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Bryan Leister

Associate Professor
  • Visual Arts (CAM)


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Bryan Leister works across a broad range of media reflecting his education in design and his career as an illustrator and artist. His illustration work has appeared on the cover of Time, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Der Spiegel and the Atlantic Monthly. His digital artwork, interactive installations and projected video has been shown in regional and national museums and performance spaces.

Areas of Expertise

Design, Transmedia, Interactive, Illustration

Education, Licensure & Certifications

Virginia Commonwealth University
BFA; Illustration

George Mason University
MFA; Digital Fine Art


Video: Altanta Film Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, New York Underground Film Festival, Brooklyn Arts Film Festival, the Chicago Underground Film Festival, Black Maria Film Festival, Denver Digerati. Exhibitions: Museum of American Art, Corcoran Art Museum, UICA Grand Rapids, Parthenon Museum Nashville, The Denver Museum of Nature and Science, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, Redline Denver, Walker Fine Art, Plus Gallery, Media Arts Festival in Colorado, Denver Digerati and IndieCade. Illustration: Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, AIGA Design Archive, Graphis, American Illustration, Print, How


Society of Illustrators, Illustration Partnership of America, ICON - The Illustration Conference, Redline Resource Artist



Telephone: 303-315-7400

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Physical Address

College of Arts & Media
University of Colorado Denver
1150 10th Street Denver, CO 80204


General Mail Delivery (USPS)

(Name or Title of Program)
College of Arts & Media
University of Colorado Denver
Campus Box 162
PO Box 173364
Denver, CO 80217-3364

Central Receiving (UPS/FedEx/Parcel or Package Shipment)

(Name or Title of Program)
College of Arts & Media
University of Colorado Denver
1201 5th Street, AR 177
Denver, CO 80204-2005

Admissions & Enrollment

Phone: 303-315-7487

Emmanuel Art Gallery

1205 10th Street Plaza
Denver, CO 80204
Telephone: 303-315-7431


Film & Television Department

Telephone: 303-315-7405

IT Help Desk

Office: Arts Building, 177 C
Telephone: 303-315-7428


LYNX National Arts & Media Camp

Telephone: 303-315-7468

Music & Entertainment Industry Studies Department

Office: Arts Building, 288
Telephone: 303-315-7405


National Center of Media Forensics

Office: King Center, Fifth Floor
Telephone: 303-315-7496

Next Stage Gallery

1025 13th St
Denver, CO 80202
(Located in the Denver Performing Arts Complex)


Visual Arts Department

Office: CU Building, 800 A
Telephone: 303-315-1501