Paul Fisher Gallery

BRUCE HELANDER

BIO

Bruce Helander is an artist whose specialty is collage and assemblage. He has a master’s degree in painting from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, where he later became the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs of the college. He is a fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts and has won the South Florida Cultural Consortium fellowship for professional achievement in the visual arts.

As a curator, Helander has coordinated over eighty exhibitions of contemporary works. He has organized one-man shows for Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, John Chamberlain, Duane Hanson, Larry Poons, Jules Olitski, Dale Chihuly and Kenneth Noland, among others. Highly regarded a juror for art and museum competitions, he has served for the Philadelphia Museum and other leading institutions. He also serves as a consultant to several art fairs, including the LA Art Show.

Helander is the Editor-in-Chief of The Art Economist magazine and has written extensively on contemporary art and is a regular featured columnist for the Huffington Post. His bestselling book, Learning to SeeAn Artist’s View on Contemporary Artists from Artschwager to Zakanitch, featuring forty of his favorite reviews, was an Indie Awards Finalist for excellence.

His work is in over fifty museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Smithsonian, Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art and Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in Los Angeles.

His collages appear in The New Yorker and Palm Beach Illustrated magazines, among others.