Katherine Bradford

  • Installation view from “Night Swimmers” at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2022 ©︎Katherine Bradford photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from “Night Swimmers” at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2022 ©︎Katherine Bradford photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from “Night Swimmers” at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2022 ©︎Katherine Bradford photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from “Night Swimmers” at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2022 ©︎Katherine Bradford photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from “Night Swimmers” at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2022 ©︎Katherine Bradford photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from “Night Swimmers” at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2022 ©︎Katherine Bradford photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from “Night Swimmers” at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2022 ©︎Katherine Bradford photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from “Night Swimmers” at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2022 ©︎Katherine Bradford photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from “Night Swimmers” at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2022 ©︎Katherine Bradford photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from “Night Swimmers” at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2022 ©︎Katherine Bradford photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from “Night Swimmers” at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2022 ©︎Katherine Bradford photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Installation view from “Night Swimmers” at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, 2022 ©︎Katherine Bradford photo by Kenji Takahashi
  • Swimmer At Dusk 2021 acrylic on canvas 50.8 x 40.6 cm ©︎Katherine Bradford
  • Moon Over Pool 2021 acrylic on canvas 50.8 x 40.6 cm ©︎Katherine Bradford
  • Waving Farewell 2021 acrylic on canvas 50.8 x 40.6 cm ©︎Katherine Bradford
  • Two Mother Swim 2021 acrylic on canvas 101.6 x 76.2 cm ©︎Katherine Bradford
  • Night Swimmers, House by the Sea 2021 30.5 x 40.6 cm acrylic on canvas ©︎Katherine Bradford
  • Remembering Summers Past 2021 acrylic on canvas 101.6 x 76.2 cm ©︎Katherine Bradford

Solo Exhibitions

2024 “American Odyssey” HALLE FÜR KUNST Steiermark, Graz, Austria
2023 “Les saltimbanques” Campoli Presti, Paris, France
2022 “Flying Woman: Katherine Bradford paintings 1999-2021” Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME [traveled to Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA, 2023]
Night Swimmers” Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
“Shell Seekers” Canada East Hampton, Long Island, NY
2021 “Mother Paintings” Canada, New York, NY
“Swimmers and Lifeguards” Kaufman Repetto, Milan, Italy
“Philosophers’ Clambake” Hall Art Foundation, Reading, VT
“Solo Exhibition” Campoli Presti, London, UK
2020 “Mother Joins the Circus“ Adams and Ollman, Portland, OR
“With Love From Maine” Canada, New York, NY (Online)
2019 “Stripes and Legs“ Campoli Presti, London, UK
“Artists, Cops and Circus People“ Campoli Presti, Paris, France
2018 “Superman Returns with Swimmers“ Galerie Haverkampf, Berlin, Germany
“Friends and Strangers“ Canada, New York, NY
“Magenta Nights“ Adams and Ollman, Portland, OR
2017 “Superman Responds“ Galerie Haverkampf, Berlin, Germany
“Focus: Katherine Bradford“ The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
“Katherine Bradford“ Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milan, Italy
“Katherine Bradford“ Sperone Westwater, New York, NY
2016 “Fear of Waves“ Canada, New York, NY
“Divers and Dreamers“ Adams and Ollman, Portland, OR
2015 “Life Boats“ Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT
Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland, ME
2014 Arts & Leisure, New York, NY
Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
2013 “Katherine Bradford ~~~AUGUST~~~” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME
“Katherine Bradford: Small Ships” Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects, New York, NY
2012 “Katherine Bradford: New Work” Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY
John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY
2011 Aucocisco Galleries, Portland, ME
2010 John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY
Samson Projects, Boston, MA
2008 “Katherine Bradford” University of Maine Museum, Bangor, ME
Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, OH
2007 “By Life & By Land” Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY
2005 “Ether Night” Sarah Bowen Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2004 ICON Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME
2002 Canaday Gallery, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA
1996 “Katherine Bradford and Mark Wethli” Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, ME
1994 David Beitzel Gallery, New York, NY
1993 Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA
1992 Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL
1991 Victoria Munroe Gallery, New York, NY
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Group Exhibitions

2023 “My World Play” Haverkampf Leistenschneider, Berlin, Germany
“Beach” Nino Mier Gallery, New York, NY
“Strike Fast, Dance Lightly: Artists on Boxing” The Church, Sag Harbor, NY [traveled to Flag Art Foundation, New York, NY]
“Canada on Paper” Canada East Hampton, East Hampton, NY
“I have done it again./ One year in every ten/ I manage it—” Adams and Ollman, New York, NY
“Death of an Outsider” Shrine, Los Angeles, CA
“Friends & Family” Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
“Come A Little Closer” DC Moore Gallery, New York, NY
2022 “And So Did Pleasure Take the Hand of Sorrow and They Wandered Through the Land of Joy” Bates College Museum of Art, Lewiston, ME
“For the People of Paris” Campoli Presti Gallery, Paris, France
“Angels to Some, Demons to Others” Matthew Brown, Los Angeles, CA
“The Drawing Centre Show” Consortium Museum, Dijon, France
“At First Light: Two Centuries of Artists in Maine“Bowdoin College Museum, Brunswick, ME
“Come Out and Play“ Beers, London, United Kingdom
“Between States“ M. David & Co. Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“The View From Here“ Center For Maine Contemporary Art, Rockport, ME
Inner Strength, Seoul, Korea
“I'm stepping high, I'm drifting, and there I go leaping“ Xiao Museum of Contemporary Art, Rizhao City, Shandong Province, China
“Sea Show“ Winter Street Gallery, Edgartown, MA
“Singing in Unison: Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale that Society Has the Capacity to Destroy“ Below Grand, New York, NY [traveled to Scully Tomasko Foundation, New York, NY]
“Aplomb“ Space R Art & Culture, Seoul, Korea
“Person(a)“ Venus Over Manhattan, New York, NY
“When in Maine“ Nina Johnson Gallery, Miami, FL
“Chapeau!“ Anton Kern Gallery, New York, NY
“Painting Nerds“ Able Baker Gallery, Portland, ME
2021 “Diedrick Brackens & Katherine Bradford” Carpenter Center for Visual Art, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
“Tangerine” Acquavella Galleries, West Palm Beach, FL
“Any Distance Between Us” RISD Museum, Brown University, Providence, RI
“Potent, Harper’s” East Hampton, NY
“Equal Affections” Grimm Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
“Different Strokes” Almine Rech Gallery, London, UK
“Float, Fly, Transcend” Alabama Contemporary Art Center, Mobile, AL
“Women of Vision” Farnsworth Art Museum, Rockland, ME
“It's All About Water” The Storefront, Bellport, NY
“Six Hot and Glassy” Tripoli Gallery, Wainscott, NY
“Friend Zone” Half Gallery, New York, NY
“Sleep” Haverkampf Leinstenschneider Gallery, Berlin, Germany
“Dear John” Adams and Ollman, Portland, OR
“Reflections: Human Nature” Gana Art, Seoul, Korea
“A Wild Note of Longing: Albert Pinkham Ryder and a Century of American Art” New Bedford Museum, New Bedford, MA
2020 “Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond” The Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
“A Zigzag Over Essence” Winter Street Gallery, Edgartown, MA
“Surf Show” Tripoli Gallery, Wainscott, NY
“A Show of Hands” SEPTEMBER Gallery, Hudson, NY
“Painting the Essential: New York, 1980-Present” Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK (Online)
“Gallery Swap” Philipp Haverkampf Galerie, Copenhagen, Denmark
“Dog Days” Launch F18, New York, NY
2019 “Men of Steel, Women of Wonder” Crystal Bridges Museum, Bentonville, AK
“Katherine Bradford, Hulda Guzman, Rebecca Ness” Alexander Berggruen Gallery, New York, NY
“15th Annual Thanksgiving Collective: WHAT HAVE WE DONE?” Tripoli Gallery, East Hampton, NY
“GARDEN” Shrine Gallery, New York, NY
“Occupy Colby: Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale that Society Has the Capacity to Destroy, Year 2” Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, MN
“Away in the Hill” Grimm Gallery, New York, NY
“CONDO New York” JTT, New York, NY
“Art Purposes” Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME
“Downward Flower” Fourteen 30, Portland, OR
“Dance With Me” Zurcher Gallery, New York, NY
“Nurikabe” Tetsuo’s Garage, Nikko, Japan
“Downtown Painting: Presented by Alex Katz” Peter Freeman, Inc., New York, NY
“Go Figure!” Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY
“Big Ringe” Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY
“Manifest Content” Campoli Presti, London, United Kingdom
“Girl Meets Girl” Choi Jager, CHOI&LAGER Gallery, Cologne, Germany
“Note Book” 56 Henry, New York, NY
“The World According To” Pace Gallery, New York, NY
“Pulse” Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, KC
“I Don't Believe in Art I Believe in Artists” LX Gallery NYC, New York, NY
Brooklyn Rail Collateral Event at Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
2018 “Being like Water: Jen DeNike and Katherine Bradford” Anat Egbi, Los Angeles, CA
“Redefining the Sublime” The Hall Foundation at Gray Art Gallery, New York, NY
“Tell Him What We Said...” One Mile Gallery, Kingston, NY
“Reinventing the Figure” Monica De Cardenas, Zuoz, Switzerland
“The Solace of Amnesia” The Hall Foundation, Reading, VT
“Landscapes after Ruskin: Redefining the Sublime” Grey Art Gallery, New York, NY
“A Time Before We Were Born: Visions of Arcadia” Po Kim Gallery, New York, NY
“Paradise” Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“Dancing Godesses” Dio Horia, Mykonos, Greece
“Intimacy” Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
“Aporia” David & Schweitzer Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“Summer of Love” Freight and Volume, New York, NY
2017 P4: Prospect New Orleans (U.S. Biennale), New Orleans, LA
“Queering Space” Yale University Gallery, New Haven, CT
“Witches and Dudes” Galleri Kant, Copenhagen, Denmark
“From Out Under” Appointment Only, Los Angeles, CA
“Say Yes” Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
“Get Out of That Space Ship and Act Like a Man” Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY
“Heartbreak Hotel” Invisible Exports, New York, NY
“Able Baker” Nostalgisms, Portland, ME
“My Kid Could Do That” ProjectArt, New York, NY
“Drawing Island” The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“Pictograms” Sperone Westwater, New York, NY
SPRING/BREAK Art Fair, New York, NY
“Hors D’Oeuvres” Half Gallery Pop Up, New York, NY
“Hecate” Various Small Fires, Los Angeles, CA
“We might not have a planet left soon” 68 Projects, Berlin, Germany
“The Science, Culture & Art of Superheroes” Everhart Museum, Scranton, PA
“Awkward” Anna Zorina Gallery, New York, NY
“A New Subjectivity” Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, NY [traveled to University of Arkansas, Arkansas and Wesleyan College, Middletown, CT]
2016 “Fort Greene” VENUS, Los Angeles, CA
“AUGUST” Harper’s East Hampton, East Hampton, NY
“The Great Figure Two” The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“Shout For Tomorrow” Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY
“The Female Gaze Part Two: Women Look at Men” Cheim & Read, New York, NY
“Make Painting Great Again” Canada, New York, NY
“Imagine” Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
“Landscapes After Ruskin: Redefining the Sublime” Hall Art Foundation, Reading, VT
“MOTHER POPCORN” Big Medium, Austin, TX
“Victory Garden” Planthouse Gallery, New York, NY
“Representing Rainbows” Gerald Peters Gallery, New York, NY
“Onion By the Ocean” Underdonk Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“New Painters” Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL
“Flowers in Your Hair curated by Night Gallery” FUSED Space, San Francisco, CA
2015 “Intimacy in Discourse: Reasonable Sized and Unreasonable Sized Paintings” School of Visual Arts Chelsea Gallery, New York, NY
“Contemporary Responses to Marsden Hartley” Driscoll Babcock Gallery, New York, NY
“AWKWARD: 3 Person Show” Kers Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
“The Guston Influence” Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA
“Back to the Future, Artists Originating out of the Williamsburg scene in the 80’s” Life on Mars Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“20” x 16”” Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York, NY
“New Narratives” Storefront Ten Eyck Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2014 “Katherine Bradford and Sarah Gamble” Adams and Ollman, Portland, OR
“Brooklyn Bridge” George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
“The Meaning of Life” Geoff Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
“Paper Variables” Gallery at Dieu Donne, New York, NY
“Leaves” Steven Harvey Fine Arts, New York, NY
“Chuck Webster, Katherine Bradford, Martin Mazorra” Planthouse Gallery, New York, NY
“The Age of Small Things” Dodge Gallery, New York, NY
“Between Matter and Experience” University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
“Pierogi 25th Anniversary Exhibition” Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“My Big Fat Painting” Brian Morris Gallery, New York, NY
2013 “Come Together, Surviving Sandy” Industry City, Brooklyn, NY
“Hope Despite the Times” Zieher Smith Gallery, New York, NY
“Painting Impossible” Life on Mars Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“Collection” Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA
“Dirigo” Maine Women Pioneers, University of Maine Museum, Westbrook, ME
“The Triumph of Human Painting” Bull & Ram, Brooklyn, NY
2012 “Sky, Sea, Land” Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA
“Special Blend” JOURNAL Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
“CMCA Honors Award Exhibition” Rockport, ME
“4 Guggenheim Fellows” Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2011 “21 American Painters” Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Samson Projects, Boston, MA
Invitational Exhibition, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York, NY
“Narcissus in the Studio” Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
“Idiots Delight” Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2010 “Ab/Fig.” William Shearburn Gallery, St. Louis, MO
“Story” Islip Museum of Art, Islip, NY
“Talk Show” Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY
“Sacred and Profane” Portsmouth Museum, Portsmouth, NH
2009 “Put in on Paper” Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY
“Chunky Monkey” Red Flagg Gallery, New York, NY
“Kleinert/James Arts Center” Woodstock, New York, NY
2008 “Ambivalent Figuration” Samson Projects, Boston, MA
“Worth A Thousand Words” Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro, VT
“It’s Gouache” Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY
“Shape Shifters: New York Painters” University of North Carolina, Pembroke, NC [traveled to Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY]
2007 “Orpheus Selection” P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, Queens, NY
“Sea Worthy” Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY
2006 “Everywhichway” Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY
“Sized Up: Large ­Scale Paintings” Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA
“Searching for Love and Fire” David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL
2005 “Invitational and Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture” American Academy of Art and Letters, New York, NY
“New York’s Finest” Canada, New York, NY
The Collections Gallery, Bates College Museum, Lewiston, ME
Norman B. Marin Collection, The University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, ME
Portland Museum Biennial, Portland Museum, Portland, ME
2004 “Home” D.U.M.B.O. Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY [traveled to University New England, Portland, ME]
“Surrealist Drawings, Exquisite Corpses Today” Bowdoin College Art Museum, Brunswick, ME
2003 “The Lightness of Being” Black & White Gallery, New York, NY
“Water, Water” Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2002 “Project Room” Bill Maynes Gallery, New York, NY
“In the Spirit of Landscape” Neilson Gallery, Boston, MA
“Past Present Future” CMCA, Rockport, ME
2001 “Hidden Identity” Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY
“Wet!” Luise Ross Gallery, New York, NY
“Domestic Culture” Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
“Made in Brooklyn” Brooklyn Rail Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
2000 “The Figure: Another Side of Modernism” Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor, Staten Island, NY
1999 Rebecca lbel Gallery, Columbus, OH
“Invitational” Tig Fill Gallery, Cork, Ireland
1998 “New York Drawers” Gasworks Gallery, London, UK
“Pierogi Press” Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York, NY
“Ten from Brooklyn” Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA
1997 “Current Undercurrent, Working in Brooklyn” Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
“Art on Paper” Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
“Modern Prints” Colby College Museum of Art, Colby College, Waterville, ME

Public Collections

Addison Gallery of American Art, MA
Bates College Museum, ME
Bowdoin College Museum, ME
Brooklyn Museum, NY
Collection of The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga
Dallas Museum of Art, TX
Farnsworth Museum, ME
Hall Collection, Reading, VT
Hort Family Collection, New York, NY
ICA Boston, MA
Menil Foundation, Houston, TX
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, PA
Portland Museum of Art, Portland, OR
Rubell Family Collection, Miami, FL
Smith College Museum, MA
Springs, NY
The George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College, Winter Park, FL
Worcester Museum of Art, MA