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Dehiscent

Bridget Z. Sullivan - Dehiscent
Dehiscent - archival pigment print, oil paint and pastel on fine art paper, 12 x 12 inches

Forest : Trees, II

Bridget Z. Sullivan - Forest : Trees, II
Forest : Trees, II - archival pigment print, oil pastel on fine art paper, 20 x 24 inches

Jordan

Bridget Z. Sullivan - Jordan
Jordan - archival pigment print, oil pastel on fine art paper, 20 x 24 inches

Home

Bridget Z. Sullivan - Home
Home - archival pigment print, oil pastel on fine art paper, 20 x 24 inches

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About Bridget

Baltimore City

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Bridget Z. Sullivan received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art and her MFA from Towson University. For the past seven years she has served as the President of Hamilton Arts Collective and as the Curatorial Director of Hamilton Gallery, a 501.3c non-profit art center located in the Hamilton-Lauraville Mainstreet commercial district in NE Baltimore.  Sullivan has participated in group and solo art exhibitions since 1986 including exhibits at MaxGallery, School 33 Art Center,... more

Hamilton Arts Collective | Hamilton Gallery - President and Curatorial Director

Since 2012 Bridget Z. Sullivan has served as the President of Hamilton Arts Collective and as the Curatorial Director of Hamilton Gallery, a 501.3c non-profit art center located in the Hamilton-Lauraville Mainstreet commercial district in NE Baltimore. Leading a collective of 20+ artists on a volunteer basis, Bridget curates and installs 10 exhibitions annually, while serving as the gallery publicist, and HAC administrator. Bridget's commitment as a HAC volunteer is a demonstration of  her commitment to the community of Hamilton-Lauraville in NE Baltimore where she and her family has been residents for over 30 years.

Hamilton Gallery is a cooperative gallery, artist operated, with monthly shows featuring the works of members as well as a monthly guest artist and group exhibitions. Hamilton Gallery exhibits and supports fine art and fine crafts. The gallery maintains an active membership of local artists, and screens for new members on a rolling deadline basis. Hamilton Gallery supports both artists with a developed body of work, and emerging artists seeking to foster their artistic practice and to begin their careers. Hamilton Gallery artist members enjoy the right to guide gallery policies and participate in their exhibitions.
 
Hamilton Arts Collective | Hamilton Gallery is 100% volunteer run. HAC members enjoy each other and have fun running the space. All are welcome!
 
 

Holdfast

This body of work originates with my time spent on Schoodic peninsula on the Atlantic coastline of Maine in 2014. I was selected to work as an Artist in Residence at the Schoodic Institute, a science and nature center, located in Acadia National Park, Maine.

  • Jordan

    Bridget Z. Sullivan - Jordan
    Jordan - archival pigment print, oil pastel on fine art paper, 20 x 24 inches
  • Forest : Trees, II

    Bridget Z. Sullivan - Forest : Trees, II
    Forest : Trees, II - archival pigment print, oil pastel on fine art paper, 20 x 24 inches
  • Dehiscent

    Bridget Z. Sullivan - Dehiscent
    Dehiscent - archival pigment print, oil paint and pastel on fine art paper, 12 x 12 inches
  • Prospect

    Bridget Z. Sullivan - Prospect
    Prospect - archival pigment print, oil paint on Arches oil paper, 12 x 12 inches
  • Home

    Bridget Z. Sullivan - Home
    Home - archival pigment print, oil pastel on fine art paper, 20 x 24 inches
  • Holdfast

    Bridget Z. Sullivan - Holdfast
    Holdfast - archival pigment print, oil pastel on fine art paper, 24 x 20 inches
  • Little Moose

    Bridget Z. Sullivan - Little Moose
    Little Moose - archival pigment print, oil pastel on fine art paper, 20 x 24 inches

Viewshed

Continuing with the investigation of Natural surroundings as refuge these works represent my continued study of sanctuary. Images a derived from field experiences at Cylburn Arboretum (Baltimore City), Adkins Arboretum (adjacent to Tuckahoe State Park, Maryland), and Catoctin Mountain Park (North of Fredrick, Maryland).

  • Lauraceae

    archival pigment print with pastel on fine art paper 11x17”, 2013
  • Notch

    archival pigment print with pastel on fine art paper 11x11”, 2014
  • Oak

    archival pigment print with pastel on fine art paper 11x11”, 2014
  • Trout's Lair

    archival pigment print with pastel on fine art paper 24x40”, 2013
  • Clyburn

    archival pigment print with pastel on fine art paper 24x40”, 2014
  • Viewshed

    archival pigment print with pastel on fine art paper 24x40”, 2014
  • Hierarchies

    archival pigment print with pastel on fine art paper 24x40”, 2014

Ransomed

In the summer of 2012 I was selected to serve as the Artist in Residence at Catoctin National Park and Cunningham Falls State Park in the Catoctin Mountain area of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Maryland. My AIR National Park residency work focused on the flora and geology of the two parks. I spent my residency photographing in the parks, printing and drawing. I also presented two public interpretive demonstrations of my art making process. This body of work was featured in the solo exhibition entitled "Ransomed" installed August - September 2013 at Delaplaine Art Center in Frederick, Maryland. The Catoctin Mountains are 20 miles North of Frederick near Thurmont, Maryland.

  • Owens Creek, II

    archival pigment print, pastel, fine art paper 11x11", 2013
  • Trout's Lair

    archival pigment print with pastel on fine art paper 24x40”, 2013
  • assage

    archival pigment print, pastel, fine art paper 17x11", 2012
  • Symbiotic Intention

    archival pigment print, pastel, fine art paper 24x20", 2013
  • Walk in the Woods

    archival pigment print, pastel, fine art paper 20x24", 2013
  • Witness

    archival pigment print, pastel, fine art paper 24x20", 2013
  • Rife

    archival pigment print, pastel, fine art paper 24x20", 2012
  • Gaping Maw

    archival pigment print, pastel, fine art paper 24x20", 2013
  • View

    archival pigment print, pastel, fine art paper 24x20", 2013
  • Vital Stain, II

    archival pigment print, pastel, fine art paper 20x24", 2013

Nature | Nurture: photographic pigment prints with pastel drawing

The "Nature|Nurture" body of work is represented in photographic mixed media pigment prints on view in this project presentation and also in the group of encaustic paintings presented in the next project.

Nature|Nurture Artist's Statement
I praise my children as they notice the minutiae in Nature, 'good eyes' I say. The skill of observation is being lost... I notice it in myself.  I think I understand a place, yet when I arrive and spend time searching for details, I am most often surprised by what I learn. The subtle detail of life and death passes and we do not notice the treasures we trample or pass by. Through close observation I search for life and meaning in my surrounding environment. Our survival on Earth depends on our willingness to know and value the yeomen of Nature who live out their lives filtering the bay, decomposing the forest, and providing oxygen and food for our nourishment. Through my work I construct larger than life views of Nature using photography and scanography. It is only through careful study that all integral parts of Nature are revealed.

 

  • into the shadowland

    archival pigment print, pastel, fine art paper 18x15", 2011
  • mollified

    archival pigment print, pastel, fine art paper 21x24", 2011
  • sacrifice

    archival pigment print, pastel, fine art paper 24x21", 2011
  • bittersweet

    archival pigment print, pastel, fine art paper 24x21", 2011
  • arcade

    archival pigment print, pastel, fine art paper 18x15", 2011
  • low point

    archival pigment print, pastel, fine art paper 18x15", 2011
  • explorer's refuge

    archival pigment print, pastel, fine art paper 11x17", 2010
  • gift

    archival pigment print, pastel, fine art paper 21x24", 2011
  • slough it off

    archival pigment print, pastel, fine art paper 21x24", 2011
  • mitigation

    archival pigment print, pastel, fine art paper 21x24", 2011

Watershed - photographic pigment prints with pastel drawing

Watershed represents a collection of images filtered through my close observation and presented in a form reminiscent of a naturalist?s journal. The resulting mixed media work represents my search for meaning through the observation of life around me. I create intimate views of nature using photography and scanography, and then draw and write directly on the large digital prints with water based pastels.

Matter of Degree - photographic pigment prints with pastel dawing

Nature sustains infinite views of life and death. At every turn Nature is home to creatures out of human sight yet nonetheless essential to the ecological system. Far beyond our perceptions exist the yeomen of Nature, filtering the bay, decomposing the forest, and providing oxygen for us to breathe and food for our nourishment.

In the Matter of Degree body of work I search for evidence of these relationships and recount the significance of the minutiae in my mixed media digital images.

  • triptych: food for some

    archival pigment print, fine art paper, pastel 12 x 36", 2008
  • lessons II

    archival pigment print, fine art paper, pastel 12 x 36", 2008
  • Lessons I

    archival pigment print, fine art paper, pastel 12 x 36", 2008
  • holding close

    archival pigment print, fine art paper, pastel 12 x 36", 2008
  • it tickles

    archival pigment print, fine art paper, pastel 12 x 36", 2008
  • diptych: walking

    archival pigment print, fine art paper, pastel 24 x 36", 2008
  • lessons I

    archival pigment print, fine art paper, pastel 12 x 28", 2008
  • diptych: yoeman's legacy

    archival pigment print, fine art paper, pastel 24 x 36", 2008

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Bridget 's Curated Collection

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