Bruce Dorfman studied at the Art Students League of New York with Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Arnold Blanch, and Charles H. Alston. He continued his studies at the University of Iowa with Mauricio Lasansky, Stuart Edie, and Roy Sieber, historian. Since 1960, Dorfman has had fifty-six solo exhibitions. and his work is in museum, corporate, and private collections across the United States, Europe, and Asia. He teaches “Combined Media, Assemblage, Art in Three Dimensions” at the Art Students League. His website is www.brucedorfman.com.
Inclusive Moments: Selected Works
"Each and every work is inevitably new, with its own problems and joys. The problems are always in abundance, but the joys more than make up for them."
Bruce Dorfman at June Kelly Gallery Celebrating 30 Years
On December 21, 2017, the June Kelly Gallery opens Celebrating 30 Years: Drawings and Photographs, an exhibition featuring the gallery's artists.
Bruce Dorfman Retrospective Catalogue Receives Award
The Bruce Dorfman: Past Present catalogue has won a Gold Hermes International Creative Award.
Bruce Dorfman Receives 2017 Pollock-Krasner Grant
Bruce Dorfman has received an individual grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation for 2017.
Bruce Dorfman: The Retrospective Interview
"I think the creative act is very different than the ability to perform a skill set. I think that individual choice is as distinctive as the human being who makes those choices."
A Bruce Dorfman Retrospective
Bruce Dorfman: Past Present is a retrospective of the artist's paintings and drawings in combined media from 1988 through 2016.
Bruce Dorfman in Ways and Means
Bruce Dorfman is one of twenty-five artists in Ways and Means, an exhibition that opens July 11 at the 1285 Avenue of the Americas Gallery.
Bruce Dorfman at CONTEXT New York
Bruce Dorfman is one of four artists showing at Elizabeth Clement Fine Art's booth for the inaugural edition of CONTEXT New York.
Bruce Dorfman: Recent Projects
Press attention for Bruce Dorfman's fall exhibition at the June Kelly Gallery
Bruce Dorfman at June Kelly
Bruce Dorfman's solo exhibition opens September 4 at the June Kelly Gallery.
Bruce Dorfman on Yasuo Kuniyoshi
"Yasuo Kuniyoshi was always very concerned about layers of everything consistent with layers of meaning between the ostensible subject matter of the painting and what might be the actual content."
Bruce Dorfman Exhibiting in Loule, Portugal at the Museum of Art and Cloisters
Bruce Dorfman is exhibiting in Loule, Portugal, this summer.
On Exhibition: Bruce Dorfman in Eye on UI
Eye on UI: Brodsky, Dorfman, Kipniss, Lanyon is an exhibition of paintings, drawings, and prints by four graduates of the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History.
Pollock's Mural, Art, and This Artist
"For me, with Pollock's Mural, I was looking at something that had been created that was about art, that was about itself, that could be its own reference." —Bruce Dorfman
Bruce Dorfman: The Italian Kimono
The Italian Kimono: Selected Works 2003–2013 is an exhibition of seventeen mixed media works by Bruce Dorfman, who this year marks his fiftieth year teaching at the Art Students League.
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Bruce Dorfman at the Watson Library
A 2008 catalogue of Bruce Dorfman's artwork, Bruce Dorfman: Propellor is now part of the holdings of the Thomas J. Watson Library at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Bruce Dorfman: An Interview
"In my view, one’s strengths are incredibly important. That’s where people should go, not to their weaknesses, not to the things they have the greatest difficulties with unless, for some reason, they must." —Bruce Dorfman
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Piero della Francesca in America
Much of Piero’s life and travels are matters of quiet conjecture. In a sense, he was what might be called today an independent or an artist’s artist. His identity and the character of his art were not centered on the artistic and political pressures of Florence, Siena, and Rome.