Todd Bartel received a BFA in painting from Rhode Island School of Design in 1985 and also studied in Rome as part of RISD’s European Honors Program between1984-1985. He achieved his MFA in Painting from Carnegie Mellon University in 1993. Bartel teaches drawing, painting, sculpture, installation art and conceptual art at the Cambridge School of Weston, Weston, MA. Bartel is the founder of IS (Installation Space) a proposal-based installation gallery and the founder and Gallery Director of the Cambridge School’s Thompson Gallery, a teaching gallery dedicated thematic inquiry—thompsongallery.csw.org.
Todd Bartel is a collage-based artist. His work assumes assembled forms of painting, drawing and sculpture that examine the roles of landscape and nature in contemporary culture.