Bruce GarrityBruce Garrity
Part-Time Lecturer – Painting and Drawing

Fine Arts Building, Room 258
Office: (856) 225-6176
Fax: (856) 225-6330
Email: bgarrity@camden.rutgers.edu

Biography

Bruce Garrity’s paintings are poetic explorations of pictorial inventions. He utilizes a broad vocabulary of painterly means in the pursuit of visual pictorial drama, often in dialog with earlier artists (recently Cezanne, Matisse, Bonnard). His work has been featured in solo and group exhibitions, most recently in the exhibitions: Bruce Garrity: Recent Works at Camden County College, Natural Orders at High Street Gallery in Millville, New Jersey, Bruce Garrity: Paintings and Works in Progress at The University of Delaware Department of Art Gallery in Newark, Delaware and Into the Woods at the Frank Guaracini Jr. Fine and Performing Art Center, in Vineland, New Jersey.

The artist’s work is in numerous private and public collections including The Stedman Gallery of Rutgers University in Camden, New Jersey, The Hoyt Institute in New Castle, Pennsylvania, Cooper Medical Center, Camden, New Jersey, and Capital One Financial, Wilmington, Delaware.

Garrity worked as an Art Director and Illustrator before taking up teaching. He has been an adjunct faculty member at Rutgers University in Camden since 1997. He received the Sybil Cohen Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2010. Among the courses he teaches are Drawing I and II, Figure Drawing with Anatomy, Visual Fundamentals, Painting I, Intro to Studio Art, Art Appreciation, and Intro to Art History II as well as mentoring upper level painting students. In addition he has also been an adjunct faculty member at the University of Delaware, Stockton College, Rowan University, Delaware College of Art and Design, and several area community colleges. In the Department he is co-sponsor of the Art Students League along with Ken Hohing, a mentor for the Student Works Gallery, and sponsors a Saturday morning open figure drawing studio.

In addition to his painting and teaching Garrity has been an active curator since 2006. He has curated a number of exhibitions and symposia at the Stedman Gallery including:  “To Be or Not to Be” a Painter  and Seeing Voices: The Visual Voice  (in collaboration with Prof.  Margery Amdur), Working Drawing, and Dark Eye Glances: Romantic Impulse in Landscape (with Noreen Scott-Garrity). These exhibition/symposia allow students to engage with regional, national and international artists and their work on the Camden campus.

Garrity received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Painting and Drawing from the University of Delaware, and a Master of Fine Arts in Painting from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Visit brucegarrityart.com to see more of his work.