Bryan Drury was born in 1980 in Salt Lake City, Utah and relocated to New York in 2001. He received his MFA Cum Laude from the New York Academy of Art in 2007 and his BFA from The Cooper Union School of Art in 2005.
He has exhibited and received awards throughout the US and Europe. Among his recent highlights, Drury had a solo museum exhibition at The Faulconer Gallery at Grinnell College in 2010, and The American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, selected Drury for their highly prestigious annual Invitational Exhibition 2011 and forthcoming solo-exhibitions include the Boca Raton Museum of Art opening November 2014 and solo-gallery exhibition in Brussels Belgium, Spring 2015.
The artist was profiled in the April 2011 issue of The Art Economist magazine's "Artist To Watch" section. Drury's painting Ali was included in the exhibition "Now WHAT?" at the Norton Museum of Art, the curators from the Norton Museum selected Ali as one of the twenty most engaging works exhibited during 2010 Art Basel Miami Beach. TIME Magazine commissioned the artist for the portrait of Pope Francis for the annual Person of the Year 2014 issue. Most notably the artist was reviewed by Ken Johnson for The New York Times Art in Review, Feb 2012.