Bruce Dean

Bruce Dean began his career as an illustrator after receiving his MFA from Otis Art Institute. His work was featured in scores of national and international publications and received numerous awards, including a silver medal from the Society of Illustrators of Los Angeles.

Bruce had his first solo show of abstract paintings at the Karl Bornstein Gallery in Santa Monica, CA. He has since participated in over forty gallery and museum exhibitions nation-wide. His work includes projects funded by grants from the Department of Education and the Foundation for Global Community

Bruce has taught a variety of art classes at several Los Angeles based colleges, including Otis College of Art and Design and Mt. St. Mary's College. He recently taught drawing seminars at the Museum of African American Art and life drawing seminars to University of Southern California medical students.

He was the featured artist in the December 2018 issue of Voyage LA magazine. Bruce's work is featured in the October 23, 2020 blogpost of “Plastic Experiences. Bruce's painting, “Passage 4AM” was featured in the June 2021 issue of Artstonish magazine. Bruce's painting, “Aurora” received the “Award of Excellence in the Webster Arts. “Elevate” show, April 2021. An interview with Bruce was featured in the September 2022 Issue of Create Magazine.

Bruce's studio is at the Brewery Art Colony in Los Angeles, CA and is a featured stop on L.A. Art Tours.


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