Artist's Statement

Artist statement Things and objects connect to our experiences and schemas, acknowledging our coexistence and constant mutual affect. As an artist, I explore the material and form of things to express the complexity and conflict in our lives. Each thing emits an edifying energy that individualizes each object and facilitates meaning.

"A word or an image is symbolic when it implies something more than its obvious and immediate meaning. It has a wider 'unconscious' aspect that is never precisely defined or fully explained. Nor can one hope to define or explain it. As the mind explores the symbol, it is led to ideas that lie beyond the grasp of reason."

- Carl Jung

Bio

Nancy Bruno is a New York based artist and educator, who's artwork is energized by a range of mediums, from ceramics to found objects. Her artwork integrates material and form to express complexity and conflicts.

The study of architecture was the start of Nancy's journey in the arts of which she proceeded to earn a Master's in Fine Arts from Queens College. Nancy earned a full scholarship to study at the Chautauqua School of Art, participated in ceramic workshops at Peters Valley craft center, New Jersey, Pottery Workshop, Jingdezhen, China, and a residency at Watershed for the Ceramic Arts, MA. Her participation in archaeological digs in Israel and Serbia enabled her to experience objects in a historical perspective. In collaboration with Gina Minelli, she was awarded Action Art: SPQ grant funded by the Ruben Foundation and established the Beacon of Pluralism Project, to reflect on diversity, tolerance, and freedom of religion within the Queens community.

Bruno has taught ceramics at Island Pottery Studio's, NY and facilitated the ceramic program at Saint Francis Prep High School, NY. She is currently a professional art teacher for NYC Department of Education.

Curriculum Vitae

NANCY BRUNO (B. 1965, N.Y.)

NANCYBRUNOSTUDIO.COM | [email protected]

EDUCATION

QUEENS COLLEGE, CUNY, MASTER OF FINE ART, 2017
QUEENS COLLEGE, CUNY, BACHELOR OF FINE ART, 2013
QUEENS COLLEGE, CUNY, BACHELOR OF ART EDUCATION, 2013
NEW YORK INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, ARCHITECTURE MAJOR, N.Y. 1986-1991
QUEENSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE, CUNY, AAS, 1986

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2013-PRESENT CERAMIC VISUAL ART TEACHER- NYC DOE
2013-2015 CERAMIC INSTRUCTOR, ISLAND STUDIO, NY
2013 CERAMIC INSTRUCTOR, SAINT FRANCIS PREPARATORY HIGH SCHOOL, NY
2011-2013 CERAMIC STUDIO INTERN, QUEENS COLLEGE, NY

AWARDS

2016 ACTION ART: SPQ GRANT
2013 FULL SCHOLARSHIP, CHAUTAUQUA ART INSTITUTE
2013 ELIAS FRIEDENSOHN MEMORIAL AWARD
2013 HIGHEST HONORS IN STUDIO ART
2012 STEPHEN ORPHANOS SCHOLARSHIP
2012 ELEANOR PICKER MEMORIAL STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIP
2011 PETER'S VALLEY CRAFT CENTER, NEW JERSEY

RESIDENCIES, FELLOWSHIPS, AND WORKSHOPS

2013 WATERSHED FOR CERAMIC ARTS
2013 CHAUTAUQUA ART INSTITUTE
2012 POTTERY WORKSHOP, JINGDEZHEN CHINA
2011 PETER'S VALLEY CRAFT CENTER N.Y.

EXHIBITIONS

2017 MFA THESIS EXHIBITION
THING, OBJECT, CONFLICT
KLAPPER GALLERY QUEENS, NY

2017 GESTURES & JUNCTURES, QUESTIONS & QUOTES
SIDESHOW GALLERY, BROOKLYN, NY

2017 "BLUE"
OYSTER BAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY, OYSTER BAY, NY

2016 HEAL THE WORLD
QUEENS COLLEGE KLAPPER GALLERY, QUEENS, NY

2016 FALL FEAST
QUEENS COLLEGE KLAPPER GALLERY, QUEENS, NY

2016 COMPLEMENTARY COLLISIONS
LANGSTON HUGH'S LIBRARY, CORONA, NY

2016 DINING WITH VULTURES
SIDESHOW GALLERY, BROOKLYN, NY

2016 LINE OF INFINITY
QUEENS COLLEGE FOR THE ARTS ROSENTHAL LIBRARY, 6TH FL.
QUEENS, NY

2015 MANY INTERACTING WORLDS
SIDESHOW GALLERY, BROOKLYN, NY

2013 HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAGHLIAN COLLECTION OF CHINESE ART
GODWIN-TURNBACK MUSEUM, QUEENS, NY

2013 TEA POTS FROM WATERSHED
A POTTER, PAINTER, AND FILMMAKER COLLABORATION
CENTER FOR MAINE CRAFTS, WEST GARDINER, ME

2013 CHAUTAUQUA STUDENT GROUP EXHIBITION
FOWLER-KELLOGG ART CENTER, CHAUTAUQUA, NY

2013 VISHVASHVAM
QUEENS COLLEGE STUDENT GALLERY, QUEENS, NY
COLLABORATIVE PROJECTS

2017 BEACON OF PLURALISM
FLUSHING QUAKER MEETING HOUSE, NY (COLLABORATION WITH GINA MINIELLI)

BIBLIOGRAPHY

McGowan, Clodagh. "Flushing Religious Communities Come Together to Spread Hope." Spectrum NY 1. Charter Communications, Inc. New York, 31 January 2017. broadcast.
<http://www.ny1.com/nyc/queens/news/2017/01/31/flushing-religious-communities-comes-together-to-spread-hope.html>.

MONTEVERDI, SUZANNE. "Flushing celebrates its diverse faiths with a special candle-lighting ceremony." QNS 1 February 2017.
<http://qns.com/story/2017/02/01/flushing-celebrates-diversity-faiths-special-candle-lighting-ceremony/>.