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Gil Bruvel

po box 2843
Wimberley, TX 78676, U.S.A.
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Phone: 2105576073
Email: gbruvel@gmail.com
URL: http://www.bruvel.com

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Gil Bruvel

Owner, founder, artist for Bruvel, Inc.

 www.bruvel.com

Objective

To create and offer stimulating art that enhances and complements the surroundings as well as challenges and excites the audience. Further, to be present and active in the Texas, national, and global art communities.

Experience
Georges Bruvel Furniture and Cabinet Design 1965-1974

Family Design business where design, engineering, construction, fabrication, use of materials, quality control, and finishing were strongly enforced.

Art Restoration Workshop, Chateaurenard, France 1974-1977

Studied under M. Laurent de Montcassin learning the techniques of Old and Modern Masters as well as art history of the 14th-20th century. Work included restoration of ancient ceilings, frescoes, and paintings.

Gil Bruvel Studio, St. Remy de Provence, France 1977-1986

Oil painting business providing high quality contemporary surrealist paintings to private collectors and public entities.

Gil Bruvel studio relocates to United States as Bruvel, Inc. 1986-current

Multiple large scale installations lead to permanent relocation in Maui and then Houston, Tx. Bruvel, Inc. officially incorporated in 1999. Computer aided design renderings enter creative design process generating unique specialized printing process models cast in highest quality bronze and 316L stainless steel.

Artistic design for “Of Light and Darkness” Interplay video game,1998 Album artwork created for Mythos fifth album, Purity 2006

Public Art/ Installation Experience
Art in Public Places Program West Covina, California July 2008

“The Builder” – 8’ tall, bronze

“In the Zone”- 6’ tall, bronze

Anglican Diocese of Perth, Australia, St. George’s Cathedral 2009

“St. George and the Dragon” 64 foot 316L Stainless Steel sculpture selected by public as “People’s Choice” for installation

Private Art Commission in Houston, TX 1998-2002

Commissioned to design stonework, paintings, functional art, architectural detail, and one of a kind sculptures in one private residence in Houston, TX. Work included 900 tons of stonework, design for 14 columns, 3-large scale ceiling murals, 18 wall paintings, a 2-ton stainless steel theater door including and finishings of an escutcheon and matching door handles.

Worked effectively and efficiently with a team of 70 masons, various fabricators, engineers, transporters and installers. The project came in on time and on budget.

Skills

Languages- French and English

Proficient in 3d modeling and rapid prototyping including using methods since 1994 that are unique to Bruvel products

Advanced computer user- ability to design and create software, games, and intricate accurate renderings

Proven experience painting and sculpting in a variety of mediums
Proven experience creating and installing high quality large scale sculptures

Referrals
City of West Covina, CA

Worked effectively with the West Covina City Council, the onsite project managers, and the local foundry. Successfully completed and installed project on time and within budget in collaboration with a local West Covina engineer, transportation company, and installer.

 

Awards
Bronze Medal - 1987 Palais des Congress, Paris, France

Award of Excellence - 2006 Balance – bronze sculpture New Jersey Equine Artists’ Association in Bedminster, NJ

Best in Show – 2006 The Passage – bronze sculpture
Gateway to the Imagination - Farmington Museum in Farmington, N.M., USA

First Place- 2006 Balance, The Passage-Artist Editions, and Dream of Water – bronze sculptures Visual Arts Alliance in Houston, TX., USA

Honorable Mention – 2007 The Builder - stainless steel and bronze; Dream of Earth,bronze. Gateway to the Imagination - Farmington Museum in Farmington, N.M., USA

First Place – 2008 Chess Set, Industrial Man versus Nature – mixed media sculpture Visual Arts Alliance in Houston, TX., USA

Best in Show – 2008 The Oracle – mixed media sculpture
Gateway to the Imagination - Farmington Museum in Farmington, N.M., USA

Selected Shows

2012

ICFF- IDSA Design Week Show, New York City, NY

2008- 2009

Lahaina Galleries – Art of Aloha-Maui, HI., USA An Invitational Group Show

Gateway to the Imagination Farmington Museum, New Mexico

EXONE/Metaltec Innovations The Hotel Show

Lahaina Galleries – 32nd Anniversary Show Bend, OR., USA An Invitational Group Show

 

Sculpture in the Park – 24th Annual Exhibition Loveland, CO., USA An International Juried Group Show

Lahaina Galleries - Pageant of the Masters Newport Beach, CA., USA An Invitational Group Exhibition

The Cedars Art Gallery Dallas, TX., USA One Man Show

2007

Anchorage Museum of History & Fine Art Anchorage, AK
Planes, Trains and Automobiles a History of Transportation in America- A Nationally Juried Group Show

Salbru Publish Art - Venus & the Female Intuition An Invitational Group Show Saeby, Denmark An Invitational Group Exhibition
De Gouden Phoenix - Venus & the Female Intuition
Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, An Invitational Group Exhibition

Princesse de Kiev - Venus & the Female Intuition Nice, France An Invitational Group Exhibition

Sculpture in the Park - 23rd Annual Exhibition Loveland, CO., USA An International Juried Group Show

Lahaina Galleries – 31st Anniversary Show Newport Beach, CA., USA An Invitational Group Show

Chalk Farm Gallery Santa Fe, N.M., USA One Man Show

Lahaina Galleries – Inner Circle Newport Beach, CA., USA An Invitational Group Show

2006

National Sculpture Society – Literary Sculpture New York, N.Y., USA- A Nationally Juried Group Show

Target Gallery – Not to Scale Alexandria, VA USA

A Nationally Juried Group Show Brusen Mikkelsen Art

Saeby, Denmark An Invitational International Group Show

Sculpture in the Park – 22nd Annual Exhibition Loveland, CO., USA An International Juried Group Show

Lahaina Galleries - 3rd Annual One Man Show Newport Beach, CA., USA

Siggraph 2006 - Intersections Art Gallery Boston, MA., USA International Juried Group Show

Port of San Diego Sculpture Show San Diego, CA., USA Nationally Juried Group Show