Selected Exhibitions 

2019 Earthly Delights, Water Street Studios, Batavia, IL

         Bruce Thorn and Les Allen   


2018 Salut, Hofheimer Gallery, Chicago IL

2018 Sauk Gallery, Dixon, IL

         Bruce Thorn: Earthly Delights


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 Ukrainian Institute of America in New York

         Chornobyl: Artists Respond


2016 The Rockford Midwestern Biennial, Rockford Art Museum

         Rockford IL, 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: The Subconscious Eye

         Bruce Thorn, Paul Lamantia and J.A. Kurtz 


2013 The Beverly Art Center, Chicago, IL

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


2011 Union League Club, Chicago, IL

         Bruce Thorn: New Paintings

2006 Flaten Art Museum, Northfield, MN

         Bruce Thorn and Liz Quisgard

2004 The Czech Museum of Fine Arts, Prague, Czechoslovakia

         4th Triennale Graphic Prague 2004

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

2001 Influence, Chicago Influence, Arena Gallery, Chicago, IL


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


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

1995 Oregon Biennial, Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon 


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

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


1985 Susan Whitney Gallery, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

         Bruce Thorn, solo exhibition 


Grants, Awards And Residencies 


2016 The Rockford Midwestern Biennial, Rockford Art Museum,

         Rockford IL., Best of Show Award


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


2014, 2011 and 2006 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 





2015 As if There’s No Tomorrow, Margaret Hawkins and Nathan Harpaz, Ph.D.

2015 Bruce Thorn, Koehnline Museum, by Chris Miller, New City, March 6


2013 The Subconscious Eye, Robert Cozzolino


2006 Abstract Imagist, Corbett vs. Dempsey Publications 


2004 4th Triennial of Graphic Arts Prague 2004, Arbor Vitae



Public Collections

The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL


Roger Brown Study Collection, Chicago, IL 

St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN

Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago, IL