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Joe Bradley - Artists - Petzel Gallery

Joe Bradley (b. 1975, Kittery, ME)

Joe Bradley was born 1975 in Kittery, ME and currently lives and works in New York. The artist had his first gallery exhibition in New York after earning his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1999. It was just three years later that he had his first solo museum show at MoMA PS1. Bradley has been the subject of solo exhibitions at museums including Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, US (2017); Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY, US (2017); Bozar / Center of Fine Arts, Brussels, BE (2017); and Le Consortium, Dijon, FR (2014). Major institutional group exhibitions include Joe Bradley, Oscar Tuazon, Michael Williams, The Brant Foundation Art Study Center, Greenwich, CT, US (2018); New York Painting, Kunstmuseum Bonn, Bonn, DE (2015); The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World, curated by Laura Hoptman, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, US (2014); and EXPO 1: NEW YORK, curated by Klaus Biesenbach, MoMA PS1, Long Island, NY, US (2013). Bradley’s work was also included in the Whitney Biennial 2008, curated by Henriette Huldisch and Shamim M. Momin, and overseen by Donna De Salvo, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY, US (2008).

“Although Bradley uses difference to destabilize concepts such as identity, epistemic certainty, and univocal meaning, it is important to recognize that he is not motivated to do so by postmodern nostalgia. ‘As a person, I don’t think I’m nostalgic for any particular era,’ he reaffirmed in 2016.”

-Gavin Delahunty, “Joe Bradley: The Resistance is Neutral”

Career Highlights

Joe Bradley - Artists - Petzel Gallery

Installation view of the 2008 Biennial (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, March 6–June 1, 2008).

1999 Earns BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, Rhode Island.

2002 First solo museum exhibition at MoMA PS1, New York

2008 Modular “robot” paintings are in- cluded in the Whitney Biennial, curated by Henriette Huldisch and Shamim M. Momin, and overseen by Donna de Salvo

2008 Debuts Schmagoo Paintings with CANADA, New York

2010 Solo exhibition FREEKS opens at Peres Projects, Berlin

2011 Premieres Human Form paintings at CANADA, New York

Mouth and Foot Painting opens at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, NY

2013 Included in EXPO 1: NEW YORK, curated by Klaus Biesenbach, MoMA PS1, Long Island, NY

Joe Bradley - Artists - Petzel Gallery

Installation view, The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World, MoMA, Dec 14, 2014–Apr 5, 2015

2014  Included in The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal

World, curated by Laura Hoptman, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

Solo exhibition at Le Consortium, Dijon, France

2015  Two-person show with Matt Connors: NEW YORK PAINTING,

Kunstmuseum, Bonn, Germany

2016  Solo exhibition opens at Gagosian, New York

Solo exhibition with Bozar / Center of Fine Arts, Brussels, Belgium

2017  Solo exhibitions with Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University,

Waltham, Massachusetts and Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

2020  Solo exhibition Sub Ek at Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich

2021  Joins Petzel Gallery
Debut at Petzel Gallery, included in Time-Slip, Petzel, New York

2022 Solo debut exhibition at Petzel

Installation view, Joe Bradley, Tobias Pils, Capitain Petzel, September 15 - October 23 2021

Installation view, Joe Bradley, Tobias Pils, Capitain Petzel, September 15 - October 23 2021

Installation view, Joe Bradley, Tobias Pils, Capitain Petzel, September 15 - October 23, 2021

Installation view, Joe Bradley, Tobias Pils, Capitain Petzel, September 15 - October 23, 2021

Installation view, Time-Slip, Petzel, New York, 2021

Installation view, Time-Slip, Petzel, New York, 2021

Installation view, Joe Bradley, Albright Knox, 2017

Installation view, Joe Bradley, Albright Knox, 2017

Installation view, The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World, MoMA, Dec 14, 2014–Apr 5, 2015

Installation view, The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World, MoMA, Dec 14, 2014–Apr 5, 2015

Installation view, Joe Bradley, Le Consortium, June 21 - September 28, 2014

Installation view, Joe Bradley, Le Consortium, June 21 - September 28, 2014

Installation view, Joe Bradley, Human Form, Canada, New York, 2011

Installation view, Joe Bradley, Human Form, Canada, New York, 2011

Installation view, Joe Bradley, Shmagoo Paintings, Canada, New York, 2008

Installation view, Joe Bradley, Shmagoo Paintings, Canada, New York, 2008

Installation view of the 2008 Biennial (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, March 6–June 1, 2008). Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins

Installation view of the 2008 Biennial (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, March 6–June 1, 2008). Photograph by Sheldan C. Collins