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ADVANCING THE ARTS ACROSS MARYLAND

BRIDGET Z. SULLIVAN

BRIDGET Z. SULLIVAN

Artist Work

Viewshed
2014
archival pigment print and oil pastel on fine art paper
24x40 inches
Trout's Lair
2013
archival pigment print and oil pastel on fine art paper
24x40 inches
Champion
2014
archival pigment print and oil pastel on fine art paper
24x40 inches
Together - Monotropa uniflora
2015
archival pigment print and oil paint on Arches oil paper
11 x 18 inches
Hierarchies
2014
archival pigment print and oil pastel on fine art paper
24x40 inches
Cylburn
2014
archival pigment print and oil pastel on fine art paper
24x40 inches

Artist Information

County
Baltimore City
Artistic Category

Visual Arts

MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)
Prior to 2012

Artist Statement

<p>I praise my children as they notice the minutiae in Nature, 'good eyes' I say. The skill of observation is being lost... I notice it in myself. I think I understand a place, yet when I arrive and spend time searching for details, I am most often surprised by what I learn. The subtle detail of life and death passes and we do not notice the treasures we trample or pass by. Through close observation I search for life and meaning in my surrounding environment. Our survival on Earth depends on our willingness to know and value the yeomen of Nature who live out their lives filtering the water, decomposing the forest, and providing oxygen and food for our nourishment. Through my work I construct larger than life views of Nature using photography and scanography. It is only through careful study that all integral parts of Nature are revealed.</p> <p>Sullivan received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1987 and her MFA from Towson University in 1996. She has participated in group and solo exhibitions since 1986 and has exhibited at MAP, School 33 Art Center, Load of Fun Gallery, and Jordan Faye Contemporary all in Baltimore, Maryland; Adkins Arboretum in Ridgely, Maryland; Delaplaine Art Center in Frederick, Maryland; Blackrock Art Center in Germantown, Maryland; Greenbelt Art Center, Greenbelt, Maryland; and the WomanKraft Gallery, Tucson, Arizona. Sullivan has been a National Park Service Artist in Residence (AIR program) in both Acadia National Park and Catoctin Mountain Park. Sullivan has been awarded two Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist’s Grants in Photography in New Genre. Her work has been featured in AfterImage:Inklight, and URHere Journal of Creative Geography. She currently resides in Baltimore, MD with her husband Richard and two daughters Maggie and Grace.</p>

Artist Bio

Bridget Zalewski Sullivan                                                                                                   
www.bridgetZsullivan.com                                                                                           
info@bridgetZsullivan.com    
                                                                                                         

Education

1996                    Towson University – MFA Studio Arts

1987                    Maryland Institute College of Art  – BFA Photography

Professional Experience

1998-present        Professor, Director Interactive Media Design Center, Towson University, Towson, Maryland

Selected Exhibitions

2015                   

Reflections on Color - Artscape Gallery Network exhibition
Hamilton Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland
Group exhibition, July 4 -August 30, 2015 curator/exhibitor.

Entangled Obsessions
MAXGallery, Baltimore, Maryland
Group-exhibition, March 19 – April 18, 2015                           

The Art of Stewardship
Riverwalk Gallery, Chestertown, Maryland.
Curator: Marcy Dunn Ramsey
Group-exhibition, April 3 – 24, 2015

Without Reference: the Abstract Show
Riverwalk Gallery, Chestertown, Maryland.
Group-exhibition, February 6 – 27, 2015

Parameters
Jordan Faye Contemporary, Baltimore, Maryland
Group-exhibition, January 31-March 7, 2015

2015 Art Competition: Discovering the Native Landscapes of Maryland’s Eastern Shore
Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely, Maryland.
Juror: Christine Neill
Juried group-exhibition, February 3 – March 27, 2015.

2014                   

Structural by Nature - Artscape Gallery Network exhibition
Hamilton Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland
Group exhibition, July 31-August 30, 2014 curator/exhibitor.

Viewshed: work by Bridget Z. Sullivan
Hoffberger Gallery, Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, Baltimore, Maryland
Solo-exhibition, March 2 – May 5, 2014

Small Works/Big Ideas
Rouse Gallery, Howard Community College, Columbia, Maryland
Group-exhibition, January 23 – March 23, 2014

2014 Art Competition: Discovering the Native Landscapes of Maryland’s Eastern Shore
Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely, Maryland
Juried group-exhibition, February 3 – March 29, 2014.

Fun-A-Day Baltimore
Gallery 788, Baltimore, Maryland
synchronous nation wide group exhibition – Baltimore event February 6 – 16, 2014

2013                   

Ransomed
The Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, Frederick, Maryland
Solo-exhibition, August 3 – September 29, 2013

Bias: Fashion Reaction
Hamilton Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland, Group-exhibition, May 2013

Chesapeake Watershed
Hamilton Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland, April 2013
Maryland Science Center, Baltimore, Maryland, May 2013
Group-exhibition

2012                   

Featured Artist 
Hamilton Gallery, Baltimore, Maryland
Solo-exhibition, November 1-30  

Ron Cubbison Alumni Exhibition
Center for the Arts Gallery, Towson University
Group-exhibition, September 13 - October 6   

Open Studio Tour Exhibition
Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower Gallery, 21 South Eutaw Street, Baltimore, Maryland
Group-exhibition, October 1–29  

Efflorescence
Bowie City Hall Art Gallery, Bowie, Maryland 
Group-exhibition, June 15 - September 29

Digital Migrations Woman’s National Democratic Club
New Hampshire Avenue at Dupont Circle, Washington, DC
Group-exhibition, November 9, 2011 – January 11, 2012

2011                   

Nature/NurtureBridget Z. Sullivan recent work
Jordan Faye Contemporary, South Light Street, Baltimore, Maryland.
Solo-exhibition, March 12 - April 15, 2011

Art of Women
Pascal Art Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, Maryland
featured artist and guest lecturer, March 15-May 20, 2011
                                                                                                                                         

Open Studio Tour Exhibition – awarded “Best in Show” for Bittersweet
Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower Gallery, 21 South Eutaw Street, Baltimore, Maryland
Group-exhibition, October 1–29, 2011

2010                   

Small Wonders
Jordan Faye Contemporary, South Light Street, Baltimore, Maryland.
Group-exhibition, November 19- December 23, 2011

Salon 7Bridget Z. Sullivan recent work
Jordan Faye Contemporary, South Light Street, Baltimore, Maryland.
Group-exhibition, November 12, 13, and 14, 2010

Earth Project
University of Baltimore, Mount Royal Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland.
Group-exhibition juried by Penny Harris, September 15 - November 13

Salon 2 Bridget Z. Sullivan recent work
Jordan Faye Contemporary, 1401 Light Street, Baltimore, Maryland.
Group-exhibition, January 27-29

2009                   

Watershed – Bridget Z. Sullivan recent work
School 33 Art Center, 1427 Light Street, Baltimore, Maryland.
Solo-exhibition, March 12 – April 11th

2008                   

Matter of Degree - Bridget Z. Sullivan recent work
Load of Fun Galerie, Station North, 120 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland.
Solo-exhibition, October 11th - November 10th 2008

2007                   

Searching for Life on Planet Earth - digital artwork by Bridget Z. Sullivan
Greenbelt Community Art Center, Greenbelt, Maryland.
Solo-exhibition, June 30 - August 12, 2007.

The 4th New Generation 2007 International Exhibition of Graphic and Digital Design.
Sangmyung University, Seoul, Peoples’ Republic of South Korea.
Group-exhibition, November 2007.                                                                  

2006                   

26th Annual Juried Exhibition, School 33 Art Center, Baltimore, Maryland
January 12- February 18, 2006.

SOWEBO Arts Festival, Poster Auction, Baltimore, Maryland.

2005                   

Art for the Sixth Extinction, WomanKraft Gallery, Tucson, Arizona.
Group-exhibition, February 1- March 31, 2005.                                                

2001                   

Visual Transition: artists express their visions utilizing contemporary technologies, curator and
exhibitor , Mill River Gallery, Ellicott City, Maryland.  Group-exhibition.

View/Flag: Recent Work, Mill River Gallery, Ellicott City, Maryland. Solo-exhibition.         

2000                   

AIGA After Hours, exhibit of digital work, Baltimore, Maryland. Group-exhibition.

Alumni Exhibition, Towson Commons Gallery, Towson, Maryland. Group exhibition.

1999                   

Digital Art Exhibition, University Union Art Gallery, Towson University. Group exhibition.

1998                   

bytes: exhibition of digital images, Theatre Project, Baltimore, Maryland. Two-person show.

Views and Visions, Wartburg College, Wartburg, Iowa. Juried group-exhibition.

SOWEBO Arts Festival, Poster Auction, Baltimore, Maryland.                             

1996                   

Susan Conway Gallery, Georgetown, Washington, DC. Group-exhibition. 

Pixelated Vision, Courtyard Galleries, City Hall, Baltimore, Maryland. Solo-exhibition.          

1995                   

Maryland ‘95, Howard County Art Center, Ellicott City, Maryland. Juried group exhibition.        

Out of Control, Maryland Art Place, Baltimore, Maryland. Group exhibition.                     

ArtScape, InterAction, Baltimore, Maryland. Juried group-exhibition.  

 

Residencies

2014                   National Park Service Artist in Residency Acadia National Park, Mount Desert Island and Schoodic Peninsula, Maine

2012                   National Park Service Artist in Residency Catoctin Mountain Park/Cunningham Falls State Park, Thurmont, Maryland

 

Awards and Grants

2011                   
Best in Show Award for Bittersweet
Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower Gallery, 21 South Eutaw Street, Baltimore, Maryland
Group-exhibition, October 1–29, 2011

2003                   
Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist’s Grant in the Photography category for computer generated digital images.                                                    

2002                   
Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist’s Grant in the New Genre category for computer generated virtual reality environments.

Publications

2012                   
Digital image, Shoemaker’s Secret  featured in the URHere Journal of Creative Geography.

2009                   
Miller, J. “Design Art at Towson University,” Faculty Voice. May/June 2009 – article includes a description of Second Life project and features digital image “In Search of…”

2007                   
Exhibition catalog of digital work in The 4th New Generation 2007 International
Exhibition of Graphic and Digital Design
, held at Sangmyung University, Seoul, Korea.

2006                   
Digital image featured in AfterImage: Inklight; Visual Studies Workshop.

2005                   
Five digital images featured in the URHere Journal of Creative Geography. Three images
featured on the cover of the journal.

Board of Directors

2012-present                Hamilton Arts Collective, president (501.3c non-profit community organization), Baltimore, Maryland                                                                                         

2014-present                Maryland State Department of Education Interactive Media Project Grant Advisory Board, consultation member

Volunteer Service

2013-present                Hamilton Gallery | Hamilton Arts Collective, curatorial director, Baltimore, Maryland