Bio

Born at UCSD Medical Center
Grew up in North County San Diego
Earned Bachelor of Arts from UC Davis
Earned Master of Fine Arts from UC Santa Barbra

As I reflect on my past weight milestones I was suprized to realize that my weight correltaes to my age.  I weighed 100 lbs when I was ten years old, 200 lbs when I was twenty years old and 250 lbs when I was twentyfive years old. 

My current weight is 300 lbs. 
 

Education



2013

 

 

2008

 

​2006

 



 

 

Employment History

 

2019

2016-2018

2013- 2015    

 

2014- 2015    

 

2013- 2014    

2012- 2013         

2011- 2013         

2009- 2011    

2009- 2011        

2009                    

2009                   

2008                    

2008                    

2007- 2008        

2006- 2008         

2006- 2008        

2002- 2005    

2002-2005         

 

Exhibition/ Selected Project History

 

2016

2015

Convergence

Ship In the Woods, Cabrillo National Monument Point Loma  CA

The Almosts Show

Tiger Strikes Asteroid LA, Los Angeles CA

Out of the Great Wide Open

Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara CA

2014 Brian and Ryan Discover the True Meaning of Kitschmas

Kolby’s swap meet, San Diego CA

The Outdoor Project

Girls Inc. Goleta Valley Center, Goleta CA

The Valley Project Dots

The Valley Project tasting Room, Santa Barbara CA

Parade Float

UCSB Lagoon, Precession of floating sculptures, Santa Barbara Ca

 

2013 Pine Wood Derby

UCSB Engineering Machine Shop, UCSB, Santa Barbara CA

Inside/Out: MFA Exhibition

UCSB Art Design & Architecture Museum, Santa Barbara CA

 

2012 New Seascapes

Art from Scrape Gallery, Santa Barbara CA

UCSB Graduate Open Studios

Harder Stadium UCSB, Santa Barbara CA

                           Something Funny Yesterday

CCS Gallery UCSB, Santa Barbara CA

                           Art in Odd Places

Art in Odd places and the Pratt Institute, New York NY

                Boom II

Pacific Design Center, Los Angles CA

                           Bring Your Own Beamer

MOCA Geffen, Los Angles CA

                           Unspace Ground

CAA Conference, Los Angles CA

                           The New MFAs

Jane Deering Gallery, Santa Barbara CA

                          First Year Review Show

Gallery 479 UCSB, Sanra Barbara CA

Group Work
Gallery 479 UCSB, Sanra Barbara CA

 

2011               UCSB Graduate Open Studios

Harder Stadium UCSB, Santa Barbara CA

                         Chain Mail II

Shoshana Wayne Gallery Bergamot Station, Santa Monica CA

                         Irrational Exhibits 8

Track 16 Gallery Bergamot Station, Santa Monica CA

 

2010                Crosswalk-A-Thon II

4th and Market St, San Diego CA

                         Here Not There

Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego CA

 

2009               

                        

                         

2008                

 

2007               

2006                

2005               

 

2004                

2002                 

 

Skills

 

 

Major Awards and Honors

 

2013-2014  

2013 

2012                   

2011                    

2008                   

2005                    

 

 

Publications and Interviews

 

2015

 

2013

2012

2008

2007



Master of Fine Art

University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA

 

Bachelors of Art Degree in Art Studio

                                           University of California Davis, Davis CA

 

Associate of Art Degree

Solano Community College, Fairfield CA

Palomar Community College, San Marcos CA

 



 

 

Gallery Director

Palomar College Boehm Gallery

Gallery Technician, Curator, Exhibition Design, Permanent Collection Registrar

Palomar College Boehm Gallery 

Adjunct Faculty

Palomar College, Mira Costa College, and Southwestern College 2016

Artist in Resident San Diego Art Institute, San Diego CA

Lecturer

University of California Santa Barbara, Department of Art, Santa Barbara CA

Instructor of Art

Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara, Goleta, CA

Lecturer

University of California Santa Barbara, College of Creative Studies, Santa Barbara CA 

Instructor of Art

Girls Inc. of Greater Santa Barbara, Goleta, CA

Lead Teaching Assistant Department of Art

University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA

Teaching Assistant Department of Art

University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA

Program Assistant

GEAR UP Palomar College, San Marcos CA

Head Preparator

 Boehm Gallery Palomar College, San Marcos CA

Artist in Resident

Colina Park Stories LISK Grant, San Diego CA

Artist Assistant

 Jun Kaneko Studio, Omaha NE

 Teacher Assistant

Ceramics I. under Annabeth Rosen UC Davis Art Dept, Davis CA

Youth Program Photo/ Screen-Printing Instructor

UC Davis Campus Recreation, Davis CA

Director /Curator

UC Davis Basement Gallery, Davis CA

Photo/ Screen-Printing Lab Manager

UC Davis Craft Center, Davis CA

Screen-Printing Instructor

UC Davis Craft Center, Davis CA

Tutor/ Mentor

GERA UP, San Marcos CA

Studio Assistant

Triangle Glass Studio, Fallbrook CA

 

Exhibition/ Selected Project History

 

Irrational Exhibits 9 (upcoming)

Lace, Los Angels CA

 

Brian and Ryan Present a Kitschmas Special

LUX Art Institute, Encinitas CA

Convergence

Ship In the Woods, Cabrillo National Monument Point Loma  CA

The Almosts Show

Tiger Strikes Asteroid LA, Los Angeles CA

Out of the Great Wide Open

Museum of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara CA

2014 Brian and Ryan Discover the True Meaning of Kitschmas

Kolby’s swap meet, San Diego CA

The Outdoor Project

Girls Inc. Goleta Valley Center, Goleta CA

The Valley Project Dots

The Valley Project tasting Room, Santa Barbara CA

Parade Float

UCSB Lagoon, Precession of floating sculptures, Santa Barbara Ca

 

Pine Wood Derby

UCSB Engineering Machine Shop, UCSB, Santa Barbara CA

Inside/Out: MFA Exhibition

UCSB Art Design & Architecture Museum, Santa Barbara CA

 

New Seascapes

Art from Scrape Gallery, Santa Barbara CA

UCSB Graduate Open Studios

Harder Stadium UCSB, Santa Barbara CA

Something Funny Yesterday

CCS Gallery UCSB, Santa Barbara CA

Art in Odd Places

Art in Odd places and the Pratt Institute, New York NY

Boom II

Pacific Design Center, Los Angles CA

Bring Your Own Beamer

MOCA Geffen, Los Angles CA

Unspace Ground

CAA Conference, Los Angles CA

The New MFAs

Jane Deering Gallery, Santa Barbara CA

First Year Review Show

Gallery 479 UCSB, Sanra Barbara CA

Group Work
Gallery 479 UCSB, Sanra Barbara CA

 

UCSB Graduate Open Studios

Harder Stadium UCSB, Santa Barbara CA

Chain Mail II

Shoshana Wayne Gallery Bergamot Station, Santa Monica CA

Irrational Exhibits 8

Track 16 Gallery Bergamot Station, Santa Monica CA

 

Crosswalk-A-Thon II

4th and Market St, San Diego CA

Here Not There

Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego CA

 

Crosswalk-A-Thon I

4th and Market St, San Diego CA

Colina Park Stories

Public Exhibition El Cajon Blvd, San Diego CA

Irrational Exhibits 7

Track 16 Gallery Bergamot Station, Santa Monica CA

 

Small Works

Pence Gallery, Davis CA

Nothing Precious (Senior Show)

UC Davis Basement Gallery Davis CA

Be an Element

UC Davis Memorial Union Gallery, Davis CA

Playing Nice With Others

UC Davis Craft Center Gallery, Davis CA

Our Back Yard

                           UC Davis Basement Gallery. Davis CA

                         A Matter of Taste

                         Dorothy Herger Gallery, Fairfield CA

                        Community Hang Up

                         Pence Gallery, Davis CA

 

2007                Empty Space and Light

                         UC Davis Basement Gallery, Davis CA

                           Irrational Exhibits 6

                          Track 16 Gallery Bergamot Station, Santa Monica CA

                         Art Farm

                           Davis Art Center, Davis CA

                          Uncanny: The infinite Ceiling

                          Organic Farm Davis CA

                           Vanity

                           Broker Gallery, San Diego CA

 

2006                 Irrational Exhibits 5

                           Track 16 Gallery, Bergamot Station. Santa Monica, CA

                           Revival and Rebirth

                          Basement Gallery, Davis, CA

                           Installation

                          Broker’s Gallery, San Diego CA

 

2005                Art Relief

                         Broker’s Gallery, San Diego, CA

                         Shinning a Light

                        Art and Cultural Center, Fallbrook CA

 

2004                 Winter Burn

                          Broker’s Gallery, San Diego CA

                         Brooke Thom Memorial Scholarship Exhibition

                          Art and Cultural Center, Fallbrook CA

 

2002                  School of Art: Open House Student Exhibition

                           Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside CA

                         Brooke Thom Memorial Scholarship Exhibition

Art and Cultural Center, Fallbrook CA

                         Art of the Book

San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego CA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skills

Wood Working

Metal Fabrication

MIG/ ARC welding

Offhand Metal Casting [bronze, aluminum, Iron, pewter]

Mold making [wax, ceramic slip, glass, metal]

Textiles [Tailoring, Sewing, Upholstery, Quilting]

Adobe Illustrator

Vector Fabrication [Vinyl Plotter, Laser Cutter, Shopbot CNC]

Photoshop

Digital printing [Epson 3800, 3890, 9900 stylus inkjet printers]

Screen Printing

Ceramics processes [Kiln firing, glaze chemistry]

Model Making

 

 

Major Awards and Honors

 

2013-2014   College of Creative Studies Dean Fellowship

2013   Deans Fellowship

2012                    Dedalus Foundation Nomination

                             Santa Barbara Art Association Award for Excellence in Art

                             Block Grant, UCSB

2011                    Block Grant, UCSB

2008                    Wayne Thiebaud Scholarship, UC Davis

                             Academic Excellence Award, UC Davis

                             Undergraduate Studio Awarded (Fall, Winter, Spring)

2005                    Pickens Family Scholarship, Palomar College

2002   Brooke Thom Memorial Scholarship

 

 

Publications and Interviews

 

2015 Convergence at Cabrillo Memorial Park by A Ship in the Woods.

sdvisualarts.net

Artist with Arms Full of  Wonderful

Towned podcast from the Pullstring Press

States of the Art, Ted Mills

Santa Barbara News Press

 

Review: Out of the Great Wide Open at MCASB

Santa Barbara Independant

2013 Ryan Bulis’ Master’s Thesis Is Not Your ‘Garden Variety’ Grad School Project, Patricia Marroquin

UCSB Grad Post

MFA Students Debut Impressive Thesis Show, Megan Fisher

Daily Nexus

Uppur Bunk Panel Interview

uppurbunk.com

2012 CCS Galery Hosts Quirky, Poignant Art Works, Megan Fisher

Daily Nexus

Art MFA Share Their Work in On-Campus Show, Demi Anter

Daily Nexus

Groupwork: a living Breathing Monster, Demi Anter

Daily Nexus

2008 WHERE HERE IS: Students create site-specific public art

Dateline, News for Faculty and Staff

Where Here Is

California Aggie

Building Face

UC Davis Magazine

2007 ‘Real-life laboratory’ to test Knowledge attracts 2000-plus

California Aggie

2010 - present

2010 - present

UCSB Lecturer Assignments 

Winter 2015
         Art 19: Intro to Photography
        
Fall 2014
         Art 19: Intro to Photography
 
         Art 12: Intro to Spatial Practice
               Sculpture
Spring 2014
         Art CS 112: Play Thing
               Photography, Propt, Costume, Set
Winter 2014
         Art 19: Intro to Photography
         
         CS Art 125: Collective Efforts
               Sculpture, Collaboration, Public Art
Fall 2013
         Art 19: Intro to Photography
 
         CS Art 125: Material Knowledge
               Sculpture from a material perspective

UCSB TA Assignments

​​​Winter 2013
         Art 19: Intro to Photography *
                  w/ Richard Ross
         7C: Intro to Spacial Studies *
                  w/ Kim Yusuda
Fall 2012
         Art 12: Intro to Spatial Practice
                  w/ Graham Budget
         7B: Intro to Image Making *
                  w/ Laurel Beckmen
Summer 2012
​  Session A​
​         Begging Drawing
                   w/ Gary Brown
  Session B
         Art Since 1945
                   w/ Stephanie Washburn

 

​Spring 2012
         Art 19: Intro to Photography *
​                   w/ Richard Ross
​Winter 2012
         7C: Intro to Spatial Studies *
                   w/ Jane Mulfinger
​​Fall 2011
         Art 19: Intro to Photography​ *
                   w/ Patrick Mulroy