Ernest A. Bryant III, L.P.I., is an artist and critic from the USA. He has a background in interdisciplinary art. He earned a BFA from The Minneapolis College of Art & Design, an MFA from Yale University, School of Art, where he focused on critical theory, new media, and printmaking; and earned a second MFA in Art Writing & Criticism from the New York School of Visual arts, where his focus was art and society’s relationship to nature, molestation, conservation, and homelessness.

In his work he uses nature, video, image-making, history, positionality, theory and humor to examine the ontological conflicts that arise between different aesthetic and cultural values. Currently, Bryant has been developing a method of augmented drawing that he describes as “a form of drawing that uses line to explore value, labor and its displacement.” E. A. Bryant III, is the founder and host of the online discussion/workshop series “Criticism and Value,” a video platform where experimental essays primarily about art and criticism are presented and discussed with guests. Black art organization as an independent exhibition curator.

Most recently he taught a class in prison, for Yale Prison Education Initiative, served as a resident critic and teaching fellow. Over the years he has taught mural painting, and studio art to teens. He worked for a non-profit Black art organization as an independent exhibition curator. Most recently he taught a class in prison, for Yale Prison Education Initiative, served as a resident critic and teaching fellow. He was in residency at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, did a self-designed residency in Santiago, Cuba, and was in at the Yale Norfolk School of Art, and as a guest critic, in Graphic Design, at Pratt Institute, and in Sculpture at RISD. Initiative, served as a resident critic and teaching fellow at the Yale Norfolk School of Art, and in Sculpture at RISD.

April 27, 2022, 6–7:30pm EST

Criticism + Value VIII: Alex Jackson
A live discussion of the work and practice of American artist, Alex Jackson.

February 25, 2022, 11 am EST

Transdisciplinary Collaboration & Computation
Panel at Multiple Formats Art Book Fair featuring Ernest A. Bryant III, Chad Kloepfer, Familiar Strangers, Kit Son Lee, Megan N. Liberty. Moderated by Arjun Kumar.

November 29, 2021, 6–7:45 pm EST

Criticism + Value V: Leila Seyedzadeh
This year, the Criticism + Value series continues through a series of intimate discussions about the work and practice of national and international artists, beginning with a conversation between the host and Iranian interdisciplinary artist, Leila Seyedzadeh.

May 28–June 25, 2021

Curatorial work for Zhongkai Li’s exhibition Prototype I at Is A Gallery, Shanghai, China. Read my essay on Li’s work here.

March 9, 2021, 6–7:30 pm EST

Criticism + Value IV: Grappling with Trajectory, the Work of Sia Armajani
Criticism + Value is a discussion series about the criticism and value of art through a series of intimate conversations about the work and practice of national and international artists.

October 23, 2020

A discussion on Art and Activism in the series on “The Shift”
Featuring Alicia Grullon, Luis Rincón Alba, Ernest A. Bryant III, and moderated by Gianpaolo Baiocchi at NYU’s Institute for Public Knowledge.

Ernest A. Bryant III, L.P.I., is an artist and critic from the USA. He has a background in interdisciplinary art. He earned a BFA from The Minneapolis College of Art & Design, an MFA from Yale University, School of Art, where he focused on critical theory, new media, and printmaking; and earned a second MFA in Art Writing & Criticism from the New York School of Visual arts, where his focus was art and society’s relationship to nature, molestation, conservation, and homelessness.

In his work he uses nature, video, image-making, history, positionality, theory and humor to examine the ontological conflicts that arise between different aesthetic and cultural values. Currently, Bryant has been developing a method of augmented drawing that he describes as “a form of drawing that uses line to explore value, labor and its displacement.” E. A. Bryant III, is the founder and host of the online discussion/workshop series “Criticism and Value,” a video platform where experimental essays primarily about art and criticism are presented and discussed with guests. Black art organization as an independent exhibition curator.

Most recently he taught a class in prison, for Yale Prison Education Initiative, served as a resident critic and teaching fellow. Over the years he has taught mural painting, and studio art to teens. He worked for a non-profit Black art organization as an independent exhibition curator. Most recently he taught a class in prison, for Yale Prison Education Initiative, served as a resident critic and teaching fellow. He was in residency at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, did a self-designed residency in Santiago, Cuba, and was in at the Yale Norfolk School of Art, and as a guest critic, in Graphic Design, at Pratt Institute, and in Sculpture at RISD. Initiative, served as a resident critic and teaching fellow at the Yale Norfolk School of Art, and in Sculpture at RISD.