Current Exhibit

Bruce New: The Night is Only a Dream

Double-Portrait_Bird-and-Beast.jpgThis exhibition presents more than 60 of Somerset artist Bruce New's collages, drawings and paintings. The exhibition will run through September 16, 2017.

Bruce New was born in 1970 and raised in Somerset, Kentucky, about a ninety-minute drive south of Lexington. After many years in Richmond, he recently moved back to his hometown. In an interview from the winter 2013/14 issue of Raw Vision, the artist describes his childhood as "...a typical middle class upbringing, with the adults working hard to provide everything we needed and a lot of what we wanted." From an early age, New was interested in art, taking comic books and the work of an artist uncle as his introduction and inspiration.

New quit high school during his senior year to take a job working construction. He remained in that field until the age of twenty-seven. Then, while building a motel in Houston, TX, he fell on scaffolding and severely injured his leg. During his recuperation, New decided to pursue his artistic interests with vigor. His wife, Robin, to whom he was married in 1996, is an art teacher in a local school system, and she was highly supportive of his efforts. Bruce New has been working as an artist ever since. Over the past several years, his work has been presented in dozens of exhibitions across the world in locales as varied as New York, Tokyo, Houston, Chicago, Santa Fe, and Morehead, Kentucky.


  • Morehead (Residential Campus)
    150 University Blvd., Morehead, KY 40351
  • MSU at Ashland
    1400 College Dr., Ashland, KY 41101
  • MSU at Mt. Sterling
    3400 Indian Mound Dr., Mt. Sterling, KY 40353
  • MSU at Prestonsburg
    6 Bert Combs Dr., Prestonsburg, KY 41653
  • MSU at West Liberty
    155 University Dr., West Liberty, KY 41472
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