July 13 - July 13, 2017
ERIC TRINE // WILL BRYANT
July 8—August 17, 2017
Will Bryant is an artist and designer based in Austin, TX. His work weaves together humor with commerce, fun, and positivity. In his sculptural installations, drawings, paintings, and commercial illustration projects, there is always a sense of exuberance at play with a colorful palette.
His work has been plastered across advertising campaigns, t-shirts, record sleeves, posters, magazines, furniture, snowboards, underwear, and also exhibited internationally. In 2013 he was awarded as a Young Gun by the Art Directors Club.
He has worked on projects with Adobe, Adidas, Converse, Coca Cola, Delta, Facebook, Google, Nickelodeon, New York Times Magazine, Nike, Portland Institute of Contemporary Art, Printed Matter/MoMA PS1, Target, and The White House.
He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in the concentration of graphic design from Mississippi State University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Portland State University’s Studio Practice program.
Imagine if John Coburn, Stuart Davis, and Henri Matisse were hanging out at Pee Wee’s Playhouse.
Eric Trine is an object-based designer and commercial artist working in the classic California modern style – clean, simple, casual, and approachable. Trine grew up in Orange County, CA – and like most kids, spent the majority of his time playing outside, building ramps, and treehouses and all that good stuff. In high school, Trine studied Set Design through the Orange County School of the Arts, which fostered his knack for making and communicating through the built environment. Trine went on to receive a BFA in Sculpture from Biola University, graduating in 2007. It wasn’t until moving into his first apartment with
his wife Heather, that his interest in furniture began
(2008). The DIY’s became advanced DIY’s, and then projects for friends turned into projects for friends
of friends – the whole thing just snowballed. Trine enrolled in the experimental master’s program called Applied Craft and Design offered jointly by the Pacific Northwest College of Art and the Oregon College of Art and Craft in Portland, Oregon.
He graduated with his MFA in 2013 and promptly moved back to Southern California to launch his eponymous design studio.
The Studio focuses on furniture and product design for the home, and small-scale design/ build for commercial clients. The design studio is based in Long Beach, CA – all projects are conceived, engineered, and prototyped in-house. All production takes place within a 30 mile radius of the studio, through a network of trusted vendors and artisans. Trine describes his aesthetic through the imaginative question: What if Charles Eames, Buckminster Fuller, and David Hockney were surfing buddies?