GEODES FINDS SKIES HOSTS CONSTELLATIONS SHARDS COCOONS QUAVERS STRAYS TWELFTH NIGHT ORIGINS SPIRES SUGAR STICKS APPARITIONS WISHES ICE MIRACLE GROWTHS RANDOM ACTS BOWS PHENOMENA BUBBLES

 

BRYAN CHADWICK

 

B. 1963, MONTREAL

 

University of Western Ontario, BA, English Literature

Live and work in Soho, New York

Work spans painting, sculpture, constructions, film, video, photography, music, and writing.

Largely self-taught

Kept work hidden or unattributed for the most part until  July, 2020

 

STATEMENT

Picasso said artists do things to find out why they did them. That couldn’t be more more true in my case. My art is an attempt to understand, codify, and express what is causing it to emerge.

As far back as I can remember, I worried that the creative 'nudges' I was getting were coming from a source outside of myself. Many artists feel that, and perhaps I was just especially atunned to it. By my teens,  I figured I must either be struggling with some kind of mental iillness, or some kind of gift. I didn’t know which was more frightening. So I keep my creative life secret, hidden, like crystals in a geode.

What I knew, though, was to 'document' everything I was experiencing. Not just in diaries but in the veiled languages of art and music—hiding it in plain sight—so that, if I ever got the nudge to share my story, I’d have a beautiful, verifiable, time-stamped way of expressing it.

All of this wants to culminate in a “multi-media codex” —a single work that will combine visual art, original music, and a work of literary non-fiction. All three elements of this life work are at various stages of completion. The different series shared on this site form visual parts of that larger whole.

Ultimately, my work is about phenomelogy, what it’s like to tread the alarmingly thin line between giftedness and mental illness, spirituality and creativity.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

Els Quatre Gats, Barcelona, Spain, 1993. “Bryan Chadwick.” A two-week first solo exhibition extend to one month at the fabled venue of Pablo Picasso’s first public exhibitions.

Chateaux Versailles, Montreal, Canada, 1994. “Night Drawings and Other Small Constructions.” A presentation of narrative works curated by Lilli Marie Andresen in a historic hotel steps from the artist’s birthplace.

 

UNATTRIBUTED CLADESTINE PUBLIC INSTALLATIONS & INTERVENTIONS

“COCOONS”, Bibliotech National De France, Paris, 2006

“COCOONS”, Bois de Boulogne, Paris, July 2005

“COCOONS”, Pont Des Arts, Paris, June 2005

“COCOONS”, Jardin De Luxembourg, Paris, September 2006

“COCOONS”, Parc Monceaux, Paris, May 2005

“COCOONS”, Pont Neuf, Paris, October 2005

“COCOONS”, Musee D'Art Modern, Site De Creation Contemporaine, Paris, September 2006

“COCOONS”, Chantilli, France, July 2005

“COCOONS”, Chateaux De Sceaux, Seaux, France, June 2005

“COCOONS”, Cathedral Sacre Coeur, Paris, July 2005

“COCOONS”, Musee Du Louvre, Paris, June 2005

“COCOONS”, Le Pantheon, Paris, July 2005

“COCOONS”, Hotel De Ville, Paris, October 2005

“EYE CANDY”, Argentier, France, January 2007

 

GROUP, DIGITAL, & IMMERSIVE  EXHIBITIONS

"WHAT'S LEFT BEHIND", ArtNEXTlevel, digital, curated by Sergio Gomez, April, 2022

“MVvO Art” | 2021 AdArt Show, The Oculus, New York, May, 2021

“PHILO-POEM”, Immersive, Gallery & digital, M.A.D.S Gallery, Milan, May, 2021

“CINDERELLA’S REVENGE”, Christinarose Gallery, New York, 1997

 

COLLECTIONS

Steelcase Ltd. Toronto, Canada

Canadian Pacific/Fairmont | Le Chateaux Frontenac, Quebec, Canada

 

DAY JOBS

Senior Vice President, New York Group Creative Director, Edelman, 2013 thru 2015

Regional Creative Director, Europe, Young & Rubicam, Paris, 2003 thru 2007

Creative Director, Doyle, Dane, Bernbach, New York, 1999 thru 2003

Vice-chair, YouthAIDS, Population Services International, Washington, D.C, 2000 thru 2003

Creative Director, Saatchi & Saatchi New York, 1994 thru 1998

Writer thru Creative Director, J.Walter Thompson, Toronto, Hong Kong and New York, 1985 thru 1991

Speechwriter, The White House, Washington, D.C, 1989 thru 1991

Today, I can finally work fulltime on my art.

 

KUDOS

The 2022 Boynes Emerging Artist Award, finalist (Winner announcement pending.)

The Luxembourg Art Prize, certificates, 2020 & 2021

The American Academy of Arts and Letters | Award Nominee, 2013

SPACE on Rider Farm | Residency, 2019

EACA Euro Effies: Silver Award | 360-degree Integration. “The Legend of Ahktamar”, Pernod Ricard, 2010

M&M Awards: Highly Commended | Int’l Targeting. “The Legend of Ahktamar”, Pernod Ricard, 2010

M&M Awards: Shortlist | The Int’l Targeting Award. “The Legend of Ahktamar”, Pernod Ricard, 2010

M&M Awards: Shortlist | Best Use of Digital. “The Legend of Ahktamar” Pernod Ricard, 2010

The New York HD Film Festival: Grand Jury Award. “Soul Searcher” Spencer/director, Chadwick/Score, 2010

The D.C Independent Film Festival: Best Screenplay. “Soul Searcher” Spencer/writer/ director, Chadwick/Score, 2010

Lurzers Archive: Top Photographs of 2008. “Sphinx” Panasonic, 2008

Lurzers Archive: Top Photographs of 2008. “Golden Gate” Panasonic, 2008

London Int’l Advertising Awards: Finalist | Best Radio. “Fired” Dodger Productions, 1996

The New York Festivals: Finalist | Best Radio. “Fired” Dodger Productions, 1996

The Telly Awards: Winner | Best Television Writing. “Piranhas” Dodger productions, 1996

The Houston Int’l Film Festival: Silver | Best Ad/Comedy “Piranhas” Dodger productions, 1996

The Ace Awards: Gold | Best In Category. “Robot” Daewoo, 1991

Spikes Asia Awards: Gold | Best Public Service Advertising. “Sign Language” HK Gov, 1989

Spike Asia Awards: Gold | Best Direct Marketing. “Dear John” The International Herald Tribune, 1989

Spikes Asia Awards: Finalist | Best Public Service Advertising. “Fish” HK Gov, 1989

Spikes Asia Awards: Finalist | Best Television Campaign. “Sign Language, Fish, Help” HK Gov, 1989

Spikes Asia Awards: Finalist | Best Radio Ad. “Hold Your Breath” HK Gov, 1989

Spikes Asia Awards: Finalist | Best Public Service Advertising. “Heart” The Red Cross, 1987

The Lausanne Int’l Advertising Festival: Gold | Best Overall Radio Campaign. “Air, water, noise” HK Gov, 1990

The Clio Awards: Finalist | Best Trade/Retail Advertising. “Oats” Lufthansa, 1988

The Clio Awards: Finalist | Best International Print. “The Average...” Int’l Herald Tribune, 1989

The Clio Awards: Finalist | Best International Print. “Peanut” Int’l Herald Tribune, 1989

The Int’l Advertising Festival of New York: Silver | Best Corporate Advertising. “Tissue” Pearl & Dean, 1989

The Int’l Advertising Festival of New York: Finalist | Best Corporate Ad. “Hourglass” Standard Chartered, 1989

The Int’l Advertising Festival of New York: Finalist | Best Corporate Advertising. “Dear John” IHT, 1989

The Int’l Advertising Festival of New York: Finalist | Best Corporate Advertising. “Ear” Intl Herald Tribune, 1989

The Int’l Advertising Festival of New York: Finalist | Best Corporate Advertising. “Plunger” Pearl & Dean, 1989

The Int’l Film & Television Festival of New York: Silver | Best Public Service Campaign. “Fish” HK Gov, 1991

The Int’l Film & Television Festival of New York: Finalist | Best Ad / Public Service. “Heart” The Red Cross, 1989

The Int’l Radio Festival of New York: Gold | Best Overall / Public Service. “Stopwatch” HK Gov, 1990

Cannes Int’l Film & Television Festival: Shortlist | Best Ad / Public Service. “Fish” HK Gov, 1990

Cannes Int’l Film & Television Festival: Shortlist | Best Ad / Public Service. “Sign Language” HK Gov, 1990

Kan Fan Awards: “Campaign of the Decade" | 1980-1990. “Sign Language” HK Gov, 1990

Kan Fan Awards: Kam Fan (Campaign of the Year) | 1990. “Sign Language” HK Gov, 1990

Kan Fan Awards: Kam Fan (Campaign of the Year) | 1991. “Perastroica” Citibank, 1991

Kan Fan Awards: Kam Fan (Campaign of the Year) | 1989. “Dancer” Reebok, 1989

Kan Fan Awards: Gold | Best Television Commercial. “Sign Language” HK Gov, 1990

Kan Fan Awards: Silver | Best Television Commercial. “Fish” HK Gov, 1990

Kan Fan Awards: Gold | Best Low Budget TV Commercial. “Sign Language” HK Gov, 1990

Kan Fan Awards: Gold | Best Public Service Commercial. “Sign Language” HK Gov, 1990

Kan Fan Awards: Silver | Best Cinema Commercial. “Sign Language” HK Gov, 1990

Kan Fan Awards: Silver | Best Multi-media Campaign. “Anti-pollution” HK Gov, 1990

Kan Fan Awards: Silver | Best Television Campaign. “Anti-pollution” HK Gov, 1990

Kan Fan Awards: Silver | Best Writing / Broadcast “Countdown” HK Gov, 199l0

Kan Fan Awards: Silver | Best Radio Commercial. “Countdown” HK Gov, 1990

Kan Fan Awards: Silver | Best Radio Campaign. “Anti-pollution” HK Gov, 1990

Kan Fan Awards: Silver | Best Overall Print. “Bitter” Nestle, 1990

Kan Fan Awards: Bronze | Best Broadcast Editing. “Sign Language” HK Gov, 1990

Kan Fan Awards: Silver | Best Public Service TV Ad “Excuses” The Red Cross, 1989

Kan Fan Awards: Silver | Best Direct Mail. “Dear John” Int’l Herald Tribune, 1989

Kan Fan Awards: Finalist | Best Corporate Print. “Peanut” Int’l Herald Tribune, 1989

Kan Fan Awards: Finalist | Best Financial Print. “Waterfall” Standard Chartered, 1989

Kan Fan Awards: Finalist | Best Illustration. “Pritchard “ Jade Animation, 1988

Kan Fan Awards: Finalist | Best Corporate Advertising. “Fill This Space” Pearl & Dean, 1988

Kan Fan Awards: Finalist | Best Low Budget TV Commercial. “Heart” The Red Cross, 1988

Studio Magazine Awards: Merit | Best Print. “Plunger” Pearl & Dean, 1989

Studio Magazine Awards: Merit | Best Print. “Ants” Pearl & Dean, 1989

Studio Magazine Awards: Merit | Best Print. “Ransom” Int’l Herald Tribune, 1989

Studio Magazine Awards: Merit | Best Print. “Ear” Int’l Herald Tribune, 1989

The Quasar Awards: Grand Winner “Fish” HK Gov, 1990

The Quasar Awards: Grand Winner “Sign Language” HK Gov, 1990

The Quasar Awards: Grand Winner “Air” HK Gov, 1990

The Quasar Awards: Gold | Best Television Commercial “Fish” HK Gov, 1990

The Quasar Awards: Gold | Best Television Commercial “Sign Language” HK Gov, 1990

The Quasar Awards: Gold | Best Television Commercial “Air” HK Gov, 1990

The Marketing Awards: Finalist | Best Radio. “All Weather” Goodyear, 1986

The One Show: Finalist | Direct Mail. “Chain Letter” Int’l Herald Tribune, 1989

The World Trade Center Memorial Design Competition: Certificate, 2002

The Max Lewis Memorial Award for Praiseworthy Achievement in Public Service, 1989

The United Nations UNDP Gold Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Interest of Public Service, 1990