Briana Lyon blends Chinese literati basics with bold colors, Impressionist, Expressionist and Pop art elements. Her imagery covers landscapes both internal and external. She pushes boundaries of synthetic and natural materials using a uniquely female voice. The artist was born and raised in greater Los Angeles. She splits her life between her home state and British Columbia.
2018: "Newport Beach 54th Annual Art Show" [California]
2016: “Split” - Solo - theLAB Artery, Costa Mesa [California]
2015-2016: Kaleid Gallery, San Jose [California]
2015: “Broken Earth” - Solo - Phantom Galleries, San Jose
2015: “The Language of Flowers” Pacific Grove Library, Monterey
2014: “Small Works” Art Beat on Main Street, Vista [California]
2013: “Peak Experience” - Solo - The Banff Centre, Banff [Canada]
2012: “Summer Silent Auction” - Solo - Fusion Bistro, Nelson [Canada]
2010: “Winter Fair” Nelson Women’s Centre, Nelson [Canada]
2007: “OCW Magazine Exclusive” Belmont Gallery, Vancouver [Canada]
2006: “Fantastic Sweetness” - Solo - SUB Art Gallery, Vancouver [Canada]
2013: Self-Directed Visual Artist Residency @ the Banff Centre, Alberta.
2010: Vancouver Olympics Art Crew: Assistant to world-renowned Canadian ice artist Gordan Halloran on 1,000 sqft installation project.
2007-2009: Artist-in-Residence: East Vancouver Arts Collective
2005: Honorable Mention & Special Exhibition: LA County Fair “Art Classic” Millard Sheets Art Center, Pomona
2011: Verge Permaculture Institute, Certificate in Permaculture Design
2005 - 2008: University of British Columbia, B.A. Religion, Literature & Arts
2003 - 2005: Dodge School of Film & Media Arts (Chapman University)
2001 - 2002: Art Center College of Design
2014 - Present: President & Chief Designer, C A L I F I A E C O designs
2013 - 2015: Art Connoisseur / Authentication Analyst with Art Experts Inc.
2014: Assoc. Design Director, Feng Shui Style, San Jose [California]