Bernard Chadwick

Lecturer in Art

Bernard (Bernie) Chadwick is a native southern Californian who has briefly lived in Costa Rica and Switzerland and has traveled throughout Europe and South America. He earned a BFA in Painting from the Laguna College of Art and Design and then an MFA focusing on contemporary conceptual art from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. He maintains an active studio practice in Highland Park, where he specializes in working conceptually with sound through experimental sound and video installation.

Bernard and his wife Rachel recently welcomed their first child into the world, a beautiful baby girl named Mavis Maybelle. In addition to continuing to develop his studio practice, Bernard is on staff at Grace Pasadena (PCA), where he serves as the worship leader and works to incorporate as much traditional American hymnody into worship as possible. He is attracted to the vision of Providence and is excited to help students develop their artistic talents and sensibilities as they seek to engage creatively and effectively with families, professions, and communities.

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