Bruna Massadas

Bruna Massadas (b. 1985 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) lives and works in Bozeman, Montana. She received a BFA from California State University, Fullerton and a MFA from California College of the Arts. Massadas first solo exhibition, The Face Painter, was at Guerrero Gallery in 2018. Recent exhibitions include My Pet Ram in New York, CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions, and BOZOMAG in Los Angeles. Massadas works as an adjunct professor at Montana State University, Bozeman.

 

Education

 

2012 MFA (Drawing & Painting), California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA 2009 BA (Art History), California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA
2009 BFA (Drawing & Painting), California State University, Fullerton, Fullerton, CA

 

Solo & Two-Person Exhibitions

 

2018 Not Like in the Movies, Nook Gallery, Oakland, CA

The Face Painter, Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA
2016 
Bruna Massadas & Daniel Gibson, Some.Time.Salon, San Francisco, CA

Calling from Vermont, Room & Border Studio, Long Beach, CA 

 

Group Exhibitions

 

2022 Character - Mothflower (Online)

2022 Physics and Fiction, Saint Joseph’s Art Society, San Francisco, CA Search Party, My Pet Ram, New York, NY

Physics and Fiction, CULT Aimee Friberg Exhibitions, San Francisco, CA

2021 Sapiens/Stories, CULT Bureau, Oakland, CA
Sapiens/Stories, 8-Bridges, https://8-bridges.com
Office Space, Bozomag, Los Angeles, CA
The Violets In The Mountain Have Broken The RocksGallery 16, San Francisco, CA

2020 Life in a Pressure Cooker (co-curated by The Pit), https://yngspc.com The World is Never Still, Binder of Women, Los Angeles, CA
If Everything is an Outrage, Track 16 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2019 The Binder of Women II, The Pit, Los Angeles, CA
Naked Lake, Massman Gallery, Oakland, CA
Skilled Tree (with Unibrow), Honey Ramka, Brooklyn, NY American Fine Arts pt 7: Reprise, Art Movement, Los Angeles, CASubject/Observer, Keystone Art Space, Los Angeles, CA 2018

2018 American Fine Arts pt 6: Life on Mars, Current Projects, Miami, FL American Fine Arts pt 5: Living’ a Dream Reality, Marvin Gardens, New York, NY
American Fine Arts pt 4: Lost & Found, 2351 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL
Heat Wave (Binder of Women), Guerrero Gallery, San Francisco, CA

American Fine Arts pt 3: A Fool’s Journey, Houston,Oklahoma City,Tulsa,Kansas City, Minneapolis, Omaha, St. Louis, Nashville, Cincinnati, Indianapolis, and Chicago
Fund the Nook, Nook Gallery, Oakland, CA
Good Smoke (Binder of Women), 0-0 L.A., Los Angeles, CA

American Fine Arts pt 2: On The Tip of the My Tongue, Cloaca, San Francisco, CA

2017 Our Archive, a Site of Making for 20 Artists, Adobe Books, San Francisco, CA TAKEOVER, Alter Space, San Francisco, CA
Missed Connections, Basement Projects, Santa Ana, CA
In Paper We Trust, The Dot Project, London, UK

Friends, Do Not Fear, New Image Art, West Hollywood, CA
CCA Annual Gala Exhibition, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA

2016 Compilation 1: Introduction, 215 Orleans, Beaumont, TX
Alma Mater: 2016 Alumni Exhibition, Hubbell Street Galleries, San Francisco, CA LTAC: NOW, Little Tokyo Art Complex, Los Angeles, CA
Somewhere in L.A., Little Tokyo Art Complex, Los Angeles, CA

 

Awards & Grants

 

2021 Recipient of the Montana CARES Individual Grant
2016 Recipient of Arts Council for Long Beach Grant
2015 Recipient of Fullerton College Staff Development Travel Fund
2006 Recipient of Leadership Scholarship California State University, Fullerton

 

Residencies

 

2016 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT
2011 Association of Independent Colleges of Art and Design Residency, Brooklyn, NY

 

Publications

 

2017 The Standard, London, UK

FAD Magazine, London, UK Take Over, Oakland, CA Command Zine, Bloomington, IN

2016 BrasilBest, San Rafael, CA
2015 
American Chordata, Autumn Issue, Brooklyn, NY 2014 Exetera Magazine, Exeter, England

The Chapess, Manchester, England
2013 
New American Paintings, MFA Annual 105, Boston, MA

Online Exhibition: Inspiration Station, Little Paper Planes, San Francisco, CA 2012 Ouroboros (Volume 1), p. 10-12, San Francisco, CA

 

Teaching

 

2021-Present 2021 2017-2018 2015-2016

Montana State University, Bozeman, Bozeman, MT California State University, East Bay, Hayward, CA Contra Costa College, San Pablo, CA
Fullerton College, Fullerton, CA