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A. GWYDHAR BRATTON

 

Art Showings

 

 

·                    “Members Exhibition” February 2007, Robert T Wright Gallery

Pieces Exhibited: “Icarus”

Gallery Curator: Steven T. Jones

Robert T. Wright Gallery Website

 

·                    “Holiday Art  Show” December 2006, Robert T Wright Gallery

Greeting cards for sale.

Sale coordinator:

Robert T. Wright Gallery Website

 

·                    “WindyCon Art Show” November 2006, Windycon Convention

Pieces exhibited: “Trickster”, “Bride”, “Michael”, “Lucifer”, “Gabriel”

Art Show Coordinator:

 

·                    “Recent Works” (juried), October 2006, Robert T Wright Gallery

Piece Exhibited: “Belladonna”

Winner of best in show for mixed media.

Gallery Curator: Steven T. Jones

Robert T. Wright Gallery Website

 

·                    “Archon Art Show” September 2006, Archon Convention

Piece exhibited: “Trickster”

Art Show Coordinator: John Sies

 

·                    “Sony Online Entertainment Fan Faire” April 2006, Atlanta Convention

Pieces exhibited: Various.

Show Coordinator: Laura Zeigart.

 

·                    “Last Hurrah”, March 2006, Lucid Artist Co-Op Gallery

Pieces Exhibited: “Gabriel”, “Angel”, “Trickster”

The final exhibit by the Lucid Artist Co-Op Gallery before its transformation into Phuture Art.

Gallery Director: Jessica Lucas

 

·                    “Capricon Art Show”, February 2006, Capricon Convention

Pieces Exhibited: “The Trickster Series” (9pcs), “Trickster”, “Michael”, “The Storyteller”, “The Ghost Tree”

My first sci-fi/fantasy convention art show… quite a learning experience!

Art Show Coordinator: Karen Dolley

 

·                    “Members Exhibition”, February 2006, Robert T Wright Gallery

Piece Exhibited: “Bride”

Gallery Curator: Steven T. Jones

Robert T. Wright Gallery Website

 

·                    “Beethoven’s Birthday” December 2005, Lucid Artist Co-Op Gallery

Pieces Exhibited: See “Extemporaneous”

Gallery Director: Jessica Lucas

 

·                    “Extemporaneous”, November 2005, Lucid Artist Co-Op Gallery

Pieces Exhibited: “Trickser”, “Gabriel”, “Death”, “Earth”, Lucifer”, “Michael”, “Cakes 1”, “Cakes II”

The Opening where I learned that the best place to promote your artwork from is behind the bar.

Gallery Director: Jessica Lucas

 

·                    “Form Follows Function”, October 2005, Lucid Artist Co-Op Gallery

Pieces Exhibited: “Satan”, “Lucifer”, “Death”, “Michael”, “Earth”, “Angel”, “Cakes I”, “Cakes II”, “Fruit”, “Veggies”

I had to run out of this opening early in order to go to the opening of the “Recent Works” show- what an exciting problem to have: two openings in one night!

Gallery Director: Jessica Lucas

 

·                    “Recent Works” (juried), October 2005, Robert T Wright Gallery

Piece Exhibited: “The Café”

Gallery Curator: Steven T. Jones

Robert T. Wright Gallery Website

 

·                    “Art with a View”, September 2005, Lucid Artist Co-Op Gallery

Pieces Exhibited: “Bride”, “Earth”, “Quetzalcoatl”, “Raphael”, “Uriel”, “Cakes I”, “Cakes II”, “Fruit”, “Veggies”

The Grand Opening of the Lucid Artist Coop Gallery in it’s downtown location at Lake Point Tower across from Navy Pier.

Gallery Director: Jessica Lucas

 

·                    “Senior Art Show” (juried), March 2004, Merwin & Wakeley Gallery

Piece Exhibited: “Pretty Girl”

Gallery Director: Jennifer Lapham

Merwin and Wakeley Gallery

 

·                    Creative Self Expression Show (juried), April 2000, Great Frame Up

Piece Exhibited: “Big Brother”

Winner of Best of Show for mixed Media.

The Great Frame Up- Vernon Hills

 

·                    Creative Self Expression Show (juried), April 1999, Great Frame Up

Piece Exhibited: “Copper Necklace” – Necklace in copper and serpentine.

The Great Frame Up- Vernon Hills

 

·                    Creative Self Exression Show (juried), April 1997, Great Frame Up

Piece Exhibited: “Still Life In Pencil”

The Great Frame Up- Vernon Hills

 

 

 

Film Experience                 

 

·                    “Disappearances”, Border Run Pictures, Opens April 2006

Production Assistant- Props: Prop construction and maintenance,  organizational responsibilities throughout pre-production and production period.

Director: Jay Craven

"Disappearances" Official Website

 

·                    “Antihero”, Gwydhar Pictures, Open April 2004

Director/writer/actor- preparation and production of a :30 minute short film for the John Wesley Powell Research Confrence 2004.

John Wesley Powell Research Confrence Homepage

 

Theatrical Experience

 

March 2002 Design Competition (winner: 1st place undergraduate costume design)        South Eastern Theatre Convention

 

·                    Heritage Repertory Theatre Summerstock 2004

Costume Technician. Costume construction and maintenance, wardrobe organization responsibilities throughout production period.

Shows included: “Ragtime”, “Driving Miss Daisy”, “True West”, “Snoopy!”, “Syringa Tree”, “Five Guys Named Moe”

Designer: Gweneth West

Heritage Repertory Theatre Homepage

 

·                    “As You Like It”, Light Board Op, McPhereson Theatre, 2004

Operation of the Light Board during rehersals and performances.

Illinois Wesleyan University Theatre Homepage

 

·                    “Hamletmachine”, Asst. Videographer,  McPhereson Theatre, 2004

Assisting the Videographer during preproduction shoots with actors, operation of video projection equipment during performances.

Director: Roger Bechtel Videographer: Andrew Schneider

Illinois Wesleyan University Theatre Homepage

 

·                    “Macbeth”, Costume Designer, Illinois Allstate Theatre Festival, 2003

Design, construction, and organization of costumes for the production of “Macbeth”.

Director: Tim Frawley

Illinois Allstate Theatre Festival Mainpage

·                    Heritage Repertory Theatre Summerstock 2002

Costume Technician. Costume construction and maintenance, wardrobe organization responsibilities throughout production period.

“Anything Goes”, “Smokey Joes Café”, “I Love you You’re Perfect Now Change”, “Proof”, “Comic Potential”

Designer: Gweneth West

Heritage Repertory Theatre Homepage

 

·                    “The Winters Tale”, Puppet Designer/Operator,      McPhereson Theatre 2002.

Design, construction, and operation of a full size bear puppet for a theatrical production of “The Winters Tale”.

Illinois Wesleyan University Theatre Homepage

 

·                    “Waiting For Lefty”, Costume Designer, E.M.J.K. Theatre 2001

Design, construction, and organization of costumes for the production of of “Waiting For Lefty”.

Illinois Wesleyan University Theatre Homepage

 

·                    “Little Shop of Horrors”, Stitcher    , McPhereson Theatre 2001

Costume Technician. Costume construction and maintenance responsibilities throughout production period.

Illinois Wesleyan University Theatre Homepage

 

·                    “Cabaret”, Asst. Costume Designer, McPhereson Theatre 2001

Costume Technician. Costume construction and maintenance, wardrobe organization responsibilities throughout production period.

Illinois Wesleyan University Theatre Homepage

 

·                    “Enter the Guardsman”, Spot Op,  Northlight Theatre 2001

Operation of the spotlight during rehersals and performances.

Northlight Theatre Homepage

 

·                    “Life is a Dream”, Stitcher Wardrobe, McPhereson Theatre 2000

Costume Technician. Costume construction and maintenance, wardrobe organization responsibilities throughout production period.

Illinois Wesleyan University Theatre Homepage

 

·                    “Marriage of Figaro”, Stitcher Wardrobe, McPhereson Theatre 2000

Costume Technician. Costume construction and maintenance, wardrobe organization responsibilities throughout production period.

Illinois Wesleyan University Theatre Homepage

 

 

Education

 

Libertyville High School      Class of 2000

Libertyville High School Mainpage

 

Illinois Wesleyan University, Class of 2004, Major: Theatre & Fine Arts

Illinois Wesleyan University Mainpage

 

University of Glasgow         Year Abroad 2002-2003

University of Glasgow Mainpage

 

Glasgow School of Art       Year Abroad 2002-2003

Glasgow School of Art Mainpage

 

Awards and Honors

 

The John L. Clark Award for literary studies, Graduation Honor, Illinois Wesleyan University, Awarded 2004

 

First Place Undergraduate Design for “Macbeth”, South Eastern Theatre Convention Design Competition, Awarded 2002

Judged by Rosemary Ingham and William Ivey Long

SETC's Website

 

Alpha Lambda Delta, Honors Sorority, Illinois Wesleyan University, 2002-2003

Alpha Lambda Delta Webpage

 

Kappa Pi, Honorary Art Fraternity, Illinois Wesleyan Univerity, 2002

Kappa Pi Website

 

Related Experience

Shenanigans! Theatre Group, Founder and coordinator 2003-2004.

A student theatre group formed to write, direct, and perform their own creative work, both comedic and dramatic.

Shows performed: “Sex or Something”, “Death or Something”

 

Puppet apprenticeship, Fred Putz, Chicagoland Puppetry Guild 1997.

In which I learned how to make and operate marionette puppets as well as getting involved with the puppetry community in Chicago.

Chicagoland Puppetry Guild Website

Puppeteers of America Website

 

Puppet History, John Blundall, 2002-2003

While studying abroad I had the opportunity to learn some of the vast history of puppetry from British puppet director John Blundall.

 

Smart Dummy Class, Laura Montenegro, 2005

I heard about this class through the Lucid Artist Gallery where I was showing work at the time: a class to learn how to make a “dummy” of a picturebook to send to publishers.

 

Other Skills

Drawing, Painting, Molding, Casting, Videography and Video Editing (Mac and PC), Jewelry making, Dyeing, Puppet making and operating, book illustration, collage, storyboard illustration, document scanning.

 

 

For my official resume, or if you wish to contact me about a business opportunity, please e-mail me at gwydhar@gwydhar.com.