Joe Bradley will discuss his art and practice in relation to his mid-career retrospective at the Rose Art Museum, on view until January 28.
Bradley was born in 1975 in Kittery, Maine, and began drawing from a young age. At the B.F.A. program at Rhode Island School of Design in the late 1990s, Bradley discovered art history and started devouring paintings from the 1960s and 1970s by the Chicago Imagists and Philip Guston, the spontaneous drawings of A. R. Penck and Cy Twombly, and the heavily layered nineteenth-century landscapes of Albert Pinkham Ryder. While still a student in Providence, he had his first gallery exhibition at Boston's Allston Skirt Gallery in 2000.
Since that time, Bradley has exhibited widely in the United States and Europe, including a solo museum exhibition at Le Consortium, Dijon, in 2014, and group exhibitions at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; MoMA P.S.1, Queens, New York; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, Germany, among several other venues. He lives and works in New York.
Bradley's first large-scale exhibition in North America in on view at the Rose Art Museum through January 28, 2018.
Please note: though the talk will take place in the Presentation Room of the Shapiro Admissions Center, the Rose Art Museum’s galleries will remain open until 6:30 PM. Program attendees are welcome to visit Bradley's exhibition prior to his lecture.