Bridget Z. Sullivan b. 1964 Chicago, IL.

Sullivan received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 1987 and her MFA from Towson University in 1996. She has participated in group and solo exhibitions since 1986 and has most recently exhibited at School 33 Art Center, Load of Fun Gallery, and Jordan Faye Contemporary all in Baltimore, Maryland; Greenbelt Art Center, Greenbelt, Maryland; and the WomanKraft Gallery, Tucson, Arizona. Sullivan was awarded a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist’s Grants in 2004 in Photography and in 2002 in the New Genre category. Her work has been featured in AfterImage:Inklight, and URHere Journal of Creative Geography. She currently resides in Baltimore, Maryland with her husband Richard and two daughters Maggie and Grace.

Artist’s Statement

I praise my children as they notice the minutiae in Nature, 'good eyes' I say. The skill of observation is being lost... I notice it in myself.  I think I understand a place, yet when I arrive and spend time searching for details, I am most often surprised by what I learn. The subtle detail of life and death passes and we do not notice the treasures we trample or pass by. Through close observation I search for life and meaning in my surrounding environment. Our survival on Earth depends on our willingness to know and value the yeomen of Nature who live out their lives filtering the bay, decomposing the forest, and providing oxygen and food for our nourishment. Through my work I construct larger than life views of Nature using photography and scanography. It is only through careful study that all integral parts of Nature are revealed.
 seraphim   6 x 8 x 2 inches 
 ardor, 2012   5 x 7 x 2 inches