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

Solo Shows

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

Group Shows

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

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
Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, Kanagawa Japan 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


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
Springfield Art Museum Springfield Missouri Watercolor USA Cash Award 1999, 2006
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


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