After School Program, College/University, Arts/Cultural Organizations, K-12 Schools, Senior Center
Kathy Bruce is an environmental teaching artist based in NYC. She received an M.F.A in sculpture from Yale University and a certificate from The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Her outdoor sculptures explore archetypal female and mythological forms within the context of poetry, literature and the natural environment. Her most recent project, \"Alphabet\" a collaboration with artist Alastair Noble, was completed in August 2016 for the Hobro Gas Museum in Denmark. In 2015 she was invited to participate in the Guandu Nature Park International Sculpture Festival and in 2014 she was one of 6 international artists selected to develop projects for the 2014 Cheng-Long Wetlands International Environmental Art Project, both in Taiwan. Bruce was a Fulbright Hayes Senior Research and Lecturing scholar in Puno Peru in 2012 where she taught environmental art at the University of the Altiplano and researched totora reed boat building on Lake Titicaca. Other awards include: Pollock-Krasner Foundation Fellowship, Lower Manhattan Community Council Grants: SU-CASA, Creative Engagement, Creative Curricula, SPARC, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts Individual Artist Grant, Fulbright-Hayes Junior scholar grant to Peru and a Ford Foundation Grant for sculpture. She has attended numerous residencies including La Napoule Foundation France, Sculpture Space, IPark Foundation, The Saltonstall Foundation, Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, The McColl Center for the Arts and The Millay Artists Colony. Bruce is currently a 2017 SU-CASA teaching artist sponsored by the NYC Council, the Department of Cultural Affairs, the Department for the Aging and administered by Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.
I am an individual committed to providing programs of excellence to senior communities. My experience with seniors includes SPARC 2015, SU-CASA 2016, SU-CASA 2017 grants from the Lower Manhattan Council for the Arts and the NYC Dept. of the Aging. During this time I have taught hands-on art workshops and organized public events to coincide with Cinco de Mayo and Senior Week activities for the seniors at the Carter Burden Senior Center and Project Find Woodstock. Also an avid runner and fitness advocate, I have been teaching weekly stretch and tone classes to active seniors at the Roosevelt Island Senior Center since November 2016.