Bruce Waldman is a printmaker, illustrator, and college art instructor who lives and works in the New York City area. He has been an adjunct professor at the School of Visual Arts for more than 30 years, has taught as an adjunct professor at the Westchester Community College Center for the Arts for over ten years and also teaches at the College of New Rochelle. In addition, Bruce is a member on the Board of Governors of the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop and is currently the acting President of The New York Society of Etchers.
Bruce has given intensive seminars on printmaking at The Museum of Modern Art in New York City, Silvermine Art Center in Connecticut, Korea University in Seoul, South Korea, the Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop in New York City, the Printmaking Center of New Jersey, where he is also on the Board of Directors, and The Center for Contemporary Printmaking in Norwalk, Connecticut.
Bruce Waldman’s prints are in the permanent collections of the following:
the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the New York Public Library, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Bronx Zoological Museum, the Royal Collection in London, the New York Historical Society, the Library of Congress in Washington DC, the Housatonic Museum of Art in Connecticut, the New York Transit Museum and the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators. His work has been exhibited in Germany, Israel, Japan, India, South Korea, Ireland, France, Belgium and Holland.
Bruce’s work is also shown and represented by the following galleries:
The Old Printshop in New York City, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Mezzanine Gallery in New York City, The Old Print Gallery in Washington DC, Mehu Gallery in New York City, Juxtapose Gallery in New Jersey and The Flat Iron Gallery in Westchester New York.
Bruce created the cover artwork for the 1990 national bestseller, Iron John, by Robert Bly, and the cover monotype for Primate Behavior by Sara Lindsey, the 1997 finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry. His etchings were printed on posters for the Utah Shakespeare Festival’s productions of Death of a Salesman and Hamlet, and he created Phantom of the Opera art which was published in People Magazine when the play premiered on Broadway. He has also created portrait monotypes for Mitt Romney and Barack Obama that were turned into posters for the New York Society of Etchers pre-election exhibition, held at the National Arts Club in New York City. These posters later went into the permanent collection of the Library of Congress in Washington DC. Bruce is one of the co-founders (along with Russ Spitkovsky and Matt Barteluce), contributors, and art directors of Carrier Pigeon Magazine, a fine art publication. He is also on the Board of Directors for Guttenberg Arts, a non-profit art organization and studio that houses Carrier Pigeon Magazine.
Many of Bruce Waldman’s works deal with the tragedy of the human condition. He is fascinated with people’s relationships and interactions with each other while he attempts to understand, through his art, the tension and friction that can occur between people from a psychological point of view. Many of his images evoke a dark, mysterious, and introspective mood and feeling. He has also created hundreds of images of animals and landscapes, both are subjects he tremendously enjoys depicting.