Gay Bryant is an artist, painter, and printmaker who teaches regionally and resides in Knoxville, Tennessee. She has worked as a studio artist for the last 20 years and has been developing her art since grade school. Her paintings and prints depict nature, architecture, and events of everyday life.
While celebrating traditional skills and craftsmanship, Gay uses relief printing and painting to bring the viewer into familiar scenes of the rich landscape of eastern Tennessee. Her printmaking involves woodcuts, linoleum block, etchings, and composite materials and her painting is done in watercolor or acrylic. Gay teaches printmaking and watercolor at John C. Campbell Folk School (Brasstown NC) and The Swag Mountaintop Inn (Waynesville NC). Her work is represented in regional galleries and in international collections. She is a retired professor of Business and Media Technologies at Pellissippi State.
Originally from New York City I received my Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1966. My mediums were painting and collage at that time and in the past twenty five years I have been concentrating on printmaking, specifically monoprinting and screen printing. I taught art for over twenty years in a variety of settings and have been involved, since its inception in 1982, in The Art Market Gallery a cooperative gallery in Knoxville, TN. Besides having work always on display at this gallery I exhibit my work in solo and group shows and participate in juried exhibitions throughout the United States. In the last ten years I have exhibited work in over third of the states in the U.S. and have received awards in national exhibitions in Alabama, California, Colorado, Kansas, North Carolina, Ohio, and Tennessee.
Born 1944 - New York, NY
Education 1966 - B.F.A.—Rhode Island School of Design.
University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Printmaking Department, mini-terms.
Instructors: Beauvais Lyons, Anita Jung, Tom Christison, and Jesse Van der Laan.
Mediums Collage, Monoprinting, Painting, Screenprinting, Etching, Drawing, Papier-Mache.
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