Department of Art Alumni

Bridget Grady MFA '04

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Bridget Grady is a figure and landscape painter who has exhibited nationally and internationally. Since 2006 Bridget Grady has been Assistant Professor of Drawing at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Her teaching focuses on fine art figure drawing for students studying animation, visual communication, product design, digital photography and interactive media.

Bridget Grady began her education at Bethany College in West Virginia. Her emphasis of study was Fine Arts and Natural History. While studying under sculptor Peter West she concurrently absorbed ideas from the writings of Thoreau and Also Leopold. The works of these authors remain an influence on her visual art to this day.

Bridget transferred to Paier College of Art in Hamden, Connecticut for more intensive studies in drawing and painting techniques. There she worked under notable teacher Robert Zappalorti and Joseph Funaro. She later received her B.S. in Applied Art from Charter Oak College in Connecticut. Bridget continued to enrich her art experience through workshops with artists such as Hugh O'Donnell and Daniel Green and through graduate studies at Norwich University in Vermont.

Bridget obtained her Connecticut State Teaching Certification in 1996 and B.E.S.T. certifications in 1998. She taught successfully in the Connecticut Public School system for five years before graduating with her MFA at Western Connecticut State University. Her work has been shown in galleries in Connecticut and Vermont. Bridget has been selected for awards in juried competitions including the Litchfield Jazz Festival in 1999 and 2000, as well as a national exhibit at the The Starpin Gallery in 2006. She won the First Place Award at a Juried Exhibition with juror, Jeffery Anderson, Dir. of Florence Griswald Museum, at the New Britain Museum Of American Art in New Britain, CT. Her works are in private collections of Vincent Sardi of Sardi's in New York, Werner Klemperer (Colonel Klink of Hogan's Heroes) and Phil Lesh of The Grateful Dead.

She is an Assistant Professor of Drawing at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. She also continues to teach in her own studio.

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