CU Denver College of Arts & Media, associate professor Bryan Leister is showing a 22-piece body of work that represents Leister’s ongoing interest in technology and the art of communicating visually. The show is hung chronologically, beginning with early work using egg tempera and oil paint, which were created while Leister was a student at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.

The illustrations that Leister created in the early part of his career include book covers, posters and magazine covers and consist of oil paintings with the occasional use of gold leaf. Many of the works on view have never been shown before including a cover for Time magazine and a portrait of Don Johnson and Melanie Griffith based on Van Eyck’s Arnolfini portrait.

Later work includes digital illustration, digital encaustic paintings and objects that combine the use of digital video and 3D printing. Speaking of this show, Leister said: “I wanted to create a show that encompassed all of my work. At first, it may seem odd that old-master style paintings would now be programming and making interactive installations. But, I think all of the work shows an interest in technology, old and new. And my interest in drawing the viewer in, trying to provide an experience that is unreal, but real at the same time.”

Event Details

January 25, 2017 – April 27, 2017


9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Age Restriction:

All ages