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b. 1942, USA

Katherine Bradford Biography

Katherine Bradford (b. 1942) is a New York based painter who lives and works in New York. She started painting at the age of thirty while living in Maine and was among the group of artists who moved to Williamsburg, Brooklyn in the 1980s. She received a Guggenheim Award in 2010 and a Joan Mitchell Foundation grant in 2011 as well as two awards from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2017–2018 she was Senior Critic on the faculty of the Yale School of Art in New Haven. In 2022, Bradford will be the subject of a touring retrospective organised by the Portland Museum of Art in Maine.

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Bradford has exhibited widely at institutions such as MoMA PS1, New York; the Brooklyn Museum; the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, TX; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR; the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, NY; and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, as part of the fourth Prospect New Orleans Triennial.

Her work is included in collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Brooklyn Museum; the Dallas Museum of Art; the Menil Collection, Houston; the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS; and the Portland Museum of Art, ME. Bradford is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Joan Mitchell Grant. She has taught at institutions such as the Yale School of Art, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia.

Text courtesy Campoli Presti.

Katherine Bradford Featured Artworks

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Moon Woman Over Sailors by Katherine Bradford contemporary artwork
Katherine BradfordMoon Woman Over Sailors, 2020Acrylic on canvas
121.92 x 91.44 cm
Campoli Presti Contact Gallery
Bright Green Arms by Katherine Bradford contemporary artwork
Katherine BradfordBright Green Arms, 2019Acrylic on canvas
203.2 x 172.72 cm
Campoli Presti Contact Gallery
Young Girl and Her Protectors by Katherine Bradford contemporary artwork
Katherine BradfordYoung Girl and Her Protectors, 2020Acrylic on canvas
182.88 x 152.4 cm
Campoli Presti Contact Gallery
The Dancer by Katherine Bradford contemporary artwork
Katherine BradfordThe Dancer, 2020Acrylic on canvas
101.6 x 76.2 cm
Campoli Presti Contact Gallery
Prodigal Son by Katherine Bradford contemporary artwork
Katherine BradfordProdigal Son, 2018Acrylic on canvas
203.2 x 172.72 cm
Campoli Presti Contact Gallery
Somersault by Katherine Bradford contemporary artwork
Katherine BradfordSomersault, 2018Acrylic on canvas
183 x 140 cm
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Tub Under Planet by Katherine Bradford contemporary artwork
Katherine BradfordTub Under Planet, 2018Acrylic on canvas
203 x 173 cm
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Trophies by Katherine Bradford contemporary artwork
Katherine BradfordTrophies, 2018Acrylic on canvas
203 x 173 cm
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Katherine Bradford Recent Exhibitions

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Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Different strokes Curated by Marcus Jahmal at Almine Rech, London
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13 January–20 February 2021 Group Exhibition Different strokes Curated by Marcus Jahmal Almine RechLondon
Contemporary art exhibition, Katherine Bradford, Katherine Bradford at Campoli Presti, Online Only, London
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10 December 2020–4 January 2021 Katherine Bradford Campoli PrestiOnline Only
Contemporary art exhibition, Group Exhibition, Artists for New York at Hauser & Wirth, 548 West 22nd Street, New York
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1–22 October 2020 Group Exhibition Artists for New York Hauser & Wirth548 West 22nd Street, New York

Katherine Bradford Represented By

Campoli Presti contemporary art gallery in London, United Kingdom Campoli Presti London, Paris

Katherine Bradford In Ocula Magazine

David Shrigley, Wolfgang Tillmans and More Offer Affordable Art to Combat COVID-19 Ocula News David Shrigley, Wolfgang Tillmans and More Offer Affordable Art to Combat COVID-19 Hong Kong, 29 May 2020

Sales of works on paper and illustrated face masks will support charities and struggling art institutions.

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