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Bruce Thorn

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Lives in
Chicago

Works in
Chicago

Website

Schools
SAIC (School of the Art Institute of Chicago), 1975, BFA
UIC (University of Illinois at Chicago), 1987, MFA

Tags
abstract painting abstract, metaphorical abstraction, international style, linoleum block prints, etching, abstract, relief prints, print making, works on paper, gouache, Oil Painting painting

Statement

  

BRUCE THORN

ARTIST’S STATEMENT

My goal is to encourage empathy, love and kindness through artworks that pulsate with their own energy and life. Viewers are invited to discover their own meanings, associations and interpretations. I am fascinated by the intrinsic visual and tactile qualities of paint as paint, how sensitive brushwork, movement, surface, color and light modulations can express intuitive, analytical and mystical ideas.

Bruce Thorn, May 4, 2014

 

 

Vitae

Selected Exhibitions

2013 Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago: Bruce Thorn, Paul Lamantia and J.A. Kurtz

2011 Union League Club, Chicago, IL: solo exhibition

2007 Artists Project at Art Chicago

2006 Flaten Art Museum, Northfield, MN: Bruce Thorn and Liz Quisgard

2004 4th Triennale Graphic Prague 2004, The Czech Museum of Fine Arts

2003 New Prints 2003, Fall, International Center for the Print, New York, NY

2001 Influence Chicago Influence, Arena Gallery, Chicago, IL 2000 Les Chemical Carnales, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, IL

1996 Zaks Gallery, Chicago, IL: solo exhibition

1995 Oregon Biennial, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon 1994 Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA: solo exhibition


1986 Zaks Gallery, Chicago, IL: Bruce Thorn and Bruce Thayer

1985 Susan Whitney Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada,solo exhibition

Grants And Residencies

2014, 2011 and 2006 Foundation SLAK, Arnhem, Netherlands 1994 Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, NY

Education

1987 MFA in Painting, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL

1975 BFA in Painting and Drawing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL

Publications

2013 The Subconscious Eye, Robert Cozzolino and Stanislav Grezdo

2008 Neoteric Art, Interview

2006 Abstract Imagist, Corbett vs. Dempsey Publications

2004 4th Triennial of Graphic Arts Prague 2004, Arbor Vitae

Public Collections

St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN
Roger Brown Study Collection, Chicago, IL Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Recent Exhibits

Bruce Thorn participated in these exhibits:

Aug, 2013 Selections from the Permanent Collection: Made in Chicago and Chicago's Bauhaus Legacy
Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art (UIMA)
 
Apr, 2013 Subconscious Eye
Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art (UIMA)
 
Jan, 2011 INTENSITY group show
Gallery@220 - a Pop-Up Art Loop™ Gallery
 
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