kaufmann repetto is happy to present Lifeguards, Katherine Bradford’s first solo exhibition with the gallery.
Katherine Bradford’s mesmerizing yet rigorous visual language freely traverses the relationship between non objective and representational painting, allowing potential narratives to unfold and interweave with the investigation of form and color.
Katherine Bradford (b. 1942, New York) lives and works in New York. She started painting at the age of 30 while living in Maine and was among a group of artists who moved to Williamsburg, Brooklyn in the 1980’s. Her work has been exhibited internationally at the Tang Teaching Museum, Skidmore College, New York (2020); Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, in Bentonville (2019); The Brooklyn Museum, New York; the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth, Texas (2017); MoMA P.S. 1 (2007) and at the Ogden Museum in Prospect.4: the New Orleans Biennial. Her work is included in collections such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Brooklyn Museum, The Dallas Museum of Art, The Menil Collection in Houston, The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Overland Park and the Portland Museum of Art. Bradford is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Joan Mitchell Grant. She has taught at institutions such as the Yale School of Art, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia. In 2022, Bradford will be the subject of a touring survey show organized by the Portland Museum of Art, Maine.