Mark Bradford Bio

Mark Bradford, who lives and works in Los Angeles, studied at the California Institute of the Arts. He is known for his large-scale paintings made out of layers of paper that he glues, carves, and shreds into abstract and conceptual works, which question the structures in society and politics that objectify marginalized communities and individuals. In 2006, Bradford won the Bucksbaum Award at the Whitney Biennial. This resulted in his first major solo exhibition, “Neither New nor Correct,” at the Whitney in 2007. In 2017, Bradford was the representative for the U.S. at the Venice Biennale. Bradford’s first solo museum exhibition in Los Angeles, entitled, “Scorched Earth,” was at the Hammer Museum in 2015.