Bryana is a textile artist, painter, and educator who earned her BFA with an emphasis in Fiber & Material Studies from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work comes from personal life, struggle with daily occurrences, the ultimate strive for comfort, and trying to figure out life one step at a time.
- The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, B.F.A.
Areas of focus:
Textiles, hand weaving
- Evanston Art Center Faculty Exhibition, Evanston, IL, 2020
- Bridgeport 2019: Exhibition of Works by BAC Tenants, Bridgeport Art Center, Chicago, IL, 2019
- New Heirs, Rational Park, Chicago, IL, 2014
- The School of the Art Institute of Chicago 2013, Kriti Gallery, Varanasi, India, 2013
Other interests and inspirations:
Food and dogs
BryanaÔÇÖs teaching style:
She emphasizes the importance of creative freedom. She finds that people are often trying to recreate masterpieces, but believes that if you consider something a masterpiece, you should find something about it that you like, and use it to develop your work in your own way.
Bryana loves EAC because . . .
As a first-time teacher, she is excited about bringing weaving into students' lives. People weaving for the first time are surprised to find that it is so relaxing, and she enjoys being able to see the variety in her students' work.