Cris Bruch


Cris Bruch

Cris Bruch was born in Sugarcreek, Missouri, and raised in the Kansas City area. He earned a BFA in Ceramics/Sculpture at the University of Kansas, Lawrence. Following completion of an MFA and an MA at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Bruch moved to Seattle in 1986.

His career spans more than 30 years—from early found-object sculpture, street rubbings, and socio-politically motivated actions, to his later refined sculpture and works on paper. Bruch has since explored the possibilities—and pushed the limits of—metal, paper, string, fiberglass, resin, rubber, composites, plastic, and wood.


 

Mw [Moment Magnitude] is organized by the Frye Art Museum and curated by Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker, Joshua Kohl, Ryan Mitchell, Doug Nufer, and Yoko Ott. The exhibition is funded by the Frye Foundation with the generous support of Frye Art Museum members and donors. Sponsored by Frank Stagen, Nitze-Stagen, and Riddell Williams, it is supported by the Washington State Arts Commission, with funding—in part—by The Wallace Foundation, and by 4Culture and the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs. Seasonal support of the Frye Art Museum is provided by Canonicus Fund and ArtsFund.

Media sponsorship of Mw [Moment Magnitude] is by KUOW 94.9FM and The Stranger. Opening event sponsorship is by The Boeing Company.