Briana Lyon is a multi-medium artist whose work lives at the nexus of environmental crisis and creative practice. She is for the finest museums, the wildest habitats & truly visionary design.
Briana Lyon is a boundary breakingartist who uses art, land, and media as her canvas. She began her work as an avante garde painter and has exhibited in private collections across North America, Most notably she was hosted for a visual artist residency at the prestigious Banff Centre. She also worked with renowned artist Gordon Halloran in the creation of the massive "Ice Gate 2010" for the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games. In addition to her personal art practice,
In the background is her creative writing practice. At an early age she began publishing poetry and later freelanced her way into an early copy writing career. Briana was then a sought-after art historian and analyst. She has traveled the world researching contentious paintings for authentication. Drafting court-ordered investigative reports for high profile forgery cases. Truly spanning the niches of creative media.
Raised in Los Angeles, California, she splits her life between her home state and British Columbia, Canada. Her fascination with plant life ran parallel to her art career. A deeply trained permaculture designer, Briana has spent the last decade studying experimental ecologies, environmental decay, the transformation of organic systems, and natural paint making processes. Soil, plants, and earth have become her second canvas as a means to heal both people and the planet. Her experimental land art projects and forest installations are used for private, commercial, and public benefit. In 2014 she founded C A L I F I A E C O Designs, a boutique landscape firm, to make ecological design attractive and accessible to conscious home and business owners.
Briana Lyon has studied at Art Center College of Design, Dodge School of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University, The University of British Columbia and Verge Permaculture Design Institute. Her writing has been featured in OneCoolWord Magazine, the Belkin Gallery Catalogues, the Canadian Undergraduate Physics Journal and the American Gem Screenwriters Competition. She currently resides in British Columbia with her daughter Matilija on 1.5 acres of pristine land.