A native of California, Bryan Yerian was born in Santa Ana County and grew up in Yucca Valley, CA. In 1999, he moved to Arcata, CA to attend Humboldt State University, and in 2003 received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Arts. That same year he was hired as the Studio Technician for the Humboldt State Sculpture program. In 2005, he was accepted into San Jose State University’s Spatial Arts program, and in 2008, Bryan received his Master of Fine Arts degree. In September of 2008, he was hired as a full time Art Professor at Lake Tahoe Community College, and is presently co-chair of the Art Department. He has taught, and designed curriculum for a wide range of two-dimensional and three-dimensional art courses. Bryan’s expertise is in three-dimensional mixed media, ceramic, installation, and metal arts. Bryan continues to exhibit his artwork professionally and create large-scale ceramic and mixed media sculptures.