Celeste Byers

Artist / celestebyers.com / @celestialterrestrial / celestebyers@gmail.com

Celeste Byers is a free spirited artist with a contagious zeal for life. She paints delightfully imaginative murals in bright explosions of color in an unmistakable illustrative style. As an avid nature worshipper, she frequently draws inspiration from the flora and fauna of planet Earth as well as everyday social interactions and interpretations of the subconscious mind. 

Byers’ large scale mural collaboration with fellow artist and frequent partner in crime, Aaron Glasson, is not easily missed on the walls at SILO. This radiant “Avian Mating Dance Fertility Mural” depicts various bird species mid mating call and was inspired by watching nature documentaries, one of Byer’s favorite hobbies. 

Dwelling in Ocean Beach in San Diego, Celeste Byers does a little bit of everything. She is continually experimenting with new mediums and has worked in a variety of them including film and animation, paintings, drawings, music, murals, and sculptural installations. In another recent collaboration with Glasson, the two built an inter-dimensional teleporter that they have been travelling with as part of a larger body of collaborative work called Los Dimensiones. 

Byers graduated with a BFA from Art Center College of Design in 2012 and has since been working as an artist and freelance illustrator and designer with a variety of people, companies, and galleries including the New York Times, Fifty24MX, PangeaSeed, McSweeney’s Publishing, Medium.com, Sea Stoke, and Lucky Peach Magazine. Her murals can be found in the United States, Sri Lanka, Mexico, and Australia. 

Photos and article by Carly Ealey

Art independently curated by Chris Konecki. For more information on art in Makers Quarter™ contact: art@makersquarter.com