Born 1942, New York, NY
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY


SELECT SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2020
Mother Joins the Circus, Adams and Ollman, Portland, OR

2019 
Legs and Stripes, Campoli Presti, London, UK
Artists, Cops and Circus People, Campoli Presti, Paris, France 

2018 
Friends and Strangers, CANADA, New York, NY
Superman Returns with Swimmers, Galerie Haverkampf, Berlin, Germany
Magenta Nights, Adams and Ollman, Portland, OR
Being like Water, with Jen DeNike, Anat Egbi, Los Angeles, CA

2017
Superman Responds, Galerie Haverkampf, Berlin, Germany
Focus: Katherine Bradford, The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TX
Katherine Bradford, Galleria Monica De Cardenas, Milan, Italy
Katherine Bradford, Sperone Westwater, New York, NY

2016
Divers and Dreamers, Adams and Ollman, Portland, OR
Fear of Waves, CANADA, New York, NY 2015
Fred Giampietro Gallery, New Haven, CT
Caldbeck Gallery, Rockland, ME

2014
Adams and Ollman, Portland, OR
Arts & Leisure, a Project Space of Freight & Volume, New York, NY
Sarah Moody Gallery of Art, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL

2013
Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME
Steven Harvey Fine Art, New York, NY

2012
Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY
John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY

2011
Aucocisco Galleries, Portland ME

2010
John Davis Gallery, Hudson, NY
Samson Projects, Boston, MA

2008
University of Maine Museum, Bangor, ME
Rebecca Ibel Gallery, Columbus, OH

2007
Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY

2005
Sarah Bowen Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2004
ICON Contemporary Art, Brunswick, ME

2002
Canaday Gallery, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA

1996
Katherine Bradford and Mark Wethli, Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, ME

1994
David Beitzel Gallery, New York, NY

1993
Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston, MA

1992
Zolla/Lieberman Gallery, Chicago, IL

1991
Victoria Munroe Gallery, New York, NY
Ohio State University, Columbus, OH


SELECT GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020
Carpenter Center for Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA (forthcoming)
A Wild Note of Longing: Albert Pinkham Ryder and a Century of American Art, New Bedford Museum, New Bedford, MA (forthcoming)
Never Done: 100 Years of Women in Politics and Beyond, curated by Rachel Seligman and Minita Sanghvi, Tang Museum, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY (forthcoming)
Gallery Swap, Philipp Haverkampf at Alice Folker Gallery, Copenhagen, Denmark          
Dog Days: Ryan McGinley, Katherine Bradford, Jack Pierson, Launch F18, New York, NY
Online Exhibition, curated by Chris Martin, Timothy Taylor Gallery, London, UK
Katherine Bradford, Hulda Guzmán, Rebecca Ness, Alexander Berggruen Gallery, New York NY

2019
Manifest Content, Campoli Presti Gallery, London UK
Occupy Colby, curated by Phong Bui, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME
Men of Steel, Women of Wonder, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AR
Downtown Painting, Presented by Alex Katz, Peter Freeman, New York, NY
Go Figure!, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY
Big Ringer, curated by Andrew Guenther, Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY
Manifest Content, Campoli Presti, London, England
Girl Meets Girl: Rose Wylie, Katherine Bernhardt, Katherine Bradford, Caroline Chandler, Choi Jager Gallery, Cologne, Germany
Note Book, curated by Joann Greenbaum, 56 Henry, New York, NY
The World According To, curated by Andria Hickey, Pace Gallery, New York, NY
Pulse, Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, KC
I Don’t Believe in Art I Believe in Artists, curated by Jen deNike, LX Gallery, New York, NY
Brooklyn Rail Collateral Event at Venice Biennale, Italy
Condo New York, Katherine Bradford, Vaginal Davis, and Jeffrey Mitchell, Adams and Ollman at JTT, New York, NY
Drag City b/w Canada, curated by Dan Nadel, Canada at Soccer Club Club, Chicago, IL
Away in the Hill, Grimm Gallery, New York, NY
Art Purposes, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME
Will you Dance?, curated by Kyle Staver, Zucher Gallery, New York, NY
Garden, Shrine Gallery, New York, NY
Nurikabe, Tetsuo’s Garage, Nikko, Japan
15th Annual Thanksgiving Collective: What Have We Done?, Tripoli Gallery, Wainscott, NY

2018  
The Solace of Amnesia, curated by Alexis Rockman and Katherine Gass Stowe, The Hall Art Foundation, Reading, VT
Reinventing the Figure, Monica De Cardenas, Zuoz, Switzerland
Redefining the Sublime, curated by Joel Sternfeld, The Hall Foundation at Gray Art Gallery, New York, NY
Dancing Godesses, Dio Horia, Mykonos, Greece
Intimacy, curated by Stephen Truax, Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, NY
Aporia, curated by Mary DeVincentis, David & Schweitzer Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Adolescent Rebellion, curated by Andy Mister, One Mile Gallery,  Kingston NY
A time Before We Were Born: Visions of Arcadia, curated by Raphael Rubenstein, Po Kim Gallery, New York, NY
Paradise, Night Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Summer of Love, Freight and Volume Gallery, New York, NY

2017   
Queering Space, Yale Univerity Gallery, New Haven, CT
Witches and Dudes, Galleri Kant, Copenhagen, DK
From Out Under, curated by Matthew Brown and Lucien Smith, Los Angeles, CA
Say Yes, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Get Out of That Space Ship and Act Like a Man, Franklin Parrasch, New York, NY
Heartbreak Hotel, Invisible Exports, New York, NY
Able Baker, Nostalgisms, Portland, ME
My Kid Could Do That, ProjectArt, New York, NY
Drawing Island, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Pictograms, Sperone Westwater, New York, NY
Spring Break, curated by Kristen Racaniello, New York, NY
Hors D’Oeuvres, Half Gallery Pop Up, New York, NY
Tripoli Gallery summer show, Long Island,NY 2017
Hecate, Various Small Fires, Los Angeles, CA
We might not have a planet left soon, curated by Adrianne Rubenstein, 68 Projects, Berlin, Germany
Prospect 4, New Orleans, U.S. Biennial, New Orleans, LA
Pictography, Sperone West Water, New York, NY
The Science, Culture, & Art of Superheroes, Everhart Museum, Scranton, PA
Awkward, curated by Shaun Ellison, Anna Zorina Gallery, New York, NY
We might not have a planet left soon, Galerie Kornfeld, Berlin, DE
A New Subjectivity: Figurative Painting After 2000, Katherine Bernhardt, Rose Wylie, Katherine Bradford, Liz Marcus, Jackie Gendel, Gina Beavers, curated by Jason Stopa, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, NY— traveling to University of Arkansas, University of Tennessee and Wesleyan College.

2016
Fort Greene, curated by Adrianne Rubenstein, Venus Over LA, Los Angeles, CA
AUGUST, Harper’s Books, East Hampton, NY
The Great Figure Two, The Journal Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Shout For Tomorrow, Hirschl & Adler Modern, New York, NY
The Female Gaze Part Two: Women Look at Men, Cheim & Read, New York, NY
Make Painting Great Again, CANADA, New York, NY
Imagine, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy
Landscapes After Ruskin: Redefining the Sublime, curated by Joel Sternfeld; Hall Art Foundation, Reading, VT
MOTHER POPCORN, Big Medium, Austin, TX
Victory Garden, Planthouse Gallery, New York, NY
Queering Space, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT
Representing Rainbows, curated by Lisa Corinne Davis, Gerald Peters Gallery, New York, NY Onion By the Ocean, Underdonk Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
New York, New Painters, Linda Warren Gallery, Chicago, IL
Flowers in Your Hair, curated by NIGHT GALLERY, fuse space, San Francisco, CA

2015
Intimacy in Discourse, curated by Phong Bui, SVA Galleries, New York, NY
Contemporary Responses to Marsden Hartley, Driscoll Babcock Gallery, New York, NY AWKWARD: 3 Person Show, Kers Gallery, Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Guston Influence, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA
Back to the Future, Artists Originating out of the Williamsburg scene in the 80’s, Life on Mars Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
20” x 16”, Lehman Morgan Gallery, NY, NY
New Narratives, Storefront Ten Eyck Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Long Story Short, Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2014
Brooklyn Bridge, George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco, CA
The Meaning of Life, Geoff Young Gallery, Great Barrington, MA
Paper Variables, Gallery at Dieu Donne, New York, NY
Leaves, Steven Harvey Fine Arts, New York, NY
Outside In, Life on Mars Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Verge, Munch Gallery, New York, NY
Chuck Webster, Katherine Bradford, Martin Mazorra, Planthouse Gallery, New York, NY
The Age of Small Things, Dodge Gallery, New York, NY
Between Matter and Experience, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Pierogi 25th Anniversary Exhibition, Pierogi Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
My Big Fat Painting, Brian Morris Gallery, New York, NY
Play Hard, Terrault Gallery, Baltimore, MD

2013
Come Together, Surviving Sandy, Industry City, Sunset Park, Brooklyn, NY
Hope Despite the Times, Zieher Smith Gallery, New York, NY
Painting Impossible, Life on Mars Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Collection, Vox Populi, Philadelphia, PA
“Dirigo” Maine Women Pioneers, University of Maine Museum, Westbrook, ME
The Triumph of Human Painting, Bull & Ram, Brooklyn, NY
Chiaroscuro, Novella Gallery, New York, NY

2012
Sky, Sea, Land, Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA
Special Blend, JOURNAL Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
CMCA Honors Award Exhibition, Rockport, ME
4 Guggenheim Fellows, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2011
21 American Painters, Nina Freudenheim Gallery, Buffalo, NY
Samson Projects, Boston, MA
American Academy of Arts and Letters Invitational, American Academy of Art and Letters, New York, NY
Narcissus in the Studio, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Idiots Delight, curated by Craig Olson, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2010
Ab/Fig., William Shearburn Gallery, St. Louis, MO
Story, Islip Museum of Art, Islip, NY
Talk Show, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY
Sacred and Profane, Portsmouth Athenæum, Portsmouth, NH

2009
Put in on Paper, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY
Chunky Monkey, Red Flagg Gallery, New York, NY
Kleinert/James Arts Center, Woodstock, New York

2008
Ambivalent Figuration, Samson Projects, Boston, MA
Worth A Thousand Words, Brattleboro Museum, Brattleboro, VT
It’s Gouache, curated by Geoffrey Young, Jeff Bailey Gallery, Hudson, NY
Shape Shifters: New York Painters, University of North Carolina, Pembroke, NC traveled to Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2007
Orpheus Selection, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, Queens, NY
Sea Worthy, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY

2006
Everywhichway, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY
Sized Up: Large Scale Paintings, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA
Searching for Love and Fire, David Castillo Gallery, Miami, FL

2005
Invitational and Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture, American Academy of Art and Letters, New York, NY
Summer Sustenance, Edward Thorp Gallery, New York, NY
New York’s Finest, CANADA, New York, NY
The Collections Gallery, Bates College Museum, Lewiston, ME
Norman B. Marin Collection, The University of Maine Museum of Art, Bangor, ME
Portland Museum Biennial, Portland Museum, Portland, ME

2004
Home, curated by Bruce Brown, D.U.M.B.O. Arts Center, Brooklyn, NY—traveled to University of New England at Portland, ME
Surrealist Drawings, Exquisite Corpses Today, Bowdoin College Art Museum, Brunswick, ME

2003
The Lightness of Being, Black & White Gallery, New York, NY
Water, Water, curated by Lilly Wei, Rotunda Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Portland Museum Biennial, Portland Museum, Portland, ME

2002
Project Room, Bill Maynes Gallery, New York, NY
In the Spirit of Landscape, Neilson Gallery, Boston, MA
Past Present Future, CMCA, Rockport, ME

2001
Hidden Identity, Elizabeth Harris Gallery, New York, NY
Wet!, Luise Ross Gallery, New York, NY
Domestic Culture, Institute of Contemporary Art at Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
Made in Brooklyn, curated by Phong Bui, Brooklyn Rail Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Portland Museum Biennial, Portland Museum, Portland, ME

2000
The Figure: Another Side of Modernism, Newhouse Center for Contemporary Art, Snug Harbor, Staten Island, NY

1999
Group Show, Rebecca lbel Gallery, Columbus, OH
Invitational, Tig Fill Gallery, Cork, Ireland

1998
Painting, N3, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
New York Drawers, Gasworks Gallery, London, England
Pierogi Press, Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York, NY
Ten from Brooklyn, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA

1997
Current Undercurrent, Working in Brooklyn, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Brooklyn, NY
Art on Paper, Weatherspoon Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC Modern Prints, Colby College Museum of Art, Waterville, ME


AWARDS

2012
Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant

2011
Guggenheim Fellowship
American Academy of Arts and Letters Award

2005
American Academy of Arts and Letters Award

2000
Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS

The Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College, Orlando, FL
The George D. and Harriet W. Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College, Winter Park, FL
Dallas Museum of Art, TX
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
Portland Museum, Portland, ME
Worcester Museum of Art, Worcester, MA
Farnsworth Museum, Rockland, ME
Bates College Museum, Lewiston, ME
Bowdoin College Museum, Brunswick, ME
Smith College Museum, Northampton, MA
Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA
Portland Art Museum, Portland, Oregon
The Menil Drawing Foundation, Houston TX


EDUCATION

BA Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA
MFA State University of New York, Purchase, NY


TEACHING

2009
Resident Faculty, Skowhegan School, Skowhegan, ME

2016–2017
Senior Critic, MFA Painting, Yale School of Art, New Haven, CT

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

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