Combined Media, Assemblage, Art in Three Dimensions, Painting – The Art Students League

Combined Media, Assemblage, Art in Three Dimensions, Painting

Bruce Dorfman

Bruce Dorfman, Ko-niro, 2017, combined media with canvas, 56 x 31 x 3 inches

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About the Instructor

Bruce Dorfman has had fifty-two solo exhibitions in New York, throughout the United States, and abroad. His recent exhibitions include the June Kelly Gallery, NYC (2015); the Elizabeth V. Sullivan Gallery at the League’s Vytlacil Campus, NY (2013); and the Zane Bennett Gallery, Santa Fe, NM (2011).

A large overview exhibition of his work will be presented by Monmouth University, NJ, during 2016. Similarly, his work has been presented in numerous museum and university collections and gallery group exhibitions worldwide, including most recently, Making/Breaking Traditions: Teachers of Ai Weiwei at the League’s Phyllis Harriman Mason Gallery (2014); the University of Iowa Museum of Art at the Figge Museum, Iowa (January–June, 2015); and the International School at the Museum of Art and Cloisters, Loulé, Portugal (August–October, 2015).

Bruce Dorfman is the recipient of many awards, grants, and fellowships, including New York State Council on the Arts; Fulbright Fellowship; Rockefeller Foundation; U.S. Department of State; Arts East Foundation, Washington, DC; New York World’s Fair Invitational; National Academy of Design; Des Moines Art Center; Butler Institute of American Art; and Atelier Mourlot, Paris, France. He was the recipient of a major grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, 2007–2008. His work has been written about extensively, including, most recently, an essay in the online journal First Things, by Maureen Mullarkey, (September, 2015), as well as reviews in The New York Times, Art in America, ARTnews, and City Arts. His art has also received critical attention in a wide range of periodicals, catalogs, and monographs. Magasinet Kunst (Denmark, 2011) featured a color essay about the artist and his art. In Japan and Korea,he has been the subject of several films.

Bruce Dorfman has been teaching at the Art Students League since 1964, and taught at the League summer school in Woodstock, NY, from 1964 to 1972. He has also taught at the New School, Syracuse University, the Everson Museum, and was artist-in-residence at the Norton Museum, Florida. From 1993 to 1996, he was a guest-artist and lecturer at museums and art institutions in Venezuela, Portugal, and France.

Bruce Dorfman studied at the Art Students League with Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Arnold Blanch and Charles H. Alston. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, where he studied with Stuart Edie, Mauricio Lasansky and art historian Roy Seiber. He is represented in New York City by the June Kelly Gallery.


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