b. 1942, New York, NY
Katherine Bradford (b. 1942 New York, NY) attended Bryn Mawr College and holds her MFA from SUNY Purchase. Recent solo exhibitions in New York City include Sperone Westwater in 2017 and Fear of Waves at CANADA in 2016. Bradford also had a solo exhibit titled August at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, Maine in 2013. In 2012, she earned a Joan Mitchell Grant and in 2011 she was the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. Bradford’s vibrant paintings portray a mystical yet relatable world, exploring the thin line between dreams and reality. Her subjects are often illustrated in motion, which is seen through her swimmers or superheroes. Bradford’s cosmic, watery environments, often occupied by a human presence, create a hazy and intense symbolic imagery. Bradford is based in New York City.