Miami Alum and Thriving Artist Returns for Exhibition

A surfer at the crest of a wave in artwork entitled Mouth of JawsMiami University College of Creative Arts alum and thriving artist Bo Bridges brings his world-renowned advertising and fine art photographs to campus for an exhibition opening on November 12 in Hiestand Galleries. The artist will give an artist talk and lecture on November 29 in the Art Building at 5:50 p.m.

Bridges' passion for adventure drives the dynamic imagery he produces. His portfolio, regarded by ESPN as a “pyramid wall filled with iconic pieces of history,” is a diverse mix of professional athletes, celebrity portraits, and film and television campaigns, in addition to beautiful scenes and landscapes from around the world. Bridges traveled to over 35 countries in the last two decades, ever searching for an opportunity to capture life’s purest moments. Whether he is snapping Alex Gray for the cover of Surfer Magazine in Tahiti, shooting stunts for the Mission Impossible franchise or taking a last minute trip to chase a growing swell, he captures the spirit of the moment through his lens. He is thrilled to return to Miami, sharing "I am super excited to come back to my Alma Mater to see what's changed and all of the new aspiring artists with the world ahead of them. I know when I graduated I was clueless as to what my future would be like. However, I still remember going to one of these exhibitions and thinking to myself; this is obtainable, I can do this!"

Bridges graduated from Miami University in 1996 with a BFA in Studio Art, concentrating in Photography. His entrepreneurial spirit emerged while he was a student. When he left Oxford, he worked to become one of the most successful photographers in extreme sports. This led to opportunities in movies, adventure, portraits, and lifestyle photography. The artist will discuss the process of creating opportunities, highlight a few of his notable projects, and tell some inspiring stories during an artist talk on November 29. For additional information about the artist visit