Bryan Iguchi has immersed himself in the mountains since turning pro in 1992. During the winter he spends his days exploring the backcountry of Jackson Hole. His time there has come to define his career as a professional snowboarder, a career that spans more than two decades. Born and raised in Southern California, Iguchi’s time surfing and skateboarding ultimately fueled his progression in park/pipe riding. After traveling the world and competing in countless contests, he moved to Jackson Hole, stepping out of the spotlight to pursue a backcountry vision for snowboarding based around seeking the ability and knowledge to read and ride natural terrain.
This commitment to the mountains started to shape not only his snowboarding but also his art, which can be found at the Jackson-based gallery Asymbol. Using mixed mediums, he began capturing familiar landscapes and imagining new ones. For Iguchi, his art is an extension of his passion for the natural world; its vast landscapes, mountain topography; the fluid movement of precipitation, rivers, erosion, and breaking waves.
Iguchi’s art can be found throughout the snowboarding industry. The trenches he digs can be found in the Tetons and surrounding mountains of Wyoming. He lives in Wilson, Wyoming with his wife and two sons.
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In the universe that is professional snowboarding, Travis Rice’s star shines among the brightest. Asymbol was born in 2009 out of Rice’s frustrated quest to find artwork to adorn the interior of his personal home. This experience inspired him to build a bridge connecting the highly respected image-makers in our culture with people who want to own their work, yet never had a way to do so before. Artist and close friend Mike Parillo provided the spark that ignited the Asymbol idea and turned the company into a reality. Asymbol is a family affair, proudly based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.