Brian Bress is an artist based in Los Angeles, USA. Recent solo shows include: Cherry and Martin, LA; New Museum, New York, USA (both 2012);  Santa Barbara Museum of Art (2012); and Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, USA (2011). Forthcoming exhibitions include Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome, Italy and Galeria Marta Cervera, Madrid, Spain (both 2013).

The new PSU MFA Studio Lecture Series brings together artists from a variety of disciplines to explore the subjects of their own work before a live audience. Lectures are held throughout the year, most often at 1914 SW Park Avenue in Shattuck Hall Annex on Wednesday nights at 7 pm. The series is supported in part by the Autzen Foundation, Utrecht Art Supplies, the Ace Hotel and the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art. The lectures are FREE and open to the public.