painting, virtual reality
Born in Toronto, Brynley Longman attended the Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) and studied Fine Art Drawing and painting, where he received the George A Reid award for painting. Subsequent to that he attended the Toronto School of Art as well as Seneca College studying computer animation. After his studies Brynley became represented by XEXE gallery in Toronto later known as KWT Contemporary. His oil paintings are collected internationally. In 2007 Brynley became interested in creating immersive environments in virtual reality spaces as a new media artist known as Bryn Oh. Since then Bryn’s work has featured in magazines such as Vogue magazine, in movies and in galleries and museums worldwide.
Exhibitions include the Jewish museum in Berlin with European director Peter Greenaway and Saskia Boddeke, Manege Museum in Moscow, Russia, “Danse Macabre” with Peter Greenaway in Basel, Switzerland, the 17th Biennial of Cerveira, World Expo in Shanghai (Spanish pavilion) Nuit Blanche in Toronto and others. Bryn’s work is part of the curriculum for several colleges and universities ranging from the California Institute of the Arts to York University. Brynley has received four new media grants from the Ontario Arts Council with the latest being in February of 2019.
Brynley also created a virtual environment to help heal soldiers with PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) as a commission for the United States military.