Originally from Palo Alto, Bryan Ida moved to Los Angeles in 1993 while working as a studio assistant to Sam Francis. His current work allows him to explore multiple themes one of which is a series of portraits that show the different faces of institutional discrimination and its affect on family histories. Another avenue of investigation is a series of paintings that delve into the theme of environment and endangered species.
Solo shows: Bakersfield Museum of Art, Bakersfield CA -Career Retrospective, deSaisset Museum , Santa Clara CA, Japanese American Museum, San Jose CA
Group Shows: Bakersfield Museum of Art, deSaisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA; Torrance Art Museum, Torrance, CA; Riverside Art Museum, Riverside, CA; Oceanside Museum of Art, Oceanside, CA; Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA); Triton Museum, Santa Clara, CA; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA;