Having multiple layers of character, emotion, personality, talent, gifts, thoughts or ideas.
Of or relating to a person who will not be limited to a box/category. One whose authentic self transcends others’ expectations of them
Bria The Artist or fan/supporter of Bria The Artist
An artistic soul with no creative boundaries
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Bria The Artist is a singer/songwriter, producer, painter, sketch artist and poet based in Westchester, NY. Gaining her musical start in her Peekskill, NY church choir, Bria understood the value of putting her spiritual essence into her art. A few years before expanding that into the diverse brand we see today, she attended first HBCU, Lincoln University, as a Visual Arts major where she taught herself to play keys and began performing in campus showcases and talent shows. It was during her sophomore year when she began publicly writing and producing her own music.
With a sound that brings neo-soul into the future, Bria has since written a handful of songs including her first single, “T.R.E.E.S. (To Reach Every Existing Seed)” in October, 2017. In 2019 The Artist released her first short album titled Moon Swings, of which she recorded and produced the majority... ON HER PHONE! She displays her producing and vocal arrangement skills with a unique blend of neo-soul, jazzy and nostalgic hip hop sounds. Bria has also written music alongside Soul Train Award-winning jazz vocalist Nicole Henry and internationally acclaimed producer/songwriter DJ Gomi. The Artist has also recorded and worked closely with international jazz musician Richie Goods. As a millennial woman who produces and creates her own beats, Bria’s style of writing and singing is heavily influenced by Erykah Badu, D’angelo, and Andre 3000 with producer influences such as Timbaland and Missy Elliott. Often using unconventional instruments and sounds in her music like the Japanese koto or the flute, her sound is described by listeners as soulful, nostalgic, dynamic and easy to “vibe” to; Bria’s music is truly a genre of its own.
Bria The Artist has performed various shows at notable venues including, but not limited to the legendary SOB’s NYC, The Hideout (Toronto), and Hi Five (Dubai, UAE) after embarking on a 12-city promotional tour. Having done interviews with iHeartMedia, FUBU Radio, SWB Radio, DTF Radio (The Fix Show) and Style N Soul Magazine, Bria The Artist aims to create a listening experience that invokes other-worldly imagery for listeners around the globe.
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Following a repost of Ne-Yo's indie artist promotion in her Instagram story, the Grammy Award-winning artist himself reached out to our Bri-dimensional queen directly via DM. On May 25th, 2021, Bria took to Instagram to post this screenshot of a snippet of the conversation she had with Ne-Yo. According to the Instagram post, Ne-Yo stated he was "going to be adding it to [his] personal SoundCloud playlist." We couldn't be happier.
Now, two of Bria The Artist's 2021 singles have made Ne-Yo's "The Burning Playlist Volume 2 Presented by Ne-Yo". Check the links below to listen now!
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Since 2017, Bria The Artist has had six releases including her albums, Moon Swings and most recently Jaded, publishing over twenty songs. Her self-produced single, "Call Me", inspired by people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, grabbed the attention of club DJs, going on to reach club scenes and house music lovers all over the world.
What's more, In 2021, The Artist caught the attention of Grammy Award-winning artist, Ne-Yo, with the release of her ballad for lonely lovers titled, "People Fall In Love In Heaven." Since then, She's held the honor of having two of her self-produced singles ("People Fall In Love In Heaven" and "Quarantine & Chill") featured on his personally curated playlists.
Most recently, Bria The Artist once again returned to interview with 96.1 Kiss FM as well as FUBU Radio to promote her latest album, Jaded. Take a listen below.
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"With the tendency to resurface, the ambiguity of the 'Black' person’s hankering for self-awareness seems to make its way through contemporary aesthetics in every form of art. My goal is to explore the emotional and spiritual link between Black people and their nostalgic experiences (big or small)."
- Bria K. Waterman
Born September 24, 1993, Bria K. Waterman is a painter and sketch artist currently living and working in Westchester, NY. Her work focuses on the evolution, consciousness, and nature of the Black culture as it relates to her own. Primarily working with acrylic paint, Bria captures the nurturing, leading spirit of the "Afrikan wombman", the wise and protective nature of the man, and the ever-growing and learning spirit of the child. The curvaceous nature of the Black woman's figure can be seen throughout her work both blatantly and figuratively. Gold paint is used through many of the artist's works as it symbolizes the African's history in royalty, wisdom and courage. Bria's works painted in various earth tones and hues represent people of color and the human connection to nature. However, it is also evident in her black and white paintings that People of African descents are represented through hairstyles and facial features.
Bria’s artistic talents were realized at a young age by her parents and two older siblings. She was able to draw what she saw and instinctively create masterpieces from scraps of paper. Her classroom doodling became her four-year Visual Arts major at (first HBCU) Lincoln University, PA. After leaving LU to focus on entrepreneurship in the world of art, Bria The Artist continues to build her brand, showcasing her talents online and around New York. The passionate artist believes, “You can’t teach someone what’s already in [her] heart.”. Bria has taken away a lesson she holds extremely valuable: be yourself in all that you do.
2021 Group Exhibition, 1120 Market Street, Ridge Hill Mall Yonkers, NY
2020 Solo Exhibition (Mural Reveal), 840 Main Street, Peekskill, NY
2019 Group Exhibition, Places and Faces in Spaces I'd Rather Be, 705 South Street, Peekskill, NY
2019 Solo Exhibition, BLACKOUT, Studio 4 at 925 South Street, Peekskill, NY
2019 Solo Exhibition, Untitled, Westchester Community College, Valhalla, NY
2019 Group Exhibition, #NativeExpo, 35 W 38th street, NY, NY
2018 Solo Exhibition, Leisure, BeanRunner Cafe, Peekskill, NY
2018 Group Exhibition, Black History Month, HRHCare Peekskill Health Center, Peekskill, NY
2016 Group Exhibition, 3-Way Mirror, Paul Robeson Gallery, Peekskill, NY
We found some of these in the trash can on the spaceship. Bria must've thrown these away by accident. Click one to read!
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