A common concern throughout my work has been light, regardless of media or genre. My desire to paint has manifested itself in exploration of the textures and juxtapositions of the urban landscape, remnants of our native prairie, the imagery of popular culture, still life and the human figure. In trying to portray and sometimes combine these varied interests, light has always been a central concern and motivating factor. Recent work has flirted with abstraction, pattern and collage, but light remains a central motivating force.

Curriculum Vitae

SOLO AND TWO PERSON SHOWS
2016 “Guatemalan Sojourn,” Oak Park Public Library, Oak Park, Illlinois
2008 “Nick Bridge: Recent Paintings, Oak Park Public Library, Oak Park, Illinois
2008 “Macro,” Framing Mode and Gallery, Chicago
2007 “Workout Works,” Noyes Cultural Center, Evanston, Illinois
2006 “Urban Legends,” August House Studio, Chicago
2006 “Deeper,” Plan B Gallery, Forest Park, Illinois
2005 “Not One of a Kind,” Frame Warehouse, Oak Park, Illinois
2005 “Through a Car Darkly,” Barrington Area Arts Council Gallery, Barrington, Illinois
2003 “Recent Works,” University Club of Chicago
2003 “Fighting Gravity,” Old Town Art Center, Chicago
2003 “Subsurface,” University of Illinois at Chicago
2001 “Back Door Views: Chicago Landscapes,” August House Studio, Chicago
1997 “Nick Bridge,” Truman State College, Kirksville, Missouri
1996 “Drawings and Paintings,” South Suburban College, South Holland, Illinois
1995 “Urban Affections,” Contemporary Art Center of Arlington, Arlington Heights, Illinois
1995 “Big Paintings,” University Club of Chicago

SELECTED GROUP SHOWS
2009 “The Artists of Dayton Street Studios,” Ferguson Gallery, Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, Illinois
2007 “Chicagoland People and Places,” Gallery Mornea, Evanston, Illinois
2006 “City Life,” Stolen Buick Gallery, Chicago
2006 “Art in the Environment,” Doubletree Conference Center, Downers Grove, Illinois
2006 “Chicago Show,” Look Gallery, Chicago
2005 Illinois State Fair Professional Art Exhibition, Springfield
2005 “The Modern Landscape,” Springfield Art Association, Springfield, Illinois
2005 “Quad State Exibition,” Quincy Art Center, Quincy, Illinois
2004 “Chicago Expressions,” Brickton Art Center, Park Ridge, Illinois
2004 “Portraits of Imagination,” Chicago Community Trust Gallery, Chicago
2004 “Chicago Images,” Frederick Baker Fine Art, Chicago
2003 “Identity,” Peninsula Art School, Fish Creek, Wisconsin
2003 Annual Juried Art Competition, Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City, Indiana
2003 “Alice & Arthur Baer Art Competition,” Beverly Art Center, Chicago(juror: Greg Knight, Chicago Cultural Center)
2003 “Illinois State Fair Invitational Art Exhibition,” Springfield
2003 “Chicago Works on the Run,” Orleans Street Gallery, St. Charles, Illinois
2002 “Industrial Beauty,” Lake County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Hammond, Indiana
2002 “Skyscraper,” California Building Gallery, Minneapolis
2002 Illinois State Fair Professional Art Exhibition, Springfield
2002 “Quad State Juried Exhibition,” Quincy Art Center, Quincy, Illinois
2001 “Alice and Arthur Baer Art Competition,” Beverly Art Center, Chicago
1998 “New Works: Four Artists,” Art St. Louis(curator: Mark Spencer, Director of the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, St. Joseph, Missouri
1997 “Inside/Out: Three Realist Landscape Painters,” Indianapolis Art Center
1996 “About Painting,” Judith Racht Gallery, Harbert, Michigan
1996 “Sense of Place,” two-person show, Culver-Stockton College, Canton, Missouri
1995 “Urbicul*ture,” August House Studio gallery, Chicago

AWARDS
2005 Best of Show, “The Modern Landscape,” Springfield Art Association, Springfield, Illinois
2002 Honorable Mention, 17th Annual Juried Art Exhibition, John G. Blank Center for the Arts, Michigan City,
Indiana
2002 2nd Place, Illinois State Fair Professional Art Exhibition
1997 First Prize, Ninth Annual National Art Competition, Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri (Jack Beal,
juror)
1995 Honorable Mention, Bi-State Competition, Davenport Museum of Art, Davenport, Iowa(juror: Neal Benezra, Chief Curator, Hirshorn Museum)
1995 Honorable Mention, Schoharie County Arts Council National Small Works Exhibition, Cobbleskill, New York(juror: Jon Ippolito, Guggenheim Museum)
1992 Jurors Special Mention, New Horizons in Art
1990 Winner, “Portrait of Illinois” drawing competition for New State Library Collection, Springfield
1990 The Dyrely Award, Northern National Art Competition, Nicolet College, Rhinelander, Wisconsin

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Ascend Real Estate Group, Chicago
Barks Publishing Company, Chicago
R. Thomas Jaeger, architect, Park Ridge
John Buck Company, Chicago
Village of Glen Ellyn
Community Bank, Glen Ellyn, IL
J.G. Hoppe Real Property Consultants, Oak Park, IL
LaMajada Restaurant, Oak Park
Alan B. Castator & Associates, LaGrange, IL
Chadwell & Kayser, Ltd., Chicago
Illinois State Library, Springfield, IL
Draper & Kramer, Chicago
Deloitte & Company, Chicago
Bear Stearns & Company, Chicago
Chittenden Murday & Novotny

ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS

2001 “Bridging the Artistic Gap,” by Kevin Nesburg, April 11 edition of Wednesday Journal, Oak Park,
Illinois
1998 Review by Susan Kelly of “New Works/Four Artists” in the Oct. 14 issue, Riverfront Times, St. Louis,
Missouri
1998 “Through the Artist’s Eyes,” by Elise Zwicky for the December edition, Illinois Issues Magazine
1997 “Portrait of Illinois” Photo Essay by Linda Classen Anderson on the Illinois State Library collection for the
December issue of “Illinois Issues Magazine
1997 Catalogue by Ann Wiens of the “eee! Motional” show at DePaul University Art Gallery, Chicago
1995 “1995 Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market,” p.313
1995 Catalogue, Bi-State Competition, Davenport Museum of Art, Davenport, Iowa

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