Brett Dyer was born in Dallas, and grew up in East Texas. After high school Brett attended Kilgore Junior College for two years under a full Presidential Merit Scholarship for his talent and creativity in art. He later was accepted at The University of Texas at Tyler. There, Brett received a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in painting and printmaking. While at UT he participated in many group exhibitions and had a very successful B.F.A. exhibition in downtown Tyler. Brett started graduate school at Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas in January 2003. There he received his Masters of Fine Arts degree December 2005. His major was in painting, and his minor was in intermedia arts.
Brett currently lives and works in the Dallas area, where he has been working as a full time art professor teaching courses at North Lake College since 2012. In addition to his full-time position, Brett also offers workshops in drawing and encaustic painting at The Encaustic Center in Richardson. Brett has been teaching in higher education since 2006 and has previously taught at El Centro College, Tarrant County College, and Collin College. Brett has won numerous awards for his teaching such as the 2015-16 Presidential Scholar of North Lake College, 2014-15 Faculty of the Year at North Lake College, the Excellence in Teaching for Adjunct Faculty Award at El Centro College in 2012, and the 2012 NISOD Excellence Award given by a national organization. 2015 is Brett's 10th year of teaching. In January 2006, Brett first started teaching Art History at El Centro College fresh out of college.
Brett Dyer continues to work as an artist and favors working with acrylic and encaustic paint, printmaking, photography, and collage. Brett has exhibited all around Texas, and has won awards and scholarships for his artwork. His art is consistently being exhibited in local galleries and auctioned off for charity events. His work can also be found as part of permanent collections at multiple universities and colleges in Texas. Brett continues to create art with various media, and he vows to never stop. His work is his life, and his life is his work. They would not exist without each other.