GAIL HIRE BRUCE
Gail Bruce, a favorite of photographer Irving Penn, began her career as a leading model throughout Europe and America. She worked regularly for designers and publications including Chanel and Vogue. Discovered by director Howard Hawks, Gail pursued a career in film and television until she began following her passion for art. Raised in California, Gail studied at Pepperdine University, Woodbury School of Design, UCLA and Hunter College. She studied at the Arts Student League in New York where she took up serigraphy. Her serigraphs were so clean and fresh that the Museum of Modern Art took “White Hat” into their serigraph collection. It was one of her artistic influences, a Chumash Indian Elder, who inspired her to become an Activist for Native American causes.
Gail Hire Bruce, the artist, www.gailbruce.com is also an entrepreneur and avid Native American Education Activist. She is president of Ramscale www.ramscale.com the New York West Village event space she founded with her husband Murray, to house events, exhibitions and productions. She is a founding board member of the American Indian College and sits on MADI, the diversity board of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She founded UNRESERVED American Indian Fashion and Art Alliance. Gail currently resides in New York City where she continues her photography and painting, showing her art in exhibitions throughout the United States.