Bruce L. Marsh is active/lives in Florida, California. Bruce Marsh is known for landscape painting.
Biography from Burchard Galleries, Inc.
B R U C E M A R S H
Biography from Thunderbird Foundation for the Arts
1965 - MA, Painting. California State College at Long Beach
1960 & 1963, Graduate Studies in Painting, UCLA
1959 - BA, Fine Art. University of California at Santa Barbara
2003-present- Professor Emeritus
1969- 2003 - Professor, Visual Arts, University of South Florida
1997- Professorial Excellence Award
1995- Teaching Incentive Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching;
1994-95 - Designed and Developed WWW Site for USF Department.
1993 - Sabbatical Leave - Fall Semester
1993 - Research Grant: Digital Prints
1991-94 - Designed and Implemented new Visual Concepts Curriculum;
1989-91 - Acting Chairperson, USF Art Department.
1989- President's Council Research Grant; Collaborative Digital Performance Piece; "Smarter Than Dogs".
1987 - Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching
1986-1996- Developed Art Department Computer Lab and Curriculum
1983 - Visiting Professor, FSU Study Center, Florence Italy
1979-80 - Sabbatical Leave
1965 - 69 - Instructor, St. Petersburg Junior College
EXHIBITIONS AND AWARDS:
2004- Florida Painting,1950-1970, Tampa Museum of Art
2000- Florida Painting Invitational, Museum of Art, Tallahassee
1996- Video Installation, "Home on the Range", Collaboration with Dolores Coe, Maria Castagliola, Salt Creek Art Works, St Petersburg.
1995 - Gasparilla Anniversary Exhibit, Tampa Museum of Art
1995 - Solo Exhibition: Prints and Painting, Dunedin Fine Arts Center
1994 - Solo Exhibition: Images: Analog/Digital, USF Teaching Gallery
Florida Landscape: Another Look. Ormond Art Museum and Valdosta Art Center, Valdosta, Georgia.
1993 - 55th Annual National Exhibition of American Painting Society of Four Arts, Palm Beach
1990 - Polk County Museum, Annual Juried Exhibition
1989 - Five Artist Invitational Exhibition, Tampa Museum of Art
1988 - Individual Artist Fellowship, Div. of Cultural Affairs, State of Florida, Tampa Triennial, Tampa Museum of Art
1982 - "Florida Painters", Jacksonville Museum of Art, Jacksonville
1981 - Individual Artist Fellowship, Div. of Cultural Affairs, State of Florida
1979 - Winter Haven Fine Arts Competition, Award of Merit
"Contemporary Realism" Art Sources Gallery, Jacksonville.
1977 - "Photorealism" Invitational Group Exhibition, Hollywood Art & Culture Center, Hollywood, Florida
1st Annual Southeastern Painting and Sculpture Exhibition,
Jacksonville Museum of Art, Jacksonville. Award of Merit
1976 - "Florida Painters", Invitational, St. Petersburg Museum of Art
Annual Exhibition of American Art, Society of Four Arts,
Palm Beach. (Also 1975, 1973, 1972, 1970, & 1966. Atwater Kent Award of Merit in 1966 and 1975)
1975 - Solo Exhibition, University of South Florida
"Florida Creates" Invitational Circulating Exhibition. Also 1974
Gasparilla Art Festival, Tampa. Also 1971 & 1972.
Best of Show Award, 1971 & 1972, Award of Merit 1975
1974 - Solo Exhibition, Simonne Stern Gallery, New Orleans
1973 - Ocala Art Show, Ocala, Florida. Also 1970 & 1971
Major Awards in 1970, 1971, & 1973
1972 - Solo Exhibition, Isaac Delgado Museum of Art, New Orleans
" Festival of States Exhibition", St Petersburg, Florida
Also in 1969, 1970 & 1971
"Students of Howard Warshaw", University Museum
Univ. of California at Santa Barbara
1971 - "Southeastern and Texas Artists Biennial"
Isaac Delgado Museum of Art, New Orleans
1970 - Solo Exhibition, Florida Presbyterian College, St. Petersburg
"15 Florida Artists-Teachers", Cummer Gallery of Art, Jacksonville, Florida
Group Exhibition, Ringling Museum of Art
Invitational Exhibition of Florida Artists,
Gallery of Contemporary Art,Winston-Salem, NC
1969 - Solo Exhibition, Contemporary Gallery, St. Petersburg
Florida State Fair, Fine Arts Exhibition, Tampa
Award of Merit
1968 - Southeastern Bi-Annual Exhibition, Gallery of Contemporary Art
Winston Salem, NC
Arvida Mural Competition, Sarasota, Second Prize
Annual Mid-Year Exhibit of American Art, Butler Institute
Youngstown, Ohio. Also 1966.
1966 - Solo Exhibition, Esther Bear Gallery, Santa Barbara, California
Florida State Fair, Fine Arts Exhibition, Tampa
1965 - Solo Exhibition, University of Tampa, Tampa.
MA Thesis Exhibition, Calif. State College at Long Beach
1957 - 1964 Various group exhibitions as a student
Raymond James Inc., Corporate Headquaters, Largo, Florida
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida
St. Petersburg Museum of Art, St. Petersburg, Florida
Tampa Museum of Art, Tampa, Florida
Polk County Museum of Art, Lakeland, Florida
New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, La.
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Two 8' X 15' Oils, March 2005.
Palm Coast Hospital, Oil, 60" X 77" , Sept. 2002
Volusia County Courthouse, DeLand, Florida; 4' X 6' Oil, summer 2001
Sulphur Springs Pool, City of Tampa, 9' X 33' glass tile mosaic. Installed October 2000.
Celebration Health Center, Celebration, Florida
Two 6' x 12' Oils for atrium; October 1998
Raymond James Assoc., St Petersburg, Florida
Two 8' x 12' Oils, One 6' x 10' Oil.
Lincoln Properties, Dallas, Texas
(9' x 22' Oil)
Florida National Bank, Jacksonville, Florida
(8' x 18' Oil)
Florida National Bank, Orlando, Florida
(Three 5' 8" x 8' Oils)
Trammell Crow Corp., Orlando, Florida
(Two 8' x 12' Oils)
Barnett Bank Corp, Tampa and Ft. Lauderdale
IBM Corp., Jacksonville, Boca Raton, and Atlanta
Pioneer Savings and Loan, Clearwater, Florida
General Telephone Co., Tampa, Florida
Southern Bell Corp., Atlanta
(Two 8' x 12' Oils)
Orlando International Airport, Orlando, Florida
(Three 8' x 12' Oils)
Irving Trust Corp., Los Angeles, California
United Aircraft Corp., Hartford, Conn.
ARCO Corp., Los Angeles, California
Southwest Pacific Bank, Los Angeles, California
Southeastern Bank, Sarasota, Florida
Dai Ichi Kango Bank Corp., Los Angeles, California
Hyatt Regency Hotel, Lexington, Kentucky
Colony Square Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia
American Express, Jacksonville, Florida
NCNB Bank, Tampa Florida
(8' x 10' Oil)
Hilton International Hotel, Little Roock, Arkansas
Aerojet General Corp., La Jolla, California
Florida House of Representatives, Tallahassee, Florida
Federal Reserve Bank, Miami, Florida
Tampa Electric Co., Tampa, Florida
Tropicana Corp., Tampa, Florida
Grand Hyatt Hotel, Wailea, Hawaii
Forum Club, Tokyo
Florida Power and Light Corp., Juno Beach, Florida
(Set of six Oils; 4' x 5' & 4' x 7')
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My paintings of the past several years comprise many related
threads. They are both single and composite landscapes: Florida
landscapes both pristine and in the process of development, and a
number of recent landscapesfrom the high desert and canyon country of
In simplest terms all the work is an extension of my
lifelong interest in the processes of perception and representation.
The places involve large expanses of horizontal space, a clarity
of light, and the chaos of surface incident that serves to measure the
expanse of the places. Color is also of critical importance, as I
seek to invent means to invoke atmosphere, space, and shifting sources
There are inevitable and unbidden changes and
inventions that occur as the images develop, and I've come to realize
that I am an idealist as I cobble up the skies and the palette of
light, and the sometimes obsessive weaving of the surface,
which constitute these synthesized worlds. The sites are places
of order and endless variety; and hold a fascination for me. I am
also interested in the history of places, and choose sites with clues
to recent and ancient narratives.
During trips to Utah, I have
become extremely interested in the problem of painting directly and
quickly onsite. I attempt to find the means to embody the fact
that these paintings are concerned with the act of seeing, rather than
with documenting or celebrating the wonders of nature. The act of
trying to deal with the complex and fugitive nature of seeing a
place is both a challenge and a source of intense physical and
intellectual engagement for me. I value the experience as much or more
than the painting produced.
Bruce Marsh is Professor Emeritus, Fine Art, Univ. of South Florida, Tampa
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