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Bruce Thorn

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Stray Voltage, 2014 Oil on Linen 61x91cm © Bruce Thorn, 2014
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Blue Brushstrokes, 2014 Oil on Canvas 46x61cm © Bruce Thorn, 2014
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Heuristic Prophet, 2014 Oil on Linen 76x51cm © Bruce Thorn, 2014
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A Commonsense Novelty, 2014 Oil on Linen 91x61cm © Bruce Thorn, 2014
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Mother's Nature, 2014 Oil on Linen 91x61cm © Bruce Thorn, 2014
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Flowers for Your Heart, 2014 Oil on Canvas 46x61cm © Bruce Thorn, 2014
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Succubus, 2014 Oil on Canvas 46x61cm © Bruce Thorn, 2014
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She Was Always Late, 2014 Oil on Linen 51x41cm © bruce Thorn, 2014
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Rumination, 2014 Oil on Canvas 25x25cm © Bruce Thorn, 2014
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Boiling Point, 2012 Oil on Linen 154.9x109.2 Cm © Bruce Thorn, 2012
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Boiling Point, Detail, 2012 Oil on Linen © bruce thorn, 2012
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Reef, 2010 Oil on Linen 173x229cm © Bruce Thorn, 2010
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The Red Guitar, 2010 Oil on Linen 173x229cm © Bruce Thorn, 2010
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Night Song, 2010 Oil on Linen 86x117cm © Bruce Thorn, 2010
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A Day With You, 2009 Oil on Linen 173x229cm © bruce thorn 2010
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Charged, 2009 Oil on Linen 122x152cm © Bruce Thorn, 2009
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Three Friends, 2010 Oil on Linen 122x173cm © Bruce Thorn, 2010
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As If There's No Tomorrow, 2014 Oil on Linen 48"x78" © Bruce Thorn
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Quick Facts
Lives in
Chicago
Works in
Chicago
Schools
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1975, BFA
UIC (University of Illinois at Chicago), 1987, MFA
Tags
Oil Painting painting, gouache, works on paper, print making, relief prints, etching, linoleum block prints, international style, metaphorical abstraction, abstract painting abstract, abstract
Current Exhibitions and Events
Nov, 2016
Big Small Works Show
Elephant Room Gallery - Bridgeport
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