"Bruce Dorfman's career is well established with an exhibition history that covers more than four decades. Dorfman's art has long taken strength from its complexities. Movement and flickering immediacy blend with firmly crafted geometric construction and a carefully calibrated glow that blends with the chance illumination of reflecting variegated metallics. Often structural units will appear to be synthesizing painting, sculpture and discarded materials totally transformed by the sophisticated lushness of his uses of paint. The emphasis is on risk."
-- Phyllis Braff, NYC, 2007
The current solo exhibition at Zane Bennett is Bruce Dorfman’s forty-seventh. His work is included in museum, corporate and private collections worldwide.
Dorfman is the recipient of many awards, grants and fellowships including: Fulbright Fellowship, New York State Council on the Arts, Rockefeller Foundation, U.S. Department of State, Arts East Foundation, New York World’s Fair Invitational, National Academy of Design, Des Moines Art Center, Butler Institute of American Art and Atelier Mourlot. Most recently, Dorfman was the recipient of a major grant from The Pollock-Krasner Foundation.
Dorfman’s work has been written about extensively, including recent reviews in The New York Times, Art in America, ARTnews and City Arts. His art has also received critical attention in a wide range of periodicals, catalogs, monographs and films internationally.
Bruce Dorfman teaches at The Art Students League of New York, NYC. He has also taught at The New School, Syracuse University and The Norton Museum. He has been visiting artist and guest-lecturer at museums in Loule, Portugal; Caracas, Venezuela; Paris, France; and others.
The artist lives and works in New York City.
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