Artistic Virtuoso: Exploring the Multifaceted Journey of Bruce Helander

Bruce Helander is a renowned figure in the art world, bringing a wealth of expertise and experience to his role as a consulting curator and fine arts specialist for Lion and Unicorn. With an impressive background that includes being a member of the Florida Artists Hall of Fame and serving as a former White House Fellow of the National Endowment for the Arts, Bruce has firmly established himself as a respected authority in the field.

As a Provost of the esteemed Rhode Island School of Design and the organizer of over 100 museum and gallery exhibitions, Bruce’s keen eye for talent and innovation is well-known. His artistic creations have found their place in more than 50 permanent museum collections, including prestigious institutions such as the Guggenheim, Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Bruce’s contributions to the art world extend beyond his own work. As the former Editor-in-Chief of The Art Economist magazine, he shared his knowledge and insights with a wide audience. His writings have appeared in respected publications such as Forbes, ARTnews, and WhiteHot Magazine of Contemporary Art, solidifying his reputation as a trusted voice in the industry. Furthermore, his coverage and analysis of auctions at Sotheby’s, Christie’s, and Phillips as a correspondent for The Huffington Post have added depth and perspective to the art market.

Bruce is also an accomplished author, with several books to his name, including “Chihuly: An Artist Collects” and “Hunt Slonem – Bunnies.” His expertise spans various artistic mediums and genres, making his books both insightful and captivating. Recognized for his contributions, Bruce was featured in the documentary “Master of Glass: The Art of Dale Chihuly,” which aired on the Smithsonian Channel. His remarkable talent and dedication have earned him high praise, with the Boston Globe describing him as an art world Renaissance man.