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Briana Lyon
Pasadena, CA

About the Artist

American-Canadian artist, Briana Lyon blends a myriad of cultures and skills. Born to a banking family amongst the diverse community of East Los Angeles, she began painting as a child then was later trained in art history to develop her own vivid brushy painting style. Lyon attended University in British Columbia where she fell under the spell of the wilderness and decided to devote her career to improving how we (in greater Los Angeles) view and create ecological environments.

Lyon started exhibiting and selling her paintings to collectors in the United States in 2005 and Canada in 200…

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About the Artist

American-Canadian artist, Briana Lyon blends a myriad of cultures and skills. Born to a banking family amongst the diverse community of East Los Angeles, she began painting as a child then was later trained in art history to develop her own vivid brushy painting style. Lyon attended University in British Columbia where she fell under the spell of the wilderness and decided to devote her career to improving how we (in greater Los Angeles) view and create ecological environments.

Lyon started exhibiting and selling her paintings to collectors in the United States in 2005 and Canada in 2007. She completed an interdisciplinary arts degree in Vancouver, internships with well-known Canadian artists and a career as a fine art authenticator – traveled the globe to the world's best museums – before returning to California as a certified Permaculture Designer in 2013.

Today she runs an Ecodesign firm in Pasadena and maintains a seasonal artist's residence in rural British Columbia. She is currently painting with handmade gouache, experimenting with land art and working to mass market food-producing and environmentally reconstructive landscape designs. Her latest project "California Wild" showcases how California's wilderness can be grown in the backyards of everyday home owners and the parking lots of businesses.

Artist’s Work

Ecodesigns
La river 2
Briana lyon

LA River

By Briana Lyon

Cajon pass
Briana lyon

Cajon Pass

By Briana Lyon

Antelope valley
Briana lyon

Antelope Valley

By Briana Lyon

Selected Exhibitions

Press and Accolades

  • Rocky Mountain Outlook
    March 21, 2013
  • Highline Magazine
    March 17, 2013
  • Vancouver Sun
    January 30, 2010

Education

  • Banff Centre, Artist in Residence
    Banff, AB,2013 
  • University of British Columbia, Religion, Literature & the Arts, emphasis in Chinese Art History
    Vancouver, B.C.,2008 
  • Dodge School of Film & Media Arts, Studies in New Media & Art History
    Orange, CA,2005