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Curriculum Vitae

Bryan Leister
Education
2006 M.F.A. Digital Fine Arts, George Mason University, Graduate Student Award
1985 B.F.A Communication Arts, Virginia Commonwealth University, Dean’s list
Professional Experience
2014-present Associate Professor, Department of Visual Arts, University of Colorado Denver, Denver CO
2007-2014 Assistant Professor, Department of Visual Arts, University of Colorado Denver, Denver CO
1985-present Illustrator – Clients include Fortune 500 corporate and many national/international magazines; specializing in covers, packaging and annual report illustrations
1999-2011 President, Foliofactory, Inc., a search engine and web marketing firm featuring thousands of artists and their illustrations online at Folioplanet.com
2006-07 Assistant Professorial Lecturer, George Washington University, Department of Computer Science, Washington DC
2006 Adjunct Professor, George Mason University, Department of Visual Arts and Technology, Fairfax VA
Solo Exhibitions
2017Communication + Arts, Featured Artist gallery, University of Colorado Denver, South Denver campus
2015Reflections, Ironton Studios, Denver CO
2011Uncategorized, real-time video installation, prints on paper | Ironton Gallery, Denver CO
2010in transit, an interactive installation | Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts | Grand Rapids, MI
2006 EXHIBITIONspace, Fine Arts Gallery, Fairfax, VA
Bryan Leister, Gallery 233-ONE, Alexandria, VA
1998 Illustrations, 929 Gallery, Baltimore MD
1997 The Art of Illustration, Barry Gallery, Marymount University, Arlington VA
Honors and Awards
2016Artist Residency at the Laboratory, residency, Spokane, WA
Ucross Artist Residency, residency, Ucross, WY
2015Pygmalion’s Challenge at Indiecade, Indiecade Game Festival | Culver City, CA
2014FLEX IT! My Body My Temple, Artist Residency, Augmented Reality Game and Installation | Parthenon Museum, Nashville TN
2013Denver Theater District Commission, film commissioned by the Denver Theater District, Denver Digerati collection | Denver CO
2011Redline Resource Artist Residency, Artist Residency | Denver, CO
2009The University & College Designers Association, Award for Excellence, Cover design | US
Council for Advancement and Support of Education, cover of Pinnacle Magazine Gold Award, District VI, USA
2008The 27th Annual Black Maria Film Festival, Juror's Citation for P.R. | official selection for touring throughout the US | Jersey City, NJ
2007Curator’s Incubator, co-curator anti-matter: recontextualizing the material exhibited at Maryland Art Place | Baltimore, MD
2006 It Moves, It Moves Me! Best in Show for the Third Annual Visual Culture[s] Symposium | George Mason University | Fairfax, VA
2003 Silver Award, American Society of Business Publication Editors
1995 Best in Show, Illustrators Club of Metropolitan Washington
1994 Gold Medal, Society of Illustrators, Museum of American Illustration in New York
1990 Silver Medal, Society of Illustrators, Museum of American Illustration in New York
Silver Award, Art Directors Club of Metropolitan Washington
1989 People, Places, Things: AIGA Best in Photography and Illustration 1984-89, a national competition exhibiting the best in design over the preceding 5 years
1985 First Place, Richmond Symphony Poster competition
1985 First Place, Virginia Museum Theater Design Competition
Juried Film Exhibitions
2010Festival Animator 2010, film screening, Poznan, Poland
34th Atlanta Film Festival, Indistinct Boundaries Movement 4 | official selection, Atlanta, GA
34th Atlanta Film Festival, Indistinct Boundaries Movement 2 | official selection, Atlanta GA
2009One Earth | One Dream Film Festival, drop | official selection, Laguna Beach, CA
47th Ann Arbor International Film Festival, Official Selection for P.R. | Ann Arbor, MI
15th Sedona International Film Festival, drop | official selection, Sedona, AZ
2008The 27th Annual Black Maria Film Festival, Juror's Citation for P.R. | official selection for touring throughout the US | Jersey City, NJ
42nd Brooklyn Arts Council International Film Festival, Official Selection for P.R. and Drop , Brooklyn, NY
Chicago Underground Film Festival, Official Selection for P.R., Chicago, IL
32nd Atlanta International Film Festival, an international festival receiving more than 1700 entries with fewer than 150 films selected, Atlanta, GA
15th New York Underground Film Festival, New York, NY
Globians Film Festival, an international festival focused on world and documentary films, Berlin, Germany
IV 08, 12th International Conference Information Visualization digital art gallery, London, UK
Byron Bay International Film Festival, Byron Bay, Australia
30th Annual Big Muddy Film Festival, Carbondale, IL
The 86Collective, a new media DVD showcase featuring four Denver artists sponsored by Rubi Rey, Denver, Chicago, Miami, USA
Juried Art Exhibitions
2015Urban Harmonics, data visualization | online + international exhibitions
2014hypocenter, Arvada Center for the Arts | Arvada CO
2012A Message for Survivors, interactive installation | Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids MI
2010Toltec Totem, iPhone/iPad game/installation | Denver Botanical Gardens, Denver, CO
2009hypocenter, interactive installation | Denver Botanical Gardens, Denver, CO
Design Clock Competition, Art Center Complex (ACT), Tokyo, Japan
2006 Junctures, Gallery 123, Fairfax VA
New Art Examined, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
2003 Landscapes, Del Ray Artisans, Alexandria VA
2000 51st Annual Art Directors Club Exhibition, Washington DC
1999 PRINT Regional Design Annual
1998 Communication Arts Illustration Annual
1995 PRINT Regional Design Annual
1994 36th Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibition, New York, NY
Communication Arts Illustration Annual
1994 Text and Image, Target Gallery, Alexandria VA
1993 35th Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibition, New York, NY
PRINT Regional Design Annual
Communication Arts Illustration Annual
1992 34th Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibition, New York, NY
5th Annual Illustrators Club Exhibition, Washington, DC
Third Biennial AIGA Fifty, Design Exhibition
Communication Arts Illustration Annual
PRINT Regional Design Annual
1991 33rd Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibition, New York, NY
42nd Annual Art Directors Club Exhibition, Washington, DC
Communication Arts Illustration Annual
PRINT Regional Design Annual
Society of Publication Design Annual Show, New York, NY
1990 Communication Arts Illustration Annual
Second Biennial AIGA Fifty Design Exhibition, Washington, DC
41st Annual Art Directors Club Exhibition, Washington, DC
3rd Annual Illustrators Club Exhibition, Washington, DC
1989 Communication Arts Illustration Annual
1988 2nd Annual Illustrators Club Exhibition, Washington, DC
PRINT Regional Design Annual
39th Annual Art Directors Club Exhibition, Washington, DC
Communication Arts Illustration Annual
32nd Society of Illustrators Annual Exhibition, New York, NY
1987 American Illustration, Volume 6, New York, NY
Communication Arts Illustration Annual
1986 American Illustration, Volume 5, New York, NY
PRINT Regional Design Annual
1985 Society of Illustrators Annual Scholarship Competition, New York, NY
Performances
2016Samsara, interactive video projection, Lone Tree, CO
Samsara, interactive video projection, Lakewood, CO
2012Pixels in the Closet performance Oct. 26-27, interactive performance, dance collaboration : Atlas Center, Boulder CO
2011Mouse of Amherst, game-based interactive | Kennedy Center Millenium Stage, Washington DC
2010Mouse of Amherst, game-based interactive animations | Theatre on the Run, Arlington VA
Mouse of Amherst, game-based interactive animation | Theatre on the Run, Arlington VA
Indistinct Boundaries, dance performance at The Woolly Mammoth Theater | Washington, DC
2009Proximity Politico, performed at King Center, Denver CO
Indistinct Boundaries, dance performance at The Burke Theater Navy Memorial | Washington DC
Indistinct Boundaries, dance performance at The Woolly Mammoth Theater | Washington, DC
2008Temporal Interference, performed at Performatica, Pueblas Mexico
Temporal Interference, performed at the King Center | Denver, CO
2007 such a pure force, premiere of a 20 minute 3D animation created for an original Steven Antosca composition, Corcoran Museum of Art, Contemporary Music Forum, Washington DC
Skating Still , an animation to accompany Gina Biver’s composition included in the 60X60 film festival
Proximity Politico, live Theremin/interactive performance for MultimedialeDC, Provisions Gallery, Washington DC
Temporal Interference, an interactive dance collaboration performed with Jane Franklin Dance Company at The Kennedy Center, Washington DC
Electric Possible, A live laptop concert as the Floating Lab duo networked computers, a theremin and video projection, George Washington University
Protest on Demand, performance as part of the Floating Lab Collective, MultimedialeDC, Washington DC
2006 Temporal Interference, premiere performance and installation at the Warehouse Gallery, Washington DC
Exhibitions (selected)
2017Intervention and Interactive Reliquary, installation, DAVA, Aurora, CO
Gun, Fork, Cake, installation, Naropa University, Boulder CO
Valley (diptych), An installation of Valley (diptych) at Republic Plaza in Denver.
It Will Be O.K., McNichol's Building, Denver, CO
2016Next Stage – How the Human Heart Works, VR application, Next Stage Collaborative gallery, Denver, CO
Next Stage – A Dwelling for the New Man, VR application, Next Stage Collaborative gallery, Denver, CO
International Day of Peace – Murmur, installation, International Day of Peace, Denver, CO
Colorado Health Foundation – Murmur, installation, Colorado Health Foundation, Keystone, CO
Unexpected Narratives, virtual reality and stereoscopic mural installation, Walker Fine Art, Denver CO
2015Double or Nothing, Walker Fine Art, Denver CO
murmur, Redline Gallery, Denver CO
2014Intervention [0] installation, Boulder Library | Boulder CO
Influence Fields, an interactive installation, Redline | Denver CO
Traversal, Walker Fine Art | Denver CO
2013Friday Flash #4, public screening of motion work, Denver CO
Ironton Group Show, Ironton Gallery | Denver CO
Interactive Reliquary, Plus Gallery | Denver CO
Luciferase, Walker Fine Art | Denver CO
BYOB Denver, Redline Gallery | Denver CO
2012Material Engagements, Redline Gallery, Denver CO
Mood Analyticator, Blacktop Festival, Denver Colorado
Do You See What I See?, Freight Building, Denver Colorado
Notes on Feeling, Redline Gallery, Denver Colorado
2011BYOB – Redline Gallery, performed at Redline | Denver CO
2010Skating Still at 60X60 Dance!, FOFA Gallery | Montreal, Canada
3 X 3 Magazine, The Magazine of Contemporary Illustration, New York NY
2009Alumni Mix, hypocenter installation, School of the Arts Gallery, Fairfax, VA
Private Arts: A Designers Art Exhibition, Artery 717, Alexandria, VA
Rupture, a 3 minute full dome format film screened at Dome 360, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver CO
2008 86 Collective The Lab at Belmar, Denver, CO
Artist = Educator, Marriott Gallery, Denver, CO
2006 Landscape and Memory,, Arlington Arts Center, Arlington, VA
Fluxus, Pyramid Atlantic, Silver Spring, MD
Art as Social Action, Provisions Art Gallery, Washington, DC
Print-Amore, Fine Arts Gallery, Fairfax, VA
2005 Illustrator’s Cub Member show, Art Institute of Washington, Arlington VA
Southern Latitudes, Ice House Gallery, Berkeley Springs WV
Graduate Student Exhibit, Mason Hall, Fairfax VA
1999 Illustration, Pennsylvania College of Art and Design
1992 New Members Show, Society of Illustrators, New York, NY
Reviews and Interviews
2011The artificially natural art of Bryan Leister, Review | Denver Post | Denver CO
2010Out of Sorts: Typography and Print Culture, author Joseph A. Dane | University of Pennsylvania Press (November 5, 2010)
2006 How to Wow with Illustrator By Ron Chan, Barbara Obermeier | Interview | Peachpit Press
2005 Hope Gibbs, Interview, “Evolution of an Artist Elan Magazine”, Volume 7
2004 Lisa Cyr, Profile, “The Power of Collaboration” , [un]coated, AIGA journal
1996 Interview, “Sharing a Studio” , Full Bleed Magazine, ADCMW
1990 Interview, “New Illustrators” , Sketches, Illustrator’s Club of Metropolitan Washington
Collections
Smithsonian Museum of American Art, Washington, DC,District of Columbia Historical Society, Washington DC,Blue Cross, Blue Shields, Washington DC,Systems Center, Sterling VA,James River Paper Co., Richmond VA,Celestial Seasonings, Boulder CO,Caffaro Baking Co., Seattle, WA,Kohler, Kohler, WI,Citicorp, New York, NY,American Society of Physical Therapists, Alexandria VA
Selected Commissions:
Cover Art: Businessweek, Forbes, The Atlantic Monthly, Time Magazine, The New Republic, PC Magazine, IBM Research, Fantasy and Science Fiction, The New York Times, WSJ, Washington Post Magazine, Washington Post Weekend, Insight Magazine, Nuclear Times, Harvard Business Review, New England Monthly, Eating Well, Der Speigel
Annual Reports: Smuckers, Systems Center, Riggs National Bank, Blue Cross Blue Shield
Portraits: Systems Center, Pierre L’Enfant for Washingtonian/District of Columbia Historical Society, James River Paper Company, Citibank, American Physical Therapy Association, Blue Cross/Blue Shields
Lectures and Presentations
2014An Augmented Reality Design Process, lecture with Becky Heavner at the Parthenon Museum | Nashville TN
Augmented Reality Workshop, 2-Day Workshop teaching augmented reality | Nashville TN
Creating 2D and 3D content for video games, A 2-Day workshop for artists and designers | Nashville TN
2012University of Denver Continuing Education Lecture, Artist Presentation | University of Denver Continuing Education | Denver, CO
Creativity As A Tool for Social Progress, Artist Presentation | Denver CO
IMERSA Full Dome Summit 2012, Lecture | Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Colorado
2011Game Preview, Artist Presentation | CiGDA | Denver, CO
2008Media Matters Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder CO
2007 anti-matter: recontextualizing the material, co-authored an essay for the exhibition catalogue, Maryland Art Place,
2006 Digital Expo, George Washington University; animation festival and demonstration of motion capture
techniques, electronics and robotics using Max/MSP/Jitter
Interactive and Kinetik Art, George Mason University; 5 interactive displays to introduce painters, sculptors and digital artists to incorporating Max/MSP/Jitter into installation works
3rd Annual Visual Culture[s] Symposium, George Mason
Presentation: Lessig Remix
2005 ICON4 The Illustration Conference, San Francisco CA
Session chair: Pixel Pushers, “The Bay Area Digital Art Scene”, San Francisco CA
Film presentation: Peripheral Visions, artists working outside their normal field, ICON Conference, San Francisco CA
2004 The Switch from Traditional to Digital, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond VA
2003 ICON3 The Illustration Conference, Philadelphia PA
Session Producer: Animation for Illustrators, Illustrator as Entrepreneur, Surface Design and Product Licensing, Starbucks: Branding with Illustration
Curator: Illustration Animation Festival, Philadelphia PA
2002 “Protecting your work on the Web”, author, Illustrator’s News, Vol. 2, no. 1, 2002, 11.
2001 ICON2 The Illustration Conference, Santa Fe NM
Lecture: Incorporating New Technologies
Panel discussion: Licensing, Choices and Challenges
“Competition and the Drunken Bird”, author, Illustrator’s News, Vol. 1, no. 5, 2001, 5.
Internet Marketing, The Illustrators Club of Washington, Washington DC
1999 The First Illustration Conference, Santa Fe NM
Lecture: Web site Use and Design
Panel discussion: Integrating the computer into your career, Santa Fe, NM
“Setting up a Searchable Web Catalog” , author, Illustrator’s News, Vol. 1, no. 1, 1999
Illustration, American University, Washington DC
1998 A career in illustration, Marymount University, Arlington VA
1996 Illustration, Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria VA
1995 Running a Freelance Illustration Business, Marymount University, Arlington VA
1994 The Art of Promotion, The Illustrators Club of Washington, Washington DC
The art of illustration, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD
Workshop: Creating an illustration for assignment
1993 Workshop: Painting demonstration, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore MD
1992 A career in illustration, The Corcoran School of Art
Courses Taught
3D Motion Design, Cinema 4D for Digital Design, Computer Animation Design I, Computer Animation Design II, Computers in Creative Arts, Introduction to Digital Arts, Design for Human Experience, Design Studio II, Design Studio III, Design Studio IV, Interactive Design II, Issues of Interactivity, The Practice of Design, Thesis Prep, Typography
University Service
2011Academic Affairs, Policies & Curriculum Committee, College of Arts and Media
2010Chancellor’s Task Force on Sustainability, University Committee
Instructor Search Committee, Visual Arts Department Committee
2009Visual Arts MFA Visualization Program Development, Visual Arts Department Committee
Web Planning Group, College of Arts and Media Committee
2008Visual Arts Search Committee, Visual Arts Department Committee
Chair, Medical Illustration Search Committee, Visual Arts Department Committee
2007UC Denver Sustainability Committee, University Committee
Professional Service
2014Juror for Indiecade Games Festival, Independent Game Festival | Culver City, CA
2012Jackson Hole Science Media Awards & Film Festival, judge, Jackson Hole Film Festival, Denver CO
2003-05 Board member, Treasurer, The Illustration Conference, San Francisco
2001-03 Board member, Technology Chair, The Illustration Conference, Philadelphia
1999-02 Board member, Del Ray Artisans, Alexandria VA
1995 Juror, Society of Illustrators student show, New York, NY
1992 Juror, Northern Virginia Community College, Alexandria, VA
Professional Memberships
American Institute of Graphic Arts
Society of Illustrators
Illustrators Partnership of America, Founding Member
Illustrators Club of Metropolitan Washington
College Art Association
Other Scholarly Activities
2016NSF STEM Learning Grant application, Co-Pi, University of Colorado Denver
NSF Learning+ Grant application, PI for a NSF application, Denver CO
2015ORS Virtual Reality Grant, University of Colorado Denver
L’Enfant – Washington’s Circle, Random House, New York NY
L’Enfant – Textile Museum, Textile Museum, Washington DC
2014L’Enfant “The Founding of America”, Prometheus Studios, Inc., CA
My Body: My Temple, an Augmented Reality Design Process, 2014 Design Communication Conference Proceedings, p. 74-77, Design Communication Association | Atlanta GA
201310 Things You Don’t Know About the White House, L'Enfant reproduction, History Channel 2, Encino California
CAM Faculty Development/YUMPS Grant, to attend UNITE 2013 game conference in Vancouver, Canada
Secret Societies, Bonnier Publications | Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland
Washington DC Five Year Plan, Pierre L'Enfant reproduction | DC Historic Preservation Office | Washington DC
2012Health Disparities, Pierre L'Enfant reproduction | Discovery Channel | USA
National Ideas Competition, Pierre L'Enfant reproduction | Virginia Center for Architecture | Alexandria, Virginia
2010CAM Faculty Development/YUMPS Grant, to support a solo show at Ironton Studios
Armed Forces Radio and Television Services, Pierre L'Enfant reproduction | Film House, Nashville TN
2009The Ultimate Holy Grail Episode Ep. 4, New Republic Cover art reproduced for IFC documentary, USA
Secrets of America – Episode 1, Pierre L'Enfant reproduction | a Discovery Channel documentary
CAM Faculty Development/YUMPS Grant to attend Sedona International Film Festival
CAM Faculty Development to attend Ann Arbor International Film Festival
Washington Burning: How a Frenchman’s Vision for Our Nation’s Capital Survived Congress by Les Standford | Pierre L’Enfant reproduction | Random House
Washington: How Slaves, Idealists, and Scoundrels Created the Nation’s Capital by Fergus Bordewich | Pierre L’Enfant reproduction | HarperCollins
2008 Realtor Mediated Energy Efficiency | Co-PI Seed Grant Request | Denver Department of Environmental Health
CAM Faculty Development/YUMPS Grant to perform/install at Performática in Pueblas, Mexico
Government Island Historic Park | Pierre L’Enfant reproduction | Stafford County, VA
2007 CAM Faculty Development/YUMPS Grant for Map Incubator project in Baltimore, MD
2006 Graduate Travel Grant, to attend Scope II- Sites and Subject, held in Vienna, Austria
Teaching Activities
2013Video Game Design Workshop, Colorado Creative Careers Festival | Denver, CO
2012Colorado Creative Fair Workshop, Denver, CO
2011UROP Grant, Sponsor for Alison Colby | CU Denver
2009Joan of Arc: a Constellation of Voices, immersive theater, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver CO
Digital Body – Kinetic Sculptures, kinetic sculptures, Teaching Gallery, Denver, CO
Green It, Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Denver CO
2008 Faculty Advisor for a UROP grant awarded to Timothy Edens to create a dome immersive experience on UCD campus