Brian Piana


  • 2007
    • Master of Fine Arts in Photography/Digital Media, University of Houston
  • 2000
    • Master of Science in Visualization Sciences, Texas A&M University
  • 1997
    • Bachelor of Environmental Design, Texas A&M University


  • 2014
    • New Compositions in RGB and Sometimes Y, Box 13 Artspace, Houston, TX. (upcoming solo exhibition)
    • 27th Annual Dîa de los Muertos, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX.
    • Luck of the Draw Fundraiser, DiverseWorks, Houston, TX.
    • The Empty Box Fundraiser, Box 13 Artspace, Houston, TX.
  • 2013
    • Luck of the Draw Fundraiser, DiverseWorks, Houston, TX.
  • 2012
    • State of the Art: Political Humor, Fort Lewis College, FLC Art Gallery, Durango, CO.
    • Texas Contemporary Art Fair, Presented with FotoFest, George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX.
    • You Can Google That, You Know, Box 13 Artspace, Houston, TX. (solo exhibition)
    • It’s a Small, Small World, Family Business Gallery, New York, NY. Organized by Hennessey Youngman.
    • Prologue 2012, SKYDIVE Art Space, Houston, TX.
  • 2011
    • Pan y Circos, PG Contemporary Gallery, Houston, TX.
    • #notmethough, Curation Myth Ministries at Box 13 Artspace, Houston, TX.
    • Presents: Three Months of Mail Art for Hyperallergic HQ, Hyperallergic, Brookyln, NY.
    • Stimuli • Stimulus, 110 CHURCH Gallery, Philadelphia, PA.
    • The Future is Now Fundraiser, Silent Auction, SKYDIVE Art Space, Houston, TX.
  • 2010
    • Winter Holiday Art Market, Winter Street Studios, Houston, TX.
    • Twitter/Art+Social Media, Diane Farris Gallery, Vancouver, Canada.
    • Wishing Well for Houston, Art League Houston, Houston, TX.
  • 2009
    • Sight.Sound [Interaction] 4, Maryland Institute College of Art, Rosenberg Gallery, Baltimore, MD.
    • HTML Color Codes, (online exhibition)
    • Poke!, FotoFest, Houston, TX.
    • Syntax, Photographic Resource Center at Boston University, Boston, MA. Held in conjunction with the 2009 Boston Cyberarts Festival.
    • Houston Community College Central Faculty Art Exhibition, University of Houston-Clear Lake, The Art Gallery, Houston, TX.
  • 2008
    • 2008 Art Faculty Show, Houston Community College, Central Art Gallery, Houston, TX.
    • Mechanical Perception, FotoFest, Houston, TX.
    • The Big Show, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX.
    • FOTOFEST Fine Print Auction, Houston, TX.
    • Perfecting Process, Houston Community College, Southwest Annex Gallery, Stafford, TX.
  • 2007
    • Lawndale Has Many Friends, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX. (solo exhibition)
    • 2007 Art Faculty Show, Houston Community College, Central Art Gallery, Houston, TX.
    • National Juried Exhibition, Phoenix Gallery, New York, NY, Juror: Henriette Huldisch,
      Assistant Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art.
    • Texas National 2007, Stephen F. Austin State University, The Art Center, Nacogdoches, TX.
    • School of Art Masters Thesis Exhibition, University of Houston, Blaffer Gallery, Houston, TX.
    • Manchester National Juried Fine Art Exhibition, 12 12 Gallery, Richmond, VA.
  • 2006
    • Native Sons, FotoFest, Houston, TX.
    • Old School, New School, No School, The Carbon County Cultural Project, Jim Thorpe, PA.
    • 12th Annual International Exhibition, SOHO20 Gallery, New York, NY, Juror: Lilian Tone,
      Assistant Curator, Department of Painting and Sculpture, Museum of Modern Art.
    • International Digital Fine Art Exhibition, SDAI Museum of the Living Artist, San Diego, CA.


  • 2010
    • 1stfans Twitter Art Feed. Managed Brooklyn Museum’s 1stfans Twitter feed as Featured Artist for
      month of July.
  • 2009
    • Virtual Resident. Produced a series of new web-based works, published to