Bruce Garrity

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Contact Information

e-mail: Bruce Garrity
www.brucegarrityart.com
www.3rdstreetgallery.com
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Artist Bio

Bruce Garrity’s paintings are poetic explorations of pictorial inventions and equivalents for visual experience. The paintings act as sites for events that stem from perception, memory and the experience of history/art history. Utilizing a broad vocabulary of painterly means in the pursuit of pictorial drama, the paintings emphasize an uncanny aspect of these moments. The spaces depicted are the more intimate surroundings of interiors and objects, whether of the studio or even when outdoors, the being in as opposed to the looking upon these circumstances. These juxtapositions suggest the human presence even when the figure is unseen and focus on engaging the viewer as an implicit participant.

Garrity received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Drawing from the University of Delaware, and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Born in Philadelphia and raised in Alaska, he lives and works in Penns Grove, NJ, on the Delaware River.

The artist’s work is in numerous private and public collections including The Stedman Art Gallery of Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey, The Hoyt Institute in New Castle, Pennsylvania, Cooper Medical Center, Camden, New Jersey, and Capital One Financial, Wilmington, Delaware.
He has taught at Rutgers University in Camden since 1997. He has also been an adjunct faculty member at the University of Delaware, Stockton College, Rowan University, Delaware College of Art and Design, and several area community colleges.

Education

2001
The University of the Arts Philadelphia, PA
MFA, Painting

1984
University of Delaware, Newark, DE
BFA,Painting and Drawing

Selected Exhibitions

Solo
2015
Bruce Garrity: Recent Work, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

2014
Bruce Garrity: Inside & Out, Warner Gallery, O’Brien Art Center, St. Andrews Academy, Middletown, DE

Bruce Garrity: Recent Work, Marlin Gallery, Camden County College, Blackwood, NJ

Bruce Garrity: Recent Work, Art Library, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

2011
Bruce Garrity: Landscapes, Paul Robeson Library, Rutgers University/ Camden Campus, Camden, NJ

2010
Bruce Garrity: Recent Work, Crestmont Gallery, Collingswood, NJ

2008
Bruce Garrity: As Safe As Yesterday Is, Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth Beach, DE

2005
Bruce Garrity: Natural Orders, High Street Gallery, Millville, NJ

2004
Bruce Garrity: Green World, Community Cultural Center, Cecil Community College, Northeast, MD

2003
Bruce Garrity: Smaller Works, Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth Beach, DE

2001
Recent Paintings And Works In Progress, University of Delaware Art Department Gallery
University of Delaware, Newark, DE

MFA Painting Thesis Exhibition, Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA

2000
Into The Woods, Frank Guaracini Jr. Fine and Performing Arts Center, Cumberland County College, Vineland, NJ

Recent Paintings, Salem County Courthouse, Salem, NJ

1998
Partners In Art: Bruce Garrity And Noreen Scott-Garrity, Markeim Art Center, Haddonfield, NJ

1995
Southern New Jersey Artists X, Stedman Art Gallery, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ
Purchase: “Venus and Fish”
(Catalog)

1984
Bruce Garrity: Paintings, Monotypes & Watercolors, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE

Group
2012
Centenial Juried Exhibition, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE
Curator: Curator: John B. Ravenal
Catalog and Artist Talk

Dreamers, Movers, & Shakers: The Artwork Of South Jersey, Medford Art Center, Medford, NJ
Curators: Bruce Garrity, Michael Cagno, Phil Carroll, Karen Chigounis

Philadelphia Drawing, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA
Curators: Alex Kanevsky and Bill Scott

New Brunswick Art Salon 2012, Alfa Art Gallery, New Brunswick, NJ

These Parts / These Places: Bruce Garrity, Bobbie Adams, Eric Fowler, Barabara Schaff, Gallery @ 792, Collingswood, NJ

Drawing Room, Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission, Hopkins House Gallery, Haddon Township, NJ

2011
Invitational Oils: Paul Dusold, Bruce Garrity, Allan Gorman, Perkins Center for the Arts, Collingswood. NJ

Effacing Boundries:Visual Arts Faculty, Rutgers/Camden, Stedman Gallery, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ

Influence & Confluence, a Joint Exhibition at The Markeim Art Center, Haddonfield, NJ and Hopkins House Gallery of Contemporary Art, Haddon Twp., NJ

2010
Over The Bridge: Visual Arts Faculty, Rutgers/Camden & Philadelphia Sculptors, 3rd Street Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Staff Collects: Rutgers Camden Collection of Art, Stedman Gallery, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ

2008
Object/Desire, Hopkins House Gallery of Contemporary Art, Haddon Township, NJ

2007
Projected Memory, Gallery 919, Wilmington, DE

Selections, LaPelle Galleries, Philadelphia, PA

2006
Juried Watercolor Exhibition, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ

Nova: Invitational, Perkins Center for the Arts: Collingswood, Collingswood, NJ

2005
Nova: Invitational, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, NJ

2004
Feast or Famine, Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission, Hopkins House Gallery, Haddon Township, NJ

2003
The Child Within, Markeim Art Center, Haddonfield, NJ

“The Unbroken Circle” A Tribute To Quita Brodhead, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

2002 and 1999
Cumberland County College Faculty Exhibition, Frank Guaracini Jr. Fine and Performing Arts Center, Cumberland County College, Vineland, NJ

2001
Six Degrees Of Cold Storage, CAA MFA Exhibition, Philadelphia, PA

Fierce Alliances, Chester County Art Association, West Chester, PA

1999
Distinguished Artists Of Southern New Jersey, Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences, Loveladies, NJ

Juried Works On Paper, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ

1997
Fin De Si`Ecle, Traveling Exhibition, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington DE; Sussex County Arts Council, Georgetown, DE
Delaware State University Gallery, Dover, DE

Winter Invitational, Petrides Gallery, Cherry Hill, NJ

1996
Westmoreland Art Nationals, Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood, PA
Jurors: Richard L. Dana and Paul Miller Kline
Award of Excellence

Annual Juried Exhibition, Center for the Arts in Southern New Jersey, Marlton, NJ
Juror: Steve Lanier
Honorable Mention

35th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, Wayne Art Center. Wayne, PA
Juror: Sidney Goodman
Honorable Mention

Annual Juried Exhibition, The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

133rd Exhibition Of Small Paintings, The Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

Beautiful Food, The Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

1995
Monroe County Arts Council 3rd Biennial, Artspace 534, Stroudsburg, PA

Annual Juried Exhibition, Center For The Arts in Southern New Jersey, Marlton, NJ
Juror: John Ravenal
Special Award: “Hotel Pool”

1992
Juried Works On Paper, Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ

1987, and 1986, 1985, 1984, 1983
Juried Members Exhibition, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE

1983
Hoyt Juried National, Hoyt Institute of the Arts, New Castle, PA
Juror: Philip Pearlstein
Purchase Award: “Studio Still Life #2”
Catalog

1983
Juried Annual, Academy of the Arts, Easton, MD

Professional Experience

2015
Juror, Large Works, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Philadelphia, PA

2006
JurorRehoboth Plein Air Festival, Rehoboth Beach, DE

2001
Visiting Artist Lecture, Foundations Colloquium, Department of Art, University of Delaware

1989
Visiting Artist, Painting Department, Department of Art, University of Delaware

Teaching
Present
Adjunct Professor of Art: Rutgers University Camden, NJ

Adjunct Professor of Art: Stockton University, Pomona, NJ

1999 – 2009
Adjunct Faculty: Cumberland County College, Vineland, NJ

1997- 2004
Adjunct Faculty: University of Delaware, Newark, DE

2004
Adjunct Faculty: Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

Awards and Honors

2010
Sybil S. Cohen Award for Excellence in Teaching, Rutgers University

1998 – 2001
The University of the Arts Merit Scholarship
1995
Purchase Award, Southern New Jersey Artists X, Stedman Art Gallery

1984
Honors Faculty Award, University of Delaware

1983
Purchase Award Hoyt Juried National Hoyt Institute

Honors Grant for Film, University of Delaware

Collections

Public (partial list)
The Stedman Art Gallery, Rutgers University Camden, NJ
The Hoyt Institute of the Arts, New Castle, PA
Cooper Medical Center, Camden, NJ
Capital One Financial, Wilmington, DE

Public Project

2002
Mural, Mid-Atlantic Ballet and the City of Newark, Newark, DE

Bibliography

2002
Besso, Michelle. “Mural Unites Ballet and Nature”. Wilmington News Journal (Wilmington, DE), August 20, 2002

Nutter, Tom. “Two Arts Merge”. Wilmington News Journal (Wilmington, DE), August 20, 2002

Smith, April R. “The Great Wall of Newark”. Newark Post (Newark, DE), August 16, 2002

“A Colorful Welcome”. Photo: John Llera, Newark Post (Newark, DE), October 25, 2002

1995
McGuire, Nancy. “Southern New Jersey Artists X”. Stedman Art Gallery, Rutgers University (Camden, NJ), 1995

Exhibitions Curated

Hopkins House Gallery of Contemporary Art
Camden County Cultural & Heritage Commission
Selected Exhibitions: 2006 – 2012

Summer House
Pattern Disruptive
Field Manual
Garden in Winter
Surfacings
Object/Desire
Domestic Bliss-ter
Skin-n-Bone
Lines and Puddles
Into Your Head
Abstract Realities
Intimacies
Drawn Attentions

With the RCCA and Dept. of Fine Arts, Rutgers University – Camden
2013
Dark Eye Glances: Romantic Tendencies in Landscape
Exhibition and Panel Discussion (with Noreen Scott Garrity)

2012
Surface as Signifier, Exhibition and Panel Discussion (with Peg Curtin)
Marlin Gallery, Camden County College, Blackwood, NJ, UD Crane, Philadelphia, PA

2011
Working Drawing, Exhibition and Panel Discussion

2010
Seeing Voices: The Visual Voice, Exhibition and Symposium (with Margery Amdur)

2009
To Be or Not to Be: a Painters Question, Exhibition and Symposium (with Margery Amdur)

 

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