1955 Oakland, CA
1985 B.F.A. in Sculpture, San Francisco Art Institute
Bryan Tedrick grew up in Pt. Richmond, along the shore of the San Francisco Bay. Working as a rigger at the shipyards there he saved his money and bought land on the Gualala River in Sonoma County where he hand built a small cabin. After traveling to Europe and India he enrolled at the San Francisco Art Institute as a final attempt to join society in some fashion. There, his love of sculpture began and he has never veered on his path since, being able to support himself by building things.
He married Terry Roberts and together raised their two children Nathalie and Jakob at their home in Glen Ellen. He landed his first public art commission in 1995 and his work now is spread throughout California and Nevada. At urgings from fellow artists, he attended Burning Man in 2005 and realized this was the perfect context for creating work in his style. As a result, his work has become larger and more interactive, received multiple honorarium grants, additional public art commissions, and been published in many books.