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Bryan Halls was born in Woodstock, Ontario in 1978. Halls predominately has worked with acrylic on canvas though has also worked in sculpture, stone, and clay in the past. He was educated in high school at H.B. Beal in London, attending Beal Art, and in college at the Toronto School of Art where he took up painting and sculpture classes. As well he attended George Brown in Toronto for Jewellery art.
Halls has volunteered as a teacher of art at Chatham Collegiate Institute in the spring of 1999 and had classes running at the Mental Health network of Chatham-Kent from 2012-2015. Halls has shown work in many different group exhibition, and in Church Sanctuaries with in Ontario, but most notably at the Thames Art Gallery in Chatham Ontario with his student from the Mental Health Network in an exhibition called Art with Bryan.
Bryan currently lives in Chatham, Ontario, Canada where he works as well takes classes, and workshops at the Thames Art Gallery whenever possible. Such classes including encaustics, water colours, sculpture, pottery, print making, and drawing. As well as taking classes at the Thames Art Gallery, Bryan has volunteered as a gallery attendant at the TAG since the winter of 2013.
"To some my images may seem dark, and other times uplifting, but in the end they make up my
beliefs which may seem perplexing to most but to me they are a soothing lullaby that helps me through
sanity within the modern world I live."
- Bryan Halls
2016 Stories from the New Testament St. James Presbyterian Church Chatham, ON
2017 Fates of the authors of the New Testament Leamington Arts Center Leamington, ON
2016 Impermanence ARTspace Chatham, ON
1998 Ruth Anderson Gallery London, ON
1998 London New Art Show London, ON
1998 TSA Christmas Show Toronto School of Art Toronto, ON
1999 TSA Spring Show Toronto School of Art Toronto, ON
1999 TSA Christmas Show Toronto School of Art Toronto, ON
2012 Mental Health Week Art Show Chatham, ON
12-13 Text Show ARTspace Chatham, ON
2013 Art space print show and exchange ARTspace Chatham, ON
13-14 Creative Spirits Art Center, Toronto, ON
2013 Chatham-Kent Time Raiser Chatham, ON
2014 Breaking Barriers Exhibition Chatham, ON
2014 Creative Spirits Art Center, Toronto, ON
2014 Eye for Art Thames Art Gallery Chatham, ON
14-15 Art with Bryan Thames Art Gallery Chatham, ON
2015 Breaking Barriers Exhibition Chatham, ON
2016 Breaking Barriers Exhibition Chatham, ON
PUBLICLY SHOWN ART
2014 St. James church sanctuary 14 stations Chatham, ON
2014 St James church sanctuary Reformation series Chatham, ON
2015 St. Andrews Presbyterian sanctuary 14 stations Norwood, ON
2015 Knox Presbyterian sanctuary 14 stations Havblock, ON
14 Scriptural Stations of the cross (14 paintings) St. James Presbyterian Church Chatham, ON
John Knox at St. Johns Kirk Pirth St James Presbyterian Church Chatham, ON
The Miraculous Catch of Fish First Presbyterian Church Chatham, ON
96-97 H.B. Beal, London, Ontario- Fine Art- diploma with OAC received
98-00 Toronto School of Art, Toronto, Ontario- Fine art
2001 University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario- Multi-cultural studies
02-03 George Brown, Toronto, Ontario- Jewelry Arts
2003 IFSTC, Toronto, Ontario- Basic Drywall – Certificate received
04-05 Knox Collage, Toronto, Ontario- Lay Education
2006 IFSTC, Toronto, Ontario- Advanced Drywall- Certificate received
13-present Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, ON
2000 Subtractive Sculpture and Color and Composition, CCI
12-13 Art History, Mental Health Network
14-present Art with Bryan: Mental Health Network