Bryan Ida lives and works in Southern California. He studied electronic music composition at San Jose State and Sonoma Sate University. In 1988, he became Sam Francis' studio assistant, first working in Palo Alto and then Los Angeles. Francis' mentorship is the foundation of his work in visual arts. His paintings have been shown at Blue Whale, George Billis Gallery, and Bandini Art in Los Angeles; Los Angeles Art Association, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica; and Hang, San Francisco and Palo Alto; and many other venues.