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Artist ProfileMy name is Kerry Bruce and I am a professional Freelance Artist with my studio in the Village of Mount Kembla on the South Coast of NSW. Life experiences, travel and the beauty of my ever changing surroundings inspire me. I use a variety of mediums from thick impasto oil paint through to the delicate application of watercolours incorporating collage, textiles and inks. Each of my artworks are uniquely individual taking shape from the initial outline that sets the tone, letting every brush stroke take a different path to its one of a kind unique outcome. A deep rooted passion originates from the experience of letting the painting evolve and uncover itself. It is a bit of a journey with a lot of lines, bold colours, obscured marks and a mix of media and texture. It’s about unconsciously creating and taking cues from every impression that appears before the next. My work is strongly known for the use of vibrant colour and conceptual layering allowing the luminosity of previous mark making and paint to shine through giving the works an ever changing depth that sees different elements arise in each piece. I think some of my best works just happen.

Education

Art Education

Advanced Diploma of Fine Arts 2009-2012
Short courses at Mitchell School of Arts 2010-2013
Short courses at BDAS Southern Highlands 2011-2015
Short courses with Artworkshops Australia 2013-2015

Awards

2015 Commended in Southern Highlands” Pirtek Art Prize”
2014 Finalist in Fishers Ghost Art Award
2012 Finalist in Waverly Art Prize
2010 First place in Westpac Wollongong Art Prize

Exhibitions

Selected Exhibitions

2016
Tallwood Art Gallery – Mollymook Feb 2016
Fairview Artspace – Mudgee March 2016

2015
Balmain Art Show- Group - Nov 2015
Hunters Hill Art Gallery “Lets Exhibit” Duo- Nov 2015
Hunters Hill Art Gallery “Together Again”- Duo June 2015
10KP Art Gallery Bowral Solo - May 2015
Matthew Gillet Gallery Group Event Feb 2015
Art2Muse Gallery Double Bay- Group Jan 2015

2014
Art2Muse Gallery Double Bay- Group
Bowral Art Gallery -Group
Balmain Art Show –Group
Alibi Art Gallery –Solo
Chedos Café Gallery Solo
Art2Muse Gallery Double Bay “The Woman I Am”- Duo

2013
Wollongong City Gallery- Group
Alibi Art Gallery – Solo
Howlin Wolf Art Space – Solo
Bowral District Art Gallery – Solo
Art2Muse Gallery Double Bay – Solo

2012
Art2Muse Gallery Double Bay – Solo
Art Actually Exhibition - Group
Table of Eight Exhibition – Group
Karoona Gallery- Group
Mitchell School of Arts – Group

2011-2009
Karoona Gallery Group 2011
Mitchell School of Arts Group 2011-2009

Press

Publications

Features: Print & Digital

Art Edit Magazine Issue #7
“The Best of Abstract” Jul/Sep 2015

Southern Highland News
” Pirtek Prize at Bowral Art Gallery” August 23 2015 by Victoria Lee

Southern Highland News
“Sp-brucing it up” May 6 2015 by Victoria Lee

ABC-Illawarra
“Country Charm and Vibrant Colours for Mount Kembla Artist” 7May 2015
byJustin Huntsdale

2st Highlands News
“New Art Exhibition this weekend in Bowral” May 7 2015

Northern District times
“Easels hold up Damsels” 3June 2015 by Matthew Connellan

Illawarra Mercury
“Artist Kerry Bruce’s Corner of Mt Kembla paradise” April 17 2014 by Jodie Duffy
“Stars of Wollongong Dance for Cancer” April 12015 by Emma Spillett
“Take Two” May 26 2012 by William Verity
“Catering Firm Targets tea-drinking tourists” June 6 2012 by Greg Ellis

A La Mode Sydney
www.alamodesydney.com
“Camilla & Art2Muse Gallery present Kerry Bruce & Robyn Smith” Apr 2014

Bride to be Magazine- Nov/ 2013
“Branching Out” artwork featured.

76cm (W) x 76cm (H)
Mixed Media
$1,890