Bruce Brown believes that art is communication, which is manifested in his portraiture. In his work he has a propensity for capturing his subjects' essence to the degree that their portrayal creates a connection between the viewer and the subject. This glimpse reveals the epitome of the person, which creates images that evoke a sense of knowing and being. Whether working with commercial photography, fine art photography or creating video, Bruce's talent for portraying the full range of human emotion is evident and alluring.
Bruce attended the noted Art Center College of Design, in Pasadena. He has worked primarily in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1997. His fine art photographic series Paradoxon / CU 29 has been collected by the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento and the di Rosa Preserve in Napa as well as in numerous other galleries, museums and private collections throughout the nation. He currently lives in the Napa Valley with his beautiful wife and new born son.
AT&T Wireless, United Airlines, NCR, Chevron Texaco, PeopleSoft, Black Entertainment Television, Gloria Ferrer Champagne, McGraw-Hill, Pace Communications, American Presidents' Line, and Ziff Davis publishing.
Money, Forbes, Chicago Tribune Sunday Magazine, Entrepreneur, USA Weekend Magazine, Wine Enthusiast, MacUser, San Francisco Chronicle Sunday Magazine, Data Communications, Sacramento Magazine and Hemispheres.
Los Angeles Lift Off Online film festival “I Am A Survivor” short film documentary 2018
Crocker Museum Art Auction and Big Names, Small Art 2018, 2016, 2014 & 2012
Semi-Finalist in the Los Angeles CineFest script competition for the “The Echo”
Semi-Finalist for the Los Angeles CineFest film festival “I Am A Survivor” short film documentary
Official selection The Royal Starr film festival “I Am A Survivor” short film documentary
Semi finalist Atlanta Docufest film festival “I Am A Survivor” short film documentary
Sixteen Mile Arts Gallery 2nd Shadow Stories Exhibit for Black & White Mobile Photography Show
Brought to Light: Masterworks of Photography from the Crocker Art Museum Sacramento, Ca
Kevin Milligan Gallery Focus 2010 - A National Photography Exhibition 2010
2nd Place Fairfield Center for the Creative Arts, 46th Annual Regional Juried Art Show
Best in Show and Golden Bear Jurors Award, California State Fair Fine Art Competition
Jurors Award, 1st & 2nd Place Fairfield Center for the Creative Arts, 45th Annual Regional Juried Art Show
Awards of Excellence and Merit California State Fair Fine Art Competition
1st, 3rd & 5th Place Napa Town and Country Fair, Napa, California
1st Place Award “the HUMAN EFFECT”, Studio II Gallery
1st Place Most Thought Provoking and 1st place “Go Figure Exhibition”, The Main Artery Gallery
3rd Place Black & White Photography Fairfield Center for the Creative Arts, 44th Annual Regional Juried Art Show 2007
Nancie Mattice Award Dangenart Gallery 2007
Top Honor Award 21st Annual International 2007
Advertising Photographer of America the "Something Personal" exhibits 2006, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001 & 1999
Special Judge's Award Roseville Arts, Roseville
Special Recognition Juror's Statement 8th Annual Photographic Process Juried Online International Art Exhibition
Best of Show and 1st Place Manipulated People 7th Annual Open Photography Show, Sacramento Fine Arts Center
1st Place Tie, Award Two Person Exhibition "Jury Show", Evolving Art Gallery
First Place Awarded in Photography LGAA Annual open juried show, Art Museum of Los Gatos
National Design Awards "Silver" winner American Society of Business Publication Editors
East Coast Region Award Winners "Gold" winner American Society of Business Publication Editors
The Photo District News 3rd & 7th Annual Digital Awards 1997 & 2001