Katherine Bradford New York, USA, b. 1942


Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.


In 1979 Bradford devoted himself to art more closely taking the discourse of contemporary painting and eventually enrolled in graduate studies at SUNY Purchase.


Bradford is known for her semi-abstract, color-saturated paintings, in which narratives are distinguished with characters and scenes illuminated with theatrical intent. Critics suggest that Bradford balances color, iconography, and narrative in her works by allowing the viewer to explore multiple formal and metaphorical possibilities.


She has exhibited at the Fort Worth Museum of Modern Art, MoMA PS1, the Brooklyn Museum, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.


Her work belongs to public art collections, including those of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The Brooklyn Museum, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Menil Collection, Houston; the Portland Museum of Art, among others.