BIO & REPRESENTATION
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Mary Bridgman was born in Waterville, Maine and earned degrees from Connecticut College and the Parsons School of Design in New York City. She continued her studies at The Art Students League, The New York Academy of Art, and The School of Visual Arts. Mary frequently draws at the Society of Illustrators and Art Omi.
Bridgman's work draws upon a broad range of cultural influences from Renaissance Paintings to Modern approaches to traditional subject matter employing painting, drawing and photography. Favored mediums are Oil and Gouache with pencil.
Her work has been included in exhibitions in New York City, The Hudson Valley, Kentucky, Virginia, Colorado, and Florida, including The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, The International Museum of the Horse, where she a recipient of the Museum Director's Award, The Centennial Exhibition of The Masters Foxhounds of America, as well as, HOAST Harlem and the Harlem Art Walking Tour.
Bridgman is a freelance Womenswear Designer, and has worked in the Fashion industry for companies including Ralph Lauren and Ellen Tracy by Linda Allard.
She is, also, a Fashion Illustrator, with clients including Polo Ralph Lauren, Liz Claiborne, Worth by Design, and Anne Taylor and is on the faculty at the Fashion Institute of Technology teaching Art and Design, design development, fashion portfolio and Fashion Model Drawing. Bridgman taught in the Fashion School at the Parsons School of Design under Tim Gunn.
Bridgman has traveled extensively, often on horseback. Destinations include Mongolia, India, Oman, Jordan, Isreal, South and Central and North Africa, South America, French Polynesia and the Marquesas and Europe.
Bridgman is living and painting in Harlem and Upstate New York.
CHISHOLM GALLERY: West Palm Beach www.chisholmgallery.com
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SOLO EXHIBITION: PORTRAITS OF PINE PLAINS
Portraits in Oil at The Gallery and Goods, Pine Plains, NY
May 18th, 2019-Sept 22nd, 2019
- GROUP EXHIBITIONS
- Equis Art Gallery
- The Art Students League
- Crickets Crush
- Parsons the New School for Design
- Palm Beach Polo and Country club
- HOAST/Art Harlem
- Open House NY
- The Museum at FIT
- The Chisholm Gallery, Millbrook, NY and West Palm Beach
- Equine Divine, Aiken, South Carolina
- The Willcox Hotel, Aiken SC, Chisholm Gallery
- The Fletcher Gallery, Woodstock, NY
- Casa Frela Gallery, New York, NY
- Emily Harvey Foundation Gallery
- Cross Gate Gallery traveling Exhibition for the Masters of Fox Hounds Centennial Exhibition
- Cross Gate Gallery, Virginia MFHA
- AAEA at The International Museum of the Horse
- EXIT Art
- Artist's Space
- Main Street Magazine
- Tri Corner News
- Elite Equestrian
- Quest Magazine
- The Country and Abroad
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