Mark Bradford

Photo: Sean Shim-Boyle

Mark Bradford (b. 1961 in Los Angeles; lives and works in Los Angeles) is a contemporary artist best known for his large-scale abstract paintings created out of paper. Characterized by its layered formal, material, and conceptual complexity, Bradford’s work explores social and political structures that objectify marginalized communities and the bodies of vulnerable populations. Just as essential to Bradford’s work is a social engagement practice through which he reframes objectifying societal structures by bringing contemporary art and ideas into communities with limited access to museums and cultural institutions.

Using everyday materials and tools from the aisles of the hardware store, Bradford has created a unique artistic language. Referred to frequently as ‘social abstraction,’ Bradford’s work is rooted in his understanding that all materials and techniques are embedded with meaning that precedes their artistic utility. His signature style developed out of his early experimentation with end papers, the small, translucent tissue papers used in hairdressing; he has since experimented with other types of paper, including maps, billboards, movie posters, comic books, and ‘merchant posters’ that advertise predatory services in economically distressed neighborhoods.

After gluing an image pre-selected for its historical significance onto canvas, Bradford outlines it with rope or caulk before affixing numerous layers of different types of paper. The artist then lacerates, erodes, and excavates the surfaces of his paintings using ‘tools of civilization’ to reveal intersections between the layers of signifying materials, thereby transforming and expanding the medium of painting.

Born in South Los Angeles, Bradford moved to LA’s beachside Santa Monica neighborhood with his mother at age 11. Throughout his childhood he worked in his mother’s beauty salon in Leimert Park where he first developed a curiosity in artistic and creative expression, and after high school, Bradford spent his summers traveling in Europe. His experiences visiting museums and consuming art left an enduring impression, and for the first time, at the age of 31, he began his formal arts education.

Bradford received his BFA from the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) in Valencia in 1995 and his MFA from CalArts in 1997. Bradford received his first solo exhibition, ‘Floss,’ at the San Francisco Art Institute’s Walter & McBean Galleries in 1998 and his New York museum debut in ‘Freestyle’ at the Studio Museum in Harlem in 2001. In 2006, Bradford participated in the Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art where he won the coveted Bucksbaum Award, leading to his first major solo museum exhibition the following year at the Whitney, ‘Neither New nor Correct.’ In 2008, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, Bradford participated in Prospect.1 in New Orleans, and in 2010, the Wexner Center for the Arts presented a retrospective of his work that traveled for two years to five institutions around the US.

In 2015, Bradford received his first solo museum exhibition in Los Angeles, ‘Scorched Earth’ at the Hammer Museum, and that same year co-founded Art + Practice in Leimert Park with his longtime partner, Allan DiCastro, and philanthropist and art collector Eileen Harris Norton.

In 2017, Bradford represented the United States at the 57th Venice Biennale with his solo exhibition ‘Tomorrow is Another Day.’ Complementing the presentation at the US Pavilion and in keeping with his practice to engage marginalized communities, Bradford launched Process Collettivo, a six-year partnership with the Rio Terà dei Pensieri social cooperative that provides skills training and employment opportunities to incarcerated men and women in and around Venice. Following the Biennale, ‘Tomorrow is Another Day’ traveled to the Baltimore Museum of Art, where Bradford collaborated with Greenmount West Community Center (GWCC), a community art space offering educational resources to families in Baltimore.

In November 2017, Bradford unveiled ‘Pickett’s Charge’ at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC, and in 2018, installed a 32-canvas painting of the text of the US Constitution titled ‘We The People’ for permanent display at the US Embassy in London. In 2019, Bradford produced ‘Life Size,’ a large image of a police body camera on a vinyl banner at the entrance to the backlot at the inaugural Frieze LA fair and on wheatpaste posters throughout Los Angeles. Bradford also created a limited-edition print series with the same image to raise money for the Art for Justice Fund to support career development opportunities for people transitioning out of prison.

Bradford has exhibited to acclaim internationally and received numerous awards and honors, including his appointment to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2019, the US Department of State’s Medal of Arts in 2014, his appointment as a National Academician in 2013, and a MacArthur Fellowship Award in 2009. Permanent installations of Bradford’s work include ‘What Hath God Wrought’ (2018) on the campus of the University of California, San Diego, and ‘Bell Tower’ (2015) at the Tom Bradley International Terminal Departures Hall at Los Angeles International Airport.

Recent solo exhibitions of Bradford’s work include ‘Masses and Movements’ at Hauser & Wirth Menorca (2021), ‘End Papers’ (2020) at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth; ‘Cerberus’ (2019) at Hauser & Wirth London; and ‘Los Angeles’ (2019) at the Long Museum West Bund, Shanghai.

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Mark Bradford

Biography

Print Biography
Born
Los Angeles CA, 1961
Education

MFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia CA, 1997
BFA, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia CA, 1995

Resides
Lives and works in Los Angeles CA

Solo Exhibitions

2021
Fundação de Serralves, 'Mark Bradford. Ágora', Porto, Portugal
Hauser & Wirth, 'Masses and Movements', Menorca, Spain
2020
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 'Mark Bradford. End Papers', Fort Worth TX
2019
Hauser & Wirth, 'Mark Bradford. Cerberus', London, UK
The Long Museum, 'Mark Bradford. Los Angeles', Shanghai, China
2018
Baltimore Museum of Art, 'Tomorrow Is Another Day', Baltimore MD (Travelling Exhibition)
Hauser & Wirth, 'Mark Bradford', Hong Kong, China
Embassy of the United States, London, UK (Special Commission)
Hauser & Wirth, 'Mark Bradford. New Works', Los Angeles CA
2017
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 'Mark Bradford. Pickett's Charge', Washington DC
La Biennale di Venezia, US Pavilion, 'Mark Bradford. Tomorrow Is Another Day', Venice, Italy (Travelling Exhibition)
MFA Museum of Fine Arts Boston, 'Darkness Made Visible. Derek Jarman and Mark Bradford', Boston MA
Denver Art Museum and Clyfford Still Museum, 'Shade. Clyfford Still/Mark Bradford', Denver CO (Travelling Exhibition)
2016
CAM Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 'Mark Bradford. Receive Calls on Your Cell Phone From Jail', St. Louis MO
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 'Shade. Clyfford Still/Mark Bradford', Buffalo NY (Travelling Exhibition)
2015
Hauser & Wirth, 'Be Strong Boquan', New York NY
RAM Rockbund Art Museum, 'Mark Bradford. Tears of a Tree', Shanghai, China
GEM Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, 'Mark Bradford. Sea Monsters', The Hague, Netherlands (Travelling exhibition)
Hammer Museum, 'Mark Bradford. Scorched Earth', Los Angeles CA
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum, 'Mark Bradford / MATRIX 172', Hartford CT
2014
Hauser & Wirth, 'My Head Became a Rock', Zurich, Switzerland
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, 'Mark Bradford. Sea Monsters', Waltham MA (Travelling exhibition)
White Cube, 'New Work', Hong Kong, China
White Cube, 'Mark Bradford', São Paulo, Brazil
Tom Bradley International Terminal, Los Angeles International Airport, 'Bell Tower', Los Angeles CA (Special Commission)
2013
White Cube, 'Through Darkest America by Truck and Tank', London, UK
2012
Sikkema Jenkins & Co., 'Mark Bradford', New York NY
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, 'Mark Bradford', Durham NC (Travelling Exhibition)
Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, University of Texas, 'With that ass, they won't look at your eyes', El Paso TX
The Fabric Museum and Workshop, 'Mark Bradford: Geppetto', Philadelphia PA
SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 'Mark Bradford', San Francisco CA (Travelling Exhibition)
2011
MCA Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 'Mark Bradford', Chicago IL (Travelling Exhibition)
Dallas Museum of Art, 'Mark Bradford', Dallas TX (Travelling Exhibition)
2010
The Studio Museum in Harlem, 'Alphabet', New York NY
White Cube, 'The Pistol That Whistles', London, UK
Wexner Center for the Arts, 'Mark Bradford', Columbus OH (Travelling Exhibition)
ICA Institute of Contemporary Art, 'Mark Bradford', Boston MA (Travelling Exhibition)
Aspen Art Museum, 'Merchant Posters', Aspen CO
2008
ArtPace, 'Travis', San Antonio TX
Cincinnati Art Museum, 'Maps and Manifests. New work by Mark Bradford', Cincinnati OH
Sikkema Jenkins & Co., 'Nobody Jones', New York NY
2007
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Neither New nor Correct. New Work by Mark Bradford', New York NY
2006
LAXART, 'Niagara', Los Angeles CA
World Class Boxing, 'The Other Side of Perfect', Miami FL
2005
Sikkema Jenkins & Co, 'Grace and Measure', New York NY
2003
Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, 'Tainted', New York NY
Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria, 'Very Powerful Lords', New York NY
2002
Patricia Faure Gallery, 'Gucci Down to the Socks', Santa Monica CA
Finesilver Gallery, 'That Wasn't My Car You Saw', San Antonio TX
Pomona College Museum of Art, 'Project Series 16. Mark Bradford', Claremont CA
Susanne Vielmetter Projects, 'Caught Up', Los Angeles CA
2001
Lombard-Freid Fine Arts, 'I Don't Think You Ready For This Jelly', New York NY
2000
The Luggage Store, 'Color Theory', San Francisco CA
1999
Two Rivers Gallery, 'European Wavy', Pittsburgh PA
1998
Deep River, 'Distribution', Los Angeles CA
Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute, 'Floss', San Francisco CA
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Group Exhibitions

2022
BMA Baltimore Museum of Art, 'A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration', Baltimore MD (Travelling Exhibition)
MMA Mississippi Museum of Art, 'A Movement in Every Direction: Legacies of the Great Migration', Jackson MS (Travelling Exhibition)
The FLAG Art Foundation, 'Courage Before Expectation', cur. Keith Rivers, New York NY
2021
Prospect New Orleans, 'Prospect 5. Yesterday we said tomorrow', cur. Naimi J. Keith, Diana Nawi, New Orleans LA
Columbia Museum of Art, '30 Americans', Columbia SC (Travelling Exhibition)
North American Hand Papermakers, 'Paper: Post-colonial narratives', cur. Klaudia Ofwona Draber, New York NY
Smart Museum of Art, 'Toward Common Cause: Art, Social Change, and the MacArthur Fellows Program at 40', cur. Abigail Winograd, Chicago IL
Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, 're: collections, Six Decades at the Rose Art Museum', Waltham MA
Palazzo Strozzi, 'American Art 1961-2001', Florence, Italy
Frye Art Museum, 'Black Refractions: Highlights from the Studio Museum in Harlem', cur. Connie H. Choi, Seattle WA (Travelling Exhibition)
Baltimore Museum of Art, 'Now Is The Time: Recent Acquisitions to the Contemporary Collection', cur. Cristopher Bedford, Asma Naeem, Katy Siegel, Baltimore MD
Copenhangen Contemporary, 'Art of Sport', cur. Louka Anargyros, Copenhagen, Denmark
Peoria Riverfront Museum, 'American Verses: Terry Adkins, Mark Bradford & Kerry James Marshall', Peoria IL
New Museum, 'Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America', cur. Okwui Enwezor, New York NY
Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 'Black Refractions: Highlights from the Studio Museum in Harlem', cur. Connie H. Choi, Salt Lake City UT (Travelling Exhibition)
2020
de la Cruz Collection, 'A Possible Horizon', Miami FL
BronxArtSpace, 'How to Dance', Bronx NY
PAMM Pérez Art Museum Miami, 'Solidary & Solitary. The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection', Miami FL
Susan Swartz Studios, 'Art and Social Justice', Park City UT
2019
de la Cruz Collection, 'From Day to Day', Miami FL
Barnes Foundation, '30 Americans', Philadelphia PA (Travelling Exhibition)
Baltimore Museum of Art, 'Generations. A History of Black Abstract Art', Baltimore MD
Mead Art Museum, 'Starting Something New. Recent Contemporary Art Acquisitions and Gifts', Amherst MA
The Warehouse, 'The Sensation of Space', Dallas TX
Baltimore Museum of Art, 'Every Day. Selections from the Collection', Baltimore MD
La Panaceé, 'The Street. Where the World is Made', Montpellier, France (Travelling Exhibition)
Luma Westbau, 'It's Urgent', Zurich, Switzerland
Patricia and Phillip Frost Art Museum, 'Cut. Abstraction in the United States from the 1970s to the Present', Miami FL
Des Moines Art Center, 'Queer Abstraction', Des Moines IA
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, '30 Americans', Kansas City MO (Travelling Exhibition)
Denver Art Museum, 'The Light Show', Denver CO
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 'Home is a Foreign Place. Recent Acquisitions in Context', New York NY
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 'Now Playing. Video 1999-2019', Scottsdale AZ
Joslyn Art Museum, '30 Americans', Omaha NE (Travelling Exhibition)
MCA Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 'Prisoner of Love. Love and Hate', Chicago IL
Schnitzer Museum of Art, 'Social Space', Pullman WA
2018
MAXXI - Museo Nazionale Delle Arti Del XXI Secolo, 'The Street. Where the World Is Made', Rome, Italy (Travelling Exhibition)
Fondation Louis Vuitton, 'In Tune with the World', Paris, France
Palm Springs Art Museum, 'Unsettled', Palm Springs CA
Tucson Museum of Art, '30 Americans', Tucson AZ (Travelling Exhibition)
Museum of the African Diaspora, 'Second Look, Twice' San Francisco CA
Hallie Ford Museum of Art, 'Witness. Themes of Social Justice in Contemporary Printmaking and Photography', (cur. John Olbrantz, Elizabeth Bilyeu), Salem OR
Juliet Art Museum, '30 Americans', Charleston WV (Travelling Exhibition)
Taubman Museum of Art, 'Reclamation! Pan-African Works from the Beth Rudin DeWoody Collection', Roanoke VA
Peabody Essex Museum, 'Playtime', Salem MA
McNay Art Museum, '30 Americans', San Antonio TX (Travelling Exhibition)
2017
Kurimanzutto, 'Never Free To Rest', Mexico City, Mexico
National Gallery of Canada, '2017 Canadian Biennial', Montreal, Canada
Art Gallery of Alberta, 'Turbulent Landings. The NGC 2017 Canadian Biennial', Edmonton, Canada
Fondation Louis Vuitton, 'Etre moderne. Le MoMA à Paris, 1929-2017', Paris, France
Carnegie Museum of Art, '20/20. The Studio Museum in Harlem and Carnegie Museum of Art', Pittsburgh PA
Ogden Museum of Southern Art, 'Solidary & Solitary. The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection', New Orleans LA
Tacoma Art Museum, '30 Americans', Tacoma WA (Travelling Exhibition)
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'An Incomplete History of Protest. Selections from the Whitney's Collection, 1940 – 2017', New York NY
Dallas Museum of Art, '24 frames per second', Dallas TX
CAM Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 'Urban Planning. Contemporary Art in the City 1967–2017', St. Louis MO
Birmingham Museum of Art, 'Third Space /shifting conversations about contemporary art', Birmingham AL
The Broad, 'Oracle', Los Angeles CA
2016
de la Cruz Collection, 'Progressive Praxis', Miami FL
SFMOMA San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 'The Campaign for Art', San Francisco CA
Cincinnati Art Museum, '30 Americans', Cincinnati OH (Travelling Exhibition)
LAND Los Angeles Nomadic Division at the Mona Bismark American Center, 'Wasteland', Paris, France
MFAH Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, 'Statements. African American Art from the Museum's Collection', Houston TX
2015
Hauser & Wirth, 'Salon d'Hiver', Zurich, Switzerland
FLAG Art Foundation, 'Surface Tension', New York NY
ICA Institute of Contemporary Art, 'Transcending Material', Boston MA
Detroit Institute of Arts, '30 Americans', Detroit MI (Travelling Exhibition)
The Warehouse, 'Geometries On and Off the Grid. Art from 1950 to the Present', Dallas TX
The Whitney Museum of American Art, 'America is Hard to See', New York NY
Urban Arts Space, Ohio State University, 'Open this End. Contemporary Art from the Collection of Blake Byrne', Columbus OH
Sharjah Art Foundation, 'Sharjah Biennial 12. The past, the present, the possible' Sharjah, UAE
University of Arkansas Fine Arts Centre Gallery, 'Any Given Sunday,' Fayetteville AR
The Broad, 'The Inaugural Installation', Los Angeles CA
Barbican Arts Centre, 'Station to Station', London UK
Arkansas Art Center, '30 Americans', Little Rock AR (Travelling Exhibition)
2014
Void, 'Civil Rights', Derry, Northern Ireland
LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 'Variations. Conversations In and Around Abstract Painting', Los Angeles CA
MOCCA Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, 'Misled by Nature / Contemporary Art and the Baroque', Toronto, Canada
Contemporary Arts Center, '30 Americans', New Orleans LA (Travelling Exhibition)
de la Cruz Collection, 'From the Collection. Looking at Process', Miami FL
LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 'Fútbol. The Beautiful Game', Los Angeles CA
Rubell Family Collection, 'To Have and to Hold', Miami FL
Palm Springs Art Museum, 'California Dreamin'. Thirty Years of Collecting', Palm Springs FL
2013
GEM Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, 'Transforming the Known. Works from The Bert Kreuk Collection', The Hague, Netherlands
Frist Center for the Visual Arts, '30 Americans', Nashville TN (Travelling Exhibition)
Wexner Center for the Arts, 'Blues for Smoke', Columbus OH (Travelling Exhibition)
Milwaukee Art Museum, '30 Americans', Milwaukee WI (Travelling Exhibition)
White Cube, 'The Gesture and the Sign', São Paulo, Brazil
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Blues for Smoke', New York NY (Travelling Exhibition)
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'In Parts', New York NY
2012
9th Gwangju Biennale, 'ROUNDTABLE', Gwangju, South Korea
MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, 'Blues for Smoke', Los Angeles CA (Travelling Exhibition)
MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art, 'The Painting Factory. Abstraction After Warhol', Los Angeles CA
Chrysler Museum of Art, '30 Americans', Norfolk VA (Travelling Exhibition)
2011
Espacio 1414, 'Painting…EXPANDED', Santurce, Spain
Corcoran Gallery of Art, '30 Americans', Washington DC (Travelling Exhibition)
12th Istanbul Biennial, 'Untitled', Istanbul, Turkey
White Cube, 'New Order', London, UK
North Carolina Museum of Art, '30 Americans', Raleigh NC (Travelling Exhibition)
MAD Museum of Art and Design, 'The Global Africa Project' New York NY
2010
6th International Biennale of Seoul, 'Media City Seoul', Seoul, South Korea
MARTa Herford, 'Invisible Shadows – Images of Uncertainty', Herford, Germany
Wexner Center for the Arts, 'Hard Targets' Columbus OH
Artrain, 'America Now + Here' (cur. Eric Fischl), United States
Akron Art Museum, 'Pattern ID', Akron OH
Museum of Contemporary Art, 'Viva la Revolucion. A Dialogue with Urban Landscape' San Diego CA
2009
Saatchi Gallery, 'Abstract America. New Painting of Sculpture', London, UK
Punta della Dogana/Palazzo Grassi, François Pinault Foundation, 'Mapping the Studio. Artists from the François Pinault Collection', Venice, Italy
Sikkema Jenkins & Co., 'Mark Bradford and Kara Walker', New York NY
Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts, 'Moby-Dick', California College of the Arts, San Francisco CA
Dallas Museum of Art, 'Private Universes', Dallas TX
2008
New Museum, 'Collage. The Unmonumental Picture', New York NY
LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 'Contemporary Projects 11. Hard Targets – Masculinity and Sport', Los Angeles CA
MoMA Museum of Modern Art, 'Here is Every. Four Decades of Contemporary Art', New York NY
55th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, 'Life on Mars', Pittsburgh PA
IMMA Irish Museum of Modern Art, 'Order. Desire. Light. . An Exhibition of Contemporary Drawings', Dublin, Ireland
New Orleans, Prospect New Orleans Triennial, 'Prospect.1', New Orleans LA
Rubell Family Collection, '30 Americans', Miami FL (Travelling Exhibition)
FLAG Art Foundation, 'Wall Rockets. Contemporary Artists and Ed Ruscha', New York NY (Travelling Exhibition)
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 'Wall Rockets. Contemporary Artists and Ed Ruscha', Buffalo NY (Travelling Exhibition)
FLAG Art Foundation, 'Drawn Together', New York NY
2007
Walker Art Center, 'Brave New Worlds', Minneapolis MN (Travelling Exhibition)
Hammer Museum, 'Eden's Edge. Fifteen LA Artists', Los Angeles CA
The Luggage Store, 'My Love is a 187', San Francisco CA
Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, 'Street Level. Mark Bradford, William Cordova and Robin Rhode', Durham NC
The Fabric Workshop and Museum, 'Storefront', Philadelphia PA
2006
Hyde Park Art Center, 'Home of the Free', Chicago IL
Weatherspoon Art Museum, University of North Carolina, 'Art on Paper 2006', Greensboro NC
Zachęta Narodowa Galeria Sztuki, 'Czarny Alfabet – KonTEKSTY Współczesnej Sztuki Afroamerykańskiej (Black Alphabet – ConTEXTS of Contemporary African-American Art)', Warsaw, Poland
Santa Monica Museum of Art, 'Dark Places', Santa Monica CA
Busan Metropolitan Art Museum, 'Busan Biennale 2006', Busan, South Korea
LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 'Consider This…', Los Angeles CA
REDCAT Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater, 'An Image Bank for Everyday Revolutionary Life', Los Angeles CA (Travelling Exhibition)
MOCA Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, 'Meditations in an Emergency', Detroit MI
Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum, California State University, 'Witness Protection Program, Kim Abeles, Ellen Brooks and Eileen Cowin with Mark Bradford, Carlee Fernandez, Susan Rankaitis and Jody Zellen', San Bernardino CA
Royal Academy of Arts, 'USA TODAY. New American Art from the Saatchi Gallery', London, UK
Fundação Bienal de São Paulo, '27a Bienal de São Paulo', São Paulo, Brazil
Whitney Museum of American Art, 'Whitney Biennial 2006. Day for Night', New York NY
2005
The Studio Museum in Harlem, 'African Queen', New York NY
Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, 'Cut', Culver City CA
The Fabric Workshop and Museum, 'Swarm', Philadelphia PA
inSite_05 / Art Practices in the Public Domain, San Diego Museum of Art and CECUT – Centro Cultural Tijuana, 'Farsites. Urban Crisis and Domestic Symptoms in Recent Contemporary Art', San Diego CA and Tijuana MX
L.A. Louver, 'Rogue Wave 05. 19 Artists from Los Angeles', Los Angeles CA
Museum of the African Diaspora, 'Linkages and Themes in the African Diaspora. Selections from the Eileen Harris Norton and Peter Norton Contemporary Art Collections', San Francisco CA
2004
Fine Arts Gallery, California State University, 'Fade. African American Artists in Los Angeles, A Survey Exhibition', Los Angeles CA
UCR ARTSblock, California Museum of Photography, 'Broad Territories. Images of Identity', Riverside CA
Soap Factory, 'New Balance Frontier', Minneapolis IL
CAMH Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 'Perspectives @25. A Quarter-Century of New Art in Houston', Houston TX
Luckman Gallery and Fine Arts Complex Craft, California State University and Craft and Folk Art Museum, ' African American Artists in Los Angeles', Los Angeles CA
OCMA Orange County Museum of Art, '2004 California Biennial', Newport Beach CA
REDCAT Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theater, 'Bounce. Mark Bradford and Glenn Kaino', Los Angeles CA
2003
Real Art Ways, 'Lean To', Hartford CT
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, 'HairStories', Scottsdale AZ
The Armory Center for the Arts, 'Ghetto Fabulous' (cur. Isabelle Lutterodt and Karin Pleasant), Pasadena CA (Travelling Exhibition)
2002
The Watts Towers Art Center, 'Ghetto Fabulous' (cur. Isabelle Lutterodt and Karin Pleasant), Pasadena CA (Travelling Exhibition)
Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California, 'Mixed Feelings', Los Angeles CA
Hammer Museum, 'Mirror Image' Los Angeles CA (Travelling Exhibition)
Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, 'Mirror Image', Annandale-on-Hudson NY (Travelling Exhibition)
Artists Space, 'Painting as Paradox', New York NY
CAMH Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 'Pertaining to Painting', Houston TX (Travelling Exhibition)
Austin Museum of Art, 'Pertaining to Painting', Austin TX (Travelling Exhibition)
2001
Track 16 Gallery, 'Capital Art', Santa Monica CA
The Studio Museum in Harlem, 'Freestyle', New York NY (Travelling Exhibition)
Santa Monica Museum of Art, 'Freestyle', Santa Monica CA (Travelling Exhibition)
Hammer Museum, 'Snapshot. New Art from Los Angeles', Los Angeles CA (Travelling Exhibition)
Museum of Contemporary Art, 'Snapshot. New Art from Los Angeles', Miami FL (Travelling Exhibition)
2000
Reginald Ingraham Gallery, 'Black Male', Los Angeles CA
The Art Museum, Princeton University, 'Selections. Contemporary Art by African-American Artists', Princeton NJ
The Watts Towers Art Center, 'Fresh Cut Afros', Los Angeles CA
1999
Greene Naftali Gallery, 'A Place Called Lovely', New York NY
Palazzo degli Affari, 'Biennale Internazionale', Florence, Italy
1997
WORKS/ San José, 'Black Is a VERB!', San José CA
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Awards

2021
American Academy of Arts & Letters, New York NY
2019
American Academy of Arts & Sciences Member, Cambridge MA
2017
WSJ Magazine Innovator Award, New York NY
2016
David C. Driskell Prize, High Museum of Art, Atlanta GA
2015
Medal of Arts, U.S. Department of State, Washington DC
2014
US Department of State’s Medal of Arts
2013
National Academician, National Academy Museum and School, New York NY
2009
MacArthur Fellowship, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago IL
Wexner Center Residency Award, Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus OH
2006
Bucksbaum Award, The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York NY
USA Fellowship, United States Artists, Chicago IL
2003
Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation, New York NY
2002
Nancy Graves Grant for Visual Artists, Nancy Graves Foundation, Long Island City NY
Joan Mitchell Foundation Award, Joan Mitchell Foundation, New Orleans LA
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Public & Special Projects

2018
U.S. Embassy, 'We the People', London, UK
2014
Tom Bradley International Terminal, Los Angeles International Airport, 'Bell Tower', Los Angeles CA
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Bibliography

Monographs

2021
Vergne, Phillipe, Eshun, Ekow, Bradford, Mark, 'Mark Bradford. Ágora', Porto: Fundação de Serralves, 2021, ill. (exh. cat.)
2020
Auping, Michael, ‘Mark Bradford: End Papers’, Fort Worth: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Munich/London/New York: DelMonico Books/Prestel, 2020, ill. (exh. cat.) 
2019
Wang, Wei, Nawi, Diana, 'Mark Bradford. Los Angeles', Shanghai: Long Museum, 2019, ill. (exh. cat.)
2018
Aquin, Stéphane, Hankins, Evelyn, Bradford, Mark, ‘Mark Bradford: Pickett’s Charge’, Washington DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 2018, ill. (exh. cat.)
Bradford, Mark, Hill, Anita, 'Mark Bradford', Phaidon: London, 2018, ill.
2017
Bedford, Christopher, Siegel, Katy (eds.), 'Mark Bradford: Tomorrow is Another Day', Baltimore: The Baltimore Museum of Art/New York: Gregory R. Miller & Co/Berlin: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2017, ill. (exh. cat.)
2016
Chaffee, Cathleen, 'Shade. Clyfford Still/Mark Bradford', Buffalo: Albright-Knox Art Gallery, 2016, ill. (exh. cat.)
2015
Butler, Connie, 'Mark Bradford: Scorched Earth', Los Angeles: The Hammer Museum, UCLA/Prestel, 2015, ill. (exh. cat.)
Kim, Clara M., Chong, Doryun, 'Mark Bradford: Tears of a Tree', Shanghai: Rockbund Art Museum/Verlag für Moderne Kunst Nuremberg, 2015, ill. (exh. cat.)
2012
Castro H., Antonio, Bonansinga, Kate, 'Mark Bradford: With That Ass, They Won't Look at Your Eyes', El Paso: Stanlee and Gerald Rubin Center for the Visual Arts, The University of Texas at El Paso, 2012 (exh. cat.)
2010
Gaines, Malik, Hardy, Ernest, Vergne, Philippe (et al.), 'Mark Bradford: Merchant Posters', Aspen: Gregory R. Miller & Co/Aspen Art Press, 2010 (exh. cat.)
Bedford, Christopher, 'Mark Bradford', New Haven: Yale University Press/The Wexner Center for the Arts, 2010 (exh. cat.)
2007
Foster, Carter E., 'Neither New nor Correct: New Work by Mark Bradford', New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 2007 (exh. cat.)
2006
Nelson, Steven, 'Mark Bradford', New York: Sikkema Jenkins & Co., 2006
2003
Momim, Shamim M., 'Mark Bradford: Very Powerful Lords', New York: The Whitney Museum of Art, 2003 (exh. brochure)
2002
Joo, Eungie, 'Project Series 16: Mark Bradford', Claremont: Pomona College Museum of Art, 2002 (exh. cat.)
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Artist’s Books and Writings

2021
Bradford, Mark, ‘An Interview with Mark Bradford’, in: Brace, Gemma (ed.), ‘Frank Bowling. Land of Many Waters’, Bristol: Arnolifini, 2021, pp. 56-63, ill. (exh. cat.)
2017
Bradford, Mark, Norton, Eileen Harris, Philbin, Ann (et. al), ‘Art + Practice. Year Three’, Los Angeles: Art + Practice, 2017, ill.
2014
__, 'My Head Became a Rock', Zurich: Hauser & Wirth, 2014
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Publications

2021
Keith, Naima J., Nawi, Diana, 'Prospect.5 New Orleans. Yesterday we said tomorrow', New York: Rizzoli Electa, 2021, pp. 40-42, 94-97, ill. (exh. cat.)
Karmel, Pepe, 'Abstract Art. A Global History', London: Thames & Hudson, pp. 313, 319, 2021, ill.
Obrist, Hans Ulrich, Stasinopoulos, Kostas (eds.), '140 Artists’ Ideas for Planet Earth', London: Penguin Random House UK, London: Serpentine Galleries, 2021, unpag., ill.
de Bellis, Vincenzo, Galansino, Arturo (eds.), 'American Art. 1961–2001', Venice: Marsilio Editiori, 2021, pp. 166-167, ill. (exh. cat.)
Enwezor, Okwui, Gioni, Massimiliano, Beckwith, Naomi (et al.), 'Grief and Grievance. Art and Mourning in America', London: Phaidon, New York: New Museum, 2021, pp. 58-61, ill. (exh. cat.)
2020
Obrist, Hans Ulrich (ed.), 'It’s Urgent! A Luma project curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist', Cologne: Walther König, 2020, pp. 42-43, ill. (exh. cat.)
2019
Choi, Connie H., Golden, Thelma, Jones, Kellie, 'Black Refractions', New York: American Federation of Arts, New York/The Studio Museum in Harlem/Rizzoli Electa, 2019 (exh. cat.)
2015
Aitken, Doug, 'Station to Station', Munich: DelMonico Books/Prestel, 2015
Kjeseth Johnson, Martha, 'Breath/Breadth: Contemporary American Black Male Identity', Lynchburg: Maier Museum of Art, Randolph College, 2015 (exh. cat.)
Joo, Eugenie (ed.), 'The past, the present, the possible: Sharjah Biennial 12', Sharjah: Sharjah Art Foundation, 2015 (exh. cat.)
2014
Krattenmaker, Kathleen (ed.), 'Represent: 200 years of African American Art in the Philadelphia Museum of Art', Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2014, pp.10, 196, ill. (exh. cat.)
2009
Bedford, Christopher, Phelan, Peggy, 'Mixed Signals: Artists Consider Masculinity in Sports', New York: Independent Curators International, 2009 (exh. cat.)
Dennison, Lisa, 'WALL ROCKETS: Contemporary Artists and Ed Ruscha', New York: The FLAG Art Foundation, 2009 (exh. cat.)
2008
Klanten, Robert (ed., 'The Upset—Young Contemporary Art', Berlin: Gestalten, 2008
Cameron, Dan (ed.), 'Prospect.1 New Orleans', Brooklyn: PictureBox Inc., 2008 (exh. cat.)
Henry, Max, 'Abstract America: New Painting and Sculpture', London: Random House/Saatchi Gallery, 2008 (exh. cat.)
Juncosa, Enrique (ed.), 'Order, Desire, Light: An Exhibition of Contemporary Drawings', Dublin: Irish Museum of Modern Art, 2008 (exh. cat.)
Momin, Shamim M., 'Whitney Museum of American Art at Altria: 25 Years', New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 2008 (exh. cat.)
2007
Chong, Doryun, Yasmil, Raymond, 'Brave New Worlds', Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 2007 (exh. cat.)
Coetzee, Mark (eds.),'Red Eye: L.A. Artists from the Rubell Family Collection', Miami: Rubell Family Collection, 2007 (exh. cat.)
Edelsztein, Sergio, 'Ice Cream: Contemporary Art in Culture', New York: Phaidon Press Limited, 2007
Garrels, Gary, 'Eden's Edge: Fifteen LA Artists', Los Angeles: Hammer Museum/University of California, 2007 (exh. cat.)
Schoonmaker, Trevor (ed.), 'Street level: Mark Bradford, William Cordova and Robin Rhode',Durham: Nasher Museum of Art, Duke University, 2007 (exh. cat.)
2006
Brewińska, Maria, 'Black Alphabet: conTEXTS of Contemporary African American art', Warsaw: Zachęta Narodowa Galeria Sztuki, 2006 (exh. cat.)
Rosenthal, Norma, Dailey, Meghan, Ellis, Patricia (et al.), 'USA Today: New American Art from the Saatchi Gallery', London: Royal Academy of Arts, 2006 (exh. cat.)
Durant, Mark Alice, McGovern, Thomas, 'Witness Protection', San Bernardino: Robert V. Fullerton Art Museum/California State University, 2006 (exh. cat.)
Iles, Chrissie, Vergne, Philippe, '2006 Whitney Biennial: Day for Night', New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 2006 (exh. cat.)
Lagnado, Lisette, Pedrosa, Adriano, '27a. Bienal de São Paulo Guia: Como Viver Junto (How to Live Together)', São Paulo: Fundação Bienal de São Paulo, 2006 (exh. cat.)
2005
Goulds, Peter, ‘Rogue Wave ’05: Nineteen Artists from Los Angeles', Venice CA: L.A. Louver, 2005 (exh. cat.)
Kuramitsu, Kris, LeFalle-Collins, Lizzetta, 'Linkages and Themes in the African Diaspora: Selections from the Eileen Harris Norton and Peter Norton Art Collections', San Francisco: Museum of the African Diaspora, 2005 (exh. cat.)
2004
Armstrong, Elizabeth, Chambers, Kristin, Hofmann, Irene (et al.),'2004 California Biennial', Newport Beach: Orange County Museum of Art, 2004 (exh. cat.)
Joo, Eungie, 'Bounce: Mark Bradford and Glenn Kaino Interviews with Glenn Kaino and Kara Walker', Los Angeles: REDCAT/the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, California Institute of the Arts, 2004
2003
Dear, Michael, Leclerc, Gustavo (eds.), 'Postborder City: Cultural Spaces of Bajalta California', New York: Routledge, 2003
2002
Dear, Michael, Leclerc, Gustavo (eds.), 'Mixed Feelings: Art and Culture in the Post-border Metropolis', Los Angeles: Fisher Gallery/University of Southern California, 2002 (exh. cat.)
Morsiani, Paola, 'Pertaining to Painting', Houston: Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 2002 (exh. cat.)
2001
Elaine, James, Ferguson, Russell, Isé, Claudine (et al.), 'Snapshot: New Art from Los Angeles', Los Angeles: Hammer Museum/University of California, 2001 (exh. cat.)
Golden, Thelma, Walker, Hamza, 'Freestyle', New York: The Studio Museum in Harlem, 2001 (exh. cat.)
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Press

2022
Esposito, Veronica, '"A sense of radical possibility": re-examining the great migration through art', on: theguardian.com, 9 May 2022, ill.
Penrice, Ronda Racha, 'Contemporary Black Artists Explore the Great Migration in a New Exhibition at the Mississippi Museum of Art', on: ebony.com, 3 May 2022, ill.
Sheets, Hilarie M., 'New Exhibition Focusing on ‘Legacies of the Great Migration’ Looks at Artists’ Personal Connections to a Chapter of U.S. History', on: artnews.com, 4 April 2022, ill.
___, '"A Movement in Every Direction" Explores the Great Migration’s Continuing Influence on American Culture', on: artnews.com, 14 March 2022, ill.
Finkel, Jori, 'Mapping a Bold Vision for the California African American Museum', on: nytimes.com, 8 February 2022, ill.
Diehl, Travis, 'Prospect New Orleans: Carpetbagging the Crescent City', on: frieze.com, 11 January 2022, ill.
2021
MacCash, Doug, 'The best art we saw at New Orleans international art fest, Prospect.5', on: nola.com, 17 November 2021, ill.
Combs, Seth, ‘The Stuart Collection at UCSD celebrates 40 years with an exhibition at the Athenaeum’, on: sandiegotribune.com, 30 October 2021, ill.
Gaskin, Sam, ‘Prospect New Orleans Begins Staged Opening Amid Infections, Storms’, on: ocula.com, 27 October 2021, ill.
Ludel, Wallace, ‘Prospect triennial returns to New Orleans with majority Black artist roster’, on: theartnewspaper.com, 25 October 2021, ill.
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter, ‘Last Chance to See: Mark Bradford’s epic show at Hauser & Wirth Menorca’, on: wallpaper.com, 23 October 2021, ill.
Wychowanok, Thibaut, ‘Global Artist. Mark Bradford’ [interview], in: Numéro art, Paris, no. 9, Fall 2021, ill.
___, ‘Camisetas de Mark Bradford a beneficio del Fons Menorqui de Cooperacio’, on: cope.es, 19 October 2021, ill.
Rimella, Chiara, ‘Top billing’, in: Monocle, London, no. 147, October 2021, p. 117, ill.
___, ‘Vor der Küste Mahóns’, on: ideat.de, 16 September 2021, ill.
Holmes, Helen, ‘Babara Kruger and Mark Bradford are Included in This Year’s “TIME 100” List’, on: observer.com, 16 September 2021, ill.
Duponchelle, Valérie, de Rochebouët, Béatrice, ‘Quand le marché de l’art crée son paradis sur mesure’, in: Le Figaro, Paris, 16 September 2021, p. 16, ill.
Hill, Anita, ‘The 100 Most Influential People of 2021: Mark Bradford’, on: time.com, 15 September 2021, ill.
Scott, Chad, ‘Art Bridges Brings Terry Adkins, Mark Bradford and Kerry James Marshall to Peoria Riverfront Museum’, on: forbes.com, 1 September 2021, ill.
___, ‘Q&A With Mark Bradford’, in: Scholastic Art, Jefferson City, September 2021, cover, ill.
Banks, Grace, 'This Rare Art Destination In Menorca, Spain, Mixes Vacation, Art and Sun', on: forbes.com, 10 August 2021, ill.
Andrews, Max, 'Mark Bradford Puts Menorca on the Map' [review], on: frieze.com, 9 August 2021, ill.
Ribal Simó, Pilar, 'Mark Bradford. Cicles de vida, destrucció i vida', on: tempsart.cat, 6 August 2021, ill.
Pons de Rosa, Isaac, 'Muchos solo ven belleza en el arte pero también hay política' [interview], in: Diari Menorca, Menorca, 2 August 2021, pp. 16-17, ill.
Jardonnet, Emmanuelle, 'Arts: Hauser & Wirth, la possibilité d’une micro-île', on: lemonde.fr, 1 August 2021, ill.
Villalobos, Patricia, 'Menorca: galería en la naturaleza', in: Telva, Madrid, August 2021, ill.
Villalobos, Patricia, 'A Dream Come True on the Isla del Rey', in: Roqueta Magazine, Menorca, August 2021, pp. 12-13, ill.
Espino, Luisa, 'Mark Bradford, mapear el presente', in: El Cultural, Madrid, 30 July 2021, pp. 36-37, ill.
Minder, Raphael, Reyburn, Scott, 'A Sun-Drenched New Spot for an Art Center', in: The New York Times, New York, 26 July 2021, p. C6, ill.
Zuc., L., 'Mark Bradford inaugura l’isola dell’arte', in: Corriere della Sera Economia, Milan, 26 July 2021, p. 46, ill.
Rea, Naomi, '"The Local Is the New Global": How Hauser and Wirth’s New Menorca Outpost Offers Clues to the Future of the Art Market', on: news.artnet.com, 21 July 2021, ill.
Dessent, Blaire, 'Hauser & Wirth Menorca: go for the art, stay for the experience', on: wallpaper.com, 19 July 2021, ill.
Woeller, Marcus, 'Genial größenwahnsinnig', in: Welt am sonntag, Berlin, no. 29, 18 July 2021, p. 48, ill.
Clavarino, Elena, 'Fresh Off the Boat', on: airmail.news, 17 July 2021, ill.
Bono, Ferran, 'La Isla del Rey se abre al público como refugio sostenible del arte', In: El Pais, Madrid, 16 July 2021, ill.
Sesé, Teresa, 'Arte en una isla flotante', in: La Vanguardia, Barcelona, 16 July 2021, ill.
Drohojowska-Philp, Hunter, 'Off the Charts', in: Wallpaper, London, July 2021, pp. 127-131, cover, ill.
Abad, Paloma, 'Notas al Margen', in: Vogue Spain, Madrid, June 2021, pp. 70-72, ill.
Gaskin, Sam, 'Art World Remembers "Complex" L.A. Art Patron Eli Broad', on: ocula.com, 4 May 2021, ill.
Vankin, Deborah, '"He’s curmudgeonly generous": How the art world remembers Eli Broad', on: latimes.com, 30 April 2021, ill.
Okhio, Camille, 'Mourning in America: "Grief and Grievance" at the New Museum' [review], on: artnews.com, 19 April 2021, ill.
Conger, Bill, 'American Verses', on: peioriamagazines.com, April 2021, ill.
Morillo, Rachel, '"Grief and Grievance" Honors the Weight and Wake of Racial Violence' [review], on: hyperallergic.com, 9 March 2021, ill.
Brady, Anna, 'Hauser & Wirth invite Mark Bradford pour inaugurer son espace de Minorque', in: The Art Newspaper Daily, 19 February 2021, pp. 1, 3-5, cover, ill.
Brady, Anna, 'Hauser & Wirth’s "quarantine island" will open in July with Mark Bradford show', on: theartnewspaper.com, 18 February 2021, ill.
Gerlis, Melanie, 'Christie’s gets digital with the art world’s first non-fungible craze' [preview], on: ft.com, 18 February 2021, ill.
Jacquet, Matthieu, 'La méga-galerie Hauser & Wirth ouvrira en juillet un espace exceptionnel sur l'île de Minorque' [preview], on: numero.com, 18 February 2021, ill.
___, 'Black Grief, White Grievance: Artists Search for Racial Justice' [review], on: nytimes.com, 18 February 2021, ill.
___, 'The Met has launched a virtual exhibition for all to see', on: timesofindia.com, 26 January 2021, ill.
___, 'Grief and Grievance, Art and Mourning in America', on: artandobject.com, 25 January 2021, ill.
Simms, Judie, 'BofA – Bank of America Groups With Main Artwork Museums Via New "Masterpiece Moment" Program', on: fintechzoom.com, 17 January 2021, ill.
Scott, Chad, 'Bank Of America Teams With Leading Art Museums Through New "Masterpiece Moment" Program', on: forbes.com, 16 January 2021, ill.
Schultz, Abby, 'Bank of America’s "Masterpiece Moment" Spotlights U.S. Museums', on: barrons.com, 15 January 2021, ill.
Bishara, Hakim, 'Roam the Galleries of the Metropolitan Museum via Augmented Reality', on: hyperallergic.com, 12 January 2021, ill.
2020
Thackara, Tess, 'Building a picture of the pandemic: Smithsonian curators capture Covid-19 in real time', on: theartnewspaper.com, 30 December 2020, ill.
___, 'Afterall 50 out now', on: e-flux.com, 9 December 2020, ill.
___, 'Artists speak of their pandemic experience', on: freemalaysiatoday.com, 3 December 2020, ill.
Carmel, Julie, 'Smithsonian Archives of American Art Gathers an Oral History of 2020', on: nytimes.com, 30 November 2020, ill.
Gempel, Natalie, 'Artists Explore the Roots of Black Hair Culture at the African American Museum', on: dmagazine.com, 19 November 2020, ill.
___, 'What Innovation Means To The Pros', on: wsj.com, 2 November 2020, ill.
Taffet, David, 'End papers become art', on: dallasvoice.com, 30 October 2020, ill.
Moonves, Sara, 'Editor’s Letter: Introducing the 2020 New Originals Issue', on: wmagazine.com, 27 October 2020, ill.
___, 'Artists Envision a New Kind of Political Poster', on: wmagazine.com, 22 October 2020, ill.
Smith, Roberta, 'Parenting While Black: Titus Kaphar’s Starkly Powerful Works', on: nytimes.com, 16 October 2020, ill.
Smee, Sebastian, 'Some of America’s best Black artists are joining forces for a show about Black grief — conceived by a legendary curator who died last year', on: washingtonpost.com, 6 October 2020, ill.
Scott, Chad, 'Mark Bradford Turned Trash Into Treasure, His End Papers On View At Modern Art Museum Of Fort Worth', on: forbes.com, ill.
Teicholz, Tom, 'Blood On The Canvas: Mark Bradford Quarantined', on: forbes.com, 27 September 2020, ill.
Westall, Mark, 'Mark Bradford Teams with Snap for Voter Registration', on: fadmagazine.com, 24 September 2020, ill.
Wilson, Mark, 'Snap has registered 750,000 people to vote in 2020. Here’s its plan to keep going', on: fastcompany.com, 22 September 2020, ill.
Balsamo, Adriana, Moss, Hilary, 'Feed a Craving for Eggplants or Italian Film', on: nytimes.com, 12 September 2020, ill.
Aton, Francesca, 'Mark Bradford on Painting With Paper' [Interview], on: artnews.com, 11 September 2020, ill.
___, 'Artful Recommends: Mark Bradford "Quarantine Paintings" at Hauser & Wirth', on: artfuljaunts.com, 10 September 2020, ill.
___, 'Art Industry News: Notre-Dame Is Partially Reopening by Letting the Public View an Art Show in Its Crypt + Other Stories', on: news.artnet.com, 9 September 2020, ill.
Gaskin, Sam, 'Mark Bradford: "Drag that Horror Into Your Studio"', on: ocula.com, 9 September 2020, ill.
Griffin, Jonathan, 'An Artist Emerges From His Creative Quarantine', in: The New York Times, New York, 9 September 2020, pp. C1, C6, ill.
Griffin, Jonathan, 'Mark Bradford Reveals New Paintings Quarantined in a Grain Tower', on: nytimes.com, 8 September 2020, ill.
Parr, Adrian, 'Histories of Violence: The Inherited Memories of Art' [Interview], on: lareviewofbooks.org, Los Angeles, 8 September 2020, ill.
Westall, Mark, '"Quarantine Paintings", an Online Exhibition of New Works by Los Angeles-Based Artist Mark Bradford', on: fadmagazine.com, 2 September 2020, ill.
Bedford, Christopher, Siegel, Katy, 'Institutions need to follow artists’ lead to make a material impact on the world', on: theartnewspaper.com, 25 June 2020
Marius, Marley, 'How Mark Bradford and the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth Are Reinventing Outdoor Art', on: vogue.com, 20 June 2020, ill.
Smee, Sebastian, 'Mark Bradford’s art sees all the broken places that led to this moment of protest', on: washingtonpost.com, 9 June 2020, ill.
Guo, Xinran, 'A Dialogue Between Two Paintings. Reconsidering the Boundary between Chinese Art and Contemporary Art' in: Yishu. Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art, Vancouver, May/June 2020, unpag., ill.
Bourbon, Matthew, 'Artist Mark Bradford finds allure in the everyday detritus of the world', on: dallasnews.com, 22 April 2020, ill.
Ratcliff, Darryl, 'A New Kind of Content', in: PATRON, Dallas, April 2020, pp.68-73, cover, ill.
Olsen, Grace, 'Afro-Abstraction: Dr. Steven Nelson lectures on history of black abstractionism art', on: flathatnews.com, 20 February 2020, ill.
2019
Blythe, Finn, 'Mark Bradford [Interview], in: HERO, London, Winter Annual 2019, pp. 188-201, ill.
Edgers, Geoff, 'Outside the paint', on: The Washington Post, Los Angeles, 10 October 2019, ill.
Belnavis, Sooz, 'Mark Bradford: Monumental Excavations Of Humanity Hauser & Wirth – Sooz Belnavis', on: www.artlyst.com, 7 October 2019, ill.
Estiler, Keith, 'Mark Bradford Summons the Greek Hellhound 'Cerberus' in New Abstract Paintings', in: Hypebeast, 3 October 2019, ill.
Rea, Naomi, 'Mark Bradford's Brooding New Show Looks at the Most Urgent Environmental and Political Catastrophes of Our Time', on: www.news.artnet.com, 2 October 2019, ill.
Jordan, Eliza, 'How Mark Bradford is Translating Crisis at Hauser & Wirth London', on: www.whitewall.art, 1 October 2019, ill.
Mr Porter Team, 'Inside the Studio of Mr Mark Bradford', on: www.mrporter.com, 25 September 2019
Rappolt, Mark, 'Mark Bradford: This is Not America' [Interview], in: ArtReview Asia, Autumn 2019, pp. 70-75, ill.
Kennedy, Randy, 'Bridge Workers', in: Ursula, New York, Issue 4, Fall 2019, pp. 26-41, cover, ill.
Griffin, Jonathan, 'Mark Bradford', in: Financial Times, London, England, 7 September 2019, pp. 12-13, ill.
Xu, Anqi, 'Free for All', in: WSJ, Shanghai, China, 26 July 2019, pp. 46-50, ill.
Cartwright, Derrick R., 'Mixed Messages: Mark Bradford's What Hath God Wrought', in: Sculpture Magazine, July/August 2019, pp. 14-19, ill.
Mozena, Kari, 'Snappy Endings' in: Los Angeles Magazine, Los Angeles, May 2019
Bradley, Paige Katherine, 'Art + Practice: Community catalyst', in: Garage Magazine, New York, Issue 16, Spring 2019, pp. 12-13, ill.
Bradford, Mark, 'First Encounters with Rauschenberg: Mark Bradford', in: Tate Etc., no. 39, Spring 2019, pp. 72-75, ill.
Zara, Janelle, 'Mark Bradford: behind the artist's ambitious bodycam project', on: www.theguardian.com, 14 February 2019, ill.
Bradley, Paige Katherine, 'The Trio Creating an L.A. Mecca for Celebrating Artists of Color', on: www.garage.vice.com, 8 Feb 2019, ill.
Reynolds, Michael, 'Art as Life', in: LaLa, Los Angeles, Winter 2019, pp. 58-61, ill.
2018
Ollman, Leah, 'A Pulsating SOS for Modern America', in: The Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, 20 December 2018, ill.
Daichendt, G. James, 'Towering achievement: Morse-code inspired sculpture lights up the sky at UCSD', on: www.sandiegouniontribune.com, 9 December 2018, ill.
Stamberg, Susan, 'Memory Fuels Art and Activism in Mark Bradford's 'Tomorrow is Another Day'', on: www.npr.org, 19 October 2018, ill.
McCauley, Mary Carole, 'Greenmount West kids meet their benefactor', in: The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore, vol. CLXXXI, no. 263, 20 September 2018, pp. 1, 11, ill.
Onyewuenyi, Ikechukwu, 'Mark Bradford: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden', on: www.artforum.com, New York, 20 September 2018
Miranda, Carolina A., 'Fired up about his art in Trump era', in: Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, 20 April 2018, pp. E1, E12, ill.
Pagel, David, 'Salvaging the beauty from the ugliness', in: Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, 20 April 2018, pp. E13, ill.
___, 'Bradford pays tribute to Jack, 'the master'', in: The Art Newspaper, London, 29 March 2018
Gerwin, Daniel, 'Mark Bradford Appropriates Comic Books and Delves Into the Sublime', on: www.hyperallergic.com, New York, 26 March 2018, ill.
Pagel, David, 'Review: 'Mark Bradford: New Works' at Hauser & Wirth', in: Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, 24 March 2018, ill.
Ko, Christina, 'Waiting for Superman', in: Prestige, Hong Kong, March 2018, pp. 122-133, cover, ill.
Bound, Robert, 'Putting on a show', in: Monocle, London, March 2018, pp. 100-103
Allen, Greg, 'Around Washington, D.C.', in: Artnews, New York, Spring 2018, pp. 101-105, ill.
Smith, Brendan L., 'Mark Bradford Confronts Bloody Legacy of the Civil War at Hirshhorn', on: www.washdiplomat.com, Washington D.C., 28 February 2018, ill.
Zara, Janelle, 'Mark Bradford Debuts Striking New Works in Los Angeles', in: www.galeriemagazine.com, New York, 28 February 2018, ill.
Miranda, Carolina A., 'Q&A: Mark Bradford on making art in post-shock phase of the Trump era and how comics channel this moment' [Interview], in: Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, 19 February 2018, ill.
Wright, Erin, 'Paper, Percussion, and Mark Bradford', on: unframed.lacma.org, Los Angeles, 16 January 2018, ill.
Chiaverina, John, 'Music Mogul Jimmy Iovine Donates Mark Bradford Painting to LACMA', on: www.artnews.com, New York, 14 February 2018, ill.
Tsui, Enid, 'Art-felt Desires 2018', in: Post Magazine, Hong Kong, 7 January 2018, p. 51
Wickouski, Sheila, 'Mark Bradford's 'Pickett's Charge' Storms into Hirshhorn', on: www.fredericksburg.com, Fredericksburg, 3 January 2018
2017
Prince, Lyric, 'Mark Bradford Reimagines 'Pickett's Charge' to Include New Voices', on: www.hyperallergic.com, New York, 29 December 2017, ill.
Wei, Zhangmeng, '國際畫廊豪瑟沃斯明年進駐香港 首展美藝術家馬克·布拉德福特新作', in: Wen Wei Po, Hong Kong, 26 December 2017, p. 13
Harris, Gareth, 'Basquiat blockbuster and Schiele show lined up for Fondation Louis Vuitton next autumn', on: theartnewspaper.com, London, 25 December 2017
Shaw, Anny, 'Mark Bradford to launch Hauser & Wirth's Hong Kong gallery', on: www.theartnewspaper.com, London, 21 December 2017
Jiang, Bing, '豪瑟沃斯宣布香港画廊首展将呈现美国艺术家马克·布拉德福特新作', on: news.99ys.com, Beijing, 21 December 2017
Wang, Lu, '(雅昌快讯) 豪瑟沃斯确定亚洲首个空间开馆时间:将首展马克·布拉德福特新作', on: news.atron.net, Beijing, 21 December 2017
Xie, Siman, '豪瑟沃斯宣布3月26日香港空间开幕,首展呈现马克·布拉德福特新作', on: www.tanchinese.com, Beijing, 21 December 2017
Rudig, Stephanie, 'Mark Bradford Recontextualizes a Pivotal Civil War Moment With Pickett's Charge', on: www.washingtoncitypaper.com, Washington DC, 8 December 2017, ill.
Peckham, Robin, Aquin, Stéphane, 'Mark Bradford: From Venetian Prisons to the Civil War', in: LEAP Magazine, Shanghai, December 2017, ill.
Chung, Francis, 'Explore D.C.: "Pickett's Charge" at Hirshhorn Museum', on: www.dcmilitary.com, Washington D.C., 30 November 2017, ill.
Maneker, Marion, 'Bradford, Bourgeois & Nauman at Hauser + Wirth ABMB', on: www.artmarketmonitor.com, New York, 30 November 2017, ill.
Heinzman, Elaine, 'Mark Bradford's Paintings Scratch at the Surface of a Conflicted America', on: www.smithsonianmag.com, Washington D.C., 28 November 2017, ill.
Gibbons, James, 'Mark Bradford's Gettysburg Address', on: www.hyperallergic.com, New York, 18 November 2017, ill.
Mazalatis, Ryan, 'Pickett's Charge Brings History To Light At The Hirshhorn Museum', on: georgetownvoice.com, Washington DC, 17 November 2017, ill.
Villalobos, Jose, 'Activism and Art: Exhibits to Visit', on: www.thehoya.com, Washington DC, 17 November 2017
Bakare, Lance, 'Mark Bradford: the artist and ex-hairdresser forcing America to face ugly truths about itself', in: The Guardian, London, UK, 15 November 2017, pp. 14-15
Scott, Fiona Sinclair, Rosado, Ana, Eralp, Emir, 'Mark Bradford: 'Politically and socially, we are at the edge of another precipice'', on: www.edition.cnn.com, New York, 13 November 2017, ill.
McCauley, Mary Carole, 'Baltimore Museum of Art launches ambitious partnership with Greenmount Community Center', on: www.baltimoresun.com, Baltimore, 10 November 2017
Yaeger, Julia, 'Mark Bradford Presents 'Pickett's Charge' at the Hirshhorn', on: www.thehoya.com, Washington D.C., 10 November 2017, ill.
Bourland, Ian, 'Mark Bradford Goes into Battle Against the Age of Trump' [Interview], on: garage.vice.com, New York, 9 November 2017
Cascone, Sarah, 'Artist Mark Bradford Unveils His Largest Work Yet, a Civil War Cyclorama at the Hirshhorn', on: news.artnet.com, New York, 9 November 2017, ill.
Kennicott, Philip, 'Mark Bradford turned a bloody Civil War battle into art that will haunt and entrance you', on: www.washingtonpost.com, Washington D.C., 8 November 2017, ill.
Dingfelder, Sadie, 'Artist Mark Bradford explains his Hirshhorn remix of a Civil War painting', on: www.washingtonpost.com, Washington D.C., 7 November 2017, ill.
Rear, Jack, 'LACMA Art+Film Gala 2017: who is being honoured and why?', on: www.verdict.co.uk, London, 3 November 2017
Kahn, Howie, 'Mark Bradford Caps Off a Banner Year With His Largest Work To Date', on: www.wsj.com, New York, 1 November 2017
Valentine, Victoria L., 'WSJ. Magazine Recognizes Mark Bradford's Banner Year with 2017 Innovator Award', on: www.culturetype.com, Silver Spring, 2 November 2017
Kahn, Howie, 'Mark Bradford', in: The Wall Street Journal Magazine, New York, November 2017, pp. 126-129
Cisternino, Alice, 'Civil Disruption', in: Modern Luxury, Washington D.C., November 2017, pp. 44-45
Pogrebin, Robin, 'A Power Player and a Bold Vision', in: The New York TImes, 26 September 2017
Molesworth, Helen, 'Mark Bradford: Pickett's Charge', in: Artforum, vol. 56, no. 1, September 2017, p. 160
Gebremedhin, Thomas, 'The Magic of Venice', in: Wall Street Journal Magazine, September 2017, pp. 142-73
Buchloh, Benjamin D., 'Rock Paper Scissors', in: Artforum, vol. 56, no. 1, September 2017, pp. 278-89, ill.
Pogrebin, Robin, Deb, Sopan, 'Trump Aside, Artists and Preservationists Debate the Rush to Topple Statues', in: The New York Times, 18 August 2017
Pollock, Lindsay, 'Editor's Letter', in: Art in America, vol. 105, no. 5, May 2017, pp. 12, 16
Fox, Dan, 'Signs of the Times', in: Frieze, no. 187, May 2017, pp. 154-59, ill.
Duncan, Thomas, 'Mark Bradford at the U.S. Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale (L.A. in Venice)', in: Carla, Los Angeles, August 2017, pp. 36-38, ill.
Jenkins, Barry, 'Mark Bradford' [Interview], in: Interview Magazine, June/July 2017, pp. 106-116, ill.
Gonou, Aphrodite, 'Tactile Rhythms', in: Nomas, no. 7, June/July 2017, pp. 81-96
Buck, Louisa, Morris, Jane, 'Venice Biennale: Triumphs and Talking Points', on: www.theartnewspaper.com, 12 June 2017
Cotter, Holland, 'Venice Biennale: Whose Reflection Do You See?', in: The New York Times, New York, 22 May 2017, ill.
Knight, Christopher, 'Mark Bradford: Tomorrow Is Another Day', in: DesignLA, 21 May 2017, pp. 130-37
Ober, Cara, 'Democracy's Dark Side and a Glimmer of Hope in Mark Bradford's Venice Biennale Show', on: www.hyperallergic.com, 17 May 2017
Sayej, Nadja, 'Artist Mark Bradford Discusses Hairstyling and Activism at Venice', on: i-d.vice.com, 16 May 2017, ill.
Goldstein, Andrew, 'Mark Bradford is Our Jackson Pollock: Thoughts on His Stellar U.S. Pavilion at the Venice Biennale', on: www.artnet.com, 11 May 2017, ill.
Jordan, Eliza, 'Mark Bradford's Tomorrow Is Another Day', on: www.whitewall.art, 11 May 2017, ill.
Douglas, Sarah, 'U.S. Pavilion Features Mark Bradford's First Poem', on: www.artnews.com, 9 May 2017, ill.
Ure-Smith, Jane, 'Mark Bradford on His US Pavilion at the Venice Biennale', on: www.ft.com, 5 May 2017
Russeth, Andrew, 'How the Artist Mark Bradford Will Bring His America to the Venice Biennale', on: www.wmagazine.com, 1 May 2017
Griffin, Jonathan, 'Mark Bradford: That's Not Gonna Happen', in: ArtReview, May 2017, pp. 67-75, ill.
Vergne, Philippe, 'Mark Bradford Tomorrow Is Another Day', in: Artpress, Paris, Biennale de Venise 2017 Issue, May 2017, pp. 20-21
MacSweeny, Eve, 'Mark Bradford Partners with Nonprofit to Help Prisoners ReEnter Society for 2017 Venice Biennale', on: www.artforum.com, 25 January 2017
Valentine, Victoria, 'For Monumental Commission at Hirshhorn Museum, Mark Bradford is Incorporating Figurative Imagery for First Time', on: www.culturetype.com, 31 January 2017
2016
McCauley, Mary Carole, 'Baltimore Museum of Art to present U.S. entry into world's most prestigious art show', on: www.baltimoresun.com, 27 October 2016
Scher, Robin, 'Behold, the ICA LA's New Mark Bradford-Designed Logo and Visual Identity', on: www.artnews.com, New York NY, 18 October 2016, ill.
Miranda, Carolina A., 'Artist Mark Bradford creates a bold logo for the Santa Monica Museum of Art's new identity as ICA LA', on: www.latimes.com, Los Angeles, 18 October 2016, ill.
Belcove, Julie, 'Afropolitan abstraction', in: The Financial Times Weekend, London, 1-2 October 2016, pp. 6-7, ill.
Whyte, Murray, 'Throwing shade: Mark Bradford tackles Clifford Still', on: www.theguardian.com, London, 23 September 2016, ill.
Williams, Maxwell, 'Mark Bradford: From 'Scorched Earth' to the Venice Biennale', in: Whitewall Magazine, New York, Summer 2016 Design Issue, 9 September 2016, ill.
Hawkins, Sydney, 'Mark Bradford's 'Spiderman' exhibition at UMMA explores race, gender and sexuality', on: www.ns.umich.edu, Ann Arbor, 22 July 2016
Williams, Maxwell, 'Mark Bradford', in: Whitewall Magazine, New York, Summer 2016, pp. 85-90, ill.
Sargent, Antwaun, 'Vision & Justice Online: Mark Bradford's Pride of Place', on: www.aperture.org, New York, Summer 2016, ill.
Rinaldi, Ray Mark, 'Mark Bradford gets shows at Denver Art Museum, Clyfford Still Museum', on: www.denverpost.com, Denver, 9 June 2016, ill.
Perdreau, Yann, 'Engagé Volontaire: Mark Bradford', in: L'Officiel Art, Paris, March-May 2016, pp. 198-209
Hudson, Suzanne, 'Mark Bradford: Receive calls on your cellphone from jail', in: Artforum, New York, May 2016, pp.164
Civin, Marcus, 'Mark Bradford: Scorched Earth', on: www.caareviews.org, 28 April 2016, ill.
McClure, Faith, 'A conversation with Mark Bradford, the 2016 recipient of the David C. Driskill Prize' [Interview], on: www.artsatl.com, Atlanta, 25 April 2016
Azzarello, Nina, 'mark bradford artistically interprets a steinway spirio piano with paper and bleach', on: www.designbloom.com, 24 April 2016
Miranda, Carolina, 'L.A. artist to be at Venice', in: Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, 21 April 2016, p. E5
Martinique, Elena, 'Mark Bradford at Venice Biennale 2017 as the US Representative', on: www.widewalls.ch, 19 April 2016
Edgers, Geoff, 'Mark Bradford to represent U.S. at Venice Biennale; A first for the Rose Art Museum', on: www.washingtonpost.com, Washington D.C., 18 April 2016
Kennedy, Randy, 'Mark Bradford will represent U.S. at Venice Biennale', on: www.nytimes.com, New York, 18 April 2016, ill.
2015
Conley, Kevin, 'Art History', in: Town & Country, no. 5421, December 2015
Melrod, George, 'Editor's Note', in: Art Limited, November 2015
Bottinelli, Silvia, 'Mark Bradford', in: Sculpture, Jersey City, July 2015, ill.
Michalska, Julia, 'Black Art Matters', in: The Art Newspaper, Art Basel Daily Edition, London, 18 June 2015, pp. 1, 4
Halperin, Julia, 'Artists step up to the plate so US museums can thrive', in: The Art Newspaper, Art Basel Daily Edition, London, 17 June 2015, pp. 1, 4
Pes, Javier, 'Broad “intensifies” its collection ahead of Los Angeles museum opening' in: The Art Newspaper, Art Basel Daily Edition, London, 17 June 2015, p. 4
Tomkins, Calvin, 'What Else Can Art Do?', on: www.newyorker.com, New York, 15 June 2015, ill.
Bruns, Charlotte, “Artists and galleries play musical chairs,” in: The Art Newspaper, London, June 2015, p. 6
Tarocco, Francesca, 'Mark Bradford: Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai', in: Frieze, London, May 2015, pp. 224-225, ill.
Olujimi, Kambui, 'A Conversation with Mark Bradford', in: Blouin Art Info, New York, May 2015, pp. 78-79
Vogel, Sabine B. 'Wind, Wüste, Sonne— Zeitreisen In', on: www.kunstform.org, Berlin, April/May 2015
Ringle, Hallie, 'Salon Style', in: Studio, Harlem, Winter-Spring 2015, pp. 20-21
Chin, Andrew, 'Inside the Exhibit: Mark Bradford—Tears of a Tree', on: www.thatsmags.com, Shanghai, 27 March 2015, ill.
Van den Boogerd, Dominic, 'Sea Monsters', in: ArtReview, London, September 2015
Sutton, Kate, 'Practice Makes Perfect', on: www.artforum.com, New York, 14 March 2015
Sutton, Kate, 'Artist Mark Bradford Brings Hope, Hammer and a Little Hollywood to Leimert Park', on: www.hollywoodreporter.com, Los Angeles, 13 March 2015
Stromberg, Matt, 'New LA Art Space with a Mission Opens in Leimert Park', on: www.hyperallergic.com, Brooklyn, 10 March 2015
Tse, Carman, 'Leimert Park Gets A Rad New Art Space With A Black Panther Exhibit', on: www.laist.com, Los Angeles, 27 February 2015
Saval, Nikil, 'Three Artists Who Think Outside the Box', in: T Magazine, New York, December 2015, ill.
Bryant, Eric, 'From the Editor', in: Art+Auction, New York, January 2015
Valentine, Victoria L. 'Mark Bradford and Theaster Gates Post Record Sales at London Actions', on: www.culturetype.com, New York, 16 February 2015, ill.
Huan, Si. 'Layered 'paintings' inspired by old Shanghai', on: www.ecns.cn, Shanghai, 5 February 2015, ill.
Shuangje, Sun, 'US artist Mark Bradford unveils Shanghai in paper works', on: www.globaltimes.cn, Shanghai, 3 February 2015, ill.
Worden, Leon, 'CalArts Alum One of 7 Artists Honoured by State Department', on: www.scvnews.com, Santa Clarita, 26 January 2015
Sutton, Kate, 'Raw Edge', in: Cultured Magazine, Miami, Winter 2015, pp. 84, 92, 236-239, ill.
Bradford, Mark, Jones, Samuel Levi, 'Artist x Artist' [Interview], in: Studio, New York, 2015, pp. 46-49
2014
Cook, Greg, 'There's Still A Lot Of People Struggling' – MacArthur 'Genius' Mark Bradford', on: artery.wbur.org, Boston, 19 December 2014, ill.
Miranda, Carolina A. 'Mark Bradford's Art + Practice to bring art social services to Leimert', on: www.latimes.com, Los Angeles, 16 December 2014
Buckley, Kelly, 'Tell me your memories of the tide', on: www.echo-news.co.uk, Essex, 3 December 2014
Menzies, Michelle, 'Ten to See', in: Aesthetica, no. 56, December 2014
Taylor, Alix, 'Sea Monsters and Liquid Geography', on: www.hyperallergic.com, Brooklyn, 24 November 2014, ill.
Petrie, Lisa, 'Rose Art Museum hosts successful diaspora event', on: thebrandeishoot.com, Waltham MA, 31 October 2014
Bencks, Jarret, 'Anita Hill and Mark Bradford pack the Rose', on: www.brandeis.edu, Waltham, 29 October 2014
Gelt, Jessica, 'Museum of Contemporary Art elects 4 new members to board of trustees', on: www.latimes.com, Los Angeles, 22 October 2014
Schwartzel, Erich, 'Inside the Hammer Museum Gala Honoring Joni Mitchell, Mark Bradford', on: www.blogs.wsj.com, New York, 12 October 2014
McClemont, Doug, 'Exhibitions in Brief', in: Art + Auction, October 2014
Edgers, Geoff, 'L.A.'s cultural boom: Artists and museums are moving in', on: www.washingtonpost.com, Washington D.C., 10 October 2014
Burns, Charlotte, 'Can a biennial fix New Orleans?', in: The Art Newspaper, London, October 2014, pp. 71-73
Smee, Sebastian, Bradford spins monstrous legends anew at the Rose', on: www.bostonglobe.com, Boston, 18 September 2014, ill.
Bradford, Mark, 'The Detail', in: Art in America, New York, September 2014, pp. 14, 44-45, ill.
Graham, Mark, Hamlin, Jessica, 'Mark Bradford and the Use of Improvisation, Layering and Text', in: Art Education, vol. 67, no. 4, July 2014
Nagesh, Ashitha, 'INTERVIEW: Mark Bradford on Caillebotte's Raboteurs de Parquet', on: www.blouinartinfo.com, New York, 19 June 2014
Hirschowitz, Bianca, 'Hauser & Wirth Heads West', on: www.artlog.com, 12 June 2014
De Rochebouët, Béatrice, Bâle emballe le monde de l'art', in: Le Figaro, June 2014
De Rochebouët, Béatrice, 'Acheteuse s'est emparée de cette 45e éditions' in: Le Figaro, June 2014
Bucci, Stefano, 'Che cosa sta preparando Mark Bradford?', in: Corriere della Sera, June 2014
Rosenmeyer, Aoife, 'Ab Nach… Zürich / Basel', in: Monopol, Berlin, June 2014, pp. 114-115
Toney, A.K., 'Leimert Park Art Village: The Struggle with a Sense of Place', on: www.kcet.org, Burbank, 19 February 2014
MacCash, Doug, ''30 Americans', a visual feast of African-American art at the CAC, opens Feb. 8', on: www.nola.com, New Orleans, 4 February 2014
2013
Davie, William, 'Review of Mark Bradford: Through Darkest America by Truck and Tank at White Cube, London', on: www.aestheticamagazine.com, New York, 29 November 2013, ill.
Maggart, Rachel, 'Mark Bradford: Through Darkest America by Truck and Tank', on: www.thisistomorrow.info, London, 28 November 2013, ill.
Amirsadeghi, Hossein, 'Artists at work', on: www.ft.com/magazine, 1 November 2013, ill.
Sherwin, Skye, 'Exhibitions, Frieze Art Fair and new openings London', in: The Guardian Guide, 12-18 October 2013, pp. 36, ill.
Keyse, Sophie, 'Through Darkest America by Truck and Tank by Mark Bradford at White Cube Bermondsey', on: www.onestoparts.com, 21 October 2013, ill.
Gleadell, Colin, 'Art Sales: Eyes of the world turn to London's art fairs', in: The Telegraph, London, 14 October 2013
Simek, Peter, 'Abstraction, From the Inside Out: An Interview With Mark Bradford', on: www.dmagazine.com, Dallas, 13 October 2014, ill.
Stoilas, Helen, 'Collector's difficult neighbour inspires artist Mark Bradford's installation', on: www.theartnewspaper.com, London, 1 August 2013, ill.
Michno, Christopher, 'Mark Bradford Texting While Painting', in: Artillery, Los Angeles, vol. 7, no. 4, March 2013, ill.
2012
Weintraub, Mark, 'On view now. Mark Bradford and the revival of abstraction', on: www.blog.art21.org, 6 December 2012, ill.
Micchelli, Thomas, 'Is Mark Bradford the Best Painter in America', on: www.hyperallergic.com, 17 November 2012, ill.
Friedman, Roberto, 'Reese's Pieces; Sura Wood, Permanent Wave', in: Bay Area Reporter, February 2012
Finkel, Jori, 'Making paint dance: Mark Bradford and Benjamin Millepied', on: www.latimes.com, Los Angeles, 19 July 2012
Potter, Melissa, 'Mark Bradford and Carlos Avendano', in: Art Papers, Atlanta, November 2012
2011
Lacayo, Richard, 'Decadence and Dreams', in: Time, no. 22, November 2011
Simek, Peter, 'Abstraction, From the Inside Out: An Interview With Mark Bradford' [Interview], on: www.dmagazine.com, Dallas, 13 October 2011, ill.
Menzies, Michelle, 'Mark Bradford: Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, in: Flash Art, no. 280, October 2011
Bedford, Christopher, 'Kingdom Day', in: Parkett, Zurich, no. 89, 2011
Copeland, Huey, 'A Range of Convergences', in: Parkett, Zurich, no. 89, 2011
Morgan, Jessica, 'Ruinaphilia', in: Parkett, Zurich, no. 89, 2011, pp. 122-135
Rosenberg, Bonnie, 'Meet me in Chicago: Mark Bradford', in: The Art Newspaper, London, no. 221, May 2011
Shiff, Richard, 'Every shiny object wants an infant who will love it', in: Art Journal, vol. 70, no.1, Spring 2011, pp. 6-34
Carrier, David, 'Mark Bradford', in: ArtUS, no. 31, 2011
2010
Spears, Dorothy, 'Hoop dreams of his own design', on: www.nytimes.com, 10 December 2010, ill.
Cottner, Holland, 'Tracking Racial Identity, But Not Defined by It', in: The New York Times, December 2010
Myers, Holly, 'In the Studio: Mark Bradford', in: Art + Auction, vol. 34, no. 4, November 2010, pp. 71-78, 138
M.G. 'Key Lots: Post-War and Contemporary', in: The Art Newspaper, no. 218, November 2010
Lajos, Cheryl Ann, 'Mark Bradford', in: Library Journal, no.14, January 2010
2009
Montreuil, Greg, 'Mark Bradford', in: Flash Art 42, November/December 2009, p. 88
Sciortino-Rinehart, Natalie, 'Missing Prospects: a Reflection on Prospect.1 New Orleans', on: www.afterall.org, 19 January 2009, ill.
Sewell, Brian, 'Abstract America goes back to New York school', in: London Evening Standard, London, 4 June 2009
Wei, Lilly, 'New Orleans report: deliverance: the Biennial', in: Art in America, vol. 97, no.2, February 2009, pp. 43–52
Baker, Tamzin, 'Collage 2.0' in: Art + Auction, February 2009
Amado, Miguel, 'Post-Katrina: prospect.1', in: Flash Art, Milan, No.42, January/February 2009, pp. 44
Ligon, Glenn, Schambelan, Elizabeth, 'Civic engagement', in: Artforum, No. 5, January 2009, pp. 166-177
2008
Gwinn, Liz, 'Mark Bradford at Prospect.1.', in: Studio Magazine, Fall/Winter 2008–09, pp. 40–41
Kaufman, Jason Edward, 'Prospect.1—can New Orleans reinvent itself as a fine art destination?', in: The Art Newspaper, London, 17 December 2008
Smith, Roberta, 'Kaleidoscopic Biennial for a Scarred City', in: The New York Times, New York, 4 November 2008
MacCash, Doug, 'Art Ahoy: a vessel loaded with symbolism', on: www.nola.com, 2 November 2008
Schjeldahl, Peter, 'Come on Down', in: The New Yorker, no. 38, November 2008
Eden, Laura, 'Mark Bradford', in: Elle Décor, New York, October 2008, pp. 94–96
Berwick, Carly, 'Dan Cameron: Encouraging wards', in: ARTnews, New York, vol. 107, no. 9, October 2008, pp. 66–67
Heiser, Jörg, '55th Carnegie International', in: Frieze, New York, no. 117, September 2008, pp.187–188
Amado, Miguel, 'Life On Mars: 55th Carnegie International', on: www.flashartonline.com, no. 41, July/September 2008, pp. 241-244
Newcomb, Beth, 'Artpace works hard to bring Contemporary Art to San Antonio', on: www.paisano-online.com, 26 August 2008
Schwalb, Harry, 'Carnegie international: Carnegie Museum of Art', in: ARTnews, vol. 107, no. 7, New York, Summer 2008, p. 173
Moss, Meredith, 'Huge Collage Greets Museum Patrons', on: www.daytondailynews.com, 24 June 2008
Lam, Angela, 'Mark Bradford', in: ArtAsiaPacific, no. 93, May/June, 2008
Knight, Christopher, 'Mark Bradford examines life viewed through today's technology', in: Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, 2 April 2008
Heartney, Eleanor, 'Make it new', in: Art in American, New York vol. 96, no. 4, April 2008, pp. 82–85
Wilson, Michael, 'Mark Bradford at Sikkema Jenkins & Co', in: Artforum, New York, vol. 46, no. 8, April 2008, pp. 369–370
Church, Amanda, 'Mark Bradford', on: www.flashartonline.com, March/April 2008, p. 132
McQuaid, Cate, 'Streetwise', on: www.bostonglobe.com, Boston, 30 March 2008
Cohen, David, 'Soul revival', on: www.nysun.com, 14 February 2008
Rosenberg, Karen, 'Mark Bradford: Nobody Jones', in: The New York Times, New York, 8 February 2008
Wulff, Friederike, 'Mark Bradford', on: www.theart-investor.com, no. 1, January 2008, pp. 76–77
Adams, Wayne, 'The problems of painting from four corners: painters frame contemporary painting', in: Image, no. 60, 2008, pp. 67–71, ill.
2007
Brown, Becky, 'Neither new nor correct: New Work by Mark Bradford', on: www.brooklynrail.org, Brooklyn, November 2007
Frank, Peter, 'Eden's Edge' at the Hammer Museum', on: www.artweek.com, vol. 38, no. 8, October 2007, pp.17-18
Jackson, Brian Keith, 'How I made it: Mark Bradford', in: New York Magazine, New York, 24 September 2007
Halperen, Max, 'Mark Bradford + William Cordova +Robin Rhode', in: Art Papers, vol. 31, no. 4, Atlanta, July/August 2007, pp. 59
Finkel, Jori, 'A reluctant fraternity, thinking post-black', in: The New York Times, New York NY, 10 June 2007
Epstein, Rebecca, 'A selection of sensuous affection', in: LA City Beat, Los Angeles, 7 June 2007
Farber, Jim, 'On the edge', in: Daily News of Los Angeles, Los Angeles, 27 May 2007
Crowl, Tara, 'A collision of art to reflect the pocketed City of Angels', in: The Daily Trojan, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 15 May 2007
Dambrot, Shana Nys, 'La la land: Eden's edge', in: ArtReview, New York, 11 May 2007, p. 32
Amado, Miguel, 'Street level', in: www.artforum.com, New York, May 2007
Leffingwell, Edward, 'Report from Sao Paulo: design for living', in: Art in America, vol. 92, no.2, February 2007, pp. 78-83
Mizota, Sharon, 'Mark Bradford at LAXART, Los Angeles', in: ARTnews, vol. 106, no.2, February 2007, pp. 139–140
Duford, Daniel, 'USA Fellows', in: Art Week, February 2007
Klein, Jennie, 'Performance, post-border art, and urban geography', in: Performing Arts Journal, New York, no. 86, 2007, pp. 31-39
2006
Sharpe, Emily, 'Mark Bradford: mapping urban sprawl', in: The Art Newspaper, New York, 6 December 2006
Feinstein, Roni, 'Miami preview', in: Art in America, vol. 94, no.11, New York, December 2006, pp. 43-46
Diehl, Travis, 'A medium we can all appreciate: Weatherspoon's 2006 art on paper', in: The Carolinian, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, Greensboro, 28 November 2006
Markovits, Benjamin, 'Culture sculpture', in: Times Literary Supplement, London, 3 November 2006, pp.18
Hardy, Ernest, 'The eye of LA/Mark Bradford', in: Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, 11 June 2006
Lindeman, Donald, 'Mark Bradford at Sikkema Jenkins', in: Art in America, New York, vol. 94, no.4, New York, April 2006, pp.161
Stevens, Mark, 'Radical meek', in: New York Magazine, New York, 27 March 2006, p. 80
Mendelsohn, Meredith, 'Mark Bradford: Sikkema Jenkins & Co', in: ARTNews, New York, vol. 105, no. 3, March 2006, p.134
Rosenberg, Karen, 'Ready to watch', in: New York Magazine, New York, 27 February 2006, pp. 46-49
Mack, Joshua, 'Mark Bradford: grace and measure', in: Modern Painters, New York, February 2006, p.111
Martin, Courtney J., 'Mark Bradford: Sikkema Jenkins & Co', in: Flash Art, Milan, no. 39, January/February 2006, pp.102–3
2005
Pagel, David, 'Turning artwork into border issue', in: Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, 2 September 2005
Washington, Michele Y., 'Shaping the language of visual culture in post-black, post-soul, or hip-hop iconography? Defining the new aesthetics', in: The International Review of African American Art, no. 2, 2005, p.12
2004
Dambrot, Shana Nys, 'Dye another day', in: ARTNews, New York, vol. 103, no.10, November 2004, p.141
Knight, Christopher, 'Biennial arrives, and so does a museum', in: Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, 13 October 2004
Chang, Richard, 'The art of the new', on: www.ocregister.com, 10 October 2004
Valdez, Sarah, 'Mark Bradford at Lombard-Freid', in: Art in America, New York, vol. 92, no.8, September 2004, p.136
Segade, Alex, 'Bounce', in: ArtUS, Los Angeles, no. 3, June/August 2004, p. 11
Hughes, Robert J., 'Rising stars of Spring', in: The Wall Street Journal, New York,12 March 2004
Chattopadhyay, Collette, 'Fading into view: African American artists in Los Angeles', in: Artweek, vol. 35, no.2, March 2004, pp. 12–13
Martens, Anne, 'Bounce: Mark Bradford and Glenn Kaino, REDCAT', in: Flash Art, Milan, no. 37, March/April 2004, pp. 108-109
Haithman, Diane, 'Crossing generations', in: Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, 19 January 2004
Thea, Carolee, 'Profile: Mark Bradford', in: Art Asia Pacific, no. 40, 2004, pp. 28-29
2003
Smith, Roberta, 'Art in review: Mark Bradford; Katie Grinnan', in: The New York Times, New York, 5 September 2003
Scarborough, James, 'Mark Bradford at Patricia Faure Gallery', in: Artweek, New York, vol. 34, no.1, February 2003, pp. 17–18
2002
Colpitt, Frances, 'Mark Bradford at Finesilver', in: Art in America, New York, vol. 90, no.11, New York, November 2002, p.165
Jones, Amelia, 'The Post-black Bomb', in: Tema Celeste, no. 90, March-April 2002, pp. 53-54
Firstenberg, Lauri, 'Mark Bradford', in: Flash Art, no. 35, January/February 2002, p. 95
Klein, Mason, 'Mark Bradford: Lombard-Freid Fine Arts', in: Artforum, New York, vol. 40, no.5, New York NY, January 2002, pp. 142–143
Schoonmaker, Trevor, 'Hot comb', in: Oneworld, vol. 7, no.4, August/September 2002, pp.122–123
Gute, Charles, Menin Samuele, et al., 'Focus on Painting', in: Flash Art, no. 226, 2002
Bischoff, Dan, 'Selections: Contemporary Art by African Americans', in: Sunday Star Ledger, 2002
2001
Peterson, Thane, 'Art Collectors get patriotic', on: www.businessweek.com, 31 December 2001
Von Schlegell, Mark, 'Snapshot: new art from Los Angeles', in: Artext, Milan, no. 75, November 2001-January 2002, pp. 76–77
Sirmans, Franklin, 'I don't think you ready for this jelly', in: Time Out New York, New York, November 2001, pp. 15-22
Waxman, Lori, 'Freestyle: The Studio Museum Harlem', in: New Art Examiner, Chicago, vol. 29, no.2, November/December 2001, p. 90
Tumlir, Jan, 'Snapshot', in: Artforum, New York, Vol. 40, No. 2, New York, October 2001, p. 155
Subotnick, Ali, 'Snapshot: new art from Los Angeles', in: Frieze, New York, no.62, October 2001, pp. 99-100
Princenthal, Nancy, 'Freestyle: Studio Museum in Harlem, New York', in: Artext, Milan, no. 74, August-October 2001, p. 92
Valdez, Sarah, 'Freestyling', in: Art in America, New York, vol. 89, no. 9, September 2001, pp.134-139, 162
Knight, Christopher, 'A 'Snapshot' of LA Artists', in: Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, 6 June 2001
Budick, Ariella, 'Post black and white', on: www.newsday.com, 1 June 2001
Tate, Greg, 'The golden age', in: Village Voice, New York, 22 May 2001, p. 49
Saltz, Jerry, 'Post-black: radical intelligence at the Studio Museum in Harlem', in: Village Voice, New York, 22 May 2001, p. 51
Cotter, Holland, 'A full studio Museum Show starts with 28 young artists and a Shoehorn', in: The New York Times, New York, 11 May 2001
2000
Horton, David, 'Color theory at Luggage Store Gallery', in: Artweek, New York, vol. 31, no. 9, September 2000, pp. 23–24
Harvey, Doug, 'Gender, race', on: www.laweekly.com, Los Angeles, 10 August 2000
1999
Sherman, Ann Elliott, 'Color as concept: African American artists treat 'black' as verb at WORKS', in: Silicon Valley Metro, San Jose, 23-29 October 1999
Piccaio, Gina, 'Pick your poison', in: Los Angeles Times, Los Angeles, November 1999
Ellegood, Anne, 'A place called lovely', in: NY Arts, New York, October 1999
Shearing, Graham, 'Contemporary: two local shows of radical art deserve to be explored', in: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Pittsburg, 11 April 1999
Thomas, Mary, 'L.A. Artist Bradford presses boundaries of Black Modernism', in: Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Pittsburg, 3 April 1999
1998
Webster, Mary Hull, 'Wings of desire and Mark Bradford at the San Francisco Art Institute', in: Artweek, New York, vol. 29, no.4, April 1998, pp. 19-20
1997
Berk, Amy, 'Black is a VERB! at WORKS/San José', in: Artweek, vol. 28, no.12, New York, December 1997, p. 18
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Audiovisuals

2021
KDLG, 'Visual Arts Thrived In A Tumultuous 2020' [discussing Mark Bradford’s 'Quarantine Paintings'], 2 January 2021
2020
Press Play with Madeleine Brand, 'Mark Bradford’s ‘Quarantine Paintings’ show the intensity and moodiness of life during COVID-19' [Interview], 24 September 2020
KDLG, '"Black Lady Sketch Show" Is TV "We'd Never Seen Before", Says Dime Davis' [Mandalit del Barco discusses a short film about Mark Bradford, 'Wild Wild West: A Beautiful Rant by Mark Bradford'], 31 August 2020
2019
Frieze, 'I follow my curiosity and sometimes building on that curiosity becomes a work of art', 9 October 2019 (Mark Bradford in conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist at Frieze Masters 2019)
Wallpaper, Hot Spots, 1 October 2019 (Mark Bradford discusses the Watts Riots and his process of creating works for his first exhibition, ‘Cerberus’, at Hauser & Wirth London)
Ocula, Mark Bradford’s Call for Unity at Shanghai’s Long Museum, 16 August 2019 (Mark Bradford and Curator Diana Nawi walk through selected works that convey the artist's concerns with global unity and social justice)
CBS News, 60 Minutes, S51 E 50, 12 October 2019 (prime time television profile on Mark Bradford, interviewed by Anderson Cooper)
2018
NPR, Morning Edition, 19 October 2018 (Mark Bradford and Susan Stamberg walk through the exhibition ‘Tomorrow is Another Day’ at the Baltimore Museum of Art)
CoBo Social, Mark Bradford – Maps, Marginalization and Inclusion, 9 April 2018 (Mark Bradford discusses the influences on his opening exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Hong Kong)
CoBo Social, Iwan Wirth on Art as an Experience – CoBo Challenge 2018, 10 April 2018 (Iwan Wirth is interviewed on the subject of Hauser & Wirth’s development and expansion, with main focus on the future of Hauser & Wirth Hong Kong and discussion of Mark Bradford)
Bloomberg TV Markets and Finance, Mark Bradford’s Layered Urban Art. Brilliant Ideas Ep. 76, 3 April 2018 (a ‘Brilliant Ideas’ film on Mark Bradford)
KCRW, Digging Inside: Artists as Archeologists, 20 February 2018 (review of Mark Bradford’s ‘Mark Bradford. New Works’ at Hauser & Wirth, Los Angeles by Edward Goldman)
2017
CNN, Mark Bradford: ‘Politically and socially, we are at the edge of another precipice’, 13 November 2017 (video interview on the occasion of ‘Pickett’s Charge’ at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC)
Vernissage TV, Mark Bradford: Tomorrow is Another Day / U.S. Pavilion, Venice Art Biennale 2017, 19 May 2017 (virtual tour of Mark Bradford’s exhibition ‘Tomorrow is Another Day’ for the U.S. Pavilion at the Venice Art Biennale 2017)
Yuntoo YT Creative Media, 在夜店玩了15年、30岁才读大学的人能否成为好艺术家?, 3 May 2017, (a filmed interview on Mark Bradford’s childhood, inspirations, and career trajectory by Wu Xiaoshuang)
2014
ICA teens, 'Interview with Mark Bradford', on: www.widewalls.com, 30 February 2014
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Museum Exhibitions

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Mark Bradford Agora
26 Nov - 26 Jul 2022 , Serralves Foundation Porto, Portugal
Mark Bradford End Papers
8 Mar - 10 Jan 2021

Events

Sat 25 Sep 2021, 10:30
Menorca

Join us for a series of family workshops inspired by Mark Bradford’s exhibition ‘Masses and Movements’. On 25 September 2021, we invite children from 3 to 6 years old to engage with prompts involving art, colors and textures. The workshops are developed and carried out in…
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Sat 7 Aug 2021, 10:30
Menorca

Join us for a series of family workshops inspired by Mark Bradford’s exhibition ‘Masses and Movements’. Taking place on Saturdays at Hauser & Wirth Menorca, participants will engage with different prompts: islands, your world, crossing borders, the great city, the oceans, and utopia—the ideal map. In…
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