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 (American/Dutch, 1904–1997), Cy Twombly (American, 1928–2011), and Jackson Pollock (American, 1912–1956), 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.

Exhibitions

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