Greg Kucera Gallery is pleased to announce our first solo exhibition of work by Seattle artist Cris Bruch.
Following Others Who Were Here, his recent exhibition at Frye Art Museum, the artist continues his exploration
of his family’s history of perseverance as farmers in mid-western United States in the early 20th century.
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This work expands on ideas and
inquiries I have pursued since 2012,
to understand the landscape of my
a n c e s t o r s a n d i t s e f f e c t o n
generations hence. With the objects
in this exhibition I am seeking a way
to reflect, through sculpture, thoughts
about work and aspiration, memory
in the context of history and the
profound impact of a specific
landscape and weather on how one
views the world.
Cris Bruch earned a BFA in ceramics/sculpture at the University of
Kansas, Lawrence. Following completion of an MFA and MA at the
University of Wisconsin, Madison, Bruch moved to Seattle in 1986.
In 1989, he received the Northwest Major Works Award from the
Seattle Arts Commission. In 1990, Bruch received the Betty Bowen
Memorial Award, created a permanent entry sculpture for the Port
Angeles Fine Art Center and was selected for residencies at the
Ateliers Hoherweg, Dusseldorf, Germany; Djerassi Foundation,
Woodside, California; and Centrum Foundation, Port Townsend,
Washington. In 2001, he received a Neddy Fellowship from the
Behnke Foundation in Seattle. A comprehensive survey of his work
was presented by the Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, Utah in
2003, portions of which then traveled to the Boise Art Museum,
Boise, Idaho in 2004. Since 2000, Bruch’s career has included
more public commissions. He has created iconic large-scale
sculptures for the University of Washington, Seattle; the Wayne
Lyman Morse United States Courthouse in Eugene, Oregon; 5th
Avenue Transit Corridor, Portland, Oregon; and Brightwater
Environmental Education and Community Center, among others.
Bruch has received an Artist Trust/ Washington State Arts
Commission Artist Fellowship (2006), a Pollock-Krasner Foundation
award (2007), an Artist Trust GAP grant (2006 and 2012), 4Culture
Individual Artist Project Grant (2011) and a Seattle Office of Arts &
Cultural Affairs CityArtist Project Grant (2012).
The artist lives and works on Vashon Island.