Jim Bruss

American (1944)

About the artist:

EDUCATION M.F.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison, Painting and Printmaking M.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison, Painting and Printmaking B.S., Art Education, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison Naval Commission, NROTC, LT. USNR Vietnam Era Veteran TEACHING EXPERIENCE 1983-2000 Professor, The Columbus College of Art and Design, Columbus, Ohio Taught Painting, Drawing-Chairman of the Print Making Department 1972-1981 Assoc. Professor, The Columbus College of Arts & Design, Columbus, Ohio 1980 The Fort Hayes Career Center, School for the Visual Arts, Columbus, Ohio SOLO EXHIBITIONS 1996 Jan Maiden Fine Art, Paintings, Drawings, Prints, Columbus, Ohio Klein Art Works, Chicago: Moroccan Intervals-New Paintings and Works on Paper 1994 Klein Art Works, Chicago 1992 Klein Art Works, Chicago Robert Kuhn Gallery, Columbus, Ohio 1991 Klein Art Works-Chicago International Art Exposition 1990 Roberta Kuhn Gallery, Columbus, Ohio Klein Art Works, Chicago 1988 Klein Gallery, Chicago 1986 The Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, Ohio 1975 118: An Art Gallery, Minneapolis 1973 118: An Art Gallery, Minneapolis Gallery 2111, Milwaukee 1972 Gallery 2111, Milwaukee, Inaugural Exhibition SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS 2000 Klein Art Works, Art Chicago 2000 1996 Jan Maiden Fine Art, Director's Choice, Columbus, Ohio Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, "Paper Chase" The St. Paul Companies, St. Paul, Minn., "Red, Yellow, Blue: A Primary Experience" 1995 Klein Art Works, Chicago, "Abstraction Now" 1994 Klein Art Works, Chicago, "Contemporary Abstraction" Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, Nebraska., Michael Kessler and James Bruss 1993 Klein Art Works, "Volume: No Noise, Volumetric Painting and Sculpture" 1992 Klein Art Works, "Gallery Artists, Chicago International Art Exposition," Chicago Klein Art Works, "Summer Selection-Gallery Artists" 1991 Klein Art Works, Chicago-2'Small Drawings" Stark Gallery, New York City-2'Drawing Invitational" 1990 Toni Birckhead Gallery, Cincinnati Ohio Selections IX, Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, Cleveland 1988 Klein Gallery, Chicago 1987 "A New Generation of Ohio Artists," Kent State University, Kent "Clemson National Print and Drawing," Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina "Ohio Selection-Graphics'87," Dayton Art Institute, Dayton "Inaugural Group Show," Roberta Kuhn Gallery, Columbus "Choices: Twenty Painters from the Midwest," Arts Midwest N.E.A. Recipient Exhibition, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis. Traveled to Charles Wustum Museum of Fine Arts, Racine, and Evanston Art Center, Evanston SELECTED ARTICLES AND REVIEWS Raymer, Patricia. "Bruss Serigraphs Attain Soft Textures," Wisconsin State Journal, 1971. Key, Donald. "Inaugural is Bright," The Milwaukee Journal, April 1, 1972. Einhorn, Charles, "Artist/CCAD Instructor," Downtown Alive, May 1, 1985, p. 6. Pentak, Stephen. "What's Going On Here" (exhibition brochure), The Columbus Cultural Arts Center, Columbus, Ohio, Spring, 1986. Vasseur, Dominique H. "Ohio Selection '87-Graphics" (exhibition catalogue), The Dayton Art Institute, July 1 1-August 30, 1987, p. 8. Burroughs, Virginia. "Dayton Art Institute's 1987 Ohio Selection," Dialogue Magazine, August, 1987. Yanson, Julie. "Choices: Twenty Painters from the Midwest" (exhibition catalogue), Minneapolis College of Art and Design, October 12-November 1987," p. 8. Constable, Leslie. "Show Draws Visual Conclusions," Fort Hayes School for the Visual Arts, Columbus Dispatch, August 14,1988. Constable, Leslie. "Lead, Gold Leaf Give Lyrical Substance to Bruss' Works," Columbus Dispatch, October, 1990. Cullinan Helen. "Artists Making a Statement-Ohio Selections IX," Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, The Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1990. McCraken, David. "Bruss Paints with Lead, Gold in New Works," Chicago Tribune-Gallery Scene, March 30, 1990. Shuter, Marty. "Short North Artist James Bruss Finds Order in his Art," The Villages this Week, October 1, 1990. Fryer-Kohles, Jeanne. "James Bruss-Robert Kuhn Gallery," New Art Examiner, December 1990. McCraken, David. Gallery Scene, Chicago Tribune, January 31, 1992, Klein Art Works, Chicago. Shuter, Marty. "James Bruss Explores Space and Form with 'Red' Exhibit," The Villages This Week, November 1992. Hummer, Tracey. "Red/James Bruss/Roberta Kuhn Gallery," Dialogue Magazine, November/December 1992, pp. 21-22. Constable, Leslie. "Bruss''Red' Plays Mystic Mind Games with Space, Form," Columbus Dispatch, October 1992. Fryer-Kohles, Jeanne. "James Bruss-Roberta Kuhn Gallery," New Art Examiner, January 1993. Artner, Alan G. "Creativity Blooms in Rigid Format of Grids," The Chicago Tribune, Section 7, June 17, 1994. Heisler, Eva. "Action Links Leaf and Lead in Sculptures," Peabody's Art Factory, Columbus Dispatch, April 25, 1995. AWARDS/SPECIAL ACTIVITIES 1995 "New American Paintings, A Quarterly Exhibition," Fall 1995. The Open Studios Press, Needham, Massachusetts. 1992 ACTV, PBS, Channel 21, Columbus, Ohio. Video Interview 1991 Business/Arts Partnership Award, Columbus, Ohio 1986 Arts Midwest, N.E.A. Regional Visual Arts Fellowship Grant SELECTED COLLECTIONS Ameritech Applied Technologies, Chicago Angus Chemical, Buffalo Grove, Illinois Ashland Oil Chemical, Ashland, Kentucky Champion International, Chicago, Illinois Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio Davidson College, Davidson, North Carolina Decordova Museum of Art, Lincoln, MA Kraft General Foods, Northfield, Illinois 3M The Progressive Corporation, Mayfield, Heights, Ohio Prudential Insurance Sears Merchandise Group, Hoffman Estates, Illinois Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas United Airlines, JFK/New York, San Francisco and Tokyo Airports

Jim Bruss

American (1944)

(3 works)

About the artist:

EDUCATION M.F.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison, Painting and Printmaking M.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison, Painting and Printmaking B.S., Art Education, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison Naval Commission, NROTC, LT. USNR Vietnam

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