Todd Bartel received his BFA from Rhode Island School of Design in 1985 and studied in Rome at RISD's European Honors Program between 1984-1985. In 1990, he was a recipient of the Jacob K. Javits Fellowship (U.S. Department of Education, Washington, D.C.). He achieved his MFA in Painting from Carnegie Mellon University in 1993. Todd was awarded a Connecticut Council on the Arts Fellowship Grant in 2000 in support of the continuation of his related series entitled, "Terra Reverentia" and "Garden Studies." Bartel has taught drawing, painting and sculpture at Brown University, Manhattanville College, Carnegie Mellon University and Bridgeport University. He has been a guest critic at Rhode Island School of Design, a visiting critic at Vermont College (since 1999) and has lectured at the Western Connecticut State University, Chatham College and Alfred University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute among others. Todd Bartel's work assumes the forms of painting, drawing and sculpture in a collage and assemblage format. His work investigates the interconnected histories of collage and landscape and the role of nature and natural resources in Western culture. His work has been exhibited nationally in venues that include Palo Alto Art Center, Katonah Museum, Brockton Art Museum, The Rhode Island Foundation, Zieher Smith, Mills Gallery (Boston Center for the Arts), Iona College. He is the gallery director at the Cambridge School of Weston's (CSW) Thompson Gallery, where he also teaches drawing, painting, conceptual art, collage, assemblage and installation art.
Rhode Island School of Design, BFA, Painting 1985
Carnegie Mellon University, MFA, Painting 1993