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Bruce Thorn, CV








2024   Madron Gallery, Chicago, System and Dialectics of Art


2023-2024  Alma Art and Interiors, Chicago, Casting Shadows


2023  Pirate Contemporary Art, Lakewood, CO, Letters From Distant Galaxies

2019   Elephant Room Gallery, Chicago, 12x12 Ten Year Anniversary Show


2019   Hofheimer Gallery, Chicago, It’s a Small Show After All


2019   Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL, Earthly Delights, Bruce Thorn and Les Allen


2018   Sauk Gallery, Dixon, IL, Bruce Thorn: Earthly Delights


2018   Hofheimer Gallery, Chicago, Salute

           Betty Cleeland, William Conger, Donna Hapac, Vera Klement, Eleanor Speiss-Ferris                 and Bruce Thorn


2017   Sugar Row Gallery, Mineral Point, WI, Bruce Thorn: Upstream Paradise


2017   LaLuz Gallery, Chicago

           Sacred and Profane: Bruce Thorn, Chuck Walker and Paul Lamantia


2017   The Ukrainian Museum, New York, New York,  Chornobyl: Artists Respond


2016   Rockford Art Museum, Rockford IL        

           The Rockford Midwestern Biennial, Best of Show Award


2016   Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, Chornobyl: Artists Respond


2015   Koehnline Museum of Art, Des Plaines, IL, Bruce Thorn: As If There’s No Tomorrow


2013   Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago

           Subconscious Eye, Bruce Thorn, Paul Lamantia and J.A. Kurtz


2013   The Beverly Art Center, Chicago

           Chatterbox Fiction, a seven-artist exhibition curated by Bruce Thorn


2011    Union League Club, Chicago, Bruce Thorn: New Paintings

2006  Flaten Art Museum, Northfield, MN, Patterning, Bruce Thorn and Liz Quisgard

2004  The Czech Museum of Fine Arts, Prague, Czechoslovakia 

           4th Triennale Graphic Prague 2004

2003   International Center for the Print, NYC, NY, New Prints 2003, Fall

2001   Arena Gallery, Chicago, Influence Chicago Influence


2000  Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Les Chemical Carnales, Curated by Ed Paschke


1996   Zaks Gallery, Chicago, IL: Bruce Thorn, Recent Works, solo exhibition

1995   Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon, Oregon Biennial,


1994   Davidson Galleries, Seattle, WA: Bruce Thorn, Recent Works, solo exhibition

1986   Zaks Gallery, Chicago, IL: Bruce Thorn and Bruce Thayer


1985   Susan Whitney Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada: Bruce Thorn, Spring Thaw




2016   Rockford Art Museum, Rockford IL, The Rockford Midwestern Biennial 

           Best of Show Award


2015   March 30-April 21 Residency at Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL


2014, 2011 and 2006  International Residency at Foundation SLAK, Arnhem, Netherlands


1994   Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, New York, NY





1987    MFA in Painting, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL

1975    BFA in Painting and Drawing, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL



Museum of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL

The Block Museum of Art, Evanston, IL


St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

Roger Brown Study Collection, Chicago, IL


Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL

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