Brett Lysne is a visual artist and designer who works in drawing, printmaking, artist books, and digital media. Raised in the upper midwest, he holds an MFA from Washington State University (2012) and a BA from the University of Minnesota, Morris (2008). In recent years, he has partaken in artist residency programs in Washington, Vermont, Finland, Minnesota, and North Dakota.


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education

2012 - Master of Fine Arts, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2008 - Bachelor of Arts (Studio Art and French), University of Minnesota, Morris, MN
2007 - Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier, France

selected honors and residencies

2017 - Artist Fellowship and Residency, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2014 - Artist Fellowship Grant, Northwest Minnesota Arts Council
2014 - Resident Artist, New York Mills Regional Cultural Center, New York Mills, MN
2013–2014 - Resident Artist, Printmaking Education and Research Studio, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND
2013 - Resident Artist, Haihatus Art Center, Joutsa, Finland
2012 - Visiting Artist, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD
2012 - Resident Artist, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2010–2012 - Teaching Assistantship, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2011–2012 - Potter Memorial Scholarship, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2011 - Resident Artist, Roy M. Chatters Newspaper and Printing Museum, Palouse, WA
2010 - Francis T. and Janis D. Ho Scholarship, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2010 - Artist Awards Commission, North Valley Arts Council, Grand Forks, ND
2008 - Scholar of the College, University of Minnesota—Morris, Morris, MN
2008 - Lois P. Hodgell Printmaking Award, University of Minnesota, Morris, MN

selected exhibitions

2015 - Wabi Sabi, Spirit Room, Fargo, ND
2014 - Notes from New York Mills, MN, Fosston Public Library, Foston, MN
2014 - Drawn and Needled, River Walk Artists, East Grand Forks, MN
2014 - The Art of Man, Campbell Library, East Grand Forks, MN
2014 - Yield, Dakota Harvest, Grand Forks, ND [Solo]
2014 - The Great Winter Crow Show, Spirit Room, Fargo, ND
2014 - North Dakota State Maps, Third Street Gallery, Grand Forks, ND [Solo]
2013 - Muu Maa, Haihatus, Joutsa, Finland
2013 - Local Artists, World's Smallest Art Gallery, Grand Forks, ND
2012 - Current Work, Windy Hill Gallery, Grand Forks, ND [Solo]
2012 - Leftovers II, Wharepuke Gallery and Print Studio, Kerikeri, New Zealand
2012 - Comfort Shift, Museum of Art, Washington State University, Pullman, WA [MFA Thesis Exhibition]
2012 - Thanks For Being Here, Reidenbach Gallery, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID
2012 - Belles Lettres, Altered Aesthetics, Minneapolis, MN
2012 - Seven Spices, Roy M. Chatters Newspaper & Printing Museum, Palouse, WA [Solo]
2011 - Yield, Moscow Food Co-op, Moscow, ID [Solo]
2011 - Dia de los Muertos, Gallery III, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2011 - Near & Yonder, Look Around Gallery, Palouse, WA
2011 - CyberFeast 2011, Gallery II, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2011 - To Missoula With Love, Frontier Space, Missoula, MT
2011 - The InterConnected World: Various Projects, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
2011 - First-Year MFA Exhibit, Gallery II, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2010 - Works by WSU Students, Compton Union Building Gallery, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
2010 - Thaw, Third Street Gallery, Grand Forks, ND
2010 - Local Artists, World's Smallest Art Gallery, Grand Forks, ND
2010 - New Works on Paper, Dakota Harvest, Grand Forks, ND [Solo]
2010 - A Series of Characters and Other Works, Local Harvest Gallery, Grand Forks, ND [Solo]
2010 - Prints, Porpoura, Grand Forks, ND [Solo]
2009 - NEW, Third Street Gallery, Grand Forks, ND