Don Bristow

Fractal Artist

Don Bristow is a photographer and fractal artist living in Bullard, Texas, with his wife Sandy and dog Bentley.

According to Bristow, Mathematics is a rich source of beautiful images. Bristow pours over solutions to equations, and there he finds virtual landscapes, seascapes, stars, galaxies and things never seen.

Because it can stimulate minds and trigger new ideas, Bristow believes that his body of fractal art is an excellent choice for commercial interiors, especially lobbies and conference rooms. But Bristow’s work also hangs in many private homes. Exhibits have demonstrated that it appeals to young and old, and to artists as well as engineers.

While Fractal Art is still considered an experimental art form, Bristow maintains a great deal of discipline in his work, and he hopes to help lead the art form out of its infancy and into wider acceptance. One of qualities he’s been working towards is making mathematical art more human, or more 20th century than 21st century.

Bristow has been sponsor of the Art Connection of East Texas radio program for many years, and he has been a frequent guest of the program.  He is represented by Neita Fran Ward in Tyler, Texas.

Don Bristow

(903) 920-3900
don@donbristow.art

Gallery

Carwash by Don Bristow

Car Wash

40″(w) x 40″(h) on Aluminum 2022
$2,500

Working Late

40″(w) x 40″(h) on Aluminum 2022
$2,500

La Palma by Don Bristow

La Palma

40″(w) x 40″(h) on Aluminum 2022
$2,500

Don Bristow - Futurescape

Futurescape

240″(w) x 40″(h) on Aluminum 2021
$20,000

Exhibitions

Solo Exhibitions

2019 A Brush with Mathematics, The Foundry, Tyler, TX
2017 Arts N Beats with SYNC MG, Dallas, TX
2016 CHAOTICA – A Fractal Vision of the Universe, M6 Winery, Bullard, TX
2013 Chaotica, ASID Industry Partner Exhibit, Metrocon13 Expo & Conference, Dallas, TX
2011  Chaotica, The Art of Coffee, Lindale, TX
2010 Chaotica, Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Garland, TX
2009 Chaotica, Caffe Tazza, Tyler, TX
2008 Photographic Works, Caffe Tazza, Tyler, TX
2006 Solo/Group Exhibition – Work of Love: Artists’ Portraits, Artisan Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2006 At Peace During a Time of War, Centerline Gallery, Woodland, CA
2004 Xscapes, Doiron Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2003 Hornscapes, California State University Sacramento, Sacramento, CA

Two Person Exhibitions

2014 Art for Mobility, Stifel Fine Arts Center, Wheeling, WV (with painter Francillon Chery)
2002 Untitled, Gallery W, Rancho Cordova, CA (with sculptor/painter Claudia Alvarez)
2001 Friends Under the Sky, Pegase Restaurant and Art Bar, Sacramento, CA (with painter Ruth Greenup)
2001 Friends Under the Sky ~ 2001, Doiron Gallery, Sacramento, CA (with painter Ruth Greenup)
2000 Photo-Electronic Impressions 2, Flower Concepts, Sacramento, CA
2000 Photo-Electronic Impressions, Flower Concepts, Sacramento, CA

Group Exhibitions

2022 Juried Group Exhibition – The Beauty of Art & Medicine V, TJC Rogers Nursing and Health Science Building, Tyler, TX
2022 Juried Group Exhibition – The 2022 Art of Chocolate benefitting Champions for Children, Tyler, TX
2020 Juried Group Exhibition – 4th Annual PARTnership Exhibit, Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy, Tyler, TX
2020 Juried Group Exhibition – The Beauty of Art & Medicine IV, TJC Rogers Nursing and Health Science Building, Tyler, TX
2019 Juried Group Exhibition – 3rd Annual PARTnership Exhibit, Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy, Tyler, TX; People’s Choice Award – First Place
2019 Juried Group Exhibition – The Beauty of Art & Medicine III, TJC Rogers Nursing and Health Science Building, Tyler, TX
2018 Juried Group Exhibition – Valerosa Men’s Art Show, The Foundry Coffee House, Tyler, TX
2018 Juried Group Exhibition – The Wonder of Art and Science, Home of Lisa & Michael Lujan, Tyler, TX
2018 Juried Group Exhibition – The Beauty of Art & Medicine II, TJC Rogers Nursing and Health Science Building, Tyler, TX
2018 Juried Group Exhibition – 2nd Annual PARTnership Exhibit, Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy, Tyler, TX
2017 Juried Group Exhibition – The Beauty of Art & Medicine, TJC Rogers Nursing and Health Science Building, Tyler, TX
2017 Juried Group Exhibition – PARTnership Exhibit, Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy, Tyler, TX
2016 Group Exhibition – All Men’s Art Show – Valerosa Gallery, Tyler, TX
2016 Group Exhibition – A Focus of Bullard Artists – Portraits and Representative Works, M6 Winery, Bullard, TX
2016 Juried International Group Exhibition – Arcadia Art Show, Arcadia Theater, Tyler, TX
2013 Juried Group Exhibition – Irresistible, Southwest Texas Arts Festival, DeSoto, TX (Excellence Award winner)
2011 Group Exhibition – Untitled, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX
2010 Group Exhibition – WIDESPECTRUM, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX
2010 Group Exhibition – Art & Adversity, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX
2010 Group Exhibition – Art Lifts Handicapped People, Fort Worth Community Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX
2010 Group Exhibition – The Uncommon Image: an Exhibition of the Abstract and the Non-Objective, Gallery Main Street, Tyler, TX
2009 Group Exhibition – Untitled, The Global Art Initiative Gallery, Cottonwood Shores, TX
2009 Group Exhibition – Chaos and Order, Mary Tomas Studio Gallery, Dallas, TX
2009 Group Exhibition – Chaotica, featured artist, eTX Natural Wellness Expo, Tyler, TX
2005 Group Exhibition – Familiarity Framed, Artisan Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2005 Group Exhibition – Bull Fights & Brush Strokes, Artisan Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2005 Group Exhibition – 2005 Members Exhibition, Viewpoint Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2004 Group Exhibition – Sierra Scapes, window exhibit, Artisan Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2004 Group Exhibition – 2004 Members Exhibition, Viewpoint Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2004 Group Exhibition – Grand Opening Exhibition , Taylor’s Nouveau Fine Art Gallery, Elk Grove, CA
2003 Group Exhibition – Untitled, East Sac Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2001 Group Exhibition – In Living Color, Gallery W, Rancho Cordova, CA