Brian Leighton Bartz
Berkeley, California
b. 1994


2020 UC Berkeley, MFA Art Practice, certificate in New Media (BCNM)
2017 Reed College, BA Studio Art

Solo Exhibitions:

2021 Foundation Gallery, UW Madison, WI

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2022 Aggregate Animated Shorts, Aggregate Space Gallery, Oakland, CA
2022 A Between, Root Division, San Francisco, CA
2021 MFA 50th show, Berkeley Art Museum, CA (postponed from 2020)
2019 Murphy Cadogan Exhibition, SOMarts Cultural Center, San Francisco, CA
2019 Laughter And Tears, Embark Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2019 Support the Tropes, Artist Television Access, San Francisco, CA
2019 Repeat Three Times, Worth-Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2018 Re-reimagined, Worth-Ryder Gallery, Berkeley, CA
2017 Aggregates, Berkeley, Feldenheimer Gallery, OR
2017 Reed Arts Week: Borders, Feldenheimer Gallery, Portland, OR
2017 HPC, Reed Studios, Portland, OR
2017 82/28, Reed Theatre Annex, Portland, OR

Awards & Fellowships:

2019 San Francisco Foundation Cadogan Award
2019 Eisner Prize for excellence in creative practice
2018 Berkeley Center For New Media (BCNM) summer research fellowship
2017 Reed College Commendation for Excellence in Scholarship
2017 Reed College Summer Internship Award
2016 Kaspar T. Locher Summer Creative Fellowship


2021 Kala Artist Residency, Berkeley, CA
2019 ACRE Artist Residency, Steuben, WI
2017 Consilience Program Resident Artist, Institute for Systems Biology, Seattle, WA

Press & Publications:

2021 BAMPFA MFA 50th Brochure
2021 Terrain: Art & Crisis in Downtown Oakland (as contributing author), written about in artforum
2019 Art Practical: Scenic Overlook: Brian Bartz's Techno-Plant Systems
2019 Berkeley Center For New Media: Summer Dispatch
2019 Root Division MFA Now Archive Publication
2019 Embark Gallery: Laughter and Tears Catalog
2017 Reed College Creative Review


2021 Lost Information, Projected Transparency: artist talk
2021 Berkeley Art Musuem 50th annual MFA exhibition artist talks


2023 Lecturer, Visual Communication II - University of San Francisco
2020 Lecturer, Digital Photography: Foundations - UC Berkeley
2019 Graduate Student Instructor, Critical Practices - UC Berkeley
2019 Graduate Student Instructor, Digital Photography: Foundations - UC Berkeley


2020 Kala AIR participating artist collection
2017 Reed College Library Special Collections (Artist Books)