Bryon Perdue Jr is a Native American mixed media artist out of Oklahoma City who creates nonrepresentational work based on his interests in science. He graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma in 2013 with his BFA in Studio Art. He is an active member of the Oklahoma arts community serving as grant reviewer for the Oklahoma Arts Council, committee member for Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition projects and past president of the nonprofit group Inclusion In Art. Through his efforts with Inclusion In Art, he has curated exhibitions in spaces such as Oklahoma Contemporary and has participated as a mentor to emerging artists. In his individual pursuits, he has had projects funded by Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition and received “Honorable Mention” in the national juried exhibition, First Nations Biennial 2018, at the Tubac Center of the Arts in Arizona.
“I create work that investigates relationships between layers of both spontaneous & deliberate material application, spontaneous pattern building and definitive linear elements. These layers are created using traditional drawing materials such as, india ink, chalk pastel, marker and paper, but are applied in non traditional ways with materials like polycrylic or through assemblage. I draw inspiration from our growing understanding of the sub atomic systems and mechanics involved in creating and maintaining our universe. It seems so absurd to me that billions upon billions of systems can be simultaneously cooperating in order to create our perceivable reality. With the vast and various types of relationships that can be established, I choose to create imagery that could represent any possible outcome. My latest body of work goes on to further explore these systems and relationships by considering the size and shape of the work as part of the imagery. With these considerations I hope to have broader conversations regarding the inherent interconnectedness all things share.”