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Veronica Bruce

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Intuitive Trainings, May 2014-PRESENT Mixed Media Compositions in Metal Rod Chair Frames 8 in by 5.5 in Each Frame (larger Frames 12 in by 5 In) © Veronica Bruce
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Intuitive Trainings (close up), May 2014-PRESENT Mixed Media Compositions in Metal Rod Chair Frames 8 in by 5.5 in © Veronica Bruce
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Intuitive Trainings (closeup), May 2014-PRESENT Mixed Media Compositions in Metal Rod Chair Frames 8 in by 5.5 in © Veronica Bruce
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Intuitive Trainings (closeup), May 2014-PRESENT Metal Rod Chair, Green Plastic Strips From Home Depot, Painted Glass, Glue 8 in by 5.5 in © Veronica Bruce
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Charismatic Slide, 2014 Acrylic on Canvas 32 in by 44 in by 1 in © Veronica Bruce
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Misplaced Enthusiasm, 2013 Plastic Drawers, Glass Block, Oil on Glass, Wood Glue, Black Plastic String, Acrylic, Metal, Handles and Line From Grandpa Bruno’s Tacklebox, Ribbon, Lure With Acrylic and Portion of Studio Wall 50 in by 24 in by 12 in © Veronica Bruce
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Misplaced Enthusiasm, 2013 Plastic Drawers, Glass Block, Oil on Glass, Wood Glue, Black Plastic String, Acrylic, Metal, Handles and Line From Grandpa Bruno’s Tacklebox, Ribbon, Lure With Acrylic and Portion of Studio Wall 50 in by 24 in by 12 in © Veronica Bruce
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Edge Your Way In, 2014 Oil and String on Canvas 36 in by 48 in by 1 in © Veronica Bruce
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Subtle Disillusionment, 2013 Oil on Canvas 32 in by 44 in © Veronica Bruce
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The Miscommunication Between Desire and Restraint, 2012 Found Chair, Red Paint, Oil, Screws, Marron Ribbon Leftover From Christmas Ornament Making, Rolled Up Painting on Canvas, Chair Leg, White Wood With Cement and Glue, Photographs With Paint, Foam, Parts of an Old Sculpture Broken Down, Space in Between the 90 in by 54 in 15 in © Veronica Bruce
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Intersection, 2013 Four Canvases, Wood Glue, Oil, Ribbon 32 in by 24 in by .75 in © Veronica Bruce
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Seen From the Side, 2012 Glass Window, Oil and Acrylic, Cement and Black Duct Tape, Yellow Glass Block 35in by 20.25 in by 3.25 in © Veronica Bruce
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Point A to B to D, 2012 Plexiglass Scraps From Framing Other Work and Plexiglass Sheets, Cement, Cement Glue, Black Paint, White Gesso, Wood Glue, Clamp and Clip, 2012 55 in by 6.25 in by 21 in © Veronica Bruce
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Resolution with a Light Shift, 2013 Gouache, Pencil and Watercolor on Paper 40 in by 28.75 in © Veronica Bruce
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The Architecture of Gesture: Three Steps Back and In, 2013 Oil on Canvas 32 in by 44 in © Veronica Bruce
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Perceptual Pinball, 2012 Found Table on Studio Floor (thanks Firat and Olivia!), White Acrylic, Mirror From Built in Dining Room Hutch From House I Grew Up in (house Is Torn Down Now), Nai 65 in by 27 in by 46.5 in © Veronica Bruce
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Inner Edge, 2012 Oil, Colored Pencil and Gesso on Panel © Veronica Bruce
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Strapped In, 2012 Bannister, White Acrylic, Black Duct Tape, Red Oil Paint, Parts of Studio Wall Stuck to Duct Tape, Cement, Glass Block From Older Work Inside Cement Base, Cement Glue, Foaming Super Glue, Red Clamp 85 in by 23 in by 9 in © Veronica Bruce
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The Comfort of Restrictions, 2012 Rubylith Sheet, Grommet and Nail, White Wall Molding 92 in by 72 in by 14 in © Veronica Bruce
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Affections, 2012 , Wall Piece: 8 in by 10 in Wood Panel With Acrylic Paint, Medium, Portion of Studio Wall Curling Off the Top, Floor Piece: Stretcher Bars With Silicone, Acrylic Paint, Brown Paper With Epoxy, Crescent Board, Wooden Sticks Used to Make Wall Piece With Acr 73 in by 17 in by 9 in © Veronica Bruce
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Falling On Deaf Ears, 2011 Cement, Cardboard, Wood, Balloons With Drywall Tape and Epoxy, Plastic Tarp, Tape, Gloves, Ribbon, Chair From My Grandma's House With Cement, Epoxy and an Eyehook Screw 48 in by 24 in by 48 in © Veronica Bruce 2011
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Up From Core, 2011 Cardboard, Plaster, Styrofoam Chunks, Yellow String and Reels, Two Metal Bars, Shirt Hanger, Headbands, Wooden Shelving Brackets, Acrylic Paint, Twist Ties and String 55 in by 27 in by 5 in © Veronica Bruce 2011
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Every time you think you've got something, Jan/Feb 2012 Cement, Matte Photographs, String, Typed and Edited Timeline Room at Threewalls Chicago (bricks Are Around 3 in by 12 in by 4 in Each) © Veronica Bruce
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
IL
Birth year
1982
Lives in
Chicago
Works in
Chicago
Schools
University of Illinois Urbana - Champaign, 2004, BFA
University of the Arts Philadelphia, 2011, MFA
Tags
abstract, sculpture, mixed-media, installation, video-art, conceptual, photography
Bio

       Veronica Bruce’s work explores the architecture of gesture across multiple disciplines of painting, sculpture, installation and video. Bruce received her BFA from the University of Illinois in Urbana – Champaign in 2004 and completed a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia in 2011.  She taught high school art full time from 2005 to 2011 for Township High School District 214 in Illinois.  Bruce became an Instructor in the Contemporary Practices and Continuing Studies Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the fall of 2013. Solo exhibitions include Julius Caesar, Chicago and the Hinsdale Public Library, Hinsdale. Her work has been included in exhibitions at John Almquist Gallery, Robert Bills Contemporary, The Nevica Project, Park Schreck Gallery, with curators Casa Duno, and Aqua Art Miami. Awards include the Artslant Prize of 2012 and artist residencies at threewalls Chicago, Bundanon Trust in New South Wales, Australia, and Nida Art Colony of the Vilnius Academy of Arts in Lithuania.

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Recent Exhibitions: Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

2014

2012

  • Veronica Bruce: Bring It All Back, Hinsdale Public Library, September to November, Hinsdale, IL
  • Veronica Bruce: Drawings from Australia, The Nevica Project, June 5-July 2 (online exhibition)
  • Cross Sections: Works by Brooke Barnett and Veronica Bruce, West Town Street Lab, curated by Casa Duno, June 1- July 19, Chicago, IL

Group Exhibitions

2014

  • Bare Bones, The Franklin, Chicago, IL

2013

  • South Shore Art Festival, August 16-November, Chicago, IL
  • The Nevica Project Gallery Opening, Chicago, IL
  • Arlington Green Executive Centre, Northwest Cultural Council, July 1-October 14, Arlington Heights, IL

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