Award Winning Artist Bryan Konietzko Visits Montserrat

October 18, 2013

Montserrat College of Art hosted Bryan Konietzko, award winning co-creator of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” and “The Legend of Korra” animated series, on  Oct. 15. During his visit to our campus, Konietzko visited some classrooms and gave an artist talk. Montserrat faculty member, Asst. Prof. Shanth S. Enjeti, helped to facilitate this special event with the support of Illustration Department Chair Asst. Prof. Mark Hoffmann, Montserrat Galleries Director, Curator, Leonie Bradbury and Coordinator of Public Programs, Savery Kelley.

“This is an incredible opportunity for our students to have the rare experience of interacting with an artist who is making such a positive contribution to our cultural landscape.” said Enjeti. “I have known Bryan since college, and I could not be more thrilled about introducing him to our academic community at Montserrat. This event came together very quickly and it is a testament to Bryan’s generosity and the overwhelming support this visit received from our administration faculty, and event coordinators.”

During the intimate classroom visits and presentation to Montserrat’s student body, Konietzko shared his experiences as an artist, storyteller and show co-creator.

Konietzko is a Peabody Award winning and Emmy nominated artist. “Avatar: The Last Airbender” and “The Legend of Korra” have a global fan base of millions. His current show, The Legend of Korra“, continues the story of a multigenerational epic that unfolds against the fantasy landscape he co-created with collaborator Mike DiMartino.

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Bryan Konietzko  personalizes Montserrat’s library copy of “Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Art of the Animated Series” with a signed sketch.