Amy Bryan is a visual artist and educator, born in 1976 in New Orleans, Louisiana. She creates digital images, drawings, hand-pulled prints, and assemblages. She has a Master of Fine Arts from Howard University with a concentration in printmaking and a Bachelor of Arts from Xavier University of Louisiana in Studio Art. She studied art in high school at New Orleans Center for Creative Arts and Eleanor McMain Magnet Senior High School. Some of her teachers included Printmaker, Louise Mouton Johnson, Sculptor and Printmaker, John T. Scott, Sculptor, Clifton Webb, and Printmaker, Claudia Gibson Hunter.
She says, “My artwork is inspired by love and spirituality. I have been inspired by the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans since I was a teenager. I was attracted to the beauty of the architecture and the mysterious haunting feeling of it. As a whole, people and places that stand out to me inspire me. I consider my creative process collaging. I'm always putting different materials and ideas together and there are usually several steps to my process.”
She taught middle and high school students in the Talented Visual Arts and art elective program with Jefferson Parish Public Schools (2014-2016). She taught art etc. on the college level as an Assistant Professor at Dillard University (2006-2010) and Tuskegee University (2002-2006) and as an Adjunct Instructor at Delgado Community College (2010-2014) and Xavier University of Louisiana (2011-2012).