Bruce Dean received a Master of Fine Arts degree from Otis Art Institute in 1974 with a major in painting and a minor in drawing.
He has worked as an exhibiting artist for over forty five years. He began his career as an illustrator and received a silver medal from The Society of Illustrators and numerous awards of merit from national and international publications. His fine art and illustrations have been featured in dozens of books and magazines. He has participated in over forty solo and group gallery and museum exhibitions nation-wide. His work includes projects funded by grants from the Department of Education and the Foundation for Global Community. Bruce has taught advanced painting at Mount St Mary’s College, Art Exploration in the Academic Enrichment Program at CA State University Northridge, and Game Art at Otis College of Art and Design. Bruce was the featured artist in the December 2018 issue of Voyage LA magazine. His work is featured in the October 23, 2020 blog post of Plastic Experiences. His Painting, "Aurora" received the "award of excellence" in the Webster Arts, "Elevate" show- April, 2021. Most recently his painting, "Passage - 4am" was featured in the June 2021 issue of Artistonish magazine. Bruce's studio is open during the spring and fall open studio events at the Brewery Artist Complex in Los Angeles, or by appointment. In addition his studio is a featured stop for L.A. Art Tours.