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Bryan Leister

Associate Professor
  • Visual Arts (CAM)


B177 UCD

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

College of Arts & Media

CU Denver

Arts Building

1150 10th Street

Suite 177

Denver, CO 80204


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