Katherine Bradford, Visiting Artist in Painting and Drawing

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Katherine Bradford, Visiting Artist in Painting and Drawing
Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 7:30pm to 8:30pm
Visual Arts Building

Katherine Bradford

Katherine Bradford is a New York based artist whose paintings contain symbolic imagery such as swimmers, Superheroes, and ships.  This cast of characters are often caught in mid-motion, floating, flying and drifting against bold brushstrokes and luminous fields of color.

Bradford was born in 1942 in New York City and attended Bryn Mawr College (B.A.) and Purchase College (MFA).  She is represented in New York by CANADA, in Berlin by Philipp Haverkampf, and in Milan by Monica de Cardenas. 

In 2011 she received a Guggenheim Fellowship and in 2012 a Joan Mitchell Foundation Award.  Other awards include a Pollock Krasner Grant and two awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Bradford was a resident faculty at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture and in 2016-17 was Senior critic at the Yale School of Art in New Haven.

Her work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Portland Museum and the Dallas Museum of Art.

Recent exhibitions include a solo at the Modern Fort Worth Museum(Fall 2017), the New Orleans Biennial, Prospect 4 (fall 2017) a solo at Adams and Ollman Gallery in Portland OR (April 2018); a two person show in LA at Anat Ebgi (January 2018) and a group show at the Chrystal Bridges Museum in Arkansas devoted to images of Superman and Superwoman (2019).

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