Mark Bradford


Mark Bradford (born November 20, 1961) is an American visual artist. Bradford was born, lives, and works in Los Angeles and studied at the California Institute of the Arts. Recognized for his collaged painting works, which have been shown internationally, his practice also encompasses video, print, and installation. Bradford was the U.S. representative for the 2017 Venice Biennale. He was included in Time Magazine’s list of the 100 Most Influential People in 2021.

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The Los Angeles-Based painter and installation artist received a BFA and MFA from the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia. He uses a characteristic method of collaging and abrading found street posters to create his most well-known works.

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United States


Artist, conceptual artist, installation artist, painter, photographer, sculptor, video artist

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Mark Bradford

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