North Carolina native Bruce White is a tattoo artist and painter. Bruce has been tattooing for over 13 years and has recently turned his artistic eye towards an often under appreciated medium: black velvet. Bruce feels that working with velvet gives his paintings a degree of visual contrast that cannot be replicated by painting on any other surface. He also believes that Elvis and Jesus are not the only icons of the world worthy of being immortalized on a velvety canvas. He has chosen this medium to channel his admiration for many of pop culture’s most iconic characters. His velvet paintings have been in group shows at Gallery1988, Mondo Gallery, Spoke Art, Shades of Grey, and Hero Complex Gallery, in addition to three solo shows at Gallery1988.
Bruce received his BFA in Printmaking from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1995.