Bryce Speed

Assistant Professor of Art, Painting
(205) 348-1901
Office Location:
Woods 215
(205) 348-0287

Before coming to The University of Alabama in 2014, Mississippi native Bryce Speed taught at the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Central Community College in Columbus, Nebraska. Speed’s work has been included in numerous exhibitions over the past decade. In 2017, he had a solo exhibition at the North Wall Arts Center in Oxford, UK. In 2015-16 he exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition in Edinburgh, Scotland and at the Visual Art Exchange’s Contemporary South Exhibition in Raleigh, NC during 2016. In 2014, he held a solo exhibition at Valdosta State University in Valdosta, GA and was part of a three-person exhibition at HERE Art Center in New York, NY, titled Suburbia: Is Anyone There? In 2006 and 2011 his work was selected for publication in New American Paintings, Southeastern and Midwestern editions. Since 2017, he has been represented by the Cole Pratt Gallery in New Orleans, LA.

Artist Statement

Often within my paintings, images of outside and inside merge, creating an ambiguity of architectural and atmospheric space. Line and color represent the forces of nature, like water, fire, and wind that invade and sometimes destroy these living spaces. In this drawing based work, architectural forms reference both the stability and instability of identity. Images of destruction paired with fragments of architecture and domesticity serves as a metaphor for the evolving self.


Painting in the 21st Century
, Site: Brooklyn, Brooklyn, N.Y. (juried)
Northern National Juried Art Competition, Nicolet College, Rhinelander, Wis.
Group exhibition, Cole Pratt Gallery, New Orleans, La.
41st Annual Small Works National Juried Art Exhibition, Harper College, Palatine, Ill. (catalog)
Body, LIT Gallery, Chattanooga, Tenn. (group exhibition)
Bryce Speed, New Paintings and Drawings. Eichold Gallery, Spring Hill College, Mobile, Ala. (solo exhibition)

Fertile, Prospect 4 Satellite Site, TEN Gallery, New Orleans, November
PaperWest National Works on Paper Juried Exhibition, Gittins Gallery, Salt Lake City (juror: Willie Cole)
Home, Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, N.Y.
Space Song, North Wall Art Center, Oxford, U.K., April 19 – May 5
Residency, Hambidge Art Center, Raburn Gap, Ga., July
Bryce Speed, Lowe Mill Arts and Entertainment, Huntsville, Ala., July 2-31 



SECAC 2018 – Chaired panel: “Representation amidst Abstraction: A Look at Contemporary Painting that Utilizes Both Representational and Non-Representational Aspects”

Bryce Speed, "End."
Float the Earth, Birmingham Public Library, Jan. 8-Feb. 27, 2015 – Interview with Bethany Mitchell.
Through the Trees
, Marilyn Foley Art Gallery, University of Mobile, Jan. 12-Feb. 27. 2015
Bryce Speed, solo exhibition, WonderRoot Gallery, Atlanta, Jun. 25-Aug. 4, 2015
A.I.R. Studio Residency, Paducah, Kentucky, July 2015
Places and Offhand Geometry, solo exhibition, TEN Gallery, New Orleans, Oct. 3-Nov. 1, 2015

Painting by Bryce Speed, in his solo exhibition at WonderRoot, Atlanta, 2015 Painting by Bryce Speed on exhibit at TEN Gallery, New Orleans, Oct. 2015 Painting by Bryce Speed on exhibit at TEN Gallery, New Orleans, Oct. 2015 Painting by Bryce Speed, 2015
Jack King & Bryce Speed – Sculpture & Mixed Media Paintings
, Valdosta State University Fine Arts Gallery, Valdosta, GA
Suburbia: Is Anyone There? HERE Art Center, New York, NY


M.F.A., The University of Alabama (2005)
B.F.A., University of Mississippi (1999)