lives and works in Los Angeles, CA




Selected Exhibitions:




I <3 TL, curated by David Pagel, Claremont Graduate University East Gallery, Claremont CA


The Collectivists, Brand Art Center, Glendale, CA




Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation, Carnegie Art Museum, Oxnard, CA


Open Range, Woskob Family Gallery / Penn State College of Arts and Architecture, State College, PA


Union Pacific, organized by Angela Kallus, Circuit 12 Contemporary, Dallas, TX


The Garden, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Los Angeles, CA


Some More, curated by David Pagel, Claremont Graduate University East Gallery, Claremont CA




Breaking Pattern, curated by Matthew Deleget & Rossana Martinez, Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon University, Ashland OR


Recent Aquisitions, Barrick Museum, University of Nevada, Las Vegas


Abstracted Visions: Information Mapping; from Mystic Diagrams to Data Visualizations, Cerritos College Art Gallery, Norwalk CA


Plant People, Gar Gallery, Galveston Artist Residency, Galveston TX




NOW-ism: Abstraction Today, Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH (catalog)


Everyday Abstraction: Contemporary Abstract Painting, Jered Sprecher, Margaret Crowley, Brian Porray, and Megan Kathol-Berset, Curated by Benjamin Gardner, Anderson Gallery, Drake University, Des Moines IA (catalog)


Five by Five, CB1 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Cut**Copy**Paste, Beers Contemporary, London, UK


Dazed & Confused, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY


|*/N0_N3W_M00N\*|, Western Project, Los Angeles, CA (solo)


Art for Art's Sake: Selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Barrick Museum, University of Nevada, Las Vegas




New Neon: Light, Paint and Photography, Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA


Art for Art's Sake, Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA


The 10th Circle, curated by David Pagel, Vast Space Projects, Henderson, NV (catalog)




-(\DARKHOR5E/)-, Western Project, Los Angeles, CA (solo)


Daylight Saving Time, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA




Supersymmetry for SP33D FR34KS, Western Project, Los Angeles, CA (solo)


Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant Recipients, CUE Foundation, New York, NY (catalog)


Chain Letter, Shoshana Wayne Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Tompkins West, Dan Graham Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Spectrum, W. Keith and Janet Kellogg University Art Gallery, Pomona, CA




Drawing, Tompkins Projects, Brooklyn, NY


Construction Zone, Western Project, Los Angeles,



Moon Zero X-M, Donna Beam Fine Art, Las Vegas, NV (solo) 



Free Range, organized by Mikayla Whitmore, Barrick Museum, Las Vegas, NV


Significantly Other, curated by Anthony Alston, Sierra Arts, Reno, NV 




Sush Machida Gaikotsu and Brian Porray, Trifecta Gallery, Las Vegas, NV 




Greater L.A. Masters of Fine Art (GLAMFA), CSU, Long Beach, CA (catalog)






2010     MFA, UNLV


2006     BFA, UNR






2012     Residency, Bemis Center for Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE 


2010     Joan Mitchell Foundation MFA Grant           






Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA


Pizzuti Collection, Columbus, OH


Barrick Museum, University of Nevada, Las Vegas


City of Las Vegas


University of Nevada, Reno




2014     Panel Discussion, Drake University in conjunction with Everyday Abstraction

             exhibition, moderated by Benjamin Gardner


2014     Visiting Artist Lecture, Claremont Graduate University


2013     Panel Discussion, Vast Space Projects in conjunction with The 10th Circle exhibition,

             moderated by David Pagel


2012     Artist-In-Residence Lecture Series, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts


2011     Re-Visions of LA, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE),






- Baude, Dawn-Michelle, Mystified is Normal, Desert Companion Magazine, June 2015


- Huete, Betsy, Plant People, Glasstire {Texas Visual Art}, Apr. 2, 2015


- Starr Review, Brian Porray's Big Picture at the Pizzuti Collection, Jan 9, 2015


- Fraleigh, Angela, Five Questions with Brian Porray,, Sep. 3, 2014


- Pagel, David, Brian Porray's Chaos in Focus at Western Project, Los Angeles Times, Feb. 21, 2014


- Caldwell, Ellen C., Guest Stars and Sci Fi: Brian Porray at Western Project, New American Paintings Blog, Mar 19, 2014


- Juxtapoz Magazine Blog, Brian Porray "|*/N0_N3W_M00N\*|" @ Western Project, Los Angeles, Mar 20, 2014

- Baude, Dawn-Michelle, Barrick's Art for Art's Sake - Winsome Visual Stunts and Optical Contortions, Las Vegas Weekly, Feb 26, 2014


- Thvndermag, Brian Porray - collage psicodélico, Feb 7, 2014


- Peterson, Kristen, Large, energetic and loud: works from the Frederick R. Weisman Foundation, Las Vegas Weekly, Jan 29, 2014


- ichinichiichinin, 01/01/2014


- Hoelscher, Jason, Pattern and Deregulation: Beauty and Non-Order in Contemporary Painting, ArtPulse Magazine, vol. 4, no. 17, November 2013 (feature)


- Surface & Surface, 10/15/2013


- MutantSpace, Brian Porray's Paintings are an Acid Trip Through the Excesses of Sin City. 08/29/13


- Pagel, David., The10th Circle, exhibition catalogue, Smacksheets publishing. 2013.


- Baude, Dawn-Michelle, The 10th Circle is a vibrant, thought-provoking triumph, Las Vegas Weekly, Mar 6, 2013.


- Peterson, Kristin, Sorry Dante, David Pagel takes it one hotter in '10th Circle' at VAST, Las Vegas Weekly, Feb 27, 2013


- Myers, Holly, Brian Porray at Western Project, Modern Painters Magazine, Vol. 24 Issue 8, p95, October 2012


- Patternbank 06/08/2012


- KCLOG: Brian Porray @ Western Project 07/08/2012


- Patternprints Journal 07/01/2012


- Caldwell, Ellen C., Western Project's Brian Porray, New American Paintings Blog, May 22, 2012


- A/ART 11/01/2011


- Structure and Imagery: In Chelsea Today, 6/16/2011


- TRYHARDER 6/14/2011


- In Conversation: Kelli Craig and Brian Porray @ Weekend Gallery, June 17, 2011


- Schultz, Charles M., The Work of Caitlin Lonegan, Micah Daw, Kristin Hass, Brian Porray, and Janet Bruhn, Joan Mitchell Foundation 2010 MFA Grant Recipients Catalog, 2010.


- Platow, Raphaela, New American Paintings, #87 MFA Annual            


- Sultan, Terrie, New American Paintings, #84


- TRYHARDER 4/20/2010            


- Hagen, Phil, NPR Desert Companion, September/October 2009 (cover/feature)