Ribbon Cutting: Bryan Deese Art Gallery

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It’s always a good time when you get to celebrate ART in our community. 


Last week, we had the opportunity to visit local artist Bryan Deese, along with his new studio packed full of decades of creative work. 


Most known in #GallatinTN for his murals on #DowntownGallatin as well as the state park, Bryan has art on display all over the Nashville area - in both public spaces and private businesses. According to Bryan, he first fell in love with large scale art on a field trip to the Tennessee State Museum. While in high school, he discovered graffiti art. It had all the stuff that made an impact on him earlier in life -- it was big, colorful, based around typography and came with some adventure. That taught him how to paint big and fast and somewhere along the way, it turned into murals!


He studied graphic design at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and worked professionally as a designer for years before the murals took on a life of their own. Today, he most enjoys painting large scale portraits, still using the same techniques and spray paint he used in his youth. 


His art often showcases the history specific to the location he’s painting. Telling a local history through art elevates that history and tells the community 'you are important'.


We’re SO glad he’s helping tell important stories right HERE in the 37066 and highly recommend you stop by to visit his studio and gallery at 149 Witherspoon Ave.


Yay for the new space, Bryan!