Theresa Bruno



           
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Born in 1988. Lives and works in Sheffield

Email: theresanbruno(at)gmail.com

Theresa Bruno (b. 1988, she/her) is an emerging contemporary artist/curator who identifies as female, white, bi-sexual, Buddhist, working class, and is a British second-generation Polish immigrant.  She works with traditional art materials, new media and everyday objects. Her conceptual pieces and installations draw on the art world and everyday life to create sometimes humorous, melancholic, confusing or complex narratives.


Bio 

Theresa Bruno (b. 1988) was born in London, and currently lives and works in Sheffield. She studied sculpture at Wimbledon College of Arts graduating in 2010. She continued to exhibit work, curate projects and review shows in London. In 2013, she co-founded and co-curated ‘SIX project space’ for 14 months whilst in residence at Roumelia Lane in Bournemouth, Dorset. Over the next 5 years, she travelled back and forth to Asia and Europe, visiting historical and cultural sites, museums and art galleries. She now makes work and reviews shows in Yorkshire. She is also volunteering at Site Gallery and is working on a number of voluntary creative projects at the Sheffield Buddhist Centre.

Theresa is an emerging contemporary artist who is influenced by POP and conceptualism. She pokes fun at power structures and various types of hierarchies. Her pieces often reference the art world itself, as well as changing consumer taste and trends. She abandons modernism’s individual ‘genius’ by working mostly with deskilled everyday objects. Traditional art constructs are disrupted by the use of the readymade and new media, she outsources crafted objects and favours a digital skill set over handmade processes. Her work redefines the monumental, by reframing and celebrating the mundane, normal and ordinary.

She likes to make people laugh, and uses humour to mask sometimes melancholic, complex or confusing narratives. For example, she often creates self reflective objects which attempt to transcend their scenarios. Some of her pieces are site-specific, playing with their contexts to enrich the language and dynamic. She is cheeky, and sometimes exercises her artistic licence to be deliberately disobedient and antagonistic.


Press

Culture 24 - Artist's Statement: Theresa Bruno discusses her 'imaginary museum' in Bournemouth 

CV

Education

2007 – 2010 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Wimbledon College of Arts, University of the Arts London
2004 – 2007 BTEC National Diploma + Foundation (Fine Art), The Arts Institute Bournemouth

Solo Exhibitions

2014 - WUNDERKAMMER - SIX project space, Bournemouth
2013 - Chromopedia - SIX project space, Bournemouth

Selected Group Exhibitions

2014/15 - Art at TMF Group , TMF Group, Chancery Lane, London
2014 - Home is where the ART is, SIX, Bournemouth
2013 – Colour – collaborative drawing - SIX project space, Bournemouth
2013 - Synaesthesia - LUSH Cosmetics, Kings Road, London
2012 - Reframing Bournemouth, Bournemouth Arts Festival, Bournemouth
2012 – The Artist, Hatchspace, Deptford, London
2012 – Tryouts, Down Stairs, Great Brampton House, Hereford
2012 – The Apocralypse – It looked like a theatre – Punctuation Programme, Limoncello, London
2012 – AGORA – Brick Box, Tooting Market, London
2010 – Wimbledon Degree Show, WCA, London
2010 -  Ishihara, Queen of Hoxton, London
2010 – Taking a line for a Walk, WCA, Curated by Soraya Rodriguez, London
2009 – Bare Art - Vyner Street Gallery, London
2008 -  Ishihara, Sixty Million Postcards, Bournemouth

Curated projects 

2015 - Jason Miller - New Paintings & Sculptures, The Lighthouse, Poole
2014 - Timothy Holt - Here, There, Duracell - SIX project space, Bournemouth
2014 - Joseph Johnston & Holly Buckle - Dressed for space - SIX project space, Bournemouth
2014 - Elizabeth Wright - White Dot - SIX project space, Bournemouth
2014 - Giorgio Sadotti - Sing to Remember - SIX project space, Bournemouth
2014 - Tom Daniel-Moon & Joseph Johnston - Seers Dirge - SIX project space, Bournemouth
2014 - Richard Sanz - Dont look at me - SIX project space, Bournemouth
2013 - Richard Paul - Sea of Green - (The Enunciation of Images) - SIX project space, Bournemouth
2013 - Adam Fenton - Fifteen Paintings from the Seascape Series - SIX project space, Bournemouth
2013 - Dominic Head - Verpixelt - SIX project space, Bournemouth
2013 - Hollow Earth Collective - SIX project space, Bournemouth
2013 - FROUTE - Bevis Fenner - SIX project space, Bournemouth
2013 - David Evans - The Art of Walking - a field guide - SIX project space, Bournemouth
2013 - Rebecca Kunzi – 'If I had a heart' – SIX project space, Bournemouth
2012 – The Artist - Hatchspace, Deptford, London
2011 – Wallet Gallery

Commissions & Prizes & Collectives

2013 - Joined Hollow Earth Collective, London
2012 – Mockism Commission – She Couldn’t Have Attended Anyway – Neue Froth Kunsthalle, Brighton
2011 – JWT Commission – Art Prize 2nd prize, JWT Office, Knightsbridge, London
2008 – Cannizaro House WCA Summer Commission, London

Writing

2012 - 'Wimbledon Degree BA Fine art degree show Review', Jotta, London
2011 - ‘Locked room scenario review, Ryan Gander, Artangel, Artist Newsletter
2011 - 'Wimbledon college of art : 4 works' – Jotta, London

Internships & Volunteering

2020 - Sheffield Buddhist Centre
2020 - Nicole White Murals - Sheffield
2020 – Site Gallery - Sheffield
2012 – SUNDAY – Baz & Chaz, Chez Baz & Chez Chaz, London
2010 – Jerwood Drawing Prize, London
2009 - Affordable Art Fair, London
2009 – Nettie Horn, London
2008 – John Jones art handling course, London
2008 – Omni Colour, London
2008 – ZOO art fair, London


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