Ilysia Brynne Van Deren


b. 1989 in Phoenix, Arizona

Currently based in Seattle, Washington



2012 - B.F.A. in Photomedia, University of Washington, Seattle

2010 - Studio Art Program, University of Washington Rome Center, Italy


Exhibitions & Installations


Pleasure Escape Solo exhibition and site specific installation at The Vestibule, Seattle, WA

Wider than you thought possible Site specific installation for Storefronts Seattle, Seattle, WA


light/dark Solo exhibition at Beats & Bohos, Seattle, WA

Trust Exercises Exhibition with Angel Sta. Teresa, Caffe Vita, Seattle, WA


FLING! Pop-up Art Show Black Lodge, Seattle, WA


Are My Cracks Showing? NEPO 5k Don't Run 2014, Seattle, WA

selfie: here & now Columbia City Gallery's 9th Annual Juried Exhibit, Seattle, WA


Interpersonal Group exhibition with Danielle Comeaux and Joana Stillwell, SOIL Art Gallery, Seattle, WA

Fuck Hot Art Wet City Pop-Up Gallery, Vancouver, BC


Hullaballoon Seattle Storefronts Collaborative Installation with Danielle Comeaux, Joana Stillwell, and Yael Nov. Publix Hotel, Seattle, WA

Bouquet: Found or forgotten Paper Hammer Gallery, Seattle, WA

Long Shot 2012 PCNW Group Exhibition, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA

How-To, University of Washington Bachelor of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, WA


Present Group exhibition, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, WA. Juried by Marisa C. Sanchez, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Seattle Art Museum 

Summer Juried Show Group exhibition, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Seattle, WA. Juried by Alison Milliman, founder of MadArt and member of the University of Washington School of Art Board and University of Washington Foundation

Surveil Exhibition with Yael Nov, Parnassus Cafe and Gallery, Seattle, WA


Doppio Group exhibition, Palazzo Pio, Rome, Italy


Press & Publications

The Seattle Times, January 2018

Catcall: vol.7 "Thrive", Fall 2017

IRIS Zine published by The Blush Room in collaboration with Violet Strays, 2016

NEPO 5k Don’t Run City Arts Online

Bricolage, University of Washington's Literary & Visual Arts Journal, Issue 32, 2014


Work Experience

Beginning Embroidery workshop instructor, The Process Studio, July 2017

Beginning Embroidery workshop instructor, Beats & Bohos, December 2016

University of Washington Photomedia Lab, Photo Monitor, January 2012 - August 2015

Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Communications Intern, June 2011 - December 2011