Bridgette Mayer founded one of Philadelphia’s preeminent contemporary galleries, Bridgette Mayer Gallery in 2001. The Gallery has earned a national reputation for finding and cultivating American abstract artists over the last decade and today represents nearly two dozen leading established and emerging artists. A year-long renovation has more than doubled the size of exhibition space, allowing the Gallery to introduce international artists, photography and sculpture to its program – including several US premieres in 2012. In addition to monthly shows and special events, Bridgette Mayer Gallery provides art consulting and curates corporate and institutional collections such as Tierney Communications, Temple University’s Fox School of Business, Glenmede Trust Offices in both Philadelphia and New York City and Roche Bobois.
Through her fifteen years in running her Gallery business, Bridgette has extensive experience in curating fine art and corporate collections, purchasing art as an investment, buying and selling art on the secondary market and creating public and site-specific artworks for larger projects.
The past five years the Gallery has curated a yearly benefit exhibition of 200-300 artworks to help raise funds for selected non-profits in Philadelphia. In addition to fundraising for creative non-profits, Bridgette has been invited to speak on numerous panels and give talks at Universities and Museums on building a career as an artist, collecting contemporary art, investing in art and how to run your own business and be an entrepreneur.
A graduate of Bucknell University with a B.A. in Studio Art & Art History, Bridgette was an active member of Bucknell’s Art Board for several years. She has remained active at the University most recently curating an exhibition of contemporary art at the University’s Downtown Gallery and giving a talk to the public. While at Bucknell, Bridgette worked at the Center Gallery (now Samek Gallery) and also did publicity work for Bucknell’s Department of Theater and Dance.