Artist Bruce Thayer Painter, Print maker, drawings, sculptor
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Selected Exhibitions

Solo Shows

Central Michigan University Mt. Pleasant MI. 2014
The Painter and The Printmaker, Lookout Gallery, Michigan State University, Lansing Michigan 2016 (two person show)
Zaks Gallery Chicago Illinois, 2002, 2000,1997, 1995, 1993,1990, 1988,1986.
Printworks Gallery Chicago Illinois 2006
Cranbrook Museum, Bloomfield Hills Michigan 1995
Gallery K Washington D.C. 1990
Lansing Michigan 2016 (two person show)

Group Shows

Muskegon Museum of Art 91st Michigan Juried Show 2019
57th Annual Greater Michigan Art Exhibition Alden B Dow Art and Science Museum 2018
Swords Into Plowshares Gallery, Group Show, Detroit Mi. 2018
Muskegon Museum of Art, 90th Michigan Juried Show 2018
Site:Brooklyn, 4th Annual Hand Pulled Prints, Brooklyn N.Y. 2018
Saga 4th Members Print Exhibition, Syracuse University Syracuse N.Y. 2018
Drawn To Print, competition, Scene Metrospace, East Lansing Mi. 2018
Watercolor Now, Springfield Mo. 2018
The Print Center 92nd Annual International Competition, one of ten semifinalists,
Philadelphia Pennsylvania 2018 9th International Printmaking Biennial of Douro , Portugal 2018
‘Black and White’, Site Brooklyn Ny. Ny. 2018
3rd Global Print, Douro Portugal 2017
Marygrove College, Detroit Michigan. 2017
Watercolor USA, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield Mo. 2017
Marking Time, Boston Printmakers 70th Anniversary Exhibition 2017
Site:Brooklyn ,Hand Pulled Print Exhibition. Brooklyn N.Y. 2017
55th Annual Greater Michigan Art Exhibition, Alden B. Dow Museum, Midland Mi. 2016
State of Mind, Boston Printmakers Members Show, Lamont Gallery, Exeter NH. 2016
‘Re Configure’, Scene Metro Space, East Lansing Mi. 2016
Press Play, Lincoln Center Art Gallery, Fort Collins Co. 2016
Texas National, Steven F. Austin Univ. Nacogdoches Texas 2016
Watercolor USA, Springfield Art Museum, Springfield Mo. 2016
Butler Institute of Fine Arts, Youngstown Ohio 2015
Atlanta Print Biennial, Atlanta Ga.2015
Parkside National Small Print Exhibition 2015
Artprize, Grand Rapids Mi. 2015
Muskegon Museum of Art All Michigan Exhibition 2015
Saga 100 Anniversary Exhibit, Art Students League Ny. NY. 2015
Working America, Broad Art Museum, Lansing Mi. 2014
The Printed Image 5, Alice C. Sabatini Gallery, Topeka Ks. 2014
Greater Lansing Housing Coalition, Lansing Mi. 2013-2014
Revelations, Broad Art Museum, Lansing Mi. 2013
Art Endures, Paint Creek Center for the Arts Rochester Mi. 2013
‘Saga Members Exhibition’ Delind Gallery, Milwaukee Wisconsin
Akua Purchase Award for Intaglio, 2013
Harnett Biennial, University of Richmond Museum, Virginia 2012 Purchase award
‘Saga Members Exhibition’ The Old Print Shop, New York, N.Y. 2012
‘Delta National Small Print Exhibition’ Bradbury Gallery Arkansas St. Univ. Jonesboro Arkansas 2012
‘Eye Teeth’ A Satire on The American Way of Life, Paint Creek Center For the Arts, Rochester Michigan 2012
Watercolor Honor Society 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Springfield Art Museum Springfield Missouri. 2011
‘The Print’ Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor Mi. 2011
SAGA, Prince Street Gallery, New York, NY. 2011
Watercolor U.S.A., Slater Memorial Park Gallery, Pawtucket Rhode Island. 2011
Watercolor Small Works, Brick City Gallery, Springfield Missouri 2011
‘Cover Story’ Art of the Book Jacket, Printworks Gallery, Chicago Il. 2010
‘SAGA Down Under’ Frye Gallery, Braidwood Australia 2010
Alma College Statewide Print Show 2010
‘The Print’ Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor Mi. 2010
Watercolor Honor Society Invitational, Art and Design Gallery, Missouri State University, Springfield Missouri 2009
Michigan Masters, Kresge Art Museum Michigan State Univ. 2009
The Art of Democracy, Loyola Museum of Art Chicago 2008
Boston Printmakers Biennial Exhibition 2007
Midwest Show Rockford Art Museum, Rockford Il., 2002, 2010
National Watercolor Show Springfield Art Museum Springfield Missouri 1999, 2006
Midwest Biennial Exhibition Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne Indiana, 2004
National Show, University of Richmond Museum of Art, Richmond Virginia 2004
National Print Show Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton NJ. 2001
New American Talent, Laguna Gloria Art Museum, Austin Texas 1994
Art and The Law, West Publishing Co. St.Paul Mn.1990
Urgent Messages,Chicago Cultural Center 1987
Signs Times Writings From the Wall, Detroit Institute of Arts Detroit Michigan 1987
Painting and Sculpture Today, Indianapolis Museum of Art 1986
Chicago and Vicinity 81st Exhibition, Chicago Art Institute 1985
Twenty Years of The Abstracted Figure in Chicago Art, Hyde Park Art Center 1983

International Shows

SMTG International Print Triennial, Krakow Poland 2018
3rd Global Print 2017, Douro Portugal 2017-2018, 2019
2nd Global Print 2015, Douro Portugal 2015- 2016
International Print Triennial Falun Sweden 2014, Istanbul 2013
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Kanagawa Japan 2000 2004
The International Print Triennial Cracrow Poland 2009
The American Embassy in Praque Czechoslovakia 2006
Macao Museum of Art, Macao 2001
The Cheng-Cheng Gallery of the Art Institute, Taipei Taiwan 2000
Szepmuvezeti Museum Budapest Hungary 1995


Art Matters, Fellowship, New York New York 1994
National Endowment for the Arts Regional Fellowship 1990
Michigan Council for the Arts Grant 1987


Bradbury Art Museum, Arkansas State University. Purchase award 2010, 2019
Delta College Artist Award, Dow Museum, Midland Mi.2016
‘The Print’ Best of show, Ann Arbor Art Center, . Mi. 2011
Springfield Art Museum Springfield Missouri Watercolor USA Cash Award 1999, 2006, 2016
Alma College Print Competition Best of Show 2003, 2000. Purchase award 2002, 1995, 1986
Rutgers National Works on Paper Competition, Rutgers University, Purchase Award 1986
South Bend Museum of Art 20th Regional Art Exhibition Purchase Award 1999
Society of American Graphic Artists 65th National Print Exhibition N.Y.N.Y. Purchase Award 1993
Butler Institute of American Art 56th National Exhibition Youngstown Ohio, Honorable Mention 1992


The Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing Mi.
Arkansas State University, Arkansas
SMTG, International, Krakow Poland
University of Richmond Virginia
Greater Lansing Housing Coalition
Syracuse University, Syracuse N.Y.
Wustum Museum, Racine Wisconsin
Stedman Art Gallery, Rutgers State University, Camden New Jersey
Northern Illinois University at Dekalb Il.
George Washington University, Washington D.C.
The Block Museum, Northwestern University, Chicago Il.
The University of Hawaii at Hilo.
South Bend Regional Museum, South Bend Indiana
Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti Mi.
Cranbrook Museum, Bloomfield Hills Mi.
Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo Mi.
Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing Mi.
Alma College, Alma Michigan
Cooley Law School, Lansing Mi.
Kessler Law Firm, Miami Florida
Battle Creek Art center, Battle Creek Mi.


Art work included in
Figure and Form Volume # 1 by Lu Bro, Brown and Benchmark Pub.
Drawing Space Form and Expression second edition by Wayne Enstice and Melody Peters, Simon and Schuster Pub.


M.F.A. Painting Art Institute of Chicago 1980
B.F.A. Painting Central Michigan University 1975
B.S. Education Central Michigan University 1974