Paige Bradley

“Art is not entertainment. Art is not luxury goods. Art is culture. It is you and I.”

Inspiration comes from my connection to the world, my relationships with others, and my relationship with myself. I don’t need to travel the planet or hire dancers to find a muse. My individual journey is inspiration enough.

Since I was nine years old I knew I would be an artist. I was drawing since I can remember and began casting my work into bronze when I was seventeen. Three decades later, I am still doing it – and I intend to never stop.

As much as I try to avoid labeling myself, I am a figurative artist in everything I do. The figure to me is the perfect vehicle to communicate the human condition. My definition of success is to be a visionary through truthful and courageous artwork, work that communicates what it feels like to be alive in the world today.

I keep moving my work forward by questioning, observing, looking for truth and searching for clarity. My goal is to have the courage to create what feels real, not necessarily beautiful, in order to create lasting, fine art.

Born in Carmel, California Paige Bradley knew she would be an artist by the age of nine. Immersed in nature and art, Bradley’s fascination with the human figure began early. She believed that through the figure an artist could speak a universal language that is timeless and essential.

Paige began drawing from the nude model by the age of ten and by fifteen was studying intensely at university campuses during the summer months. Knowing that she was naturally a sculptor, at seventeen she cast her first bronze.

Educated at Pepperdine University, Paige spent a year in Florence, Italy with the university’s study program. There she took classes at the Florence Academy of Art, which included art history. She went on to continue her education at the prestigious Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, where she studied sculpture and learned to paint and print in several different mediums.

In 1995 Paige was assistant sculptor on a monument for the Atlanta Olympic Games. In 2001 she was voted into the National Sculpture Society, the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club and The Salmagundi Club as a professional sculptor. By 2006, her work was featured in over a dozen galleries, teaching masters workshops and being sought out for public and private commissions. At thirty years old, she already had a strong following of international collectors.

Annually, Paige Bradley has several exhibitions, and her work can be seen in select galleries throughout the world. In 2004 she moved her studio from California to New York City. In the spring of 2007 she moved to London, where she currently works full time.

Paige’s work is full of dichotomies: both the beautiful and the ugly, the liberated and the contained, the falling and the floating. She is always in control of form but not imprisoned by its literality. The subject matter becomes the most important – not narrowly feminist, but rather humanistic betrayals of modern emotion. Paige’s work is becoming a valuable keystone for the missing figure in contemporary art. In 2014, at her premiere gallery in Carmel, Paige exhibited over forty sculptures, several new drawings, and a signed catalog of works. It was her way of celebrating twenty years in sculpture, which most likely is just the beginning.

 

Born Monterey, California, 1974

EDUCATION

1998 - Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, Philadelphia, PA

1995 - Florence Academy, Florence, Italy

1994 - Pepperdine University: Malibu, California and Florence, Italy

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2015

Solo Show, Greenberg Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

2014

Celebrating Twenty Years of Sculpture, Classic Art Gallery,

Carmel CA

2010

Solo Show, Ode to Art, Singapore

2008 and 2009

Solo Show, Classic Art Gallery, Carmel, CA

2007

Solo Show, Azali Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA

Celebrating a Decade with Paige Bradley, Classic Art Gallery,

Carmel, CA

2006

Solo Show, Classic Art Gallery, Carmel, CA

Solo Show, Forest Avenue Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA

2005

Solo Show, Classic Art Gallery, Carmel, CA

Solo Show, Louis Aronow Gallery, San Francisco, CA

2004

Solo Show, Classic Art Gallery, Carmel, CA

Solo Show, Forest Avenue Fine Art, Laguna Beach, CA

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 Art Suzhou, China

2015 National Juried Art Show, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition, Brooklyn, NY

Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong

2014 Dark Exhibition, ARC Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Grand National Exhibition, National Sculpture Society, New York, NY

81st Annual Exhibition, National Sculpture Society, Brookgreen Gardens, Pawleys Island SC

Henley Festival, London

An Evening of Art, Addison Gallery, Boca Raton, FL

Affordable Art Fair, Hong Kong

2013 On A Grand Scale, Panter & Hall, London, UK

100th Annual Exhibition, Allied Artists of America, New York, NY

Affordable Art Fair, Singapore and Hong Kong

16th Annual Juried Competition, American Women Artists, Fredericksburg, TX

Small Sculpture Invitational, Scottsdale Exhibition Gallery, AZ

National Juried Art Show, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists

2012

Beyond Rodin: New Directions in Contemporary

Figurative Sculpture, Rye Arts Center, New York, NY

5th Annual Naturally Nude Exhibition, Jackson, WY

Lloyds Club, London

 

Past exhibitions provided upon request.

 

PUBLIC ART

 

2012

Academia with 50-foot Ribbon, St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud MN

2010

Academia, David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, Tampa, FL

2009

Any Possible Relation, Paul Mellon Arts Center, Choate Rosemary Hall, CT

Vertigo, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Trust, Sydney Street, London

2008

Freedom Bound, Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA

Academia, Naples Academy of Ballet, Naples, FL

 

SELECTED REFERENCES

 

2015

Contrasting Emotions, Paige Bradley Sculptor, Cool Cities London, Teneues Publishing Group

The Dynamism of Humanity with Paige Bradley

stylenochaser.com

2009

Naples Academy of Ballet, Naples Illustrated, March 2009

2008

Sculpture Installed, The Point Magazine, Winter 2008

The Visible Nude by Ellen Cutler, Sculpture Review, Summer

2007

Designers’ Own Homes, Architectural Digest, September

2005

Expressions of Figure and Form, Exhibition Catalog,

Galerie du Soleil

2004

Top Ten Artists to Watch, Art Business News, February

2002

Perseverance Pays Off, Sandra Leader, Adventures Magazine, Winter/Spring

2001

Sphere of Art, Lisa Crawford Watson, The Monterey County Herald, May 1

1996

Paige Bradley, Lisa Crawford Watson, Monterey County Herald, April 21

 

SELECTED AWARDS

 

2014

Marilyn Newmark Memorial, American Artist’s Professional League, 86th Grand National Exhibition

2013

Best Sculpture, Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition

2011

Best of Show, American Women Artists

The Lindsey Morris Memorial Award, Allied Artists of America

2010

Sculpture Honor Award, Academic Artist’s Association

2009

Gold Medal of Honor, The Allied Artists of America, Annual Juried Exhibition

Sculpture Honor Award, Academic Artist’s Association 2006

Third Place, 4th Annual A.R.C. Salon, Online International Exhibition

2005

Lindsey Morris Memorial Award, Allied Artist of America Show

2004

Art Students League Award, Allied Artists of America Show

Leonard Meiselman Memorial Award, Pen and Brush

Third Place Award, Women Artists of the West

2003

Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club nominated Professional

Member Young Sculptor Award, Viselaya Sculpture Competition

2001

National Sculpture Society, nominated Professional Sculptor Member

1997

Ramborger Prize, outstanding achievement at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

1996

Stewardson Award, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

The National Sculpture Society, Young Sculptors Competition

 

SELECTED COLLECTIONS, CORPORATE AND PRIVATE COLLECTORS

 

American Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA

Mr. & Mrs. Campion Platt, New York, NY

Albertson Corporation, Boise, ID

Angel Corella, American Ballet Theatre, New York, NY

Ballet International Foundation, Germany

Choate Rosemary Hall, Paul Mellon Arts Center, CT

Morton Swinsky, Swinksy Productions, New York, NY

Naples Academy of Ballet, Naples, FL

Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA

J.D. Williamson Foundation, Carmel, CA

Congressman Michael Simpson, Washington, D.C.

TomaykoArts, Pittsburgh, PA

Oberg Industries, Pittsburgh, PA

Robin Quivers, New York, NY

Nicole Kidman, New York, NY