Brian Riley received his BFA from The Cooper Union in 1994 and an Associates Degree in Health Science at The Swedish Institute in 2008. His work as a massage therapist and artist focuses on the blending of reality, the subconscious, energy, healing, and the search for balance. His artistic medium varies depending on his focus and has included painting, drawing, printmaking and photography. He is currently working in a new studio located in downtown Newark, New Jersey. Here he has begun a series of large scale, acrylic paintings that continue his exploration into depictions of energetic experiences. He has had both group and solo exhibitions in The United States and Europe.