Bruce Lieberman was born in Brooklyn New York. He earned a BA from Stony Brook University. After attended Brandeis University, as a Special Student of Paul Georges, he received his MFA at Brooklyn College studying with Lois Dodd and Lennart Anderson. By then he was already exhibiting in NY's the figurative art world of the early 80's.
He was a recipient of the Charles G. Shaw Memorial Award for Distinction in the Painting Media and a Nominee for The Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, National Academy of Design, New York, NY and The American Academy of Arts and Letters.
Some of his selected solo exhibits were at; the Heckscher Museum of Art at the Bryant Library, Roslyn, New York, Pene Du Bois Gallery, E. 11th St. New York, NY, Gallery North, Setauket, New York, Leopoldo Carpinteyro Galleria, Monterrey, Mexico, Gotham Fine Arts, New York, NY, Hampton Hang, Water Mill, NY, Hampton Road Gallery, Southampton, New York, BCK Gallery Montau,
His work have also been included in numerous group exhibitions, notably Artist Choice Museum’s, “Bodies and Souls,” A.M. Sachs, 57th street, New York, NY, “Landscape, ” Center for Figurative Art, New York, NY, “Winter,” M&M Gallery,” Feast For The Eyes, and “The Seasons” Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, NY, “Surf Culture –The Art History of Surf, Curated by Carlo McCormack,” Milk Gallery, New York, NY, Long Island: Morning, Noon and Night, The Long Island Museum, Stony Brook, NY, “Re-Viewing Nature: Long Island Landscape Painting Today, “ Mishkin Gallery, New York, NY, “Artist in Their Backyard, “ C.W. Post Hutchins Gallery, NY , Arlene Bujesse Gallery , East Hampton NY , “Great Outdoors,” Elaine Benson Gallery, “Long Island Artists Focus on Materials,” Stony Brook University Art Gallery, Stony Brook, NY
His work is in numerous private and several public collections, including, Center For Figurative Art, New York, NY, Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY, Long Island Museum of American Art, Stony Brook, NY, Cablevision Corporation, Bethpage, NY, Long Island Museum of American Art, Stony Brook, NY, University of Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico, Renaissance Technologies New York, Simon’s Center for Math and Physic, Stony Brook, New York and Brooklyn College Print Collection.
Catalogues and essay’s include: Jennifer Samet, Last Bouquet Standing: Paintings by Bruce Lieberman, an essay from the catalogue, Bruce Lieberman Recent work 2014-2017, Gallery North, Setauket ,NY, Catalog: Faculty Exhibition 2018, Paul W. Zaccaire Galley, Staller Center, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, Exhibition Catalog, Ron G. Pisano, Twentieth Century Long Island Landscape Painting, Museum at Stony Brook, William Zimmer, -40+ Landscapes, Poster and essay, Haenah-Kent Gallery, NYC
The poet Richard Elman wrote,” The paintings of Bruce Lieberman are light exuberant: in their iconography of the ordinary they surprise us with a caressing look, a penetrating glance, and sometimes the bleak light- headed weariness after love, as the world as is, struggles through being painted here to endure a world we make of things, a garbage world, throwaway world.
He’s a painter of great potential range and ambition who has had the good sense, for the moment, to stare with painterly delight at a clump of blooming forsythias that have somehow escaped with all their vividness the martyrdoms of lawn care. The bleak light- headed weariness after love, as the world as is, struggles through being painted here to endure a world we make of things, a garbage world, throwaway world.”
Multiple interviews and reviews have appeared in the New York Times, Newsday, El Diario, Huffington Post, The Southampton Press, East Hampton Star and others.