Mark Bradford

Born in Los Angeles CA, 1961

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

Lives and works in Los Angeles CA

Solo Exhibitions

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
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

2016
Contemporary Art Museum, ‘Mark Bradford: Receive Calls on Your Cell Phone From Jail’, St. Louis MO
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, ‘Shade: Clyfford Still/ Mark Bradford’ Buffalo NY

2015
Hauser & Wirth, ‘Be Strong Boquan’, New York NY
The Rockbund Art Museum, ‘Tears of a Tree’, Shanghai, China
Gemeentemuseum den Haag, ‘Mark Bradford: Sea Monsters’, The Hague, Netherlands (Travelling exhibition)
Hammer Museum, ‘Scorched Earth’, Los Angeles CA
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum, ‘Mark Bradford / MATRIX 172‘, Hartford CT

2014
Hauser & Wirth, ‘My Head Became a Rock’, Zurich, Switzerland
The Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, ‘Mark Bradford: Sea Monsters’, Waltham MA (Travelling exhibition)
White Cube, ‘New Work’, Hong Kong, China
White Cube, ‘Mark Bradford’, Sao Paulo, Brazil
The Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angeles Airport, ‘Bell Tower’, Los Angeles CA (Special Commission)

2013
White Cube, ‘Through Darkest America by Truck and Tank’, London, England

2012
Rubin Gallery, University of Texas, ‘With that ass, they won’t look at your eyes’, El Paso TX
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, ‘Mark Bradford’, San Francisco CA (Travelling exhibition)
Sikkema Jenkins, ‘Mark Bradford’, New York NY

2011
MCA Chicago, ‘Mark Bradford’, Chicago IL (Travelling exhibition)
Dallas Museum of Art, ‘Mark Bradford’, Dallas TX (Travelling exhibition)

2010
Studio Museum Harlem, ‘Alphabet’, New York NY
White Cube, ‘The Pistol That Whistles’, London, England
Wexner Center for the Arts, ‘Mark Bradford’, Columbus OH (Travelling exhibition)
Institute of Contemporary Art, ‘Mark Bradford’, Boston MA
(Travelling exhibition)
Aspen Art Museum, ‘Merchant Posters’, Aspen CO

2008
San Antonio, ‘ArtPace’, San Antonio TX
Cincinnati Art Museum, ‘Maps and Manifests: New work by Mark Bradford’, Cincinnati OH
Sikemma 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, ‘Niagra’, 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 – Negroes Have Been Burning since the Plantation’, San Francisco CA

1999
Two Rivers Gallery, ‘European Wavy’, Pittsburgh PA

1998
Deep River, ‘Distribution’, Los Angeles CA
Walter McLean Gallery, ‘Floss’, San Francisco CA

Group Exhibitions

2017
Kurimanzutto, ‘Never Free To Rest’, Mexico City, Mexico
National Gallery of Canada, ‘2017 Canadian Biennial’, Ottawa, Canada
Art Gallery of Alberta, ‘Turbulent Landings: The NGC 2017 Canadian Biennial’, Edmonton, Canada
Louis Vuitton Foundation, ‘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 
The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, ‘Solidary & Solitary: The Joyner/Giuffrida Collection’, New Orleans LA
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
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, ‘The Campaign for Art’, San Francisco CA
Los Angeles Nomadic Division at the Mona Bismark American Center, ‘Wasteland’, Paris, France
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 Boston MA, ‘Transcending Material’, Boston MA
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
Broad Art Museum, ‘The Inaugural Installation’, Los Angeles CA

2014
Void, ‘Civil Rights’, Derry, Northern Ireland
LACMA Los Angeles County Museum of Art, ‘Variations: Conversations In and Around Abstract Painting’, Los Angeles CA
Museum of Canadian Contemporary Art, ‘Misled by Nature / Contemporary Art and the Baroque’, Toronto, Canada
Contemporary Arts Center, ’30 Americans’, New Orleans LA
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
Gemeente Museum, ‘Transforming the Known: Works from The Bert Kreuk Collection’, The Hauge, Netherlands
Wexner Center for the Arts, ‘Blues for Smoke’, Columbus OH (Travelling Exhibition)
White Cube, ‘The Gesture and the Sign’, Sao 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
Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘The Painting Factory’, Los Angeles CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Blues for Smoke’, Los Angeles CA (Travelling Exhibition)

2011
Espacio 1414, ‘Painting…EXPANDED’, Santurce, Spain
12th International Istanbul Biennial, ‘Untitled’, Istanbul, Turkey
White Cube, ‘New Order’, London, England

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, ‘Hand Targets’ Columbus OH
Artrain, ‘America Now + Here, curated by Eric Fischl’, United States
Akron Art Museum, ‘Pattern ID’, Akron OH

2009
Saatchi Gallery, ‘Abstract America: New Painting of Sculpture’, London, England
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
The New Museum, ‘Collage: The Unmonumental Picture’, New York NY
Hammer Museum at UCLA, ‘Contemporary Projects 11: Hard Targets – Masculinity and Sport’, Los Angeles CA
MoMA, ‘Here is Every. Four Decades of Contemporary Art’, New York NY
55th Carnegie International, Carnegie Museum of Art, ‘Life on Mars’, Pittsburgh PA
Irish Museum of Modern Art, ‘Order. Desire. Light. : An Exhibition of Contemporary Drawings’, Dublin, Ireland
New Orleans, ‘Prospect 1. ‘, New Orleans, LA
Rubell Family Collection, ’30 Americans’, Miami FL
The FLAG Art Foundation; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, ‘Wall Rockets: Contemporary Artists and Ed Ruscha’, New York NY, Buffalo NY

2007
The Walker Art Center, ‘Brave New Worlds’, Minneapolis MN (Touring Exhibition)
UCLA 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, North Carolina, 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 Norht Carolina, ‘Art on Paper 2006’, Greensboro NC
Zach ta Narodowa Galeria Sztuki, ‘Czarny Alfabet – KonTEKSTY Współczesnej Sztuki Afroameryka skiej (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
California Institute of the Arts, Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, Los Angeles CA (Travelling Exhibition)
Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, ‘Meditations in an Emergency’, Detroit MI
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, England
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; Centro Cultural Tijuana, ‘Farsites: Urban Crisis and Domestic Symptoms in Recent Contemporary Art’, San Diego CA; Mexico MX
LA 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
Gallery, California State University, ‘Fade: African American Artists in Los Angeles, A Survey Exhibition’, Los Angeles CA
UCR/California Museum of Photography, ‘Broad Territories: Images of Identity’, Riverside CA
Soap Factory, ‘New Balance Frontier’, Minneapolis IL
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, ‘Perspectives @25: A Quarter-Century of New Art in Houston’, Houston TX
Luckman Fine Art Complex/Craft and Folk Art Museum, City of Los Angeles Cultural Afairs Department, Los Angeles CA
Orange County Museum of Art, ’2004 California Biennal’, Newport Beach CA
REDCAT/Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, ‘Bounce: Mark Bradford and Glenn Kaino’, Los Angeles CA

2003
ARCO 2003 International Contemporary Art Fair’, Madrid, Spain
Real Art Ways, ‘Lean To’, Hartford CT
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘HairStories’, Scottsdale AZ

2002
The Armory Center for the Arts; The Watts Towers Art Center, ‘Ghetto Fabulous’, Pasadena CA; Los Angeles CA
Fisher Gallery, University of Southern California, ‘Mixed Feelings’, Los Angeles CA
UCLA Hammer Museum; Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, ‘Mirror Image’, Los Angeles CA; Annandale-on-Hudson NY
Artists Space, ‘Painting as Paradox’, New York NY
Contemporary Arts Museum Houston; Austin Museum of Art, ‘Pertaining to Painting’, Austin TX

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’, Los Angeles CA (Travelling exhibition)
UCLA Hammer Museum,‘Snapshot: New Art from Los Angeles’, Los Angeles CA (Travelling exhibition)
Museum of Contemporary Art, ‘Snapshot: New Art from Los Angeles’, North 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

Awards

2016
David C. Driskell Award

2014
US Department of State’s Medal of Arts

2013
National Academician, New York

2009
MacArthur Fellowship Award
Wexner Center Residency Award

2006
Bucksbaum Award (The Whitney Museum of American Art)
USA Fellowship Award

2003
Louis Comfort Tiffany Award

2002
Nancy Graves Foundation Grant
Joan Mitchell Foundation Award

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