My painting practice involves following intuitive impulses; I allow my internal dialogue to highlight people, places, and events from which to make paintings. I come from a military family. From that background I learned to quickly understand and adapt to new surroundings and people. There is a close connection between the strategies that I employed as a child to understand my new home, school, people, and the decisions I make in choosing subjects and sources.
Byron Anway was born in Portland OR, grew up in Northfield, MN, and graduated in 2004 from Luther College in Decorah, IA with a BA in Art and a teaching certificate in K-12 Art Education. Anway has taught both in the U.S.and abroad, most notably working at the International School of Brussels in Belgium and later at the American Academy-Casablanca in Morocco. Byron received his MFA in Art from in 2011 from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln iwhere he lectures. He also is the Gallery Preparator for the Elder Gallery at Nebraska Wesleyan University..