The Bryan Ohno Gallery features works that blur the line between art and science, challenge art traditions, and embrace evolving cultural intersections. Selected in 2013 as one of "Seattle's 10 Best Contemporary Art Galleries," by The Culture Trip, the gallery originally opened its doors in 1996 in Pioneer Square. The gallery is now located in the thriving artists' neighborhood of the International District.
Check out this City Arts article by Amanda Manitach about owner Bryan Ohno and the new gallery space. Also view Jake Uitti's interview with Bryan Ohno from The Monarch Review, Seattle's Literary & Arts Magazine
The Bryan Ohno Gallery also works in tandem with Urban Art Concept, an organization that facilitates public and architectural projects, which implement art and artistic expression as conduits for human connection.
ABOUT THE GALLERY:
Bryan Ohno's international art career and working relationship with renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly were a preamble to establishing the Bryan Ohno Gallery in Pioneer Square in 1996. As director of Tokyo's C2 Gallery, Ohno curated the work of contemporary artists in Asia, including that of Chihuly, until 1991. Ohno then returned to the US. As fate would have it, earlier Asian collaborations with Chihuly parlayed into a new role for Ohno as Chihuly's business manager (1991-95). These experiences created the impetus for Ohno to launch his own vision.
The current gallery location (moved in 2013) in the International District allows for Ohno to introduce art that blur the line between art and science, challenge art traditions, and embrace evolving cultural intersections. He wishes to share the global and local voices from the post the great recession perspective that sparks new artistic diologue in a region rich with global industires such as Microsoft, Boeing, Amazon, and Starbucks.
At its first loctaion in Pioneer Square, the Bryan Ohno Gallery's 10-year portfolio of exhibits was focused in three areas: contemporary sculpture, contemporary Japanese art and artists of the Pacific Northwest. Approximately half of the Gallery's curated shows were dedicated to sculptural exhibits that ranged from steel, stone, glass, ceramics, and wood to mixed media. The gallery had a penchant for shows created from organic materials.
2000 Group Photo (from left to right)
Ben Darby, Mary Henry, Dean Eliasen, Brandon Zebold, Bryan Ohno, James Lee Hanen, Lisa Zerkowitz, and Isabel Kahn