The General Store with Gavin Brown, Passerby at Gavin
Brown's Enterprise, New York
"Kommando Pfannenkuchen", Deutsche und Amerikanische Kunst, Daniel Hug
Gallery, Los Angeles
"Singing My Own Song", ACME, Los Angeles
"SPF, Self Portrait", Angles Gallery, Santa Monica
2003 "Intimates", Angles Gallery, Santa Monica
China Art Objects, Los Angeles
2002 "Hello, My Name Is…", Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh
"Hamstead Achieved", Curated by Neil Mulholland and Alex Pollard, K Jackson's,
Lady Lawson St., Edinburgh
2001 "Snapshot; New Art from Los Angeles", UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Exh. Cat.
"Drageur", Transmission, Glasgow, Scotland
"Self Portraits", (collaborative with Laura Owens), Laura Owens Studio, Eagle
Rock, Los Angeles
"Canceled Art Fair", China Art Objects, Los Angeles
"And She Will Have Your Eyes…" Galerie Analix Forever, Geneva
2000 "Echo Park Projects", Curated by Katy Brennin, Los Angeles
"Hot Sauce", The Law Office, Chicago
1999 "True Value", Storefront exhibition, Chicago"Chicago Artists", Gallery 312, Chicago

Public Collections

The Astup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art, Oslo, Norway
Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Austria
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles



Time Out New York, pg. 79, March 13-19, 2008


Catalogue, Edgar Bryan, published by c/o Atle Gerhardsen, Berlin, Germany
and Regen Projects, Los Angeles, CA 2006
Wood, Eve, “Edgar Bryan” artUS, November 2006, p.7
Wood, Eve, “Edgar Bryan” Flash Art, October 2006, p.118
Pagel, Davis, “Benefiting from a looser approach” Los Angeles Times, July 7, 2006, E26
Saltz, Jerry, “Selected by the Stars,” The Art Newspaper, June 16-17, 2006


Yablonsky, Linda, "What Makes a Painting a Painting?," ARTnews online, April 2005
Rubinstein, Raphael, "Person, Place and Thing", Art in America, January 2005
2004 Catalogue, Likenesses: Portraits of Artists by Other Artists. San Francisco :
CCA Wattis Institute; and New York : Independent Curators International, 2004
Catalogue, 100 Artists See God. New York: Independent Curators International, 2004.
Catalogue, The Undiscovered Country. Los Angeles: UCLA Hammer Museum, 2004
"Show Examines Painting's Role in History," Art Business News, December 1
"The Hammer," The OC Art Blog, Contemporary Art in Orange County, December
2003 Pagel, David. "Family, Friends, and other 'Intimates',", Los Angeles Times,
August 29, 2003
2002 Thomas, Mary. "Carnegie Exhibit Introduces Lively Range of Young Talent,
Curator Duo", Pittsburgh Gazette, July 13, 2002
Pagel, David, "A Touch of Classicism, Mixed With Romanticism," The Los
Angeles Times, February 15, 2002, p. F32.
Pagel, David. "Trouble Creeps Into Paradise", Los Angeles Times, February
2001 Catalogue, Snapshot: New Art from Los Angeles. Los Angeles: UCLA Hammer
Museum, 2001
Subotnik, Ali. "Snapshot: New Art from Los Angeles", Frieze, issue 62, October,
page 99- 100.
Tumlir, Jan, "Snapshot: LA exhibit of work of 25 artists," Artforum, October
Goodale, Gloria, "Art goes West: Young Artists are packing up their easels and
moving to the burgeoning scene in L.A.," The Christian Monitor, July 6