RESEARCH + PRACTICE
Bryan Spier is a visual artist and tutor in the interior design history/ theory program. He was awarded a philosophy doctorate by the Australian National University (ANU) in 2017 for a thesis that examined the formal elements of visual narratives, and applied these to the creation of non-representational artworks. His first solo exhibition of artwork was in 1999, and he has since continued to exhibit regularly across Australia and overseas. Although primarily a painter, Spier experiments with a range of media including installation, printing, sculpture and video. His work is characterised by playful geometry, subtle illusionism, and a judicious use of intense colours. Spier has also tutored in painting at the ANU and RMIT, and contributed his writing about abstract art to journals and exhibition catalogues.