Don Bristow

Don Bristow

Photographer / Fractal Artist

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

According to Bristow, Mathematics is rich with undiscovered beauty. Mathematics has replaced Bristow’s frequent drives to Yosemite Valley and the Pacific Coast, and his computer has replaced his camera as a tool to capture unique and fascinating images. Bristow pours over solutions to equations from the field of mathematics called Chaos Theory, and there he finds landscapes, seascapes, stars and planets – a mathematical virtual universe that at times looks much like our own.

A photographer by training, Bristow composes extraordinary abstract and representational images, but unlike other art forms the images have the added quality of fracticality. Fracticality can result in much greater detail than a photographic image, and it can cause levels of new details to pop into sight as the viewing distance is changed.

While Fractal Art is still considered an experimental art form, Bristow maintains a great deal of discipline in his work and hopes to help lead the art form out of its infancy and into wider acceptance.

Because it can stimulate minds and trigger new ideas, Bristow believes that CHAOTICA, his body of Fractal Art, is an excellent choice for upscale commercial interiors, especially lobbies and conference rooms. Exhibits of CHAOTICA have demonstrated that it appeals to young and old, and to artists as well as engineers.

Bristow encourages and promotes other artists in local and international communities.

Exhibitions

2018 Group Exhibition – Valerosa Men’s Art Show, The Foundry Coffee House, Tyler, TX
2018 Group Exhibition – The Wonder of Art and Science, Home of Lisa & Michael Lujan, Tyler, TX
2018 Group Exhibition – The Beauty of Art & Medicine II, TJC Rogers Nursing and Health Science Building, Tyler, TX
2018 Group Exhibition – 2nd Annual PARTnership Exhibit, Ben and Maytee Fisch College of Pharmacy, Tyler, TX
2017 Group Exhibition – The Beauty of Art & Medicine, TJC Rogers Nursing and Health Science Building, Tyler, TX
2017 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 International Group Exhibition, Arcadia Art Show, Arcadia Theater, Tyler, TX
2016 Solo Exhibition, CHAOTICA – A Fractal Vision of the Universe, M6 Winery, Bullard, TX
2014 Two-Person Exhibition, Art for Mobility, Stifel Fine Arts Center, Wheeling, WV (with painter Francillon Chery)
2013 Solo Exhibition, Chaotica, ASID Industry Partner Exhibit, Metrocon13 Expo & Conference, Dallas, TX
2013 Group Exhibition, Irresistible, Southwest Texas Arts Festival, DeSoto, TX (Excellence Award winner)
2011 Group Exhibition, Untitled, Arlington Museum of Art, Arlington, TX
2011 Solo Exhibition, Chaotica, The Art of Coffee, Lindale, 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
2010 Solo Exhibition, Chaotica, Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Garland, 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
2009 Solo Exhibition, Chaotica, Caffe Tazza, Tyler, TX
2008 Solo Exhibition, Photographic Works, Caffe Tazza, Tyler, TX
2006 Solo/Group Exhibition, Work of Love: Artists’ Portraits, Artisan Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2006 Solo Exhibition, At Peace During a Time of War, Centerline Gallery, Woodland, CA
2006 Solo/Group Exhibition, Work of Love: Artists’ Portraits, Artisan Gallery, Sacramento, CA
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
2004 Solo Exhibition, Xscapes, Doiron Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2003 Solo Exhibition, Hornscapes, California State University Sacramento, Sacramento, CA
2003 Group Exhibition, Untitled, East Sac Gallery, Sacramento, CA
2002 Two-Person Exhibition, Untitled, Gallery W, Rancho Cordova, CA (with sculptor/painter Claudia Alvarez)
2001 Group Exhibition, In Living Color, Gallery W, Rancho Cordova, CA
2001 Two-Person Exhibition, Friends Under the Sky, Pegase Restaurant and Art Bar, Sacramento, CA (with painter Ruth Greenup)
2001 Two-Person Exhibition, Friends Under the Sky ~ 2001, Doiron Gallery, Sacramento, CA (with painter Ruth Greenup)
2000 Solo Exhibition Photo-Electronic Impressions 2, Flower Concepts, Sacramento, CA
2000 Solo Exhibition, Photo-Electronic Impressions, Flower Concepts, Sacramento, CA