Education
1986 M.F.A. Sculpture University of Wisconsin, Madison
1985 M.A. Video University of Wisconsin
1980 B.F.A. Ceramics/Sculpture University of Kansas

Professional Experience
2013-2016 Member, Public Art Advisory Committee, 4Culture, Seattle, WA
2008 Visiting Artist, Wichita State University, Wichita, KS
2007 Visiting Artist, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
2005-07 Consultant, Mt. Si Bridge Replacement Design Team, Seattle, WA
2004 Visiting Artist, Columbia College Center for Book and Paper Arts, Chicago, IL
2002 Visiting Artist, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT
1999-00 Acting Area Head, Sculpture, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA
1997-99 Visiting Faculty, Sculpture, Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA
1997-98 Visiting Faculty, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
1996 Visiting Faculty, Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
1996 Printmaking Workshop, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
1995 Visiting Artist, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
1990-91 Part time Faculty, Bellevue Community College, Bellevue, WA
1988 Design Team Artist, Northgate Transit Center, Seattle, WA
1987 Project Director, Homes For Art, 911 Contemporary Arts Center, Seattle, Wa

Solo Exhibitions
2014 (December) APEX Gallery, Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR
2012 Great Plains, Flottmann Hallen, Herne, Germany
2011 Blind, Freshets and Black Fens, Lawrimore Project, Seattle, WA
2010 Gather and Wait: Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR (July-August)
2007 How Did I Get Here? - A 20-Year Survey: Lawrimore Project, Seattle, WA
2006 Remains to be Seen: Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
Kittredge Gallery: University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA
2004 Duty Cycle: Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID
Structure/Skin: Center for Book and Paper Arts, Columbia College, IL
2003 Dreaming, Doing, Craving: Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT
2000 Recent Works: Galerie Ute Parduhn, Dusseldorf, Germany
Duty Cycle: Suyama Space, Seattle, WA (catalog)
Time Signature: Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
1999 Small Comfort: Ateliers Hoherweg, Dusseldorf, Germany
Paper Wealth: Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA
1997 Some Recent Work: Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
Prior Works: Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Port Angeles, WA
1995 I Never Thought: Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA
1993 Donít Feed It: FUEL Gallery, Seattle, WA
1992 Gland of Plenty: Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
1991 New Works: Fuller/Elwood Gallery, Seattle, WA
1989 Plain Air: Fuller/Elwood Gallery, Seattle, WA
Objects, Images, Actions: Oregon Art Institute, Portland, OR (catalog)
1988 Cartís Desire: Fuller/Elwood Gallery, Seattle, WA

Selected Group Exhibitions
2013-14 Classless Society, Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
2013 Portraits of 20 Northwest Artists, Museum of Northwest Art, La Conner, WA
2012 MW (Moment Magnitude), Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA
2011 TOPO/GRAPHY, Edward Cella Art+Architecture, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Honoring 15 Years of Neddy Artist Fellows: Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
2010 Intellectual Property: Hedreen Gallery, Seattle University, Seattle, WA
2009-10 A Concise History of Northwest Art: Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
2008 The Terrible Twos: A Lawrimore Project Biennial: Lawrimore Project, Seattle, WA
Century 21: Dealer's Choice, The Wright Exhibition Space, Seattle, WA
Dialogue: Flat/Form: Archer Gallery, Clark College, Vancouver, WA
2007 8th Northwest Biennial: Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
2006 This is Gallery: Lawrimore Project, Seattle, WA
2005 A Decade of Excellence: Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
2003 Crossroads: New Art From the Northwest: CoCA, Seattle, WA
2001 Kunstpfade: Peter Bruning Centrum, Ratingen, Germany
Layering: Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
Neddy Award Exhibition: Bank of America Gallery, Seattle, WA
2000 Do Not Touch: Consolidated Works, Seattle, WA
The Extended Print: Jacob Lawrence Gallery, University of Washington, WA
1998 Metalcraft: Western Gallery, Bellingham WA; Boise Art Museum, Boise, ID (catalog)
Simple Form: Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Simple Form: Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
The Objects in Hangar Two: Sandpoint Naval Station, Seattle, WA
Drawings in Space: Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA
Betty Bowen Award 20th Anniversary: WSCTC, Seattle, WA (catalog)
Works on Paper: Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
New Faculty New Work: Cornish College of the Arts, Seattle, WA
1997 Printworks: Kirkland Arts Center, Kirkland, WA
1996 Environs: Key Tower, Seattle, WA
1994 Print X Eight: FUEL Gallery, Seattle, WA
Eyes on Public Art: Newmark Center, Seattle, WA
3D X Four: FUEL Gallery, Seattle, WA
1992 Betty Bowen Legacy: Security Pacific Gallery, Seattle, WA (catalog)
Spirit of the West: West One Bank, Boise, ID
Seeds of Creativity: Port Angeles Fine Arts Center, Port Angeles, WA
Group Show: FUEL Gallery, Seattle, WA
1991 In Public 1991: Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Arts Commission, Seattle, WA (catalog)
Come To Your Senses: Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
Night Gallery: Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
In Public: Security Pacific Gallery, Seattle, WA
10th Anniversary Show: Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, OR
1990 Drawing Power: Western Gallery, Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA
Contemporary West Coast Sculpture: Jamison/Thomas Gallery, OR
1989 43rd Visual Arts Exhibition: Bellevue Art Museum, Bellevue, WA
Studies for Works in Progress: Fuller/Elwood Gallery, Seattle, WA
1988 In/Transit: Bumbershoot Festival, Seattle, WA
Three Person Show: C.A.G.E., Cincinnati, OH
1987 Painting/Sculpture Ď87: Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA
Home Ala Cart: 911 Contemporary Arts Center, Seattle, WA
1986 6th Northwest International Art Competition: Whatcom Museum, WA
1985 Technology in Art: Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI
63rd Exhibition of Wisconsin Art: H. P. Reuss Federal Plaza, Milwaukee, WI



Commissions
2013-21 Public sculpture, Sound Transit Northgate Link Light Rail station, Seattle, WA
2008-11 Public sculpture, Brightwater Environmental Education and Community Center, King County, WA
2005-11 Public sculpture, Vulcan Inc. Development Project, Seattle, WA
2008-09 Public sculpture, Tri-Met Fifth Avenue Transit Corridor, Portland, OR
2006-08 Mt. Si Bridge Replacement Project, North Bend, WA
2003-06 Public sculpture, GSA, Wayne Lyman Morse U.S. Courthouse, Eugene, OR
2002-04 Public sculpture, School of Law Building, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
1996 Public sculpture, Port Angeles Fine Art Center, Port Angeles, WA
1991 Temporary Installation, In Public: 1991, Seattle Arts Commission / Seattle Art Museum
Residencies and Honors
2012 Award: Public Art Network 2012 Year in Review, a program of Americans for the Arts
Award: Artist Trust GAP Grant, Seattle, WA
Award: 2012 CityArtist Projects Grant, Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs
2011 Award: 4Culture Individual Artist Project Grant
2009 Award: GSA Design Award for Excellence in Art and Architecture, 2008
Award: National Steel Bridge Alliance 2009 National Award, Mt. Si Bridge Replacement
2008 Award: ArtsFund Poster Artist, Seattle, WA
2007 Award: Pollock Krasner Foundation
2006 Award: Artist Trust/Washington State Arts Commission Fellowship, Seattle, WA
Award: Artist Trust GAP Grant, Seattle, WA
2005 Award: Alumni Achievement Award, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Honors Award: King County Art Collection, Seattle, WA
2001 Residency: Djerassi Foundation, Woodside, CA
Award: Neddy Artist Fellowship, Behnke Foundation, Seattle, WA
1999 Residency: Atelier Hoherweg, Dusseldorf, Germany
1995 Residency: Centrum Foundation, Port Townsend, WA
1987 Award: Painting/ Sculpture í87, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, WA

Publications
2013 Best of the Northwest, Selected Works from Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, 2013
2012 Great Plains, exhibition catalog, essay by Gisela Elbracht-Iglhaut, Flottmann-Hallen, Herne, Germany
2011 Blind Luck, exhibition essay by Robert Mittenthal, Lawrimore Project
2007 How Did I Get Here?, exhibition catalog, essay by Elizabeth Bryant, Lawrimore Project
8th Northwest Biennial, exhibition catalog, essay by Rock Hushka, Tacoma Art Museum
2005 A Decade of Excellence, exhibition catalog, essay by Rock Hushka, Tacoma Art Museum
2004 Duty Cycle, brochure, essay by Sandy Harthorn, Boise Art Museum
2003 Dreaming, Doing, Craving, brochure, essay by Jim Edwards, Salt Lake Art Center
2000 Duty Cycle, catalog, essays by Sean Elwood and Randy Gragg, Suyama Space
1997 Metalcraft, catalog essay by Robert Mittenthal, Western Gallery/ Boise Art Museum
1995 Contemporary Art in the Northwest, book by Lois Allan, Craftsman House Press
1991 In Public: Seattle 1991, project catalog, ed. Diane Shamash, Seattle Arts Commission
1989 Cris Bruch: Art Between Objects and Actions, catalog essay by John Weber, Oregon Art Institute

Reviews/ Bibliography
Blind Luck, exhibition essay by Robert Mittenthal, 2011, Lawrimore Project
Sculpture, Cris Bruch, Beyond the Street, by Matthew Kangas, March 2009
The Stranger, The 25 Greatest Works of Art Ever Made in Seattle, by Jen Graves, March 3, 2009
Art Ltd., Cris Bruch at Lawrimore Project, review by Matthew Kangas, September 2007
The Stranger, The Artist in Labor, review by Jen Graves, July 5, 2007, Vol. 16, no. 43
The Stranger, "Slow Concrete Abstraction," Cris Bruch interview with Jen Graves, July 6, 2007
Art Access, "I'm So Happy, Cris Bruch Retrospective at Lawrimore Project," review by Milton Freewater, July/August, 2007
Seattle Times, "Journey Along with Bruch", review by Sheila Farr, July 29, 2007
Seattle Post Intelligencer, "The Beauty of Bruch is in the Process," review by Nate Lippens, July 19, 2007
Seattle Post Intelligencer, "Cris Bruch is Magic," review by Regina Hackett, July 26, 2007
Sculpture, "Cris Bruch at Elizabeth Leach, Portland," review by Matthew Kangas, June, 2007
Art in America, "Cris Bruch at Elizabeth Leach," review by Jen Graves, April, 2007
Artweek, "Cris Bruch: Remains to be Seen at Elizabeth Leach Gallery," review by Daniel Duford, September 2006
Art in America, "Report from Seattle," by Janet Koplos, September 2005
Artweek, "Cris Bruch at Boise Art Museum," review by Chris Schnoor, June 2004
Salt Lake Tribune, "The Complicated Beauty of Cris Bruch," review by Christy Karras, February 18, 2004
Seattle Post Intelligencer, "Bruch's Sculpture Defies Impermanent, Fragile Nature of Paper," review by Regina Hackett, July 17, 2000
The Stranger, "Spinning Wheel," review by Eric Fredericksen, July 6, 2000
Seattle Post Intelligencer, "Bruch Writes a New Chapter on Paper's Rich Possibilities," review by Regina Hackett, March 12, 1999
AORTA, "Cris Bruch, Prior Works," review by Helen Lessick, April/May 1997
Art in America, "Cris Bruch," review by Ron Glowen, December 1993
Sculpture, "Cris Bruch," review by Matthew Kangas, July/August 1993
Sculpture, "Cris Bruch," review by Matthew Kangas, July/August 1993
Seattle Weekly, "Sculpture, Believe it or Not," review by Randy Gragg, Feburary 19, 1992
Fiber Arts, "Trends in Public Art: Where Does Fiber Fit In?," by Lynn Basa, January/February 1992
The Oregonian, "Artist Makes Magic out of the Mundane," review by Randy Gragg, October 16, 1992
Seattle Weekly, "In Public at First Glimpse," by Lynn Smallwood, July 10, 1991
Australian National Radio, Cris Bruch interview with Brent Clough, March 15, 1991
Artforum, "Cris Bruch, Fuller/Elwood Gallery," review by Jae Carlsson, March 1990
Reflex, "Singing in the City," review by Elizabeth Bryant, January/February 1990
Artweek, "The Streets as Resource," review by Ron Glowen, November 30, 1989
Seattle Weekly, "Beauty in the Trash Heap," review by Lynn Smallwood, November 8, 1989
High Performance, "Shopping Close to Home: An Interview with Cris Bruch," by Jerri Allyn, Summer, 1989
ArtNews, "Cris Bruch, Fuller/Elwood Gallery," review by Lynn Smallwood, April 1989
Seattle Post Intelligencer, "Bruch Dishes Up His Art a'la Cart," review by Regina Hackett, December 2, 1988

Public Collections
4Culture King County Art Collection
Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington
Microsoft Corporation
New York Public Library Print Collection
Port Angeles Fine Arts Center
Safeco Art Collection
Seattle Art Museum
Seattle Portable Works
Stadtsparkasse Dusseldorf
Tacoma Art Museum
United States General Services Administration, Wayne Lyman Morse United States Courthouse, Eugene, OR
Vulcan Northwest
Washington State University Museum of Art
Whatcom Musem
Yale University Art Gallery