Bruce Myren is an artist and photographer based in Cambridge, MA. He holds a BFA in photography from Massachusetts College of Art and Design and earned his MFA in studio art from the University of Connecticut, Storrs in 2009.
RISD Museum's Chace Center, Houston Center of Photography, and the William Benton Museum of Art, among others. His numerous solo exhibitions include showings at the University of the Arts, Danforth Museum of Art, and Gallery Kayafas in Boston, where he is represented.
In 2012, he launched a successful Kickstarter fundraiser to complete his project “The Fortieth Parallel” and it has since been highlighted in the Huffington Post, Petapixel, Slate, Slate France, and Fast Company Design. Myren has presented on panels at the national conferences of the College Art Association and the Society for Photographic Education, spoken at colleges across the country as a visiting artist, and served as a juror for exhibitions at the Griffin Museum of Photography and Magenta Foundation's Flash Forward Festival. He is a recipient of a 2014 Cambridge Arts Council Grant.
Currently, Myren works at the Boston Public Library's Digital Lab and Palm Press and recently taught at Fitchburg State University. Past teaching includes Amherst College, the Rhode Island School of Design, the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, Lesley University, and Northeastern University. He was the Chair of the Northeast Chapter of the Society for Photographic Education from 2010-2016, and was on the board of directors of the Photographic Resource Center from 2014-2018, where he is now the Director.
In his work, Myren investigates issues of place and space, often via the exploration and employment of locative systems, either literal or metaphoric. Myren's recent series include an investigation of the Fortieth Parallel of latitude; a new project on the legendary Washington Elm and its scions; a piece that documents the view from every place he has lived to where he lives now; and a study of the poet Robert Francis’s one-person house in the woods of Amherst, MA.