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About Brett Dyer

Brett Dyer was born in Dallas and relocated to East Texas when he was still in elementary school where he was raised. After high school Brett attended Kilgore Junior College for two years under a full scholarship for his talents and creativity in art.  Brett received a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in painting and printmaking from The University of Texas at Tyler, and a Masters of Fine Arts degree in painting and intermedia arts from Texas Woman's University in Denton.


Brett currently lives in Denton and works in Dallas for Dallas College as the Dean of Gallery, Theater, and Live Event Operations. He supervises over a dozen galleries, the Art Collection, and performance halls at all seven campuses and additional locations. Previously, Brett worked as an art professor for over 15 years teaching courses at North Lake Campus of Dallas College and providing private workshops at various art centers and museums.  He has also taught at El Centro College, Tarrant County College, and Collin College. Brett has won multiple awards for teaching, community engagement, and his art.  He was named the Faculty of the Year for both Dallas College and multiple times for North Lake Campus.  He was also the 2015-2016 Presidential Scholar of North Lake College.  He has also won mural competitions in which he painted large murals in both Deep Ellum and Irving. He aims to someday own a gallery of his own exhibiting student and upcoming artists' work.  He continues to create in various media, and he vows to never stop.


Artist’s Statement


As I create, I turn my hands over to my heart and mind. I reflect what I see, hear, and feel.  I exhibit others and myself through visual therapy to help myself understand and process daily life.  I do this because it is what my body and mind compel me to do. I reflect human nature.


I ask myself, what do I need to say? What significance does my work or I serve in this world?  Then, it just comes out of me.  I believe that if you do not bring out what is inside of you, what is inside of you will eventually destroy you. 


My work has developed over the years from representations of images and emotions towards a more heartfelt style of expression.  Painting gives me the freedom to put my emotions and actions into my work.  This places me present within the work.  If you do not present yourself to the world, you deny the world of yourself.  Your thoughts and responses of the times might just be what others need to see to cheer them up, make them think, feel, or all of the above.


Experiences in life are my work. I hope that my creations communicate a more universal, yet individual sense of empathy and bigger picture sense of what is life; life for all of us.  


My life and work are one.  They would not exist without each other.

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