Katherine Bradford › CV

b. 1942, New York, NY

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY


MFA, State University of New York, Purchase, NY        

BA, Bryn Mawr College, PA

Solo and Two Person Exhibitions

Group Exhibitions


Public Collections

Menil Foundation, Houston, TX
Hall Collection, Reading, VT

The Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College, Orlando, FL

Dallas Museum of Art, TX

Portland Museum of Art, Portland, OR

Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

Brooklyn Museum, NY

Portland Museum, ME

Worcester Museum of Art, MA

Addison Gallery of American Art, MA

Bates College Museum, ME

Bowdoin College Museum, ME

Farnsworth Museum, ME

Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, PA    

Smith College Museum, MA

The George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida 


Senior Critic, MFA Painting, Yale School of Art, New Have, CT, 2016–2017
Resident Faculty, Skowhegan School, 2009

MFA Faculty, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 1997­-2012

Faculty, Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), New York, NY, 1995-2011



Artfridge, Interview of Katherine Bradford by her son Arthur Bradford. Fall 2015.
Cohen, Randy.  Person Place Thing, Radio interview with Katherine Bradford. October 5, 2016.
Ehrsam, Anna. Video interview at CANADA during Friends and Strangers. November 4, 2018.
Sexton, Elaine. A Feeling of Luminosity: A Micro-Interview with Katherine Bradford. Tupelo Quarterly. February 2016.
Stopa, Jason. Interview. Brooklyn Rail. April 2, 2012.
Stopa, Jason. Interview with Katherine Bradford. NYArts Magazine. Summer 2011.


Kalm, James Video of Mother Paintings. CANADA, New York, April 2021

Kalm, James. Video of “Friends and Strangers. CANADA, New York, October 2018
Kalm, James. Video of Triumph of Human Painting, curated by Katherine Bradford. Bull & Ram Gallery, March 2013

Kalm, James. Video of By Life and By Land. Edward Thorp Gallery, 2007


Albee, Edward. Sooner or Later: Edward Albee’s Eye, Brookville NY: Hillwood Art Gallery, Long Island University. Exhibition catalogue. 1990

Arango, Jorge S. Art review: Incisive photography, empowering beach paintings and rubber works, all in Rockland. Press Herald. August 22, 2021.

ArtfixDaily. DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum Awards 22nd Rappaport Prize to Artist Katherine Bradford. August 23, 2021.

Artner, Alan. Katherine Bradford Paintings. Chicago Tribune. February 6, 1992 (photo).

Artnet news. Art Industry News: Tracey Emin Wants Her Studio to Become a Museum That Her Ghost Can Haunt After She Dies + Other Stories. Katherine Bradford Wins Rappaport Prize. Artnet. August 24, 2021.

Belcove, Julie L.  Katherine Bradford (illustrated) Elle Décor, July-August 2017
Benfield, Thomas. Vulture Recommends: The Couch Gallery Crawl. Vulture, June 18 2020

Berlind, Robert. Review Bradford at Edward Thorp. Art in America. October 2012. 

Birmbaum, Molly, Review Katherine Bradford at Edward Thorp. ARTnews. Summer 2007.

BOMB Magazine. Portfolio of Katherine Bradfords work. Summer 2014.

Bonetti, David. Review. The Boston Phoenix. July 7, 1989.
Bradford, Arthur.  How About a Little Badass Inspiration? The Art Of. 2016

Braff, Phyllis. In the Choices of Albee, Imagination Prevails. New York Times. February 11, 1990.

Brooks, Jacob Patrick. Katherine Bradford: Consoled and Consoler. Two Coats of Paint. May 8, 2021
Butler, Sharon. Starry Night : Katherine Bradford  at CANADA. Two Coats of Paint. January 20, 2016.

Carrier, David. Katherine Bradford. Art International. Spring 1990.

Cyphers, Peggy. Katherine Bradford. Arts Magazine. January 1990 (photo).
Chandler, Caroline Wells. On Katherine Bradford. Painters on Paintings. 2017
Coates, Jennifer. Katherine Bradford, Fear of Waves. TimeOut New York. January 10, 2016.
Coates, Jennifer. The Goo of Paint, How Every Mark Matters. Modern Painters, June/July 2016

Cohen, David. New Hero. Artcritical. May 2012.
Cohen, David. Art Critical Pick. October 15, 2013.

Cohen, David. Art Critical. May 14, 2021
Dorrill, Lisa. Paintings by Katherine Bradford. The Gettysburg Review. 2010.
Dunn, Susan. Female Artists Take on Subjectivity at Wesleyan. Hartford Current. February 2016.
Fateman, Johanna. Katherine Bradford, Hulda Guzmán, Rebecca Ness. The New Yorker.
January 25, 2020.

Fleming, Lee. Nothing but the Best. The Washington Post. February 12, 1994.
Foster, Howard. Talk Show at Edward Thorp Gallery. Romanov Grave. Sept 11, 2010.

The Free Press. Farnsworth Will Host Women of Vision in Online Conversation Program ‘Women Artists at Work’. August 24, 2021.

Fyfe, Joe. Art Review, Art in America.  May, 2005.

Hassell, Mathew. Top Ten Shows of 2012, Katherine Bradford at Edward Thorp Gallery, NYArts, Fall 2012.

Heartney, Eleanor. American Art Today: New Directions. The Art Museum, Florida International University, Miami, FL (Catalogue essay; illus. color).
Heinrich, Will.  “The World According to...” What to See in Galleries New York Times March 1.2019 photo

Hirsch, Faye, catalogue essay, Déjà Vu. Gallery 230, Brooklyn, NY.
Hirsch, Faye, Katherine Bradford at CANADA, Art in America, April 2016

Homann, Joachim, Katherine Bradford ~~~August~~~. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME,
            June 2013.
Homann, Silke. Monopol: Magazin für Kunst und Leben, Dezember 2018

Hunter, Lucy. Katherine Bradford Mother Paintings. TheGuide.Art, May 1, 2021

Johnson, Ken. The Age of Small Things. New York Times, Art in Review. Feb. 7, 2014.

Johnson, Ken, Review, New Work Edward Thorp Gallery. New York Times.  May 3, 2012.

Johnson, Ken, Everywhichway. New York Times. July 7, 2006.

Kalm, James. Katherine Bradford, Ether Nights. The Brooklyn Rail. February 2005 (photo).

Kalm, James. Katherine Bradford ‘Fear of Waves’ at CANADA. The Kalm Report. January 31, 2016.

Kamp, Justin. Katherine Bradford Tackles Motherhood With Mother Paintings at Canada Gallery. Observer. May 10, 2021.
Kimball, Whitney. Aggro Crag at BOSI Contemporary. New American Paintings, Sept 21, 2012.

Kohen, Helen. Review: New Directions, The Miami Herald. Jan 13, 1991 (photo). 

Lawrence, Nick. Preface, Katherine Bradford Shelf Paintings. Arts and Leisure Gallery. New York, NY.
            Catalogue. Nov 2014.

Little, Carl. Katherine Bradford ~~~August~~~. Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Art New England.
            Sept/Oct 2013. 

Lombardi, Dominick D. Inaugural exhibition for Gallery in Beacon. The New York Times. April 22, 2001.

Ludel, Wallace. Katherine Bradford, Mother Paintings. The Art Newspaper. May 1, 2021.

Mac Adam, Alfred. Painting the Essential. The Brooklyn Rail, June, 2020.
Maine, Stephen. Ether Nights at Sarah Bowen Gallery. Artnet, Feb2005 (photos).
Mazier, Paul. Bradford's Luminous Nocturnes. Oregan Arts Watch, May 2018.
McMahon, Katherine. Fair Thee Well: Visits With Artists in Their Studios Before Independent New York.
            ArtNews. March 2, 2017.

Miller, M.H. The T List: Five Things We Recommend This Week. The New York Times, May 21, 2020.
Myles, Eileen. Katherine Bradford at David Beitzel Gallery. Art in America, June 1993 (photo).

Naves, Mario. Everywhichway. The New York Observer. July 24, 2006.

New Yorker. Art Review. July 16, 2001.
New Yorker. Art Review. January 20, 2017.
Nim, Wunnan. Katherine Bradford: We Float and Dream. Oregan Arts Watch, May 2016.

Panero, James. Gallery Chronicle. The New Criterion. February 1, 2016.

Peardee, Hearne. Katherine Bradford Fear of Waves. Brooklyn Rail. February 3, 2016.

Plagens, Peter. On Supermen and Airships. Wall Street Journal. April 27, 2012.

Porter Brown, Nell. Reflections of Pandemic Intimacy. Harvard Magazine. September-October 2021.

Portland Museum of Art Biennial. Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME. (Exhibition Catalogue, 2001, Exhibition Catalogue 2003, Exhibition Catalogue 2005)

Quinton, Jared. Katherine Bradford: Philosopher's Clambake. The Brooklyn Rail. June 2021

Raynor, Vivien. Grappling with Feminism and Femininity. New York Times, March 21, 1993, (photo).

Small, Zachary. Intimacy at Yossi Milo. Hyperallergic, August 2018.

Smith, Roberta. Art, a Balm After the Storm. New York Times. Dec 6, 2013.

Smith, Roberta. Katherine Bradford. New York Times. Friday, October 27, 1989.

Solomon, Tessa. ARTnews in Brief: Longtime Taft Museum of Art Director to Step Down—and More from August 25, 2021. August 23, 2021.

Steadman, Ryan. Diving into Katherine Bradford’s Paintings at CANADA. The New York Observer. January 26, 2016.

Stillman, Nick. Katherine Bradford at Bowdoin College Museum. Artforum. Oct, 2013.

Sutton, Ben. Long Story Short – Making Sense of Paintings that Tell Stories. Hyperallergic. April 16, 2015.

Syrell, Ryan. The Lungdeep Breath of Loving: Katherine Bradford's Mother Paintings at Canada. Bmore Art. May, 17, 2021

Taylor, Robert. DeCordova Summer Show Has Questing Spirit. The Boston Globe. July 16, 1989.
The Editors. Katherine Bradford’s Opening at CANADA. artcritical. Janurary 20, 2016.

Village Soup. Courier-Gazette. Farnsworth presents zoom conversation with artists Harvey, Bradford. August 24, 2021.

Wei, Lilly.The Figure, Another Side of Modernism. Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Staten Island, NY. (Catalogue essay, 2000; p. 7,46,161,205, illustrated, color).

Wells Chandler, Caroline. Carole Wells Chandler on Katherine Bradford. Painters on Painting.
            October 3, 2016.
Westfall, Stephen. Katherine Bradford. Art in America. May, 1990 (photo).

Whyte, Murray. Katherine Bradford, painter with Maine ties, wins Rappaport Prize. The Boston Globe. August 22, 2021.

Wilkin, Karen. ‘A Wild Note of Longing: Albert Pinkham Ryder and a Century of American Art’ Review: An Enigmatic Painter Comes Into Focus. The Wall Street Journal. August 2, 2021.

Yau, John. Katherine Bradford's Joy and Tried. Hyperallergic. May 1, 2021.
Yau, John. Review: The Amazing Katherine Bradford. Hyperallergic. Sept 30, 2018.

Yau, John. Review: Katherine Bradford Dives In. Hyperallergic. January 17, 2016.
Yau, John. Review: The Bigger Picture, Bradford’s Museum Exhibit at Bowdoin College. Hyperallergic. Aug 25, 2013.

Yau, John. Review: NEW WORK Edward Thorp Gallery. Hyperallergic. April 22, 2012.
Yau, John. Review: By Life and by Land at Edward Thorp. Brooklyn Rail. June 2007.
Zevitas, Steven. 15 Artists to Watch in 2015(+3). Huffington Post. Dec 12, 2014.
Zevitas, Steven. 16 Artists to Watch 2016 (+2). New American Paintings. February 2016.