Bryant is a mixed-media artist. She was born in Kansas, daughter of regional artist Pat Potucek, 1925-2011. She received her BA in Art from the University of Hawaii and her MFA from UC Berkeley. In 2004, she was awarded a fellowship at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, New York. Bryant is a credentialed Art Teacher who chaired the Art Department at Ursuline High School in Santa Rosa, CA for nine years. After Ursuline closed in 2011, Bryant was the taught art at Brush Creek Montessori School 2011-2014 and instructed drawing and color theory at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) in San Francisco.
After living three years in Singapore, 1996-1999, Bryant created distinctive mixed-media paintings using found photographs of South East Asia in the 60’s. These works were exhibited in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Caffe Museo during October 2005. In Santa Rosa, Bryant was the lead artist for the 2002 Art Start Mural on the Press Democrat Building: 50 Portraits of Those Who Shaped the 20th Century in Sonoma County.
Aug 2 – Sept 22, 2016 Bryant exhibited Waving Stripes at her Citizenship Installation in Santa Rosa’s City Hall Council Chambers. This exhibit illustrated the 100 questions and answers to the US citizenship test that all new citizens study
Since creating this work, Bryant has continued her drawings of history and important people using a palette of blue and white.
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