PROFESSOR AND DEAN EMERITUS
Bert Brouwer received his BS and MFA degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has taught painting and drawing at numerous institutions including Indiana State University, Cornell University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He joined the art faculty at UAB in 1997 as department chair, and was appointed dean in 1999.
Brouwer's paintings address issues of social and political concern and are partly based on keen observation of his immediate surroundings, both physical and psychological. In these paintings the foibles and follies of human experience are fair game for investigation, blending historic and current images and events into tableaux of unlikely relationships that pose questions and imply messages about the metaphysics of our lives.
Brouwer has exhibited and lectured widely. His paintings have been represented in one-person, two-person and group exhibitions that include the Alternative Museum, NYC; Albright-Knox Art Museum, Buffalo, NY; The Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA; Boritzer Gray Gallery, Santa Monica, CA; Zolla Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL; and the Southwestern Center of Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, NC. He was the recipient of an Awards in the Visual Arts Fellowship, and has received grants and honoraria including those from the Indiana Arts Commission and the Wisconsin Arts Board.