Printmaking, Monoprints using mostly silk screen
What are you working on now?
I am working on a series of monoprints based on landscapes on canvas and Arches paper.
What draws you to your medium?
While in college I saw an Andy Warhol retrospective at the Whitney Museum in New York. I knew then that I wanted to do silkscreen. I was given the opportunity to explore the medium in college in a specialized silkscreen studio developed by the head of the printmaking department.
How long have you been an artist and how has your practice changed over time?
I have been an artist for over 40 years. I have changed my practice many times over the years rotating abstract with realism. I have dabbled in various mediums including watercolor and pastels. I am currently utilizing printmaking as a medium for making one of a kind pieces.
In your opinion, what does the Austin arts community need as the city continues to grow?
The Austin art community is extremely diverse ranging from self-taught artist to degreed professional. The first thing I did out of school was to attend a weeklong workshop at the University of Delaware on the business of art. This included lectures on self-promotion, book keeping, contracts, etc. It was truly eye-opening; I learned so much. I think this type of resource would greatly benefit the Austin art community.
ABOUT BRUCE BITTER
I grew up on the Jersey shore and graduated with a BFA from the University of North Carolina. I studied intaglio at the Philadelphia College of Art and painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. I worked as a graphic designer for six years and taught graphic design at Rutgers University. I have had numerous one-person shows.