Bryce LeFort is a craftsman and an artist. He grew up on and near the water with constant devotion to the ocean, competitive sailing, and building. Bryce received his BA from the University of Pennsylvania majoring in both communications and fine arts. Combining his love for making and sculpture with sailing and water, he began his career as a boatbuilder by attending the International School of Yacht Restoration. Over the next 15 years working in the marine industry, he honed his skills, advanced his abilities to create, and laid the foundation for his work as an artist today. In the spring of 2022, Bryce received his master’s in Fine Arts from California College of the Arts. Bryce currently lives in Los Angeles
With the intersection between art and craft as its foundation, my work evolves through the honing of craftsmanship, developing techniques, and expanding the materials to apply them. As my art practice traverses across these aspects, it remains closely tied to my background.
I grew up in or near the water all my life with sailing as one of my greatest passions. The fluid forms in many of my sculptures combine the natural movement of wind and water with my career as a craftsman and boatbuilder. I treat every piece as an opportunity to highlight its individual component. One work creates a potential for another in unexpected ways.
My art is a continuation of my craft removed from restriction. All my work is the manifestation of discovered potential for techniques and materials through a dedication to craftsmanship.