Featured Artist

Bruce Brainard

USA
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Grand Prize Award Recipient
Bruce Brainard
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Bruce Brainard was born in a small rural farming community nestled under the Tetons in southeast Idaho. He currently lives in Saratoga Springs, UT with his beautiful wife and children. As a young man, his many hours in the fields and surrounded by nature left an indelible impression on him that continues to manifest itself in his work to this today. His work is found in numerous private collections, museums and galleries throughout the United States.

Artist Statement
I love to paint and feel that art can have great power. I believe, as Picasso said, “The purpose of art is 
to express the great emotions.” I have found the greatest emotions not necessarily to be the loud, the sentimental, or even the profane, but rather the quiet, the authentic, and the sacred. I use the landscape and seascape to try and express these emotions.

Raised in a small farming community nestled under the Tetons in the upperSnake Valley of Southeastern Idaho, Bruce Brainard draws inspiration from the early American Landscape artist George Inness and artists associated with the Luminist movement, and the spiritual Romanticist Caspar David Friedrich. Adding his own distinctive contemporary perspective, he creates landscapes and seascapes metaphorically, using symbols and archetypes.

Bruce has worked professionally as an artist for over for over 25 years and his work is included in many collections throughout the United States.

Bruce loves to paint and feels that art can have great power. He believes as George Innis said that art is "a language to express thought " and as Picasso said, "The purpose of art is to express the great emotions." He has the found the most profound emotions aren't necessarily the loud, the sentimental, or even the profane, but rather the quiet, the authentic , and the sacred. He uses the landscape and seascape to try and express these emotions.

“...a painter should paint not only what he sees before him, but also what he sees within himself.” Caspar David Friedrich

BORN
1962 St. Anthony, Idaho


EDUCATION

1987 B.F.A., Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah

1992 M.F.A., Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah


AWARDS

2008 1st Place Landscape Division, Dixie Invitational, St. George, UT (Juror Michael Malm,artist)

2003 Merit Award, 79th Annul Spring Salon, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT

1988 Art Reach '88, Salt Lake City, UT, "Purchase Award" (Juror Henry T Hopkins, curator) Frederick Wiesman Collection, Los Angeles, CA

1988 Harris Fine Arts Center Annual Show, Provo, Utah. "Juror's Choice Award"

1987 B.F.A. Show, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah. "First Place," (Juror WayneKimball, artist)

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2011 Gremillion &Co. Fine Art, Dallas TX

2010 Gremillion &Co. Fine Art, Houston, TX

2008 Gremillion &Co. Fine Art, Houston, TX

2007 David Lusk Gallery, Memphis, TN

2006 Gremillion &Co. Fine Art, Houston, TX

2005 Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT

2002 Gremillion &Co. Fine Art, Houston, TX

1998 Gremillion &Co. Fine Art, Houston, TX

1997 Macon & Co. Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

1997 Lisa Kurts Gallery, Memphis, TN

1996 Gremillion &Co. Fine Art, Houston, TX

1996 Wyndy Morehead Fine Arts, New Orleans, LA

1995 Macon & Co. Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

1995 Kurts Bingham Gallery, Memphis, TN

1994 Gremillion &Co. Fine Art, Houston, TXMacon & Co. Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

1992 Macon & Co. Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

1987 Harris Fine Arts Center, Provo, UT

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2011 Group Show, Mason-Murer Fine Art, Atlanta, GA

2009 Coastal Odysseys, Marion Meyer Contemporary Art, Laguna Beach, CA

2008 Bruce Brainard & Melissa Battersby, Marion Meyer Contemporary Art, Laguna Beach, CA

2008 Dixie Invitational, Eccles Fine Art Center, Dixie State College, St. George, UT

2006 Sweetwater Rescue, Museum of Church History and Art, Salt Lake City, UT

2003 Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT

2003 79th Annul Spring Salon, Springville, UT

2001 Recent Paintings, Bruce Brainard & Philip Tarlow, Gremillion & Co. Fine Art,Houston, TX

2000 The Landscape, Bruce Brainard & Philip Tarlow, Gremillion & Co. Fine Art,Austin, TX

1998 Wulf Barsch & Bruce Brainard, Macon & Co. Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
1998 Three Visions: Michael Workman, Bruce Brainard & David Lynn, Meyer Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ
1998 Seven Artists in Seven Countries: Brad Aldridge, Bruce Brainard, Ron Richmond,Todd Stilson, Chris Thornock, Michael Workman & Chris Young;
(AnExhibition of Paintings Inspired by European Tour), Springville Museumof Art, Springville, UT

1995 72 National April Salon, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT

1992 The Landscape: Insight and Encounter, Gremillion & Co. Fine Art, Houston, TX

1992 Introductions, Kurts Bingham Gallery, Memphis, TN

Introduction Paintings, Grover Thurston Gallery, Seattle, WA

1988 Mountain West Biennial Paper Works, Nora Eccles Harrison Museum of Art,Logan, UT

64 National April Salon, Springville Museum of Art, Springville, UT

1987 Harris Fine Arts Center Annual Show, Provo, Utah. Juror's Choice Award

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah
Clyde & Carol Williams, Atlanta, Georgia
Cokinos, Bosien & Young, Houston, Texas
Continental Airlines, Houston, Texas
Credit Suisse, Chicago, Illinois
Credit Suisse, New York, New York
Don & Pam Smith, Atlanta, Georgia
Karen Thomas, Vinson & Elkins, Houston, Texas
Kemmons-Wilson Companies, Memphis, Tennessee
The Landmarks Group, Atlanta, Georgia
Lee Bartlett, Provo, Utah
Mann Eye Center, Houston, Texas
Memorial Hermann Hospital System, Houston, Texas
National Congress of Art and Design, Salt Lake City, Utah
Ohio University, Athens, Ohio
Parker Drilling, Houston, Texas
Peter Badger, Houston, Texas
Ritz Carlton, Naples, Florida
Robert and Sharlene Wells Hawkes, Springfield, Massachusetts
The Robinson-Humphrey Company Inc., Atlanta, Georgia
Rock & Leitz, P.C., Atlanta, Georgia
Spencer Design Group, San Antonio, Texas
Time Warner Communications, Houston, Texas
United Parcel Service, Atlanta, Georgia
William's Dye & Mold, Atlanta, Georgia

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