ABOUT PAUL BRIDGEWATER
Born in Terre Haute, Indiana in 1954, Paul Bridgewater
has spent more than half of his life in the visual arts.
He was Co- Founder & Director of Hardart Gallery,
Washington, DC in 1973 and continued to consult for the decade they existed.
After moving to NY, he went on to open Bridgewater Gallery in 1984 and
saw it through many transitions, as Bridgewater/Lustberg, Bridgewater/Lustberg & Blumenfeld,
to its’ current revival as Bridgewater Fine Arts, today.
Over the last three decades he has been a Board Member
and/or consultant to: The Museum of Temporary Art, Washington, DC , The
YWCA Craft Students League, NYC , The Watershed Foundation for Ceramic
Art, Saco, ME., Meta Museum, Blackmountain College, Hillsborough, NC
and Artplace Studio Foundation, NYC.
In this time he has curated over
450 exhibitions including "Spark
of Genius" for The General Electric Research and Development Center,
Schenectady, NY and consulted on such exhibits as "Temples of the
Yoruba", Photographs by Phyllis Galembo at The Schoenburg Center
for Black Studies, Rockefeller Foundation, NYC and "Paint By Number" at
The Smithsonian Institution, American History Museum, Wash., DC, "American
Folk" for CBS Cable and The Robert Lynch Collection of North Carolina
Folk Art, Wesleyan College, Rocky Mount, NC. He currently lives in the East Village of New