Born in 1942, Katherine Bradford has unapologetically blazed her own path in the art world, painting daily, and building a community of like minded artists in both Maine and New York. Bradford paints with a formal inventiveness and a shifting sense of figure and ground, giving narrative weight to her characters who may appear as heroes or lovers, families or couples, businessmen or isolated individuals. Her chromatic scenes, painted in many transparent layers of acrylic, transmit a light-filled quality, and offer metaphorical possibilities as they veer between humor, pathos and abstraction. Bradford is represented by Canada, Campoli Presti, and Kaufmann Repetto. She has exhibited widely at institutions such as MoMA P.S. 1 and the Brooklyn Museum, NY. Her work is included in collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Menil Collection, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, the Portland Museum of Art, among others. Recent museum exhibitions include a survey show at the Portland Museum of Art, Portland Maine which traveled to the Frye Museum in Seattle Washington. Bradford was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2011 and a Joan Mitchell Grant in 2012. Bradford lives and works in New York City and Brunswick, Maine.