Katherine Bradford (born 1942) is an American artist based in New York, best known for paintings of swimmers, superheroes and ships that critics describe as simultaneously representational and abstract, luminous, and richly metaphorical.She began her career as an artist relatively late in life and has achieved her widest recognition in her seventies, through New York gallery shows at CANADA, Sperone Westwater, and Edward Thorp. Writing about her work’s adventurousness, open-ended process, refusal of canonical either/or conundrums (representational-abstract, formal-narrative) and relevance to younger artists, critic John Yau called Bradford, among others, “an important figure in an alternative history that has yet to receive the attention it deserves.”
Bradford has exhibited internationally and in shows at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (solo), MoMA PS1, Brooklyn Museum, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and University of the Arts (Philadelphia), among others. She has received awards from the John Simon Guggenheim, Joan Mitchell and Pollock-Krasner foundations and the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and her work belongs to the public art collections including those of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, Dallas Museum of Art, Menil Collection, and Portland Museum of Art.
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“Fear of Waves” acrylic on canvas, 84” x 72” 2015, Katherine Bradford, photo @greg Irikura
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