About Me

Lives: Portland, OR
E-mail: brigittedt@comcast.net
Phone: 503-287-1271

One Person Exhibitions

  • Olympic Mills Commerce Center, Portland, OR, 2016
  • Pulliam Fine Art, Portland, OR, 2014
  • Pulliam Fine Art, Portland, OR, 2013
  • Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR, 2012-13
  • Multnomah Arts Center Gallery, Portland, OR, 2012
  • Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR, 2009
  • Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR, 2008
  • Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR, 2006
  • Echo Gallery, Portland, OR, 2005
  • Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR, 2004
  • Mirror Pond Gallery, Bend, OR, 2003
  • A.R.T. Gallery, Portland, OR, 2003
  • Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR, 2002
  • Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR, 2000
  • Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR, 1999
  • Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR, 1997
  • Mark Woolley Gallery (Acanthus), Portland, OR, 1995
  • Mark Woolley Gallery (Acanthus), Portland, OR, 1994

Selected Group Exhibitions

  • PNCA Alumni Auction Invitational, Portland, OR, 2016
  • “Atrox Somes,” PCC Sylvania, Portland, OR, 2013
  • Simply Red, Mark Woolley Gallery, 2012
  • Sitka Invitational, Portland, OR, 2012
  • Music and Art for the Mind Juried Invitational, Portland, OR, 2012
  • Cascade AIDS Project, Portland, OR, 2011
  • All in the Family, Anka Gallery, Portland, OR, 2009
  • Heidi McBride Gallery, Lake Oswego, OR, 2009
  • Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR, 2009
  • Small Wonders, Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR, 2009
  • Blue, Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR, 2007
  • Small Works, Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR, 2006
  • One Foot After Another, Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR, 2004
  • Drawing Show, Artist’s Space, New York, NY,  2003
  • The Drawing Show, Modern Zoo, Portland, OR, 2003
  • Cascade AIDS Project, Portland, OR, 2003
  • PCAC Group Show, Portland, OR, 2003
  • Eye Candy, Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR, 1999
  • Willamette Valley Invitational, Corvallis, OR, 1998
  • Postcards from All Over, Art Gym, Marylhurst College, Portland, OR, 1998
  • Postcards from All Over, Regional Arts and Culture Commission, Portland, OR, 1998
  • Postcards from All Over, Oregon School of Arts and Crafts Invitational, Portland, OR, 1997
  • Birds Show, Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR, 1997
  • Willamette Valley Invitational, Corvallis, OR, 1995
  • Art Quake Invitational, New Artists, Portland, OR, 1995
  • December Show, Mark Woolley Gallery, Portland, OR, 1994
  • Introductions, Portland Community College Invitational, Portland, OR, 1992
  • PNCA Thesis Exhibition, Portland Art Museum, 1992
  • INTEL/PCEO Invitational, Portland, OR, 1990
  • Boyd Gallery, Portland, OR, 1989
  • Wentz Gallery, Portland, OR, 1988

Education

  • Pacific Northwest College of Art, BFA, Painting, 1992
  • Lewis & Clark College, BA, Psychology, 1986

Awards

  • Voorhies Drawing Prize, PNCA, 1991
  • Gamblin Painting Prize, PNCA, 1990

Art Related Experience

  • Guest Lecturer, Oregon Society of Artists, 2011
  • President, Board of Directors, Portland Art Center, 2003-2005
  • Instructor, Innerscape Art Studio, 2001-2002
  • Instructor, Young Artists Project, PNCA, 2000-2001
  • Volunteer, Mark Woolley Gallery, 1998-2003
  • Production Assistant, “House of the World,” 1994-1995
  • Substitute Instructor, PNCA, Egg Tempera, 1993
  • Substitute Instructor, PNCA, WOU, Painting, 1992
  • Substitute Instructor, PNCA, Painting, 1991-1992
  • Substitute Instructor, PNCA, Drawing, 1991-1993
  • Overseas Study, France, Lewis & Clark College, 1984-1985

Publications

  • Oregonian, Floral Sensuousness, 1999, Oregonian
  • Leaping to Abstraction, 2002, Oregonian
  • Radar 2002, Preview, The Gallery Guide
  • Brigitte Dortmund New Paintings and Drawings, 2002
  • PADA Cover,2002, Bend Bulletin, 2003
  • Willamette Week, Pick 2008 and 2009

Selected Collections

  • Dorothy Lemelson, Deneen King, Bonnie Laing-Malcolmson

Artist’s Statement

These paintings are emotional landscapes, puling the viewer inside, and documenting many journeys. Brilliant colors, live gesture and uncertain and hazy atmosphere lead the way to intimate and interior worlds. Using visual psychology each painting evokes subtle meaning, which in turn opens up perceptions of the outer world as well. They are apolitical, concerned with mystery and the sublime. The paintings are a confirmation of modernist painting and the value of its continued exploration.