Arthur Bruso

Arthur Bruso is an artist, curator and arts writer. He received his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania. His work is sometimes based on his studies in esoteric symbolism and sometimes based on his upbringing in an Italian-American community in Albany, NY. He constantly revisits the past whether in European Medieval cathedrals, defunct victorian museums, abandoned cemeteries or his antique arm chair. He has exhibited in the Institute of Contemporary Art Philadelphia, the Rice Gallery at Albany Institute of History and Art, LaMamma LaGalleria in New York and many other venues. He currently is co-Director of Curious Matter, a non-profit  project space. www.curiousmatter.org

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Ghost Box

5" h x 4 1/4" w x 2 1/2" d 

oil paint on wood, wood, archival mat board, rubber, steel wire, copper wire, onyx, brass plated steel hinges

See more images of "Ghost Box" here.

Education

MFA University of Pennsylvania

BS State University College of New York at New Paltz

 

Solo Exhibitions

2015 Penumbra, Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ

2013 Additional Narrative Possibilities, Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ

2011 Falling City, Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ

2009 A Lesser Doxology, Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ

2008 ÆTHER, Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ

2007 Into the Magic Space, Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ

2004 Association Sublimation, The Gallery-Studios, Jersey City, NJ

2000 Open Studio, The Gallery-Studios, Jersey City, NJ

1990 Arthur Bruso Hamilton Art Center, Schenectady, NY

1989 Arthur Bruso First Unitarian Society, Schenectady, NY

1988 Arthur Bruso Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, NY

1987 Arthur Bruso Capitol Rep Gallery, Albany Center Gallery, Albany, NY

 

Invitational Exhibitions

2021 The Big Show, My Pet Ram, New York, NY curated by Marcello Ricci, Director My Pet Ram

2019 Along the Nerve, Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ, curated by Raymond E. Mingst, Co-Director Curious Matter

2016 Exchange Rates 2016, The Dorado Project at The Buggy Factory, Brooklyn, NY, curated by Enrico Gomez, Director of The Dorado Project

2014 The Tale Tellers: A Clean Well Lighted Place, by Ernest Hemingway, The Tale Tellers online exhibition, curated by Enrico Gomez, Director of the Dorado Project

1999 Remembering, Responding, Renewing, Visions Gallery, Albany, NY 

         Invitational Exhibition of Small Works, New Arts Program, Kutztown, PA

1998 Post PENNism, Meyerson Gallery, Graduate School of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 

         Flights of Fancy, 24 Hours for Life Gallery, New York, NY

1997 Styles & Aesthetics VII, LaMamma La Galleria, New York, NY

1995 Visions of Chelsea, The Hudson Guild, New York, NY

          Spirits & Heroes, Peter Madero  Gallery, New York, NY

         ArtGroup: First Outing, Warren Street Gallery, Hudson, NY

1994 A Sensibility and the Senses, The Hudson Guild, New York, NY

         Female Portraiture, Warren Street Gallery, Hudson, NY

        The Artists, hosted by Morrison Cohen Singer and Weinstein Law Offices, New York, NY

1994 New Work, Warren Street Gallery, Hudson, NY

1992 Alumni Show, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

1991 Group Show, Philopatrian Literary Society, Philadelphia, PA

Group Exhibitions

2017-2016 A Dark Wood, Art House Gallery, Jersey City, NJ, Curious Matter,

       The Noyes Art Museum at Stocton University, Atlantic City

2016-2015 Every Personal Savior, Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ

2015 Sanctus, Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ

2014 Obsolescence, Art House Gallery, Jersey City, NJ & Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ

       Terra Incognita, Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ

2013 There’s a Moon in the Sky, It’s Called the Moon, Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ

       A Time in Arcadia, Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ

2012 Dangerous Toys, Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ - curated by Sasha Chavchavadze

       The Fool’s Journey, Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ

2011 Dividing Light, Measuring Darkness, Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ

       Naming the Animals, Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ

2010 Psychopomp, Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ - curated by Vincent Como

       Estatic, Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ

2009 Nyktomorph, Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ

       Poison, Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ

2008 Between Worlds, Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ

       Hocus Pocus, Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ

       Soho Show-off, Penn Design New York Alumni Show, Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York, NY

2007 Apparition, Curious Matter, Jersey City, NJ

       Minnie’s Message - Steroscopic Views, The Gallery Studios, Jersey City, NJ

2002 Fine Arts Alumni/ae Virtual Exhibition 2002, www.upenn.edu, University of Pennsylvania

       Hallowed Ground Fertile Ground, The Gallery-Studios, Jersey City, NJ

2001 Recent Work/Sketches & Plans (The Alchemist’s Garden), The Gallery-Studios, Jersey City, NJ

       Photography Exhibition, Howland Cultural Center, Beacon, NY, juried

2000 Altars and Other Sacred Sites, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, New York, NY

       Universal Diversity 8 (ATE), Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, New York, NY

1999 Universal Diversity 7: We Create, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, New York, NY -

       curated by Devorah Sperver

1999 International Juried Show, New Jersey Center for the Visual Arts, Summit, NJ; curated by

       Lisa Dennison, Chief Curator/Deputy Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

       The Landscape, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, New York, NY

       New Works by Members, New Century Artists, New York, NY

1998 Independents Biennial IV, Charas/El Bohio, New York, NY

       Photo Exhibition, Greene County Council of the Arts, Mountaintop Gallery, Windham, NY

       Berkshire Art Association 1998 Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, Berkshire Art Museum,

       Pittsfield, MA; curator, Laura Hoptman, Assistant Curator, Department of Drawings, Museum of

       Modern Art

1998 Universal Diversity 6: Our Voices Carry, Leslie-Lohman Art Foundation, New York, NY

       New Works by Members, New Century Artists, New York, NY

1998 National Works on Paper: Poverty, University Gallery, St. John’s University, Jamaica, NY

      ArtGroup Exhibition, Vincent Louis Galleries, New York, NY

      Out On The Edge Festival Exhibition, Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center, New York, NY

1998 Emerging Artist Juried Exhibition, Nexus Gallery, New York, NY

1997 22nd Annual Juried Fine Arts Competition, Smithtown Township Arts Council, St. James, NY

       A Time to Heal, Visions Gallery, Albany, NY

       Universal Diversity 5, La Mama La Galleria, New York, NY

       Third Annual Art Exhibition, Pump House Gallery, Hartford, CT

       Strength in Unity, 24 Hours for Life Gallery, New York, NY

       6th Photography Annual, Leslie-Lohman Art Foundation, New York, NY

1996 Me, Myself & I, LaMamma La Galleria, New York, NY

       Universal Diversity 4: Freedom of Expression, Leslie-Lohman Art Foundation, New York, NY

       NonPlussed, Leslie-Lohman Art Foundation, New York, NY

       Independents Biennial III, Charas/El Bohio, New York, NY

       Community/Family, the Borough of Manhattan Community College, New York, NY

1995 Little Pieces, 24 Hours for Life Gallery, New York, NY

       The Fourth Photo Annual, Leslie-Lohman Art Foundation, New York, NY

       Universal Diversity 3: Increased Visibility, Leslie-Lohman Art Foundation, New York, NY

1994 ArtGroup Addresses A.I.D.S., Leslie-Lohman Art Foundation, New York, NY

       Universal Diversity 2: Our Vision Ourselves, Leslie-Lohman Art Foundation, New York, NY

1993 Universal Diversity: Images Through Our Own Eyes, Leslie-Lohman Art Foundation, New York, NY

1992 Group Exhibition, Plastic Club, Philadelphia, PA

1988 Group Exhibition, Rice Gallery, Albany Institute of History and Art, Albany, NY

1986 Group Exhibition, Wayne Art Center, Wayne, PA

Media

2021-2010 Who’s Who in American Art

2019 “Along the Nerve” Curious Matter, Raymond E. Mingst, curator, exhibition brochure July 2019

“Plenty of Art to Go Around this Weekend” Jersey Journal (print) and NJ.com (web), April 12, 2019

“Exhibition Celebrates Faith, Hope, Tradition, Art - and What Should be the Sanctity of Sacred

Spaces,” Jersey Journal (print) and NJ.com (web), January 19, 2019

2018 The Daily Pennsylvanian, “Reflecting on Penn and the AIDS Epidemic” by Jeff Baker, 7/20/2018

issue. My photographs were used as the basis of the article.

2016 NJTV News, New Jersey, For One Jersey City Galley, Art is a Curious Matter, aired 11/3/16

2009 WMBC Nightly News, New Jersey, Nyktomorph exhibition, aired 10/6/09

“Photography for the Heavens,” The Jersey City Reporter, Jersey City, NJ, 7/19/09 edition

WMBC Nightly News, New Jersey, Poison, aired 4/22/09

WMBC Nightly News, New Jersey, The Line Holds, the Space Beckons, aired 2/13/09

2008 WMBC Nightly News, New Jersey, Between Worlds, aired 10/16/08

WMBC Nightly News, New Jersey,  THER, aired 7/3/08

WMBC Nightly News, New Jersey, Hocus Pocus, aired 4/7/08

WMBC Nightly News, New Jersey, Work of the Penitent, aired 1/8/08

2007 “A Matter of Creativity,” Current, Jersey City, NJ, 6/21/07 edition

2005 New York Times New Jersey Edition, April 3, “Putting Down Roots in the City”

Who’s Who in America

2006 Who’s Who in America

2004 Who’s Who In America

1999 November Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA), Minneapolis, MN

1998 December Pen In Ink; “Alumni News,” Graduate School of Fine Arts, University of Pennsylvania,

Philadelphia, PA

September Berkshire Art Association 1998 Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture catalog;

The Berkshire Art Association, Pittsfield, MA

1996 Summer Ignite magazine

1995 April “David Wojnarowitz,”ArtGroup Newsletter

June Vice Magazine

February “Hugh Steers”ArtGroup Newsletter

1994 February exhibition reviews: Huganot Herald, New Paltz, NY, The Woodstock Times, Woodstock, NY