Joe Bradley (American, b.1975) received his BFA in 1999 from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI. He has been the subject of recent solo exhibitions at Le Consortium, Dijon, France; Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland; Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York, NY; and Almine Rech Gallery, Paris France. Influenced by artists such as Willem de Kooning, Cy Twombly, and Jackson Pollock, Bradley has gained critical acclaim through his radical approach to creating art, applying paint to both sides of the canvas, and allowing the paint on the reverse to bleed through to the front in anthropomorphic shapes. Bradley is also known for painting flat on the floor, and welcomes (even cultivates) accidental marks and the picking up of paint, dirt, and various other elements from the floor. The artist lives and works in New York City.

Timeline

1975
Born in Maine, USA
1999
BFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
Lives and works in New York/NY, USA

Exhibitions

2014
Brian Belott/Joe Bradley, Retrospective Gallery, Hudson, NY, USA
2014
The SS Potlicker and Friends, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
2014
Le Consortium, Dijon, France (solo)
2014
23 Skidoo, Karma, Amagansett, NY, USA (solo)
2014
The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World, Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA
2013
The Inevitable Figuration, Centro per l'arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato, Italy
2013
EXPO 1: NEW YORK curated by Klaus Biesenbach, MoMA PS1, New York
2013
Lotus Beaters, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York/NY, USA (solo)
2012
Pigpen, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland (solo)
2012
Summer Shoe, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York/NY, USA (curated by Joe Bradley)
2012
Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany
2012
Painting Now, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
2012
The Spirit Level, curated by Ugo Rondinone, Gladstone Gallery, New York/NY, USA
2011
8 Americans, Maruani & Noirhomme Gallery, Brussels, Belgium
2011
NY: New Perspectives, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
2011
Le Printemps de Septembre Festival, Toulouse, France
2011
Drawings, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn/NY, USA (solo)
2011
Mouth and Foot Painting, Gavin Brown’s enterprise, New York/NY, USA (solo)
2011
Duckling Fantasy, Almine Rech, Paris, France (solo)
2011
Joe Bradley, Works on Paper, Almine Rech, Paris, France (solo)
2011
Human Form, CANADA, New York, NY, USA (solo)
2011
Human Form, CANADA, New York, NY, USA (solo)
2011
Pure Freude, National Museum, Berlin, Germany
2011
Sculpture Now, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich, Switzerland
2010
Salad Days, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn/NY, USA
2010
Shape Language, Niclole Klagsburn, New York/NY, USA
2010
In There, Out Here, Leo Koenig Gallery, New York/NY, USA
2010
Chris Martin and Joe Bradley, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York/NY, USA
2010
Insider/Outsider, Portugal Arte 10, Lisbon, Portugal
2010
Freeks, Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2009
Fortescue Avenue/Jonathan Viner, London, UK (solo)
2009
Eat at Joe's, Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2009
Like a Turkey Through Corn, Peres Projects, Los Angeles/CA, USA (solo)
2009
Abstract America, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK
2009
New York Minute, MACRO Foundation, Rome, Italy
2009
Huma Bhabha, Joe Bradley, Jason Fox, Baker Overstreet, Aurel Schmidt, Paolo Curti Gallery, Milan, Italy
2009
Joe Bradley, Mario Correa, Allison Miller, Alex Olsen, Redling Fine Art, Los Angeles/CA, USA
2009
Forgotten in the Smile, ENVOY, New York/NY, USA
2009
Minneapolis, Peres Project, Los Angeles/CA, USA
2009
Whaddya Wanna Be a Flower?, Alexander and Bonin, New York/NY, USA
2009
Slough, David Nolan Gallery, New York/NY, USA
2009
ab-strac-tion-al, Museum 52, New York/NY, USA
2009
The New Yorkers, V1 Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark
2009
Leaves of Ash, Suzanne Tarasieve, Paris, France
2008
The Whitney Biennial, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York/NY, USA
2008
Constraction, Deitch Projects, New York/NY, USA
2008
Schmagoo Paintings, CANADA, New York/NY, USA (solo)
2007
Knew Wurk, Greener Pastures Contemporary Art, Toronto, Canada (solo)
2007
Peres Projects, Los Angeles/CA, USA (solo)
2007
Peres Projects, Berlin, Germany (solo)
2006
Kurgan Waves, CANADA, New York (solo)
2006
PS 1 Contemporary Art, Long Island City (solo)
2006
Mangoes, Peres Projects, Los Angeles
2006
AXIS OF PRAXIS, Midway Contermporary Art, Minneapolis
2006
(CANA)RICO?, Galeria Comercial, San Juan, Puerto Rico
2006
Searching for Love and Fire, David Castillo Modern & Contemporary Art, Miami
2005
New York’s Finest, CANADA, New York
2004
Under the Sun, Greener Pastures Gallery, Toronto
2003
Project Room, Kenny Schachter, Contemporary, New York (solo)
2003
Joy to the Max, collaborative installation with Eunice Kim, atm gallery, New York
2003
No Platform, Just a Trampoline, curated by Nate Lowman, Marcus Ritter Gallery, New York
2003
Art Band, curated by Kenny Schachter, Capitale, New York
2003
Gone Fishin’, Allston Skirt, Boston
2003
What’s Growing in Your Garden, atm gallery, New York
2002
Friends and Family, Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, New York
2002
New Paintings, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston (solo)
2000
Here Comes Rhodey, curated by Dike Blair, Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston

Literature

2014
Bradley, J. (2014). Drawings. New York: Gavin Browns enterprise, CANADA, Galerie Eva Presenhube & PictureBox
2014
Bradley, J. (2014). The SS Potlicker And Friends. New York: Karma
2013
Bradley, J. (2013). Joe Bradley. New York: Karma