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# 145 Brett Dyer

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Brett Dyer was born in Dallas, and grew up in East Texas. After high school, Brett attended Kilgore Junior College for two years under a full Presidential Merit Scholarship for his talent and creativity in art. He later was accepted at The University of Texas at Tyler. There, Brett received a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in painting and printmaking.

Brett started graduate school at Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas in January 2003. There he received his Masters of Fine Arts degree December 2005. His major was in painting, and his minor was in intermedia arts. 

Brett currently lives and works in the Dallas area, where he has been working as a full time art professor teaching courses at North Lake College since 2012. In addition to his full-time position, Brett also offers various art workshops at museums, galleries, art centers, and art events in the DFW area. Brett has been teaching in higher education since 2006 and has previously taught at El Centro College, Tarrant County College, and Collin College. Brett has won numerous awards for his teaching such as the 2015-16 Presidential Scholar of North Lake College, 2014-15 Faculty of the Year at North Lake College, the Excellence in Teaching for Adjunct Faculty Award at El Centro College in 2012, and the 2012 NISOD Excellence Award given by a national organization. 2015 was Brett's 10th year of teaching.

Brett Dyer continues to work as an artist and favors working with acrylic and encaustic paint, printmaking, photography, and collage. Brett has exhibited all around Texas; has won awards and scholarships for his artwork; and consistently exhibits in local galleries and museums. His work can also be found as part of permanent collections at multiple universities and colleges in Texas.  Brett continues to create art and vows to never stop. His work is his life, and his life is his work. They would not exist without each other. 

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