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Skyler Brown (b. 1993) is an artist, photographer, filmmaker, animator, and composer based in Sacramento California. Inspired by the states of agitation and paranoia that arise from heartbreak, stress, and sleep deprivation, he uses a variety of mediums to depict mental and emotional instability.

Skyler's work has been displayed in the Crocker Art Museum and galleries across the West Coast. His illustrations have been featured in publications ranging from POLITICO to Colored Pencil Magazine, and his films have screened at the Museum of Jurassic Technology and The Cinefamily in Hollywood. In 2014, Tumblr listed Skyler as one of the top 25 artists to watch.

Skyler graduated from the California Institute of the Arts in 2015 with a BFA in Experimental Animation, after majoring in both Film and Fine Arts.

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2012-2015
California Institute of the Arts
BFA Experimental Animation
Valencia, CA

2011-2012
California Institute of the Arts
Fine Arts
Valencia, CA

Jul-Aug '10
California State Summer School for the Arts
California Arts Scholar

Valencia, CA

2007-2011
C. K. McClatchy High School
Humanities and International Studies Program

Sacramento, CA


2008-2017
California State Fair
Best of Show (1), Best of Class (1), First Place (13), Publishers Award (1), Award of Excellence (2), Award of Merit (11)
(colored pencil, digital art, photography, and animation divisions)

Aug 2012
UArt Open Competition
Second Place

Jul 2011
AP Studio Art Portfolio
Score of 5

Jul 2011
California State Parks Foundation Art Award

Winner

May 2011
10th Annual High School Self-Portrait Show
First Place

Apr 2011
National Arts Materials Trade Association Scholarship
Finalist

Feb 2011
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards & California Arts Project
Silver Key Winner

May 2010
Documentary Foundation Doc School Spring Competition
Winner: Best Editing

Dec 2009
Documentary Foundation Doc School Fall Competition
Winner: Best Cinematography


Personal Film Projects:

2017
'Dyad 1909'
animated short film

2014
'Current'
experimental short film

2013
'To a Lost Memory'
animated short film

2013
'Escape'
animated short film

2013
'98759'
experimental short film

2012
'Kat's Nightmare'
short film

2009
'Anabel Lee'
short film

 

Music Videos:

2017
Ricky Davis: 'Mercury Poisoning'
official music video

2014
Dalamig: 'Ultrasalient'
official music video

2014
Skyler Brown: 'Rorschach'
official music video

2014
Skyler Brown: 'Circles'
official music video

2012
Dalamig: 'Depolarized'
official music video

2012
Ólafur Arnalds: 'Brotsjór'
unofficial music video

 

Graphic Design Credits:

2013-2017
Brand X Music: various albums
musical album
credit: cover designer (14 albums)

2017
Dalamig: various instruments
virtual instrument design
credit: artwork designer

2017
American High: 'Bones in the Attic, Flowers in the Basement'
musical album
credit: artwork designer

2016
Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign
promotional material
credit: illustration contributor

2012-2015
Josh Kramer: various albums
musical album
credit: cover designer (5 albums)

2014
'Ouija'
feature film, dir. Stiles White
credit: promotional artist

2013
P4NTHR: 'The World is Calm'
musical album
credit: cover designer

 

Live Performances and Events:

2012-2014
CalArts Halloween 2012, 2013, & 2014
event / performance
credit: animator, projections, muralist, render artist

2014
'Rainlight'
dance performance, dir. Maya Haines
credit: background projections

2014
'Room 248'
theatrical performance, dir. Bianca Ruiz Brockl
credit: background projections

2012
'Dalamig'
musical performance, dir. Brian Parkhurst
credit: background projections

 

Assorted Film Contributions:

2010
'The Eternal Heart'
short film, dir. Marnie Weber

credit: assistant monster designer, assistant costume designer, actor, assistant set decorator

2013
'The Walls are Screaming'
short film, dir. Tyler Russo

credit: cinematographer

2013
'The Dark: Behind the Scenes'
9 mini-featurettes

credit: cinematographer, sound mixer, editor


October 2017
"Light Out of Darkness"
Beatnik Studios
Sacramento, CA

September 2016
"Black & White"
Black Box Gallery
Portland, OR

September 2015
"INSIDE Cover Art Show"
33rd Street Bistro and Gallery
Sacramento, CA

May 2014
"New Dogs, Old Tricks"
The Museum of Jurassic Technology
Los Angeles, CA

May 2013
"Autarky! Frontier Animation from CalArts"
The Cinefamily
Los Angeles, CA

May 2013
"BFA 2 Experimental Animation Show"
California Institute of the Arts
Valencia, CA

May 2013
"BFA 1 Experimental Animation Show"
California Institute of the Arts
Valencia, CA

Sept 2012
"UArt Open Exhibition"
University Art
San Jose, CA

May 2012
"BFA 1 Fine Arts Show"
California Institute of the Arts
Valencia, CA

May 2012
"Undergraduate Composers Concert"
California Institute of the Arts
Valencia, CA

Mar-Jul 2011
"Meaning and Medium"
Crocker Art Museum
Sacramento, CA

May 2011
"Young Artists Show"
Brickhouse Gallery
Sacramento, CA

Apr, Aug 2011
"Captured Daydreams"
Shine Café
Sacramento, CA

Feb 2011
"WCHS Student Art Show"
West Campus High School
Sacramento, CA

Feb 2011
UC Davis Student Gallery
Davis, CA

Oct 2010
"10th Anniversary Show"
33rd Street Bistro and Gallery
Sacramento, CA

Apr 2010
"A Unique Exhibition"
Second Saturday
Sacramento, CA

May 2009
California District 5 Congressional Art Show
Sacramento, CA