Dave J Bermingham holds a Master of Design; Fashion, Body & Garment from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (studying under the mentorship of Nick Cave and Ann Wilson), and a Bachelor of Fine Art in Fashion Design from Massachusetts College of Art. Bermingham’s art presents a queer reading of historic and ancestral narratives, codes and mores, to create bodies of work ranging from found-object sculpture, to performance, to garment design. Born in Quincy, MA, Bermingham cites his youth steeped in the shifting social structures and moody nature of New England to be the foundation for his continued interest in examining identity in relation to environment and history. His work has been shown in New York, Chicago, Boston and Saint Louis. Bermingham has held an array of support positions at several cultural institutions including SAIC, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and MassMOCA. He is co-founder and Interim Director of the Boston LGBTQIA Artist Alliance and recently taught as an Adjunct Instructor at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Mount Ida College and Newbury College. Dave works out of the Artisans’ Asylum in Somerville and lives in Jamaica Plain.
The Echo Trobridge Artist Residency was named in honor of the BAC’s first artist in residence from 2014-2016. Echo was a ceramicist, teacher and very dear friend. She used her time at the BAC to work on her craft, share her knowledge and to learn from others.
This program was supported in part by a grant from the Brookline Commission for the Arts, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.