Local and Internationally Renowned Artist.Bryson Brooks was born in Denton, Texas, 1975, and completed his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the University of Texas at Austin in 1997. Following his graduation he moved to Mexico City and ran a gallery while creating both collaborative and individual works of art in the medium of painting and performance art. He returned to Texas in 2003, where he worked in his private studios at the Blue Star Arts Complex, producing a series of very popular western, abstract and surreal paintings
In addition to painting, he has excelled in performance art, appearing in numerous solo and group performance shows throughout the last 15 years, including performances with Snoop Dogg, Lil’ Flip, Mickey Avalon, and others. Awards and accolades include receiving the Art Pace Travel Grant for performance art in Berlin, where he recorded with Gordon Raphael, known for recording such acts as The Strokes. In addition, he has both organized and participated in various gallery shows and foundations in Mexico City throughout the past two decades. His work can be found represented in numerous private and public collections, galleries, museums, universities and public foundations, both nationally and internationally. He currently lives and works in San Antonio, TX.
Bryson states, “Studying painting and performance art at UT in Austin led me to create events that coupled the two. Painting in front of audiences in what I call ‘Painting Performances.’ It became obvious that these Painting Performances fit perfectly into the celebrations during marriage receptions. Not only do the events get put onto canvas; people are entertained by the painting process. It is a really rewarding feeling bringing art and entertainment to the celebration of love and union.”